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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Salisbury Super Soapbox Spectacular.

Entries are still being accepted for the seventh annual Salisbury Super Soapbox Spectacular.

Co-sponsored by the Salisbury Jaycees and St. Francis De Sales Boy Scout Troop 185, the event is scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, August 13, at the city parking garage on Market Street, adjacent to the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce Business Center.

The entry fee is $10 per racer. The winner receives a trophy, a $25 gift card to a local store and 50 percent of the registration fees. Teams may be comprised of children, adults or a combination thereof.

Contact Race Commissioner Tom Taylor at taylortok@yahoo.com or 443-260-0790 for entry packets and vehicle specs.

Man Who Shot Black Trump Supporter in Police Custody

A bar patron who shot an African American Trump supporter last month has finally been taken into custody by police in Cleveland, Ohio.

At the end of July Paul Jones, Jr., 60, was talking politics with the other patrons at a Cleveland bar when another drinker in the establishment apparently took offense that a black man could be a Trump supporter.

The assailant left the bar and came back moments later. It was reported he opened fire with little warning. Jones was wounded in the leg as a result.

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In email, State asked to ‘take care of’ Clinton Foundation associate

Shortly after Hillary Clinton took the reins as U.S. secretary of State in 2009, a longtime confidante with deep ties to the Clinton Foundation pressed her senior aides to give a job to an unidentified male associate.

“Important to take care of” the person, Douglas Band told Clinton aides Huma Abedin, Cheryl Mills and Nora Toiv in an April 22, 2009, email with the subject line “A favor…”. The name of the aide is redacted.

“We have all had him on our radar,” Abedin responded. “Personnel has been sending him options.”

The exchange, which was obtained by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch under a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit and released on Tuesday, adds to the murky connections between Clinton’s role leading the State Department, her family foundation and a consulting firm for which Abedin worked part-time.

Band previously served as an aide to former President Bill Clinton and has performed multiple duties for the Clinton Foundation. He is also a founding partner and president of Teneo Holdings, the consulting firm.

The firm, and Abedin’s ability to work simultaneously for it and the State Department, have drawn ire from some conservative corners, where critics have railed about conflicts of interest and warned that officials outside of the government had undue influence on U.S. diplomacy.

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ROADS PAVED WITH PIG MANURE COULD MEAN A CLEANER FUTURE

Roads here aren't paved with gold, but one day they might be paved with pig manure. And that's not a bad thing.

A new video created by the National Science Foundation explains new research into using waste from pigs to create a more environmentally friendly alternative to the petroleum-based asphalt that is currently used in roads today.

It turns out that pig manure has oils that can be used to create a petroleum-like substance, which can be mixed with sand or gravel to make a strong asphalt substitute. Researchers are currently putting the resulting bio-asphalt through its paces, making sure that it will stand up to the daily stressors of life as a road.  


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Feds Will Struggle to Recoup Loans to Failed Obamacare Co-Ops

The federal government is unlikely to recover all of the taxpayer funds lent to failed Obamacare co-ops, according to an audit by the inspector general for the Department of Health and Human Services.

The 23 co-ops that were created under Obamacare received $2.4 billion in taxpayer funds from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, of which $358 million were designated for “startup” loans.

The startup loans were to be repaid within five years, as opposed to other loans that were to be repaid within 15 years.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a memo on July 9, 2015 informing the co-ops that they could convert their startup loans into surplus notes by amending their loan agreements.

“Under the terms of a surplus note, co-ops are not required to make any repayment on the surplus note that could lead to financial distress or default,” the audit explains. “Co-ops that converted their startup loans into surplus notes could record and report these loans as capital and surplus rather than as debt in financial filings with regulators.”

The audit found that 12 co-ops had undergone this conversion on or before December 31, 2015.

According to the agency, converting startup loans to surplus notes improved co-ops’ financial standing in the short term.

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Media Outrage After Trump Suggests "2nd Amendment People" Could Stop Hillary

Just three days ago, as Hillary Clinton "short-circuited", we noted "the only question is whether Trump can keep his mouth shut long enough to give Hillary more chances to stick her foot in hers." 

Unfortunately, despite the potential for the Orlando shooter's father to play on tonight's media spin, Trump has managed to once again refocus media attention all on himself - by noting that "maybe '2nd Amendment people' can stop Hillary Clinton."

Donald Trump on Tuesday seemed to suggest to his supporters that one way to avoid a potential President Hillary Clinton getting to select multiple Supreme Court nominees would be by way of armed revolt.

“Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish, the Second Amendment,” Trump began.

“By the way, if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is."

"But I’ll tell you what: that will be a horrible day. If Hillary gets to put her judges—right now we’re tied, you see what’s going on, we’re tied because Scalia—this was not supposed to happen, Justice Scalia was supposed to be around for ten more years at least. And now he’s gone.”

Needless to say, the public attention fell on the bolded part, and after his quote made the rounds among the disgruntled political media and punditry, which slammed Trump for calling for "inviting violence" against Hillary...

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Emails show Clinton, aides in touch with Morgan Stanley exec, Clinton Foundation official

Messages involving the then-chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia and a top Clinton Foundation official and donor are among the dozens of new email exchanges from Hillary Clinton’s time as secretary of state released on Tuesday by a watchdog group.

One message from Stephen Roach, then-chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia, to Mrs. Clinton provides his upcoming early 2009 testimony before Congress on the U.S.-China economic relationship.

Mrs. Clinton thanked Mr. Roach for sending it along and said she would ask her staff about maybe connecting in Beijing, later asking top aide Huma Abedin about that possibility.

Sen. Bernard Sanders had made Mrs. Clinton’s relationships with top Wall Street firms one of his more prominent criticisms during the Democratic presidential primary contest.

The messages were released by Judicial Watch, a conservative legal group that has fought for the release of her messages. The group said the new ones appear to contradict Mrs. Clinton’s statements that she turned over all her work-related emails to the State Department after her time there.

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Salisbury Maryland Kennel Club 2016 Responsible Dog Ownership Day

How Clinton’s ‘Energizer’ angled her divorce to score big payday

Socialite Julie Tauber McMahon is best known for being dubbed the “Energizer’’ by Secret Service agents during her cozy rendezvous with Bill Clinton.

“You don’t stop her, you don’t approach her, you just let her go in,” a supervising agent allegedly said of the perky blond powerhouse, according to the explosive 2014 book “The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of Presidents.”

But now a state judge has made McMahon famous in legal circles for another reason — closing a lucrative loophole she craftily used against her now-ex-husband to gain a boatload of cash.

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Maryland Lottery has record year in revenues

BALTIMORE —The Maryland Lottery has had a record year in revenues, reaching more than a half-dozen record-breaking figures for fiscal year 2016.

Officials said the lottery contributed more than $1 billion to the state of Maryland. The last time it has had such success was in 2012.

Officials said such success can be beneficial to the community in various ways.

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Pence defends Trump: He was rallying gun owners to vote

GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence came to his running mate’s defense on Tuesday afterDonald Trump appeared to joke about gun owners killing Hillary Clinton.

During a rally on Tuesday, Trump was blasting Clinton for wanting to “essentially abolish the Second Amendment,” and warning the crowd that judges she nominated would likely gut gun rights.

“By the way, if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do folks,” he said. “Though the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don't know.”

Pence dismissed concerns that the remarks were a call to violence.

“I think what Donald Trump is clearly saying was that people who cherish that right, people who believe that firearms in the hands of law abiding citizens make our communities more safe, not less safe, should be involved in the political process and let their voice be heard,” the Indiana governor told an NBC reporter in Lancaster, Penn

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Girl Scouts Announce New Cookie Flavors

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Apparently it’s National S’mores Day, and the Girl Scouts are celebrating by announcing two new s’mores-flavored cookies.

The new treats — a crispy graham cookie double dipped in a crème icing and a chocolatey coating, and a crunchy graham sandwich cookie with a chocolate and marshmallowy filling — will be available during the 2017 cookie season.

The cookies will be the first new additions to the Girl Scout Cookie lineup since 2015.

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An Unsolvable Math Problem: Public Pensions Are Underfunded By As Much As $8 Trillion

Defined Benefit Pension Plans are, in many cases, a ponzi scheme. Current assets are used to pay current claims in full in spite of insufficient funding to pay future liabilities... classic Ponzi. But unlike wall street and corporate ponzi schemes no one goes to jail here because the establishment is complicit. Everyone from government officials to union bosses are incentivized to maintain the status quo...public employees get to sleep better at night thinking they have a "retirement plan," public legislators get to be re-elected by union membership while pretending their states are solvent and union bosses get to keep their jobs while hiding the truth from employees.

We even published a note several days ago entitled "Establishment Tries To Suppress "Dissident Actuaries" Explosive Report On Public Pensions," which pointed out that the American Academy of Actuaries and the Society of Actuaries killed a report that would have warned about the implications of lowering long-term expected returns on pension assets. Apparently the truth was just too scary.

Bill Gross has been warning of the unintended consequences of low interest rates for years, and reiterated his concerns toBloomberg recently:

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Rudy Giuliani clobbers Hillary Clinton for naming executed Iranian

Rudy Giuliani suggested on Tuesday that Hillary Clinton caused the death of Shahram Amiri, an Iranian national who was hanged on Sunday in the Islamic republic for 'revealing secrets to the enemy.'

Hillary Clinton used her private email server to discuss details of the Iranian nuclear scientist who was put to death for giving information to the CIA.

'Today it was revealed that some of those Hillary Clinton emails contain the name of a man named Amiri,' Giuliani said while warming up a crowd in Wilmington, North Carolina for Donald Trump. 'Amiri was executed by the Iranians several days ago.'

'Remember Hillary told us there was no top secret information on her emails? Remember she told us that?' the former New York City mayor asked a crowd estimated at 7,000 people. 'Well, she lied!'

'And I don't know the connection between that and the death of Mr. Amiri, but what I do know is it put a lot more attention on him. When they found those emails, it put a lot more attention on him. It certainly put him at great risk, even if they didn't find them.'

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When Will Hillary Disavow Omar Mateen's Father?

Man who supports Taliban and extermination of gays shows up at Clinton rally

“Clinton is good for United States versus Donald Trump,” Seddique Mateen later told a news station in broken English as he held a pro-Hillary sign and revealed that he had been “invited by the Democratic Party”.

Seddique Mateen also supports the Taliban and exterminating gay people.

As CBS News previously reported, Mateen said that, “God will punish those involved in homosexuality”.

He also hosts a TV show on a California-based satellite Afghan TV station that is “nationalistic, pro-Taliban slant; full of anti-U.S. rhetoric and inflammatory language.”

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See Inside The Subterranean Entrance To The Meth Lab Under Walmart Parking Lot

It had to be one of the oddest crime scenes in recent memory: a subterranean drug lab, 12 feet underneath a Walmart parking lot at Sheridan Drive and Bailey Avenue in Amherst, that was being used to cook methamphetamine.

As cars whizzed by on Sheridan, one of the busiest thoroughfares in the region, and shoppers pulled in and out of the sprawling lot to stock up on groceries and other necessities of daily life, police say someone had set up a rather elaborate meth lab.

The brazenness of it all intrigued Amherst Highway Superintendent Patrick G. Lucey enough for him to pay a visit to the site Tuesday. It is the workers in his department who are, after all, responsible for clearing debris from the town’s storm drains.

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Clinton Stumps for Wasserman Schultz in Florida

Hillary Clinton stopped by the campaign headquarters of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.) on Tuesday to give her old friend a boost in her primary fight, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

“Please do everything you can to make sure Debbie has a resounding victory on August 30,” Clinton told a group of the former Democratic National Committee chair’s supporters.

Wassmeran Schultz is in the midst of one of the most difficult periods of her political career. She resigned her position as chairwoman of the DNC last month after hacked emails revealed she and other party officials openly worked against Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I., Vt.) presidential bid, despite her claims she was running a neutral process.

After she resigned, Clinton expressed support and announced Wasserman Schultz would serve as an honorary chair in her 50-state campaign.

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Mugger Made A Huge Mistake Holding A Gun To The Head Of This Tiny Woman

A Glendale, Arizona woman was glad to have a pistol holstered to her hip when she was approached early Monday morning by an armed gunman intent on doing harm.

Carolann Miracle, a petite woman who stands at only 4 feet, 11 inches tall and weighs 85 pounds, was leaving the Circle K gas station convenience store with her family, when the suspect, Frank Taylor (below), asked if he could have a cigarette and a lighter. After she told him she didn't have any, Taylor pulled a gun on her and her sister.

“He stuck the gun to my neck and said, ‘It’s loaded, bitch, don’t move,’” Miracle told KNXV. ”I think he thought, ‘She’s a little girl. Maybe she doesn’t know how to use her weapon.’”

Miracle, who's father was a Marine, said, “I dropped my soda, released my gun from my holster, cocked it and shot him. Then we ran the opposite way."

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New emails show Huma scheming for Hillary

Another 296 pages of Hillary Clinton’s emails were released Tuesday — exposing key Clinton aides doing favors for billionaires and, on one occasion, leaving the then-secretary of state’s daily schedule in an unlocked hotel room.

The documents were released by Judicial Watch, which is suing to recover Clinton’s emails under Freedom of Information Act laws.

In an April 2009 email to Clinton’s State Department aides Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills, President Clinton’s former body man, Doug Band, the founder of corporate consultant Teneo, urgently asked them to set up a meeting with an ambassador for a major donor to the Clinton Foundation.

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Hillary Emails: Message in Private Server Betrayed Name of NSA Agent

TEL AVIV – An email sent through Hillary Clinton’s private sever betrayed the name of the National Security Agency’s representative to the State Department.

The email was contained in a batch of 296 pages of Clinton’s correspondence released on Tuesday in response to a Judicial Watch lawsuit. The emails, reviewed in full by Breitbart Jerusalem, include 44 messages that were not previously released.

One email was sent to Clinton at her private email address from aide Cheryl Mills, stating the name of the NSA rep.

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Here's how Maryland stacks up in mortgage closing costs in the U.S.

Closing costs in Maryland ranked No. 13 in the U.S., with Hawaii having the highest and neighboring Pennsylvania, the lowest.

In June, Bankrate.com, a consumer financial data firm, surveyed lenders in all 50 states on lending costs for a single-family home with a 20 percent down payment on a $200,000 mortgage.

Bankrate.com found that closing costs on a $200,000 mortgage in Maryland averaged $2,229, higher than the national average of $2,128.

Closing costs in Hawaii on the $200,000 loan averaged $2,655 while the average in Pennsylvania was $1,837. New York's average closing costs on that size of a loan was $2,560 and Delaware's closing costs averaged $2,358.

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Clinton, Kaine scrap plans to talk to press

Not only did Hillary Clinton ignore questions this morning about the appearance of Seddique Mateen at her Kissimmee, Florida rally on Monday, but she’s canceled a press gaggle this afternoon.
The Washington Post’s Abby Phillip reports the appearance before the media was “scrapped.”
And suddenly, plans for a gaggle scrapped. This was the set up
It wasn’t just Clinton that went into hiding. So did her running mate Tim Kaine.
Clinton declined to answer questions about Trump's comments in Davie, and Kaine gaggle with reporters in Austin apparently called off.
His gaggle was canceled, too, according to CBS reporter Hannah Chanpong.
So now not only are they not answering questions about her health status, but they’re avoiding the media about why Seddique Mateen, the father of the Orlando nightclub terrorist Omar Mateen, was seated prominently at her rally last night.

Rudy Giuliani to Clinton Campaign: 'Are You Out of Your Mind?'

Rudy Giuliani went to bat for Donald Trump during the Republican nominee’s campaign rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina on Tuesday night after Hillary Clinton’s campaign alleged Trump suggested gun owners assassinate her if she’s elected president.

“I want to tell you how dishonest and how rigged and how corrupt this system is,” Giuliani began. “I have to do it to get it out of the way because I’m really actually disgusted.” He went on:

I listened to Donald Trump’s speech in Wilmington and what he said very clearly was that if Hillary Clinton were elected president she would get to appoint judges to the Supreme Court and among the other things that they would do to destroy us would be to do away with the Second Amendment and your right to bear arms.

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What’s With Hillary’s Health?

In their usual fingers-in-ears-la-la-la fashion, the mainstream media and Hillary Clinton supporters are all in denial that there is an issue with the Democratic nominee’s health, despite mounting evidence that something is seriously wrong. In fact, they’re trying tomanipulate the issue to make those who are concerned look like they are the ones with problems because only crazy right-wing conspiracy theorists would say otherwise.

This weekend, a photo began to go viral of HRC being helped up the stairs and looking pretty darned frail. But, if you notice, she isn’t dressed for summer in these photos.

While the photos are making the rounds like the event just happened, it was actually snapped about six months ago, when she slipped going up some stairs in South Carolina last February. The mainstream delightedly jumped on the date of the photo as proof that everything is rosy in Clintonland.

This, of course, doesn’t negate the fact that “slipping” has been a recurrent theme for Hillary Clinton, and actually just supports the argument that she’s dealing with some type of neurological issue.

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Federal Civilian Workforce Soars to 2.79 Million After Years of Restraint

In a dramatic government turnabout, the federal civilian workforce has grown for 13 consecutive months, and is now slightly larger than when President Obama first took office in early 2009, in the depths of the recession.

A new report by Government Executive says federal agencies that were once hamstrung by tight budget caps and across the board spending cuts that necessitated downsizing and temporary hiring freezes have picked up the pace in hiring new workers or filling long-standing vacancies.

For instance, federal departments and agencies added 41,000 workers in just the past year, including 3,000 in July. The overall federal workforce – including the U.S. Postal Service – totaled 2.79 million at the end of last month. That is the highest federal employment level since April 2013, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics figures.

Despite its ongoing financial problems and past downsizing, the USPS has been one of the most active agencies in terms of bringing on new workers. It currently employs 15,000 more workers than it did a year ago, according to Government Executive. Other non-postal agencies have added 26,000 jobs.

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Justice Department Sends $50,000 Bill For Records Request

DOJ Bills JW $50k to Search for Nonexistent Records about Anti-Terrorism Coalition Launched by AG Loretta Lynch

So much for the public’s (free) right to know about government decisions and actions—the Department of Justice (DOJ) has slapped Judicial Watch with a startling $50,000 bill to search for public records the agency claims don’t exist. That’s nearly the median annual income in the U.S., which is $53,000 according to census figures. Keep in mind that Judicial Watch is a nonprofit educational foundation dedicated to government transparency and accountability.

Last fall Judicial Watch requested records from the DOJ, under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), related to the Obama administration’s involvement in a United Nation’s international law enforcement coalition calledStrong Cities Network (SCN). The purported mission of this new global coalition is to build social cohesion and community resilience to counter violent extremism. The DOJ masterminded the agreement and Americans found out about the U.S.’s participation when Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced it During a U.N. speech on September 29, 2015. Lynch referred to SCN as a “truly groundbreaking endeavor” and assured the famously corrupt world body that the Obama administration is deeply committed to the new initiative. “The government of the United States is fully invested in this collaborative approach and we have seen the value of empowering local communities by promoting initiatives they design and lead themselves,” Lynch said.

Following the Attorney General’s fiery U.N. delivery, a New York newspaper reported that the city was joining a new global, terror-busting network to combat homegrown extremism. Civil rights groups quickly denounced the U.S. participation, expressing concerns about law enforcement abuses against Muslims. In aletter to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio 22 civil rights groups warned that other programs created to counter violent extremism stigmatized “Muslim communities as suspicious and in need of special monitoring.” The anti-terror initiatives have also made “the relationship between Muslims and schools and social service providers into security-based engagements,” the letter states. SCN assures however, that “violent extremism and prevention efforts should not be associated with any particular religion, nationality or ethnic group.” In a statement the DOJ also guaranteed that the SCN will safeguard the rights of local citizens and communities.

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Dozens Hurt, Some Unaccounted For After Explosion, Gas-Fed Fire In Silver Spring

SILVER SPRING, Md. (WJZ/AP)– At least 30 people were injured, including three firefighters, after a massive gas-fed blaze ravaged an apartment complex in Silver Spring early Thursday morning, according to Pete Piringer, chief spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service.

Five to seven people are still unaccounted for, and 90 people have been displaced.

Piringer says more than 160 firefighters responded after a “possible explosion” sent a four-level building at the Flower Branch Apartments up in flames in the 8600-8700 block of Piney Branch Road in Silver Spring just before midnight. Firefighters in a nearby station even heard the explosion.

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Donald Trump on the Stock Market: 'It's all a big bubble'

"If rates go up, you're going to see something that's not pretty"

Count Donald Trump among the ranks of those who don’t think too much of the stock market as a sound place to put money.

A day after making a widely watched public address on his economic plan, the Republican presidential nominee advised against betting on Wall Street.

The big problem, as Trump sees it: The low interest rate environment fostered by the Federal Reserve that has coincided with a 227 percent market gain since the financial crisis lows.

“If rates go up, you’re going to see something that’s not pretty,” the billionaire businessman told Fox News during a Tuesday morning phone interview. “It’s all a big bubble.”

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Emails now link Hillary’s official action to payment to Bill

$500,000 deal followed secretary of state's defense of banker in Bangladesh

Do some of the newly uncovered emails involving Hillary Clinton’s tenure as U.S. secretary of state connect her actions as a federal official with a $500,000 payment to her husband, Bill Clinton?

The Daily Caller News Foundation reported communications obtained by Citizens United, an activist group that is the lead plaintiff in several Freedom of Information Act court cases over Clinton’s emails, show she publicly defended an “embattled banker” while visiting Bangladesh at the same time Clinton Foundation officials “tried to steer money from an Abu Dhabi oil company into the banker’s coffers.”

The report said the emails “peek into the byzantine worldwide network of deals hatched by the Clinton Foundation, and illustrates the massive potential conflicts of interest involving the Clintons, their foundation, wealth donors and foreign officials.”

Now more than ever, Bill and Hill are “Partners in Crime.” Jerome Corsi reveals “The Clintons’ scheme to monetize the White House for personal profit.”

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Ocean City Police Identify Deceased Body Found Offshore

OCEAN CITY, MD – (August 11, 2016): Ocean City police have positively identified the body that was located Tuesday, August 9, in the ocean near 127th Street as Michael West, 25, of Temple Hills, MD. Autopsy results are still pending from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of the State of Maryland in Baltimore, however, Ocean City detectives have determined that West’s death was not suspicious in nature.

On Tuesday, August 9, 2016, at approximately 4:20 p.m. Ocean City Beach Patrol lifeguards located a deceased male in the ocean near 127th Street after a citizen reported seeing an object floating offshore. The body showed signs of being in the water for an extended period of time.

Detectives of the Ocean City Police Department Criminal Investigation Division Major Crimes Unit responded to the scene to take over the investigation. Through investigation, detectives were able to positively identify the body.

Detectives also learned that West had been reported as a missing person to the Prince George’s County Police Department and was last seen on Sunday, August 7, at approximately 5 a.m. in the area of 127th Street.

The Ocean City Police Department would like to thank the many citizens that provided helpful information that aided detectives in bringing this case to a close.

Rehoboth carjacking suspect killed in Maryland crash

REHOBOTH BEACH, DELAWARE A suspect in a Rehoboth Beach carjacking was killed in a Maryland crash during a police pursuit Monday night and a second suspect was injured, city police said this morning.

The carjacking happened about 10:15 a.m. Saturday at the Royal Farms store in the 400 block of Rehoboth Ave.

An 80-year-old man from Hagerstown, Maryland, reported he had given a man and woman a ride from the Wawa store on Veterans Way, but he became suspicious when they arrived at the Royal Farms and tried to remove the keys but the woman scratched his hand. The victim was able to get out of the car and the man got into the driver’s seat and drove away with the woman in the 2002 Chevrolet Suburban.

After releasing surveillance images of the couple from one of the stores, Rehoboth Lt. Jaime B. Riddle said, police had identified the suspects as John W. Poore, 34, of Elkton, Maryland, and Ashley K. Ford, 25, of Perryville, Maryland.

On Monday night, Maryland Transportation Authority police spotted the stolen vehicle on northbound Interstate 95.

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Editor's Note: This is a follow up to a post about a vehicle theft that we posted last Saturday  
http://sbynews.blogspot.com/2016/08/can-you-id-these-car-thieves.htm

The More The Establishment Freaks Out Over Trump, The More Attractive He Becomes

Trump is attractive precisely because the Establishment fears and loathes him because 1) they didn't pick him and 2) he might upset the neoconservative Empire that the Establishment elites view as their global entitlement.

The Establishment is freaking out about Donald Trump for one reason: they didn't pick him. The Establishment is freaking out because the natural order of things is that we pick the presidential candidates and we run the country to serve ourselves, i.e. the financial-political elites.

Donald Trump's candidacy upsets this neofeudal natural order, and thus he (and everyone who supports him) is anathema to the Establishment, heretics who must be silenced, cowed, marginalized, mocked and ultimately put back in their place as subservient debt-serfs.

With Trump ascendant, the serfs are selecting the noble in the castle on the hill. Outrageous! Unheard of!

You know the Establishment is freaking out when Establishment pundit mouthpieces like David Brooks and Francis Fukuyama are freaking out about Trump. David Brooks could not restrain his disdain for Trump on a recent Charlie Rose segment, in which he intoned (and I paraphrase) that Trump can't put eight words together without referring to himself, i.e. he is not just a narcissist, but he is (take this, Trump!) a fragile narcissist-- unlike people like Brooks, of course, who are solid, secure, wise, well-educated, erudite water-carriers for the status quo.

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Trump’s ‘revolution’ should be embraced by both parties

Whatever else you might say about Donald Trump, give him this much: He understands that America’s taxes are, as Jimmy McMillan said about New York rent, “too damn high.”

It’s killing the economy. And jobs.

In Monday’s speech laying out his economic vision, the billionaire businessman called for “the biggest tax revolution since the Reagan tax reform.”

He vowed to slash income taxes wholesale, cut the nation’s top corporate tax rate (now among the highest in the world among industrialized nations) by more than half, and end the death tax, to boot. He’d also simplify the tax code. (Hallelujah!)

More details to come, he promised, and it’ll be interesting to see how he pays for it all. But Trump’s impulse to roll back taxes to jump-start the economy is hopeful news.

Indeed, it’s something both Democrats and Republicans can support — or should, anyway.

Why? Consider: Conservatives believe taxes throttle growth, because they weaken the incentive to invest. Why put your money (and your back) into a risky endeavor if the government’s going to come and seize a big chunk of any profits you make? No investment means no jobs.

Liberals, of course, love taxes. And Hillary Clinton is staking much of her candidacy on a vow to raise them, at least on wealthier folks.

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Marc Faber: S&P is set to crash 50%, giving back 5 years of gains

The notoriously bearish Marc Faber is doubling down on his dire market view.

The editor and publisher of the Gloom, Boom & Doom Report said Monday on CNBC's "Trading Nation" that stocks are likely to endure a gut-wrenching drop that would rival the greatest crashes in stock market history.

"I think we can easily give back five years of capital gains, which would take the market down to around 1,100," Faber said, referring to a level 50 percent below Monday's closing on the S&P 500.

In fact, stocks would need to fall by at least that much in order for some of Faber's calls to be proven correct. In October 2009, when the S&P was trading near 1,100, Faber said on Indian CNBC-TV18 that U.S. and Indian stocks were "very overbought" and "the gravy's out" on the rally.

Since then, Faber has generally only become more and more bearish as stocks have climbed. And on Monday, as Faber made his latest crash call, the S&P 500 touched an all-time high of 2,185.44.

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Obama says he's being 'forced out' of White House

If President Obama had his way, he’d probably never leave the White House.

During an interview with the Golf Channel, Obama confessed it’s only because he’s being “forced out” that he’ll leave the executive mansion in January.

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FOP responds to DOJ report into Baltimore police

BALTIMORE —Baltimore City FOP Lodge 3 President Gene Ryan released a statement in response to the Department of Justice report into the Baltimore Police Department, saying, "As a proud member of the Baltimore Police Department for over 33 years, and having spent my entire career on the street, and now as president of the Baltimore City FOP Lodge 3, I will not allow the Department of Justice to lay blame on the shoulders of the dedicated men and women of the Baltimore Police Department.

"Make no mistake, while today's findings (Investigation of the Baltimore City Police Department) are disturbing to citizens and police officers alike, it is a clear indictment of the failed leadership at all levels of city government. While many will attempt to cast blame on the police officer working the street, the Department of Justice states in their Executive Summary, and we agree, that this failure is the result of 'systemic deficiencies at BPD.'

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This map shows what $100 is really worth in your state

Your dollars go further in some states than others.

The Tax Foundation released a map showing the relative value of $100 in every state compared with the national average using the data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

In expensive states like New York, you can afford comparatively less than average; in less expensive states like Mississippi, you can buy relatively more.

"Regional price differences are strikingly large; real purchasing power is 36 percent greater in Mississippi than it is in the District of Columbia," the Tax Foundation wrote.

"In other words, by this measure, if you have $50,000 in after-tax income in Mississippi, you would have to have after-tax earnings of $68,000 in the District of Columbia just to afford the same overall standard of living."

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Hillary’s latest ‘brain freeze’ stumps doctors

New video appears to show candidate stumbling during speech

Two prominent physicians sounded an alarm about Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton’s suspect health just as a video of her appeared revealing what the Drudge Report labeled “another brain freeze.”

There long have been questions about Clinton’s health, from her tripping and falling, to reports of blood clots, to special glasses that she used during the Benghazi congressional hearings.

But those incidents happened before she formally entered the presidential race.

Now that she is running, the “seizures,” the “brain freeze” and the fact she was helped up steps are raising red flags, according to Fox News “Medical A-Team.”

Appearing on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show, Dr. Marc Seigel and Dr. David Samadi both insisted Clinton’s health is a campaign issue.

“I think the public has a right to know,” Seigel told Hannity. “In 2008, Sean, I looked over a thousand pages of John McCain’s records because of a melanoma he had 10 years ago. What about Hillary? In 2009, a severe fall. She breaks her elbow. In 2011, she boards a plane, falls. In 2012, she has a severe concussion which Bill Clinton says took her six months to recover from.”

Orlando shooter's father attends Hillary Clinton rally in Kissimmee

Seddique Mateen seen sitting right behind Clinton

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Hillary Clinton spoke to a crowd in Kissimmee, just south of Orlando. She was supposed to be talking jobs, but started the speech off paying tribute to those affected by the Pulse Nightclub shooting.

"I know how many people, families, loved ones, and friends are still grieving, and we will be with you as you rebuild your lives."

WPTV happened to notice the man, who has a mustache and was wearing a red hat, behind Clinton. It was Seddique Mateen, the father of Orlando mass shooter Omar Mateen.

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Retired Green Beret Blasts "Make No Mistake, Everyone Warning About Clinton Is A Target And They Are Marked"

The Obama Administration has been characterized by not only a lack of transparency on issues that surface, but a deliberate obfuscation to mask true actions and intentions. There are literally no limits to what the man and his handlers will do outside of the law to attain their ends, while simultaneously “crafting” legislation to enslave the citizenry. The fawning, lying press trumpets his victories and quietly spins his defeats: objectivity cannot be maintained by journalists on the government payroll and command.

Hence a sitting American president, a man who should have been hauled off of a stage in 2012 and clapped in irons for treason is able to do whatever he wants. Remember?

“Tell Vladimir I’ll have more leeway after the election.”

Now the Congress and the State Department labeled Iran both a “rogue state that supports terrorism” and “a supporter of Hezbollah and Al-Qaeda.” So my question is where did Obama secure the necessary Congressional approval to airlift $400 million to Iran on January 17, 2016? More: Since this was Obama’s move, did he not use his position unilaterally and without any Congressional approval to provide funding to a nation that supports (and conducts direct action missions to complement) terrorist activities? And this is with Iran, that vows to strike the U.S.?

Just as in the same vein, how can we join Russia in a bombing campaign of “boogeyman” ISIL/ISIS when we, the U.S., created it?

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Julian Assange Suggests Seth Rich - Who Was MURDERED in DC - Was Wikileaks DNC Source!

On July 8, 2016, 27 year-old Democratic staffer Seth Conrad Rich was murdered in Washington DC. The killer or killers took nothing from their victim, leaving behind his wallet, watch and phone.

Shortly after the killing, Redditors and social media users were pursuing a “lead” saying that Rich was en route to the FBI the morning of his murder, apparently intending to speak to special agents about an “ongoing court case” possibly involving the Clinton family.

Seth Rich’s father Joel told reporters, “If it was a robbery — it failed because he still has his watch, he still has his money — he still has his credit cards, still had his phone so it was a wasted effort except we lost a life.”

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Gay Mafia Demands That Big 12 Say No to BYU

An LGBTQ advocacy group has sent a letter to the commissioner of the Big 12 urging the conference to remove BYU from consideration for membership because it says the school has discriminatory policies.

Athlete Ally, a nonprofit group that works with sports leagues and organizations on educational and awareness programs, wrote in a letter sent Monday that "... through its policies, BYU is very clear about its intent to discriminate against openly LGBT students ..."

BYU is owned and operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The school's honor code states that same-gender attraction is not an issue.

But it does state, "Homosexual behavior is inappropriate and violates the Honor Code." The school honor code requires all students to commit to chastity outside of marriage.

"BYU welcomes as full members of the university community all whose conduct meets university standards. We are very clear and open about our honor code, which all students understand and commit to when they apply for admission. One's stated sexual orientation is not an issue," the school said in a statement through spokeswoman Carri Jenkins.

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Mosquito-Carried Eastern Equine Encephalitis Identified in Worcester and Wicomico Counties

(Snow Hill, MD) - Sources of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), a mosquito-carried virus, were identified last month in both Worcester and Wicomico Counties. On July 19, public health officials confirmed two pools of Culiseta melanura species mosquitoes; one near Rural Place in Wicomico, the other near Sheppard’s Crossing in Worcester, Infection with the EEE virus can be serious and sometimes fatal to humans. The best way to prevent infection is to protect yourself from mosquito bites.

The EEE virus is carried and transferred by mosquitoes in the same way that West Nile and Zika are spread. The incubation period for EEE virus once a person is bitten by an infected mosquito ranges from 4 to 10 days. Symptoms can include chills, fever, pain in joints or muscles, or general discomfort. However, some people infected with EEE virus may not develop any symptoms. The EEE virus can be fatal in roughly one-third of those infected and no direct treatment exists. People with milder illnesses typically recover on their own, although symptoms may last for several weeks. In more severe cases, patients often need to be hospitalized to receive supportive treatment, such as intravenous fluids, pain medication, and nursing care.

As is the case with other mosquito-borne diseases, the most effective way to avoid EEE is mosquito bite prevention. Use insect repellents and wear long sleeves while spending time outdoors, install or repair screens on windows and doors, and remove standing water from your property since those areas can serve as mosquito breeding sites. For more information on mosquito prevention, visitwww.cdc.gov/features/stopmosquitoes/.

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Top Reasons Sales Managers Hire The Wrong People

When numerous sales reps aren’t meeting their target numbers, a company’s puzzled leaders may go scrambling to figure out the cause.

But it could be the genesis of the problem dates back to when those sales people showed up for a job interview.

“One major reason sales goals aren’t met is pretty simple,” says Dave Stein, co-author with Steve Andersen of “Beyond the Sales Process: 12 Proven Strategies for a Customer-Driven World” (beyondthesalesprocess.com). “The sales manager hired the wrong people to begin with.”

Stein says a number of factors that can cause that to happen. For example, sometimes sales managers hire someone recommended by a peer or a superior, and disregard their own hiring procedures.

He recalls a personal experience where a CEO needed to hire a vice president of sales. One of the company’s board members heavily promoted a favored candidate.

“We had a hiring process in place, but the CEO felt compelled to short-cut it,” Stein says. “He asked me to interview the candidate. It took 15 minutes to determine that this candidate wasn't qualified for the job. The CEO hired him anyway.”

Six months later, the new VP was gone, Stein says, but only after costing the company millions of dollars in lost opportunities and damaged relationships with customers and business partners.

Stein and Andersen say other reasons sales managers make hiring mistakes include:

• They are behind their territory coverage plan and are in panic mode. After a little staff turnover, they may find themselves down five reps out of a team of 20. “The instinct is to hire fast and furiously, and that's the problem,” Stein says.

• They hire based on gut feel. Many experienced sales managers claim that they know a good sales rep when they see one, but unfortunately they don’t, Andersen says. Even the most intuitive sales managers who hire on a gut feeling get it wrong more often than less-experienced managers with a solid set of tools, he says.

• They fall for candidates who sell them during the interview. Salespeople who go from job to job end up gaining a lot of job-interview experience. It may take 10 to 20 interviews for them to land a job. If they change jobs every two years, then after 10 years they have been through 50 to 100 interviews and have become masters at selling themselves, Andersen says.

• They don’t effectively check references. The references listed on a job candidate’s resume aren’t necessarily the best people to talk with. Instead, Stein prefers to contact former managers, customers and peers who aren’t listed. Some companies’ HR departments may have policies that don’t allow blind-reference checks, though.

• They don't use proven tools available to them. Stein says those could include assessments, background checks, simulations and behavioral interviews, all of which can provide valuable information.

Finally, Stein and Andersen say even with experienced sales people past performance doesn’t necessarily equal future performance.

“They will be doing a different job for a different company,” Stein says. “They’ll be selling different products to different customers, and against different competitors. Any one of those factors could influence how successful the salesperson will be.”