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Friday, August 19, 2016

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Police/Courts 08/19/2016

Fatal crash

A Salisbury man died Saturday evening on Truitts Landing Road in the Girdletree area of Worcester County.

The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating the fatal crash of Charles Parks, 54, who was allegedly traveling fast and approaching Boxiron Road when the car began to spin out of control before hitting a tree.

Police reported the driver’s door suffered the worst of the damage and Parks was not wearing a seat belt during the collision.

A passenger, Sarah Davis, 31, of Salisbury, was wearing a seat belt and was taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center for treatment before being released.

Police believe speed and drug use may be factors in the crash.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Unit at 410-632-1113.

Indecent exposure

Ocean City police officers arrested Randy Ardeno, 27, of Washington, Pennsylvania, for indecent exposure and disorderly conduct on Aug. 12.

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Is Psychoanalyzing Our Politicians Fair Game?


Psychiatry imposes on itself a unique kind of self-censorship. It's called the "Goldwater rule," because it came about after a 1964 magazine poll of psychiatrists about the Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater. The basic idea is that psychiatrists shouldn't give clinical opinions about politicians. The rule makes sense in some ways, but not in others. In this article, I'm going to suggest where it's helpful and where it only adds to the problem of inappropriate and discriminatory psychologizing.

At the outset, let's be clear about one thing: Much of this debate is rooted in discrimination against psychiatric disease, a bias that is not only immoral but also false. What if having a psychiatric condition made you more fit to lead, rather than unfit? Think of Abraham Lincoln's melancholy and Winston Churchill's manic-depression.[1]

By emphasizing how dangerous it is for psychiatrists to diagnose public figures, and rendering it "unethical," we psychiatrists are accepting and feeding into the public's discrimination against psychiatric illness. In fact, research[1] shows that manic symptoms enhance creativity and resilience, and depressive conditions increase realism and empathy. Manic-depressive leaders, I've argued, can be our best leaders. But risks also exist.

Thus, the debate about the Goldwater rule needs to happen, I would suggest, in the context of being clear that having a psychiatric diagnosis is not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, it can have positive aspects.


T-Mobile phasing out data limits _ but will you save money?

NEW YORK (AP) — T-Mobile is phasing out data limits and pushing people toward unlimited data plans — which will mean higher prices for many new customers.

Although T-Mobile is cutting the price of the unlimited plan, those who haven’t been using that much data might eventually pay more for unlimited data they don’t need.

T-Mobile’s announcement Thursday comes a day after AT&T said it would raise prices on some plans while giving customers more data. Verizon made a similar move last month.

The wireless industry has become increasingly competitive over the past few years given that most people already have smartphones. Carriers have had to reduce prices to lure customers from rivals and have tried to make up the revenue by selling larger data plans.


Hillary Clinton's Foreign Policy Failures: A Recent History

On Monday, fifty Republican national security veteransreleased a letter saying that none of them will vote for the Republican nominee, Donald Trump. They said in their letter that Trump would be a “dangerous President” on foreign policy and national security.

Monday also marked the 2-year anniversary of the war launched by the U.S. against Islamic State. NBC recently released a map showing the global expansion of Islamic State, showing how the U.S. policy to defeat them clearly has failed.

According to NBC:

U.S. State Department documents indicated that in 2014, when the U.S. military began its campaign to destroy the extremists, there were only seven nations in which the fledgling state was operating. A map from the National Counterterrorism Center shows the worldwide expansion of ISIS as of August 2016. By 2015, according to the State Department’s own numbers, there were nearly double that — 13 countries. The current briefing map shows 18 countries where ISIS is fully operational. The map also displays a new category — “aspiring branches” — and lists six countries where they’re taking root: Egypt, Indonesia, Mali, the Philippines, Somalia and Bangladesh.


FDA issues safety alert for popular hair care product over hair loss complaints

WASHINGTON -- Two years ago, 11-year-old Eliana Lawrence was worried she would be bald forever.

“I was scared I wasn’t going to get my hair back.”

Her mother Miriam says Eliana went nearly bald after using a WEN by Chaz Dean hair care product, which has celebrity endorsements and boasts of stronger, fuller hair.

But not for Eliana, says her mom.

“I noticed that her hairbrush was overflowing with hair. I’d never seen her brush in that condition before.”

The FDA began investigating the company after reports of hair loss, balding and rashes. Last month, the agency took the rare step of issuing a safety alert after learning the company had received 21,000 complaints.


MUST SEE: Photos of Hillary Clinton Propped Up on Pillows

By Andrew Stiles|2:30 pm, August 16, 2016
Hillary Clinton doesn’t like reporters, so she did an interview last week on a podcast hosted by her own presidential campaign.

Press play for a preview of the new campaign podcast With Her. Stream the full episode here: 

Notice anything about the image?

Hillary is being propped up by a pillow, and it’s hardly the first time this has happened. In fact, the former secretary of state used to include propping cushions on her list of demands during her lucrative time on the paid celebrity speaking circuit.
According to the Washington Post, for one speech at UCLA, a public university that she graciously offered a discounted rate of $300,000, Hillary demanded that “chairs be outfitted with two long, rectangular pillows — and that two cushions be kept backstage in case the chair was too deep and she needed additional back support.”
Here are some photos of Hillary Clinton being propped up on pillows.
At the DreamForce conference in San Francisco.
Business Leaders And Politicians Speak At Dreamforce Conference

Here’s a closer look.

Obama's 'Response' To Louisiana Flooding VS How Bush Responded To Katrina In 2005

Nearly 11 years following Hurricane Katrina, much of Louisiana is once again under water following recent unprecedented rain fall - the worst natural disaster in the past 7 years. Scores of Americans have died and over 40,000 family homes have flooded and been evacuated.

Like Katrina, the enormity of the disaster has overwhelmed federal and local entities, leaving rescue and response to heroic citizens in the "cajun navy."

Here's how President Bush reacted to Hurricane Katrina and how President Obama is reacting today today. Both Presidents vastly differed in their responses -- and in the responses they have received.


Jaylah Palmer Awarded Paul W. Morris Scholarship

Mildred Bowers: 102-year-old woman credits beer for her long life

She drinks a cold one every day at 4 pm, per 'doctor's orders'

The secret to a century-long life – at least to one South Carolinacentenarian – is a tall pint of cold beer, every single day.

Mildred "Millie" Bowers will celebrate her 103rd birthday on 31 August. One of nine girls in her family, Ms Bowers survived the Great Depression and outlived two husbands. And she credits beer as one of the secrets to her longevity.

“It’s all in the genes,” Ms Bowers told a localNBC affiliate. “I feel OK because I’m in good health.”

She added: “Have a beer, doctor’s orders.”


Police: Man laughed as daughter baited, killed seagulls on beach in Rehoboth

REHOBOTH BEACH, DE (WTXF) - Police in Rehoboth Beach arrested a Canadian man for endangering the welfare of a child, after he allegedly let his daughter bait and kill a seagull on the beach.

Officers were called to the beach near Wilmington Avenue around 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, after Beach Patrol received complaints about a girl trying to hit seagulls with a shovel.

Witnesses told police that the girl was placing food in a hole in the sand in order to lure the seagulls to land. Once they tried to land, the witnesses say the girl would swing a plastic shovel.

One seagull was hit with the shovel and was killed. Officers located the seagull in a nearby trashcan, where they say the girl's father, Christian Lesieur, discarded the bird.

Lesieur, 48, laughed as his 13-year-old daughter attempted to hit the seagulls according to witnesses, and was drinking alcohol when contacted by police.


Sussex County’s affordable housing need shifting to rental

GEORGETOWN — Times have changed and so might Sussex County’s focus on affordable housing.

“The need in the county has shifted from home ownership to rental,” says Sussex County’s Housing Coordinator & Fair Housing Compliance Officer Brandy Nauman. “So we kind of need to update this program so that it properly reflects the current market conditions.”

In a presentation to county council July 26, Ms. Nauman offered proposed changes to the current Sussex County Rental Program ordinance.

Those changes include:

  • Reducing required affordable unit set-aside from 15 percent/40 percent to a flat rate of 12.5 percent of total units;
  • Setting fixed rental rates for each bedroom-size based on 50 percent of the average median income;
  • It must serve households making 80 percent AMI or below.

Ms. Nauman explained by setting fixed rental rates “developers and tenants know exactly what the price of each unit. So a one bedroom has a fixed rate; two bedrooms has a fixed rate


Three "Red Flags" That The US Housing Slowdown Is Accelerating

One month ago, we showed three prominent "red flags" that the US housing market was starting to roll over.

Among these were a report by real-estate advisory RealtyTrac, which cited by Bloomberg, said that "almost nine years after the housing-market bust helped trigger the most recent recession, RealtyTrac senior vice president Daren Blomquist sees the industry waving a red flag." He was referring to house flipping by third party investors at auction which was back with a vengeance, and what's worse, the share of foreclosures snapped up by inexperienced mom-and-pop buyers at auction had hit a record 31% in June. As he said, "this a redux of the same fervent speculation that pushed the housing bubble."

The second warning came as a result of the latest sharp decline in spending on furniture and home goods stores, which according to Bank of America credit and debit card spending data, showed that the yoy drop had reached the lowest since the recession period. As BofA said then, "this shows that consumers have delayed spending on housing-related items, which could be a sign of weakness for the housing market."

The third red flag was revealed in the then-latest Credit Suisse survey of real estate agents: "Our Buyer Traffic Index took a sizeable step back in June, slipping to 41 from 52 in May, indicating traffic levels decidedly below agents’ expectations.... Prospective buyers also continue to be deterred by a persistent shortage of affordable inventory across markets, with agents frequently highlighting buyer pushback to rising home prices. On the other hand, agents repeatedly mentioned that low mortgage rates were crucial to supporting demand."

* * *

Fast forward one month and we find that the adverse trends observed in early July have gotten progressively worse, and we can now add one more.

First, as we showed last week - and correctly warned that last Friday's retail sales report would disappoint - the latest "BofA Internal Card Data Shows Significant July Spending Slowdown" showed in addition to another broadly week month of consumer spending, that "we are seeing a continuation of the theme that we flagged in last months’ report – sales at home improvement and home goods stores are weakening based on the BAC card data. After a brief gain last month, sales at home improvement stores tumbled in July, leaving sales down 3.4% yoy. Sales at home goods stores continue to weaken as the yoy rate reached a new cyclical low in July. We see a similar weak trend with sales at furniture stores." As BofA said last week, this would be a key advance indicator that the US housing recovery has stalled.


Cost Jumps Nearly 500-Percent For Life-Saving EpiPens

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The costs are dramatically rising for a life-saving drug millions of people with severe allergies depend on.

For 1 in 13 kids in the U.S., the risk of allergic reactions lurks around every kitchen pantry. But the cost of the life-saving drug to buy previous minutes has jumped nearly 500 percent.

For the Henegar family, EpiPens have become part of daily life.

“It’s just a fear that we live in kind of all the time. Every time we leave the house… do you have your EpiPen?” said Justin Henegar, father.

Two of their six kids, Cora and Ellie, have severe allergies. Each of their EpiPen fanny packs holds a life-saving dose of the drug.


A Viewer Writes: If you want to be a sign maker when you grow up, learn to spell.

First The Board of Ed, Now The Election Board

What a County!

Md. authorities warn public after string of deadly boating accidents

WASHINGTON — Maryland has seen four boating deaths this week alone and it has officials reminding the public about being safe on the water.

“No. 1 and I can’t stress this enough: wear a life jacket,” Candy Thomson, Maryland Natural Resources Police spokeswoman, told WTOP. “I don’t care if you are Michael Phelps. If you slip from a boat, if you hit your head, if you are incapacitated in any way, you’re not going to be in a position to help yourself.”

With the recovery of the body of a missing boater, Thursday morning near Baltimore, the death total on Maryland waterways is now up to 12.

“The one thing that sticks out last year and this year is the number of victims who were not wearing life jackets,” said Thomson. Every person who has died on a Maryland waterway this year was not wearing a life jacket, she added.



Health insurance for everyone. Nice idea, right? But what happens when the government forces companies to pay for their employees’ health insurance, even when the company can’t afford it? In this week’s video on business and economics, Kelly, a hardworking college student, gets a firsthand lesson in the negative, unintended consequences of well-meaning government programs. Watch here to find out how, when the government requires Kelly’s grocery store employer to start paying for health insurance, her life changes, and not for the better.


(Salisbury, MD) - Cove Road Beach, located in Bivalve, MD, is still under an advisory due to elevated bacteria levels. These elevated levels are typically seen after prolonged periods of heavy rainfall. It will be re-sampled Monday and results will be available Tuesday afternoon.

Children, the elderly, pregnant women, and those with a weakened immune system are most likely to get sick from swimming in contaminated water. They are also most likely to become seriously ill from exposure to waterborne illnesses.

Exposure to bacteria, viruses, and parasites in contaminated water can cause symptoms and diseases ranging from ear, nose, and eye infections to diarrhea, vomiting, hepatitis, encephalitis, skin rashes, and respiratory illnesses. You can reduce your risk of getting sick by following these tips:

 Pay attention to contamination and advisory warnings and stay out of polluted water.

 Avoid swimming at beaches after heavy rainfall.

 Stay out of murky or foul-smelling water.

 Avoid beach water if you have an open wound or infection.

 Swim without putting your head under water.

Roaring Point Beach does not have elevated bacteria levels.

For questions, residents may call the Department of Environmental Health at (410) 546-4446 or visit

Poll: Three out of five Texans support secession if Hillary becomes president

If anyone needs proof that the presidential race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton truly is dividing the country, they should look to Texas.

According to poll results from Public Policy Polling released Tuesday, three out of five Texans who support Donald Trump said they would support seceding from America if Hillary Clinton becomes president.

Data from the left-leaning polling firm shows that Trump leads Clinton by a margin of 50 percent to 44 percent in Texas. This is far from the landslide win for Mitt Romney in the 2012 election. Four years ago, Romney beat President Barack Obama 57.2 percent to 41.4 percent.

According to the polling results from PPP, only one out of four Texans support seceding from America generally. But when faced with the possibility of a President Hillary Clinton, a majority of Trump supporters said they'd rather leave.

MSP Troopers Commended for Lifesaving Actions

(North East, MD) – Maryland State Troopers from the North East Barrack are being commended for their heroic actions after rescuing several elderly residents from a burning apartment complex.

At approximately 11:00 p.m. last night a fire started on the second floor of the Victoria Park Apartments, 520 S. Main Street, North East, MD. The apartment is a 55+ retirement community. Troopers immediately responded to assist the North East Police and North East Fire Department.

Upon arrival, Troopers observed the building ablaze and billowing smoke. Numerous elderly residents were struggling to escape. At great personal risk, and without protective apparel or breathing apparatus, six Maryland State Troopers entered the burning building to search for survivors. They were able to locate five residents who were unable to evacuate and physically carried the five residents to safety before returning to search for more victims. Troopers continued searching the building until they were assured all residents had been evacuated. Members of the North East Fire Department then took over the scene and began fighting the fire.

As a result of their bravery, no lives were lost in the fire and only minor injuries were sustained. Waiting for emergency equipment to arrive may have led to a far more tragic outcome for the elderly residents. All six Maryland State Troopers have been nominated for Life Saving awards for their selfless actions.

Baltimore fires city lawyer with neo-Nazi ties

BALTIMORE —City Hall fired a lawyer hired to defend police against misconduct allegations. It happened after a Southern Poverty Law Center investigation exposed attorney Glen Allen as longtime supporter of a Neo-Nazi group and a racist organization.

City officials maintain Allen was fully vetted. What they missed is especially surprising since the city remains at the center of a national debate over police violence.

"None of the historical facts and alleged facts recently publicized about Mr. Allen's political views and affiliations were disclosed or discussed when his contract was agreed to. The law department does not, as a general practice, question its hired or contract attorneys about their political views," the mayor's office said in a statement.

Allen has a history of supporting the neo-Nazi National Alliance. He told the New York Daily News he distanced himself from the group back in the '80s.


DELMAR: Important Information for Back to School 2016-2017

Tuesday, August 23 - 6:00 p.m. Grade 5 Back to School Night.

Wednesday, August 24 - Grades 9-12 Back to School Night.

Wednesday, August 24 - School Offices will be closed for day while staff attends District and Building Back to School Meetings.

Thursday, August 25 - 5th & 9th Grade Students Report to School at 7:45 a.m.

Thursday, August 25 - 6:00 p.m. - Back to School Night for 6th-8th Grade Students.

Friday, August 26 - All Students Report to School at 7:45 a.m. (Grades 5-12)

America to hand off Internet in under two months

The Department of Commerce is set to hand off the final vestiges of American control over the Internet to international authorities in less than two months, officials have confirmed.

The department will finalize the transition effective Oct. 1, Assistant Secretary Lawrence Strickling wrote on Tuesday, barring what he called "any significant impediment."

The move means the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, which is responsible for interpreting numerical addresses on the Web to a readable language, will move from U.S. control to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, a multistakeholder body based in Los Angeles that includes countries such as China and Russia.

Critics of the move, most prominently Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, have pointed out the agency could be used by totalitarian governments to shut down the Web around the globe, either in whole or in part.


Tomato Festival Tomorrow!


Republican senators' reception in Ocean City draws a ton of Democrats

It might have shocked some Marylanders to see Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, a man reviled by many Republican voters, hanging out and schmoozing at a reception thrown by GOP senators.

But it didn't surprise anyone familiar with the way Miller has done business in his 30 years of leading that chamber. And to Miller, there was no better place to be that at the Ropewalk Tavern in Ocean City, where politicians from around the state are gathered for the annual convention of the Maryland Association of Counties.

"There are 14 Republican senators," said the leader of the 47-member Senate. "They're an important part of our Senate family."


Dr. Drew "Gravely Concerned" About Hillary Clinton's Health

Renowned lawyer who represented Julian Assange died after being struck by train. Coincidence?

One of the UK’s most respected international criminal lawyers who was representing Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has died after being hit by a train in West Hampstead.

Married father of two John Jones, QC, worked at renowned legal chambers, Doughty Street and died last Monday morning. Police say they are not treating the death as suspicious.

The 48-year-old barrister has been described as “a giant in his field” by colleagues, who said that his death is “a monumental loss to the cause of international justice and human rights.”

Oxford graduate Mr Jones, who took silk in 2013, specialised in extradition, war crimes and counter-terrorism, representing clients from around the world in high profile cases.


FEMA Reps Roasted Over Costly Flood Map Error In Ocean City; ‘Disagreement’ Between City, Feds Still Being Worked On

OCEAN CITY — What began as an overview on new federal flood insurance policies on Tuesday turned into a roast of sorts of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) representatives as an increasingly frustrated segment of resort property owners whacked with exorbitant premiums lashed out at an apparent flaw in the agency’s maps.

Last July, FEMA issued new flood insurance rate maps for the Town of Ocean City that recognized the value of the dune system constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers by locating the VE Flood Zone, or the most onerous flood insurance rate designation, “seaward of the landward toe of the primary frontal dune system.” In simpler terms, FEMA concluded the eastern edge of the long-established dune line should be the line of demarcation of sorts for the higher flood insurance rates and any properties west of the primary dune would fall into a lesser flood zone designation.

However, in a few areas of the resort, particularly along condo row from 93rd to 123rd streets, FEMA determined through its new maps an existing secondary dune, built in front of several oceanfront properties in the early 1980s is now the standard by which the VE Flood Zone is determined. As early as 1983, the town mandated certain new oceanfront projects construct a dune in front of the properties to protect them somewhat from storms, coastal flooding and beach erosion.


Sonnie Johnson: Trump Speech Laid Out ‘What Democrats Have Done to the Black Community Over the Last Sixty Years’

On Wednesday’s edition of Breitbart News Daily, podcaster Sonnie Johnsonsaid she was “yelling and screaming” during Donald Trump’s speech in Wisconsin on Tuesday night, because “it felt like a speech that I could have written, that I would have given, that I’ve given so many times, in front of so many audiences.”

Johnson said Trump’s speech targeted what “Democrats have done to the black community over the last sixty years,” and laid things out more plainly, and boldly, than previous Republicans have dared to attempt.

“To have it laid out, to have it addressed, to not have it skirted over, to not have it bathed in welfare talk, and poverty talk, but actually to have it, to inspire black people that America is your country, and you deserve to have the greatness and richness thereof in it – I was over the moon last night! Congratulations, Donald Trump! Thank you!” she declared.


#HillarysStools: Clinton Using Chairs as Crutches in Countless Speeches

#HillarysStools became a viral trend on Twitter this week after users drew attention to the presidential candidate’s apparent need to be propped up on stools during multiple speeches.

Candidate's health increasingly questioned as evidence mounts.

MSNBC's Ruhle on Hillary's Email Statements to Benghazi Committee: 'How Is That Not Perjury?'

On Wednesday’s broadcast of “MSNBC Live,” host Stephanie Ruhle played a montage of FBI Director James Comey contradicting Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s statements before the Benghazi Select Committee and asked Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA), “How is that not perjury?”

Ruhle said that while FBI Director James Comey said that Clinton didn’t do anything with her emails that merited prosecution, “[I]t’s not like he gave her a stellar review and an A+.” After playing a montage contrasting Clinton’s statements to the Benghazi Select Committee with FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before Congress, in which Comey said that multiple statements Clinton gave to Congress weren’t true, Ruhle asked, “How is that not perjury?”


Donald Trump on the Move: His Two Strongest Speeches of the Campaign

Sometimes, the Main Stream Media can surprise you.

In a string of tweets, CBS News’ Major Garrett offered guarded praise for Donald Trump’s speech on Tuesday night in Milwaukee. As Garrett put it:

Having been listening [to Trump’s speeches] since August 2015, [this was] objectively best drafted and best delivered @realDonaldTrump speech of the campaign. Will resonate.

Even for those who don’t necessarily trust the MSM—though it’s worth remembering that Garrett worked at Fox News for years and, before that, The Washington Times—his assessment is hard to argue with: Will resonate.

Reacting to the same speech, the always astute Byron York wrote in The Washington Examiner:

Trump delivered a focused, powerful, and disciplined speech Tuesday night in West Bend, Wis., about 45 minutes north of Milwaukee. Trump focused largely on problems that disproportionately afflict black Americans, arguing that his proposals on crime, immigration, trade, jobs, education, and other issues will improve African-American lives more than Hillary Clinton’s.

Continuing, York added:

Calling the recent riots in Milwaukee “an assault on the right of all citizens to live in security and live in peace,” Trump won applause with the declaration that “Law and order must be restored.”

Yes, “law and order” has been a winning issue for Republicans for half a century—and Democrats know it.


Know your rights: Panel outlines what civilians should do in police encounter

LANDOVER, Md. — What are the proper procedures that civilians should follow during an encounter with police?

For many people, these procedures are not always clear, and they’re not widely taught, which is why Maryland state Sen. Victor Ramirez hosted a “Know Your Rights” forum this week at Eastern Community Church in Landover, Maryland.

The forum’s panelists included Carlos Acosta, inspector general for Prince George’s County police; Eric Broyles, attorney and author of “Encounters With Police: A Black Man’s Guide to Survival”; Prince George’s County police Capt. Jason Fisher; Glenn Ivey, former Prince George’s County State’s Attorney; and David Rocah from the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland.

Some of the advice they gave to those who might have encounters with police officers included:

  • Comply now, contest later
  • Always file a complaint if you think you were mistreated by an officer
  • File that complaint within a year starting from the time of the incident
  • Turn the lights on inside the car and roll down the windows if you’re pulled over while driving
  • To end the encounter, ask: “Am I being detained, or am I free to go?”
  • Record your encounter — it’s your right 

'I Did Not Find the School That I Deserved': Refugees Sue Pa. School District

Six refugees are suing a Pennsylvania school district, claiming they were dumped in a disciplinary school and are being denied access to a quality education.

The students, who range in age from 17 to 21, are from Somalia, Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Burma.

They had hoped to enter McCaskey High School in Lancaster, Pa., but were sent to Phoenix Academy, an alternative high school for “underachieving” students in the district.

The refugee students, who are being represented by the Pennsylvania branch of the American Civil Liberties Union, also claim to have been “traumatized” by security measures at Phoenix Academy, including pat-downs and property searches.

“[The] Plaintiffs are refugees who have fled war, violence, and persecution from their native countries,” the lawsuit says. “Having finally escaped their turbulent environment to resettle in America, these young immigrants yearn to learn English and get an education so they can make a life for themselves.”

Obama Lied: New Details Confirm $400 Million Given To Iran Was Indeed Hostage Ransom

For the self-described "most transparent administration ever" it appears keeping the lies straight is becoming harder and harder. Having slammed the press, Donald Trump, and anyone who dare mention the "lack of logic" in paying a $400 million ransom for 4 Iran hostages, WSJ reports that Treasury officials have confirmed that Obama lied and in fact, the tightly scripted exchange of cash was specifically timed to the release of several American prisoners held in Iran. Trump was right again.

As a reminder, The Hill reported that, President Obama chastised the press for their coverage of the payment, noting that the deal with Iran was announced months ago as part of a larger diplomatic settlement.

"This wasn’t some nefarious deal," Obama said.

“It’s been interesting to watch this story surface,” the president said. “Some of you may recall, we announced these payments in January. Many months ago. There wasn’t a secret, we announced them to all of you.”

"What we have is the manufacturing of outrage on a story that we disclosed in January,” he added later.

"The notion that we would somehow start now in this high-profile way, and announce it to the world, even as we’re looking in the faces of other families whose loved ones are being held hostage and say to them, ‘we don’t pay ransom,’ defies logic," Obama said.

Defies logic indeed - because having slammed the press for suggesting this was a "ransom payment," we discover that is exactly what The Justice Department warned...


There Is A Line!!

There is a war being waged in America, but only one side is fighting. The progressives, or Marxists, or outright Communists have been waging war against middle America, using every diabolical means available, for decades, perhaps a century, but middle America is too busy just trying to survive to bother with them. Like the day when Barack Obama declared ISIS to be the Junior Varsity team, middle America considers this war being waged on them as insignificant to their lives, too distant and too petty. Yes, some useless and pathetic residual guilt is responsible for some of their acquiescence.

Yet, the Marxists have taken ground steadily, pushing and shoving against the pillars of traditional American culture until they have begun to rattle the foundations. Still, middle America shrugs at these advancements, hopefully ignoring them, waiting for something to cause the Marxists to give up. But, they will never give up. They are not stronger than middle America, but they are more persistent and right now, they are aided by every structure of government, the media, entertainment, sports figures, or so it seems. We will never really know the truth, because we get information from the media and they are liars.

The media covers up for crimes, preferring the lies of omission to the truth of objective reporting. That is all really up to them, but they have become nothing other than Baghdad Bob, who proclaimed to Iraqi television that there was nothing amiss in Baghdad while American tanks rolled in the street behind him. That is our media today and like Baghdad Bob, they are covering for their leaders: Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. They sound as ridiculous as he did and are as transparent.

In decades hence, the media will be forced to wear the shame they should feel today, but that is another post for another day.


Soros Paid Al Gore MILLIONS To Push Global Warming Policies

Liberal billionaire George Soros gave former Vice President Al Gore’s environmental group millions of dollars over three years to create a “political space for aggressive U.S. action” on global warming, according to leaked documents.

A document published by DC Leaks shows Soros, a Hungarian-born liberal financier, wanted his nonprofit Open Society Institute (OSI) to do more to support global warming policies in the U.S. That included budgeting $10 million in annual support to Gore’s climate group over three years.

“U.S. Programs Global Warming Grants U.S. Programs became engaged on the global warming issue about four years ago, at George Soros’s suggestion,” reads a leaked OSI memo.


Giuliani Applauds Trump Speech As Best In History

The former mayor of New York dismissed widespread criticisms that GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump lacks substantive policy proposals during a Wednesday appearance on “Fox & Friends.”

“I mean, those two speeches were the two most substantive, I would say historic, speeches that any presidential candidate has made in a very long time,” former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani told the hosts.

The praise comes in the wake of Trump’s national security speech at a campaign event in West Bend, Wisc., just a few miles outside Milwaukee, which was shaken by riots following a black police officer shooting and killing an armed black assailant Saturday.

The candidate slammed his Democratic opponent, calling on black voters to “reject the bigotry of Hillary Clinton,” who he believes “panders to and talks down to communities of color and sees them only as votes.”


The Federal Reserve’s Cycle of Monetary Insanity (and Treason)

In 2008; the central bankers of the West went berserk with their monetary crimes. Interest rates were driven to near-zero. Money-printing was driven to near-infinity, as represented by the Bernanke Helicopter Drop.

As a condition for engaging in monetary policies which were more insane (i.e. more criminal) than anything ever done in our economies; the central bankers promised an immediate Exit Strategy, in early 2009: thenormalization of interest rates and the normalization of money-printing. Through the middle of 2016; we’re still waiting.

The question, never asked by media drones, and never answered by the criminal central bankers is this. If near-zero interest rates (and now “negative” rates) along with exponential money-printing make our economies stronger, why weren’t we doing this 100 years ago? Why haven’t we always engaged in such policies, like we permanently engage in such policies now? It’s because you cannot build any economy through monetary chicanery.

Economies are built exclusively upon sound fiscal policies, and the first and most important principle of sound fiscal policy is that monetary policy can never be allowed to dominate fiscal policies. Look again at the Bernanke Helicopter Drop above. Look at all the decades (starting at the far left) when the U.S. economy was genuinely prosperous. The money supply was a flat line. Monetary policy was only a minor influence on the economy.


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Clinton Campaign Cites Fake Documents to Claim Hillary Health Questions Are "Debunked"

Classic straw man hoax designed to distract attention from the real evidence

Hillary’s Clinton’s campaign is citing fake documents to assert that questions surrounding her ill health are “debunked” conspiracy theories.

The problem with that narrative is that no serious commentator who raised questions about Hillary’s health ever used the fake documents as evidence.

As the Washington Post reports, Hillary’s campaign sent reporters an article from entitled “Fake Clinton Medical Records” which debunks the authenticity of a “leaked” document circulated on Twitter that claims to be from Lisa Bardack, Hillary’s personal physician.


Pocomoke residents call for curfew

Following a melee in the area of Fourth and Laurel Streets in Pocomoke City on July 29 that resulted in two arrests and one deployed Taser, residents of the neighborhood asked the mayor and City Council this week to institute a curfew in town.

“We need the support of citizens” to enact a curfew, and “the entire council would like to support” such action, Mayor Bruce Morrison said.

Each member of the council nodded in agreement with Morrison’s statement made during the Monday night meeting of mayor and City Council.

The issue has come up before, Morrison continued, but was stymied because of complaints made by the American Civil Liberties Union.

“There are ways to make it work, but you need a lot of exceptions,” City Manager/City Attorney Ernie Crofoot said.


Undocumented Immigrant Carjack 91-Year-Old Kansas City Woman

A 25-year-old illegal alien who already has a felony on his criminal record has been arrested in Kansas City, Mo. after allegedly carjacking two women — ages 91 and 63 — on Tuesday.

Eduardo Irhneis Escobar was charged with first-degree robbery and armed criminal action, according to KCTV.

Police say that the illegal alien approached the women, who are black, while they were sitting in a 1998 Honda Civic in a Walgreen’s pharmacy parking lot.

After a brief struggle with the 63-year-old woman, who was driving the car, Escobar took control of the vehicle. “Get the fuck out!” he yelled at the women.


Where the presidential race stands today

The USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times "Daybreak" poll tracks about 3,000 eligible voters until election day, asking on a regular basis about their support for Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump or other candidates as well as their likelihood of actually casting a ballot.

We update the data each day based on the weighted average of poll responses over the previous week. That means results have less volatility than some other polls, but also means the poll lags somewhat in responding to major events in the campaign. More about the poll.


Man Arrested At Frontier Town For Disorderly Conduct

On 08/14/2016 at approximately 1806 hours, Worcester County Sheriff's Office Deputies responded to the Frontier Town located on Stephen Decatur Highway in reference to a disorderly subject.

Upon arrival, The Deputies met with park security and learned Ryan Conrad Horst, 26, of Woodbine, Maryland was observed violating rules of the campground. After park security attempted to stop Mr. Horst and speak with him, he started yelling obscenities to them and ran his golf cart into theirs. Deputies made contact with Mr. Horst who became argumentative and refused to cooperate during the investigation and failed to comply with the Deputy's instructions.

Mr. Horst was placed under arrest and issued two Criminal Citations for Disorderly Conduct and Trespassing. Mr. Horst was released pending trial and advised not to return to the Frontier Town.

Julian Assange Is Making Good On His Promise To Snitch On US Spooks

The breach of an elite NSA-linked hacking unit dubbed the Equation Group, which exposed a number of cyber weapons used by US spooks, Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks who has come to terms with the fact that his idea of extortion for $550m has miserably failed and gone down the toilet, is now claiming he will publish a ‘pristine’ version of the hacked data online for the world to see.

The cyber-espionage toolset, which was first teased online by a mysterious group calling itself The Shadow Brokers, contains what purports to be NSA exploits previously used by the agency to target computers, firewalls and routers. After releasing one file as proof of legitimacy, the hackers opened an auction and demanded one million bitcoin — the equivalent of at least $550m – to hand over the rest.

Yet now, WikiLeaks, the infamous leaking website founded by Julian Assange, has waded into the story and indicated it now plans to release the alleged NSA data in full. However, it remains unknown how or when the group got hold of such sensitive information.

“We had already obtained the archive of NSA cyber weapons released earlier today and will release our own pristine copy in due course,” the WikiLeaks Twitter account published on 16 August. The organization did not respond to a request for comment regarding when the data would be made public.


SBY MSP Currently Investigating Numerous Complaints

Troopers are currently investigating numerous complaints for damages to their mailbox in the Willards area. Also, stop signs and speed limit signs were knocked over. If you have any information please contact the Salisbury Barrack at 410-749-3101 extension 0.

EPA Won't Say If Biofuels Are Hurting The Environment

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials are ignoring a federal law requiring them to report to Congress and the public whether biofuels are helping or harming the environment, a government watchdog reported Thursday.

The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program “is a national policy that requires a certain volume of renewable fuel, also known as biofuel, to replace or reduce the quantity of petroleum-based transportation fuel,” EPA inspector general (IG) official Jim Kohler said in a podcast.

“It was created with the intent to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and expand the nation’s renewable fuels sector while reducing reliance on imported oil,” said Kohler, who is an environmental engineer. But the EPA never completed studies that would show whether biofuels are actually reducing greenhouse gases or otherwise helping the environment.

Forgoing these reports “impedes EPA’s ability to identify, consider, mitigate and make policymakers aware of any adverse impacts of biofuels,” Kohler said. “EPA, Congress and other stakeholders lack key information on biofuel impacts needed to make science-based decisions about RFS and U.S. biofuel policy.”


“Caitlyn” Jenner’s TV show Has Been Canceled

The former patriarch of Hollywood’s biggest famewhore family tried to break out on his own after announcing he was a transgender woman named Cait. A reality show quickly followed — because, of course — but ratings weren’t great. And now, after just two seasons, the show has been canceled.

From the Mirror:

Following the decision made on Tuesday, Caitlyn took to Twitter to say she’s ready for the “next adventure” and thanked her friends for their support on the series.

“After 2 amazing seasons of #IAmCait, it’s time for the next adventure,” she wrote. “Thank you E! & thank you to the best girlfriends I could ask for!

While an E! spokesperson said: “We are incredibly proud of the two seasons of I Am Cait, a groundbreaking docu-series that sparked an important and unprecedented global conversation about transgender people, their struggles and triumphs

“Caitlyn and E! have mutually decided not to move forward with another season at this time. She will always remain a part of the E! family, and we look forward to continue following her journey as she appears on Keeping Up with the Kardashians.”


Hillary's Health: What They're NOT Telling You

Wanted: Volunteers to be infected with Zika - amid desperate bid to find a cure as Florida's outbreak spreads

US researchers are appealing for healthy people to be deliberately injected with Zika.

It is part of a desperate bid to find a cure for the mosquito-borne virus as it spreads in Florida, the only place with local infections in mainland America.

As of Thursday, there were 35 people being treated for Zika caught from local mosquitoes in Miami and Palm Beach, with the figure rising every day.

If government regulators give approval to the medical team in Baltimore, Maryland, they hope to infect thousands of nonpregnant people with the virus.

They will then watch them and track how their bodies react.