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Sunday, April 30, 2017

SU Men's lacrosse upends York (Pa.), 15-5 to win 20th CAC title

SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University men's lacrosse team captured its 20th Capital Athletic Conference tournament victory and secured its 29th consecutive berth into the NCAA tournament with a 15-5 win on Saturday afternoon over York College of Pennsylvania.

Salisbury got out to an 11-0 lead in the first half to put away the game early and get the conference championship win after York had beat Salisbury on the same stage last season.

Salisbury got the first goal of the game just over two minutes in with Nathan Blondino driving from X and placing the turnaround shot into the top shelf.

Blondino would end the game with eight points off three goals and five assists to break the 100-point mark for the second-straight season. Blondino heads into the NCAA tournament with 105 points.


Wicomico County Agenda & Packet For May 2, 2017

A Message From Salisbury Independent Volunteer Fire Co

The right decisions were made, wisdom prevailed tonight. Salisbury Independent Volunteer Fire Co. has its county territory or response district. Can't wait till July 1, 2017 we will go in service and when history is made. We are recognized by and members of The Maryland State Firefighters Association, the Wicomico County Volunteer Fireman's Association and Wicomico County Fire Chiefs Association. Again We would like to thank everyone for their faith, support and kind words. It is greatly appreciated.

BREAKING NEWS: Rapes In Salisbury Maryland Up 50% This Year

There have been SIX rapes in Salisbury so far in the first four months of 2017, an average of 18 for the year. There were a total of 12 rapes last year in Salisbury. There were only four rapes in the first four months of 2016.

Boy Mayor Jake Day and his rubber stamping local media can tell you crime is down but if it wasn't for Salisbury News, none of you would be up to speed with either reality or the documented truth.

Ladies, the above images are in the very least extremely scary. However, this is what has been DOCUMENTED and or exposed. There's no telling what the TRUTH is as your representatives continue to try to convince the public things are not as bad as Salisbury News publishes. 

It's time for YOU to decide who's telling you the TRUTH. It's time for each and every one of you to be on alert. It's time for you to contact other news sources and demand answers as to WHY they refuse to tell the TRUTH. 

Boy Mayor Jake Day Drives Salisbury Paddle Boats Out Of Business

A Viewer Writes... 4-24--17

Joe, I ate at the Old West steak house. The owner is the cook he makes the best dam steaks around. If you want a good NY strip go there. People always say there's no good food in Salisbury or its all Sysco food. That man knows what's up. Gotta give props where it's due.

How Does A Liberal Get The Most Attention For An Upcoming Election...

In the case of Jake Day, lower taxes. BUT WAIT, there's a lot more to it.

It's the old bait and switch. While the rest of your local media headlines a tax decrease in Salisbury for both residential and business, you better know the details.

I spoke with one business owner recently who thought this was really cool. They own a business in Salisbury and thought they'd be getting a 6% decrease, WRONG! 
The ONLY decrease is going to be more like retail businesses where they'll get a 6% reduction in inventory taxes, that's it. So for most of the non retail businesses in Salisbury, NO SOUP FOR YOU!

As for the tax reduction for residential, it will only work with property owners who own and LIVE in their homes. That means 80% of Salisbury will NOT be receiving a tax decrease.

However, it all sounds good, IF you just read just the headlines. The difference being is, who will tell you the whole story. It's all about the sound bites and always has been for Liberals. 

The bigger question still remains, just what position is Jake Day preparing to run for?

Do You Agree?

A Viewer Writes: Dayton's Restaurant

Morning sir... I know sometimes you post comments about food so here is mine... went to Dayton's restaurant on snow hill road and got the meatloaf special (Wednesday 's only) two large slices of meatloaf, yams, mashed potatoes... everything was so good... hot and fresh... a nice home cooked meal all for $ 7.95 pass this along if you like... thumbs up on this one!!

SUP on the WICOMICO river today

A Viewer Writes: Gay Flags At Bennett High School

On Friday April 21st at Bennett high school students were threatened with suspension for having a gay flag wrapped around them. You reported that it was a rainbow flag which was false. One student has made a Facebook post which now has over 100 shares. We would love for awareness for what happened at Bennett high but we wish what you posted was true. Students were rudely made to break their oath of silence by talking to the admiration about how it was "teacher dress as student day not gay day" and their flag was taken. When a different student who owned the flag went to get it back they were told that they were offending other students and their for couldn't have it. That student was then pulled out of class multiple times during the day to be told how if it were a kkk shirt it would be made to be taken off also. They then told the student that if they were being threaten by other student why would they then still go around with their flag. The students, with the flag, through out the day had been called "faggot" and told "this is America the straight" and they were threatened with suspension and not they students who threatened them? This is the news we would like shared not the story you were told third hand. I was there and I was part of this all. Thank you. 

Publishers Notes: Salisbury News did not make a mistake in our original article. Perhaps this student, (and others) were not aware that another situation had happened, all of which are unfortunate. 

Corporal Stephen Ballard’s Killer ‘Neutralized’ – Bear, DE 4-27-17

Bear, DE – Delaware State Police Corporal Stephen Ballard’s killer was “neutralized” after a standoff that lasted all night.

After the suspected had murdered Corporal Stephen Ballard, he fled to his residence in the 500 block of St. Michaels Drive in the Brick Mill Farms Development, where police surrounded his house on Wednesday afternoon.

While the suspect was barricaded in his house, he repeatedly fired at officers as they attempted to talk him down.

At around 9:17 AM Thursday, the suspect exited his residence and engaged police in a gun battle. Police had him surrounded by armed tactical officers, and they neutralized the f–k out of him.


The Simple Reason Why A Second American Civil War May Be Inevitable

America has always had its divisions, and Americans have never really been a monolith. We’ve always been a nation of many nations. The culture of New England is different from the culture of the Deep South, which is different from the cultures in the West Coast or the Midwest. People living in the cities have different beliefs than people who live in the countryside. Within those areas, there are ethnic, linguistic, and religious enclaves. It’s always kind of been like that (probably to a lesser degree in the past), and somehow we’ve been able to find enough common ground to keep this country together for more than a century.

However, something has changed. You can feel it in the air. Our nation has clearly never been this divided since the Civil War. A lot of people noticed it after the last election, but the truth is that these divisions have been deepening for decades, and they’re just now reaching a very noticeable breaking point. That’s obvious enough when you look at how the left and the right have been going at each other. It used to be a war of words, but it’s turning into something very dark.


Come On People, REALLY? PetSmart In Salisbury

A Comment Worthy Of A Post: Candice Schwemlein (on behalf of Morgan's Family) said...

"In her Honor" is in partially our family's legacy of Morgan's memory. We are HONORING Morgan's life and RECOGNIZING this horrible epidemic that brought her down. In doing so, we are hoping that her MEMORY, the memory of how she lived, loved and eventually died; and the memory of what her parents are going thru daily; promotes the FIGHT AGAINST HEROIN. Not as a disease, but as a new way of life that so many young people are getting wrapped up in everyday.

This epidemic is real and stand by; because it is going to hit every family in one way, shape or form in the United States. You think it isn't? Things are going to get much worse, before they get better. So this K9 is a memorial for all of those who knew and loved Morgan; but a prevention tool for those who are headed down her path. Maybe one day you will be THANKING K9 Morgan and her handler for finding what you as a family member were too blind/ or too naive to see.

Attn. Mr. Landlord of Salisbury

While Boy Mayor Day is offering a reduction in property taxes for residing homeowners in the City, he's RAISING the rental rate taxes 10% and punishing every business owner in the rental industry.

Considering Salisbury is now somewhere around 80% rentals, this is a MASSIVE increase and you know who's going to foot the bill, the renters. It's already bad enough that Salisbury rental rates are around 35% higher than the national average, now add an additional 10%!
It was your election to lose Salisbury!

Delegate Rick Impallaria sentenced to jail for OC DWI

Del. Rick Impallaria (R-7), the deputy minority whip for this past session of the Maryland General Assembly, will spend only two days in Worcester County jail for DWI instead of the 60 he would have been sentenced to by Circuit Court Judge Thomas Groton because of the actions of the OCPD officer on the night of his arrest.

Assistant State’s Attorney Billy McDermott said under normal circumstances, the sentencing recommendation for a defendant in Impallaria’s position would be ten days, but because of the circumstances, he would be amenable to any amount exceeding that.

Groton, at first, appeared to agree with McDermott by offering a sentence of 60 days in jail, followed by 18 months of supervised probation, a $500 fine and court costs.

The hefty sentence is based on Impallaria’s previous driving record, which includes 52 traffic citations, plus a previous accident that resulted in a fatality though no criminal liability was assigned, and a conviction for assault for attempting to use his car to strike other people, including his own mother and brother.


American Indians Are Still Getting a Raw Deal

The number of millennials living with their parents is on a shocking rise

The number of millennials who live with their parents has seen a steep rise, according to a Census Bureau report by demographer Jonathan Vespa.

The report shows that in just a number of years, the number of millennials living independently from their mother and father is down a whole ten percent.

From The Hill:

In 2005, only 25 percent of those between the ages of 18 and 34 lived with their parents; today, that number is 34 percent. The number of young Americans living independently of their parents stands at 40.7 percent, down more than 10 percentage points from a decade ago.

Today, more people between the ages of 18 and 34 live with their parents, 22.9 million, than live with a spouse, 19.9 million. In 1975, more than twice as many people in the same age group lived with a spouse (31.9 million) than with their parents (14.7 million).

The census also shows that millennials have less of a chance of marrying while younger, as many of them are putting off milestones such as marriage, and having children. This has led to women between the ages of 20 to 24 being more likely to have a child out of wedlock at 25 percent, than those having children in marriage, placed at 17 percent.


Maryland high schools ranked best in the nation

BALTIMORE —Maryland has the best high schools in the nation, according to the most recent national rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

This is the third year in a row Maryland has earned this distinction that reflects which schools are most successfully preparing students for college based on students participating in and achieving passing scores on Advanced Placement tests. The rankings also include appropriate statewide tests and graduation rates in its calculations.

Florida placed second in the rankings with California, Connecticut and Massachusetts rounding out the top five states, according to the rankings.


Don’t mess with Md. roads, state officials say

WASHINGTON — It might not be you, but someone is throwing out all that litter that lines area roads. And on Earth Day, state road crews want you to know that cleaning it up is a waste of time and money.

“The state of Maryland spends $8 million [a year] picking up trash,” said Valerie Burnette Edgar, spokeswoman for the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration.

“Our maintenance forces could easily be filling potholes, redoing lines, fixing signs, mowing — this is money that could be put toward resurfacing,” she said.

And of course, littering can harm the environment. Stormwater can sweep trash into streams and rivers and even end up in reservoirs for drinking water and/or the Chesapeake Bay, SHA Administrator Greg Slater said.

“We all live here. Let’s keep our roads and this beautiful state litter-free,” he said.


Baltimore Is Begging Feds To Step In To Restore Law And Order

Baltimore’s mayor asked the FBI to send in reinforcements Wednesday to help the city get its murders under control.

Mayor Catherine Pugh, speaking at a news conference, explained she went to the FBI’s Baltimore office for extra agents to join with police officers in combating a skyrocketing murder count, reports CNN.

“Murder is out of control. There are too many guns on the streets. We’re looking for all the help we can get,” Pugh said.

The city already has 101 murders for the year, a number not seen in almost 20 years. The mayor’s spokesperson warned the violence could rise in the summer months.


New Orleans tears down Confederate monument under dark of night

New Orleans city officials removed the first of four Confederate monuments in the city in the dead of night Monday to avoid potential conflicts with protestors who want it to stay where it is.

Workers decked out in bulletproof vests, military helmets and scarves covering their faces disassembled the Liberty Place monument and hauled away the pieces around 5:35 a.m., as police oversaw their work from atop a nearby parking garage, the Associated Press reports.

The precautions, which included starting work at about 1:25 a.m., didn’t deter Civil War re-enactor Robert Bonner from coming down to the site to share his thoughts about the ordeal.

“I think it’s a terrible thing,” the 63-year-old said. “When you start removing history of the city, you start losing money. You start losing where you came from and where you’ve been.”


Wicomico County Sheriff's Department: Update On Escaped Prisoner, (It was not Howard County who lost prisoner)

David Watson escaped from the custody of the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office at Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center in Jessup, Maryland, where an evaluation was scheduled, according to law enforcement officials.

Escaped Prisoner Press Release 4-28-17

NEWS RELEASE: Police searching for escaped prisoner in Jessup

Howard County Police are searching for a prisoner who escaped from Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center in the 8400 block of Dorsey Run Road in Jessup at 9:45 a.m.

David M. Watson, 28, was being transported to the hospital by the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office when he escaped custody and fled into a wooded area. He is described as a white male, 5 feet eight inches tall and 140 pounds. He was last seen in the area of Dorsey Run Road and Patuxent Range Road.

Watson is serving time in Wicomico County for attempted murder of police officers.

Howard County Police are conducting a search of the area with patrol officers, K9 units, and a police helicopter. Anyone who sees a suspicious subject matching Watson's description should call 911.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

A Viewer Writes: Daytime break-in on Rockawalkin Rd in Hebron

Joe my neighbor's house was broken into this afternoon, they come in under the house and cut a hole in the floor to gain access. No one was at home at the time which is likely a good thing for the Perps.

Some blood samples were recovered, maybe this person will be apprehended soon.

We live in some trying times, thanks Joe.

OC Business Owner Sentenced To Five Years In Fraud Case

OCEAN CITY- An Ocean City business owner, who pleaded guilty last year to one count of wire fraud for his role in a $2.5 million counterfeit sports memorabilia scheme carried out over the Internet, was sentenced this week to five years in federal prison and was ordered to pay $500,000 in restitution.

In January 2016, Ocean City Brewing Company owner Joshua Shores, 42, of Pennsylvania and Ocean City, was charged in U.S. District Court in connection with a $2.5 million fraud scheme involving counterfeit sports memorabilia sold over the Internet through his various companies over a period from January 2008 to May 2013. Shores, who owns and operates the Ocean City Brewing Company, created various Internet businesses in Pennsylvania and Maryland to traffic counterfeit and fraudulent sports memorabilia.
Last March, Shores entered an agreement in which he pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud. Back in U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania on Thursday, Shores was sentenced to five years in prison, followed by two years of supervised probation upon his release. He was also ordered to pay $500,000 restitution, some of which will be used to compensate the victims in his vast fraudulent sports memorabilia scheme.

Shores was facing a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison along with the forfeiture of a residential property on Chicago Avenue in Ocean City along with various vehicles and other property allegedly obtained through the proceeds of the fraud scheme and many of those forfeitures have already been conducted. However, not listed among the property for potential forfeiture is the Ocean City Brewing Company on Coastal Highway in Ocean City or its sister brewery and restaurant operation in Bel Air.


Should it be a crime to remove a condom during sex?

There’s a disturbing new trend with dangerous consequences. Men are taking off their condoms during consensual sex, then bragging about it online.

It’s called ‘stealthing.’ According to Alexandra Brodsky, who conducted a study on the practice, the act could violate several civil and criminal laws.

Brodsky details stealthing in a report she did for Columbia Journal of Gender and Law. In it, she profiles a doctoral student named Rebecca. While she's not studying, Rebecca works for a local rape crisis hotline. She hears about stealthing a lot from students and says often times, callers start with, ‘I’m not sure this is rape, but…’

Rebecca says she was a victim of stealthing when she was a freshman. According to Brodsky, the law is largely silent on it.


After More The A Decade, Salisbury Politics Are Finally Crumbling

With tens of millions of hits, "We The People" have created a place where all of our voices can be heard. They may have driven you and I out of council meetings but the power of public opinion has clearly taken over and the Good Ol' Boys are crumbling.

We are proud to have fully supported the Volunteer Firefighters and the recent quest to divide Station 1. The Volunteers throughout the County should be proud that their County Executive recognized and respected their situation and offered a way for them to break away from the politics of the City of Salisbury.

Chief Rick Hoppes and Boy Mayor Jake Day tried to give County Executive Bob Culver an ultimatum with their "nuclear option" and it backfired. Hoppes demanded THREE times what the County ultimately said they'd pay and Day crumbled. 

There's a new Sheriff in Town Boy Mayor and his name is Bob Culver!

Don't Screw With The DSP, You'll Regret It!

Snipers Protect Workers In New Orleans As They Remove Confederate Statue

Sometimes the headline says it all. On Monday, the Washington Post ran an article titled “New Orleans removes a tribute to ‘the lost cause of the Confederacy’ — with snipers standing by.” The piece opens:

“On the same day that some southern states were honoring their rebel heritage, masked workers in New Orleans dismantled a monument to that past - chunk by chunk, under darkness and the protection of police snipers.”

The monument, an obelisk that honors the Battle of Liberty Place - fought years after the Civil War by members of the Crescent City White League - is the first of four statues linked to the Confederacy scheduled to be torn down.


Japan Warns Citizens: Only 10 Minutes to Prepare For a Missile From NKorea

The Japanese government has warned its citizens that they may have less than 10 minutes to prepare for a missile fired from North Korea.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's office issued new "actions to protect yourself" guidelines this week, The Washington Post reportedTuesday, including instructions for the first time on how to respond to a ballistic missile from Pyongyang.

Three of the four missiles North Korea launched on March 6 landed within Tokyo's exclusive economic zone in the Sea of Japan, the Post reports.

The body of water separates Japan and the Korean Peninsula.

Pyongyang said later that it was practicing to hit U.S. military bases in Japan.

"When a missile is launched from North Korea, it will not take long to reach Japan," one response in to a "frequently asked question" reads, according to the Post. "For example, the ballistic missile launched from [North Korea] on February 7 last year took 10 minutes to fly over Okinawa."


Muslims to March on Amazon Over Prayer Breaks

Amazon may have issued a “declaration of support” in January for a lawsuit against President Trump’s order to put a temporary halt to immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, but that hasn’t stopped outraged Muslims from planning a May 1 demonstration at the front door of the company’s headquarters in Seattle.

The Service Employees International Union and three Muslim guards who work for Security Industry Specialists, the security contractor Amazon uses to guard its facility, accuse SIS, and by implication Amazon, of refusing to allow the guards space to pray five times daily, even though members of other religions are granted the privilege of using prayer rooms.

Essag Hassan, a former SIS guard at Amazon, said he was let go because of his request to be allowed to pray on his work break.

The SEIU told PJM “a strongly worded letter” from the “Seattle faith community” would be delivered to Amazon during the rally planned outside the company’s headquarters.

“Unlike other companies in locations with large Muslim populations, Amazon has not supported Muslim service workers requesting space to pray during their law-mandated work breaks,” the SEIU email to PJM said.


Tree planted in front of pitcher's mound of Md. high school baseball field

CENTREVILLE, Md. - Authorities in Queen Anne’s County said a tree was planted on a high school baseball field in what may be an apparent senior prank.

The Queen Anne’s County Sheriff's Office said the tree was planted in front of the pitcher’s mound at Queen Anne’s County High School at some time between Friday and Saturday. On the pitcher’s mound, “Earth Day 2017” was written on the dirt.

The price tag of the $140 tree was still attached to the tree when it was found and the sheriff’s office is investigating where the tree was obtained.


This Should Scare You More Than Terrorism: The Opioid Epidemic

Terrorists move over. There’s a far worse terror in town that is indiscriminately targeting kids and adults, killing well over 10 times more Americans a year than all terrorist attacks of the last 16 years combined.

That’s correct. While politicians have spent several trillion dollars on foreign wars, they’ve distracted us from the very real threat that can be found in our own homes, targeting our families. In 1997, the United States became one of only two developed countries on the planet that made it legal for pharmaceutical companies to advertise drugs directly to consumers, including children. Since then prescription drug addiction and prescription drug overdoses have skyrocketed – in fact, quadrupled.

We now have a generation of young adults who grew up with a drug dealer living in their homes 24/7 – the television, magazines and internet pushing pills as a solution to every imaginable condition. Eighty percent of opioid addictions begin with a prescription for pain medication at your doctor’s office. It must be safe if a doctor prescribes it, right? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2014 47,055 people died of an accidental drug overdose – 29,467 of those from opioid-related drugs, which includes prescription pain medication. To put that into perspective, firearms were used to kill 13,286 people in the United States over the same period (excluding suicide) with a total of 3,340 killed in terrorist attacks on American soil since 1995 (3,003 in the September 2001 attacks alone).


A Viewer Writes: Fruitland recycle station


Does anyone know why the Fruitland recycle station has been closed and all bins removed? The County wants the citizens to recycle to help the environment and they close up this site which was always being used. The bins were almost always full. Now we have to go into the College or the Civic Center. I know the County never kept this site clean like their other recycle sites but why punish the citizens and discourage recycling in the Fruitland area? This also creates a less environmentally friendly circumstances since some of us will being using excess gas to travel 5 - 10 miles to recycle. This area had a sign where this space was donated by Fruitland Fire Dept. Did the Fire Dept. and the Town of Fruitland have a problem with this site? They did no upkeep because a Fruitland citizen keep the entrance up and the grass cut at no expense to either entity. This is the talk of the people in this area whether they live in Fruitland or like myself in the County close to this site.

Publishers Notes: This was the Town of Fruitland decision to close it. I should add, very much like the image I delivered last week, MANY citizens abused it by dumping large amounts of household items, (not recyclables) there and the County was constantly down there cleaning up and removing those items. I'm confident those items were the key reason the Town made the decision to remove the recycling bins.

I can also tell you that the County is searching for another business location to place the recycling bins that have been removed. People simply need to stop being so damn lazy and stop dumping material there that isn't recyclables. 

World Beyond Your World

By Thornton Crowe

Many of you may have heard in passing about a hate group called, ANTIFA. They have been involved in much of the rioting in DC during the inauguration but also involved in the Berkeley riots. They are the thugs dressed in all black with black bandannas to cover the lower half of their faces.

Afraid of facial recognition perhaps? As philosophy professor Eric Clanton from Diablo Valley College found out all too quick, even masks will not shield one from being "doxed" by groups like 4Chan's /pol/. The 4Chan group has completely doxed Mr. Clanton and he is looking at serious attempted murder charges for hitting Trump supporters in the head with bike locks.

After the group 'hacked' into his Amazon account, they discovered he had just had a delivery of 14 brand new bike locks. Circumstantial evidence put Charlie Manson away so why Clanton thinks he may be immune is a mystery.

As you can see from the image, the did a pretty thorough job doxing this murderous professor and posted it for his alleged victims as he's the only one who has maliciously hit people in the head with this particular bike lock.

Unfortunately, for the ethics [sic] professor, his profile has taken a severe nose-dive since doxed, which is only just rewards considering his horrendous behavior. Also it should be noted, no bandanna is going to shield you forever from being exposed!

As you can see from the image, the /pol/ group has done a through job outing him, just like they did with porn star-turned-ANTIFA rioter Moldylocks (seen on the right) who heralds the swanky LA suburb, Thousand Oaks - a place where the average medium income is well over $1M per annum.

Incidentally, she's the girl who found equality when she was punched in the face (like a man) for trying to shoot an M80 firecracker inside a broken wine bottle at a Trump supporter. Had she been successful, the man would probably have sustained a life-threatening injury or died from such an attack.

Don't look to our local news to have much on this domestic terrorist group because, after all, they don't think anything like this could ever come to Salisbury. Their denial stems from the ignorance radiating from our City Hall.

In the following clip, Jack Posobiec, Washington Bureau Chief for Rebel Media explains who ANTIFA is and how they came to be. His investigation contains some facts which will be shocking while others will be of the Sal Alinsky flavor know well to all Democrats the world over.

As we've seen in footage and mentioned above, in recent dust-ups between ANTIFA and Trump Supporters, the latter has begun fighting back. In these face-offs, it's found many ANTIFA members are basically cowards and when de-masked, often cry like babies. Guess it's easy to be brave when your face is covered? All the world's indeed a stage...

Your best weapon in surviving these troubled times is to get yourselves informed!

Blacklivesmatter Thug Set His City On Fire Under Obama Reign – Pays For It Under Trump

Black Lives Matter protests have been marred by violence over and over again, and often, the rioters and looters responsible get away with it. But one man, at least, is going to be brought to justice after lighting an apartment complex on fire.

Dawud Abdulwali set the Da Vinci apartment complex, located in downtown Los Angeles, on fire. The complex was not yet completed, and thankfully, no one was injured in the blaze. Why did he do it? Once caught, he told police that it was a protest on behalf of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Monday, Abdulwali was sentenced to 15 years in prison for his arson. He pleaded no contest to one charge of arson, and said he used an “accelerant” to start the blaze. He was “inspired” by the Black Lives Matter movement, and felt rage towards police officers.

But Abdulwali wasn’t just ordered to spend time in prison. He also was ordered pay restitution, which could be as much as $100 million.


Saturday, April 29, 2017

Condom Fashion Show 2017

Peers from the Sexual Health and Reproductive Education, or SHARE, office at the University of Maryland create fashion out of unlikely materials.

College Hires White Sociology Prof, Crybullies Rage

If a coach who just won a state championship can barely hold onto his job as a result of being white, think how rough it could be for a white sociology professor:

Students at Pomona College have published a demand letter urging administrators to rescind their offer to hire Sociology Professor Alice Goffman because she’s white.

The “Letter to the Pomona College Sociology Department,” published last Friday argues that by hiring Goffman, the administration has neglected their commitment to promoting diversity and supporting women of color.

The collective of “Sociology students, alumni, and allies” open their letter by expressing their “anger” and “concern” regarding Goffman’s hire, calling it a “failure” to address the lack of professors of color on campus.

Further, they argue that because the majority (56.7 percent) of students in the Sociology department are now people of color, it is problematic for the department to continue hiring white people.

Compounding her skin color sin, Goffmann is also accused of having published material that perpetuates “anti-Blackness” by being inconsistent with Black Lives Matter ideology. But the main problem seems to be that she was chosen over two black candidates.

When liberals get their way and whites are a minority not just worldwide but even in their own countries, Affirmative Action will finally go away, right? Wrong. It will get much worse.


Mardela Springs Gearing up for Westside Heritage Festival

On May 13 the folks from Westside Historical Society will open their 29th annual Heritage Festival, and this year there are two reasons to celebrate! Not only is this a chance to once again honor those traditions that have been a part of life in this watershed area of the Nanticoke River, but it’s a chance to commemorate the 150th birthday of Wicomico County!

And celebrate they will! A parade down Main Street, with fun floats by local groups and vintage cars, trucks, and farm equipment, and featuring the award-winning Mardela High School Marching Band, begins at 9:30. An exhibit of those old vehicles will be around for the day, as will the Traditions Tent with craftsmen and collectors of antique machinery, collectibles and antiques, makers of wooden baskets and rag rugs, hunters and farmers, and blacksmith Mark Williams will be demonstrating this ancient craft all day. There will be an expert calligrapher to teach you to write like they did in 1867! Westside Historical Society also will be having a wonderful silent auction of all kinds of goodies, the Mardela Volunteer Fire Department will be selling barbecued chicken and other mouth-watering treats, and there will be plenty of music and vendors! For the kids there will be lots of games, a bounce house, and some old-fashioned 19th century games – not a single electronic device among them! Anyone for Snap the Whip, Fling the Apples, 3-legged races? And more! The youngster’s “train” from the Hebron Railroad Depot Museum will be on hand! Throughout the day there will be demonstrations of some of the everyday practices of life in the year’s following the end of the Civil War – ordinary things like making hard tack for example!

Several activities will focus on the County’s 1867 founding. Some exhibits from the Barren Creek Heritage Museum will be set up on the Festival’s grounds at Mardela’s Raymond Robinson Park on Railroad Ave. and Station Street. One of the popular activities featured at the 100th celebration, in 1967, was a “Bearded Man Contest” and this will be repeated at this year’s festivities! So gentlemen, stop shaving as of now! Choose your own style – like President Ulysses Grant’s, or a dapper mustache and goatee, one trimmed like Abe Lincoln, or go wild with a Duck Dynasty wild and shaggy! There will be a chance to show off your tonsorial pride, and prizes! And if you wish, don’t shave until August when the contest will be repeated at the Wicomico County Fair!! Ladies, join the gents in paying homage to life in the mid-19th century; come dressed in your finest gowns and bonnets!

There is no admission fee to the Festival, which will begin at 9 am; parking will be available around the Park area and on side streets. There is still room for more vendors, and Festival organizers are still looking for donations to the Silent Auction and to the Baked good booth. Anyone wishing to get more information regarding this, entering the parade, or other aspects of the Festival should email Festival Chairman Vivian Calder at or phone 410-713-9309 or 443-880-5469, or write to Westside Historical Society, P.O. Box 194, Mardela Springs MD 21837.

NO. This Is NOT The New Normal.

The irony of this story is that I personally know 3 people who were working toward getting into a similar relationship and yet to me it’s still completely bizarre! Mrs. Cristina Kaiser was a happily married woman with kids and all. She was a self proclaimed bi-sexual and felt like she was missing a little something in her life. One day walking into a pet store in Las Vegas she found that ‘something’ in 21-yr-old Sierra Kuntz. While a normal and moral person would say that’s cheating, I guess Mrs. Kaiser thought her husband would be approving. She went on some secret dates with Sierra but decided to bring her into the family.

Sure enough (and not surprisingly) her husband allowed the relationship outside of the marriage probably because he was included as well. Sierra quickly became the girlfriend to both Mr. and Mrs. Kaiser as she joined in the marriage of the two. Any person with a moral conscience would be cringing at the thought of the depths of how wrong this relationship is. But not the Kaiser’s, as a matter of fact they are planning on getting a divorce and they’re not getting a divorce for any of the reasons you would typically think. The Kaisers and their three kids are actually quite happy together. They want to open the door for Sierra to marry one of them.

The young millennial, Sierra said: ‘At first I was very hesitant about getting involved with a married couple.
‘I was worried that I would be disposable and that this was a phase they were going through. But when I spent time with them I realized what they wanted and feel this was a situation I could work with, so I jumped on board.’


2017 Hebron Fireman's Carnival

The 2017 Hebron Fireman's Carnival will start on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Kitchen opens at 6:30 pm and rides open at 7:15 pm. The following is a list of dates/weeks that the 2017 Hebron Fireman's Carnival will be open (weather permitted).

Free admission and parking!!!
Ride tickets are $2 each or ride all night with a wristband for $14

June 7th - June 10th
June 14th - June 17th
June 21st - June 24th
June 28th - July 1st
July *5th* - July 8th (July 5th the Carnival will end @ 9pm, Fireworks will be @ 9:30pm)
July 12th - July 15th

Please visit this website for further information as it becomes available.

Muslim Terrorist Refuses To Take Oath In Court- Judge Allows “Under Allah” In Court…

A Muslim man will now be serving between 15 and 20 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to charges of terrorism. Luckily he was caught before his plans came to fruition. The only thing is that the judge overseeing the case, let him swear using the “Allah” as a replacement for the original, “God” term.

Terrence McNeil is the 24 year old who thought it would be smart of him to post files on his social-media pages in 2015 that identified the names and addresses of certain people that believed have served in the armed force…

What is he doing with a list like that, right? Well what the FBI also found in those files was correspondence messages to other people, requesting that they kill the people on the list.


Cops: Drunk driver hits 5 kids getting off school bus, killing 1

 Seven hours after the crash his blood alcohol level was .14, authorities say.

POINCIANA, Fla. – A former Mississippi detective is accused of killing one teen and hitting four other children with his car while driving drunk, reports CBS affiliate WTSP.

John Camfield, 48, allegedly hit the middle school children, who has just gotten off a school bus, around 5 p.m. on Thursday.

According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, a witness driving behind Camfield saw him lean forward in the vehicle and then drive off the road. The witness then saw Camfield hit the students.

Investigators say Camfield first struck 15-year-old Jonte Robinson, then continued north on the shoulder, hitting 14-year-old Jasmine Robertson. He next allegedly struck Rylan Pryce, 12, and then 13-year-old Jahiem Robertson and 13-year old Juan Mena.

Jahiem Robertson reportedly died at the hospital. Mena suffered serious, life-threatening injuries which include spinal injuries, facial fractures, and head trauma.


United Airlines Settles With Passenger Dragged From Plane

United Airlines and lawyers for the passenger seen on video being dragged from a United airliner in Chicago say the man has reached "an amicable settlement" with the airline. The terms of the agreement were not announced.

A statement released by the Chicago law firm of Corboy and Demetrio said "Dr. David Dao has reached an amicable settlement with United Airlines for the injuries he received in his April 9th ordeal, which was captured on video and viewed worldwide."

United's statement refers to "the unfortunate incident," and promises in the future it will "put our customers at the center of everything we do."


The Garden Masterpiece Grown From Rescued Plants

In Bishopville, South Carolina, Pearl Fryar is a local gardening legend. When he first moved to the small town in the 1980s, he was almost unable to build his house because neighbors feared that as an African American, he wouldn’t keep up his yard. Determined to dispel that stereotype, Fryar went on to win “Yard of the Month” from the local garden club. Since then, he’s created a world-renowned topiary garden with more than 300 plants, most of which were rescued from the compost pile of a local nursery.

Trump To Be First Sitting President Since Reagan To Address NRA

Friday, for the first time since 1983, a sitting president will address the National Rifle Association at the group's annual convention — when President Trump, along with awho's who of gun rights advocates, is scheduled to talk at the NRA Leadership Forum in Atlanta, Ga.

NRA spokesperson Jason Brown says the group is hoping to hear a clear message from Trump.

"Protecting gun rights, expanding gun rights and getting rid of legislation and gun rights restrictions in this country to make the Second Amendment more powerful than it ever has been before," Brown said of the group's hopes for the president's speech.

While Trump hasn't always had the easiest relationship with the NRA, the group proved crucial in electing him last November. The NRA spent more than three times as much money to help Trump in 2016 as it did to back Republican nominee Mitt Romney in 2012, according to The Washington Post.


"Overly obese" body sparks fire at Ohio crematory

CINCINNATI -- The owner of a Cincinnati crematory says flames from the cremation of an "overly obese" body spread outside a furnace when the fire got too hot in what he describes as a "freak accident."

Firefighters put out the blaze Tuesday night at Hillside Chapel Crematory. No one was hurt.

Owner Don Catchen told local station WCPO-TV that fireproofing measures at the business limited the damage and the spread of the flames to one area, and no other bodies were affected.


Energy drink study shows they pose a serious risk to your heart

Before you take another sip of that energy drink, listen to this. New research is showing just how dangerous those quick jolts can be for your heart.

In fact the study showed just one drink can trigger potentially life threatening changes to your cardiovascular system.

Timothy Crowder in Spartanburg has been concerned for years that his 27-year-old son is drinking too many energy drinks a day.

“I keep telling him son you need to quit drinking those things, they’re not good for you,” said Crowder.

Now there’s even more reason to stop.



Ticks carrying Lyme disease are expected to be rampant on the Appalachian Trail and much of the East coast this summer, says Richard Ostfeld, a disease ecologist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystems in Millbrook, New York, who has studied ticks and their relationship with Lyme disease for 30 years.

The summer of 2015 produced the perfect conditions for oak trees to produce acorns, the main source of food for white-footed-mice that live in Eastern forests. More food for these mice leads to an exploding mouse population. The white-footed mice are the most popular hosts for black-legged ticks, the main carrier of Lyme disease. With more mice, ticks can more easily find a warm body on which to live and later reproduce, passing down the Lyme disease to the nymphs. The nymphs have the highest rate of transmitting the disease because they are incredibly difficult to notice, being about the size of a poppy seed. The black-legged ticks have increased their range by 20 percent from 1998 and are now found in 50 percent of U.S. counties.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are about 300,000 reported cases of Lyme disease every year. That total does not include the thousands of people who go undiagnosed. Holly Ahern, an associate professor of microbiology at the State University of New York, has studied Lyme disease for seven years. Ahern says that the Lyme disease bloodwork only accurately diagnoses about 50 percent of those who are tested. She estimates the more accurate number of people affected with Lyme disease is closer to 600,000.


News Release (UPDATE): Police continue investigation for escaped prisoner, suspend ground search; offer reward up to $5,000

Howard County police are continuing the investigation to locate escaped prisoner David Watson, but have suspended the ground search after exhausting all search efforts in the immediate area. Throughout the day Friday, overnight and into Saturday morning, police continued to search the area around Clifton T. Perkins hospital in Jessup with bloodhounds, K-9 units and helicopters with heat-seeking technology. There are no indications that Watson remains in the area and there have been no sightings.

The investigation remains active as officers from Howard County Police, U.S. Marshals Service and Maryland State Police continue to follow up on leads locally, and in Wicomico County, Md., and Delaware, where Watson also has ties.

Watson, 28, was being transported to the hospital on Dorsey Run Road by two guards from the Wicomico County Detention Center when he escaped custody and fled into a wooded area. The guards arrived in a van with Watson, who was the only prisoner, around 9:40 a.m. When they parked the van and opened the back door, Watson pushed a guard to the ground and ran into the woods. Investigators found handcuffs and a waist chain near the van.

Watson is serving a sentence of more than 100 years in a detention center in Delaware for attempted murder. He also has been charged in Wicomico County for attempted murder of police officers.

Watson is described as a white male, 5 feet eight inches tall and 140 pounds. He has face tattoos between his eyes and under his right eye, and numerous body tattoos, including “EVIL” on the back of his neck and “SIN” on his hand. He was last seen wearing all white clothing, with no markings or emblems. Investigators confirmed that Watson did not have access to a weapon at the time of the escape, as both of the guards’ handguns were in lockboxes inside the van.

Police are still gathering information and evidence to determine if Watson’s escape was planned, or if it was an impulsive act.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

The Deification of Lincoln

“The violence of the criticism aimed at Lincoln by the great men of his time on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line is startling. The breadth and depth of the spectacular prejudice against him is often shocking for its cruelty, intensity, and unrelenting vigor. The plain truth is that Mr. Lincoln was deeply reviled by many who knew him personally, and by hundreds of thousands who only knew of him.”

–Larry Tagg, The Unpopular Mr. Lincoln: America’s Most Reviled President

In his book, The Unpopular Mr. Lincoln, historian Larry Tagg, a native of Lincoln, Illinois, constructs a powerful case that Abraham Lincoln was by far the most hated and reviled of all American presidents, North and South, during his lifetime. For example, in May of 1864 theNew York Times labeled Lincoln “a perjurer, a usurper, a tyrant, a subverter of the Constitution, a destroyer of the liberties of this country, a reckless desperado, a heartless trifler . . . there is no circle in Dante’s Inferno full enough of torment to expiate his iniquities.”


Police released video of prisoners attacking officers at a maximum security prison in Illinois.

Meggan Lee Callahan, prison guard, dead in inmate attack

A female prison guard is dead in a brutal attack, with the investigation focusing on a convicted murderer serving a life sentence for his previous crimes.

Inmate Craig Wissink, convicted of murder in 2004, is suspected in the Wednesday slaying of Sergeant Meggan Lee Callahan at Bertie Correctional Institution in Windsor, North Carolina.

Callahan, a 29-year-old with four years on the job, was assaulted around 5.30pm and died less than an hour later, despite lifesaving measures by fellow corrections officers, officials said.


BREAKING NEWS: Fire In West Ocean City

Ocean City Fire Department dispatched to the WAWA store on Rt.50. Building fire. On scene smoke showing. Active fire in the kitchen.

OC considers raising tram fare to pay for equipment

Ocean City officials are considering whether to add one or two dollars to the $3 Boardwalk tram fare next summer to help cover the substantial cost of buying new equipment.

Mayor Rick Meehan and three councilmen who sit on the Transportation Commission suggested earlier this month that increasing the tram fare could be a way to cover the cost of replacing or refurbishing the 17-year-old fleet. The estimated replacement costs range from $1.7 million to $4.5 million.

But whether the committee proposes that idea to the council will depend on what Budget Manager Jennie Knapp finds as she considers what impact the higher rates might have on revenue and tram ridership.

“There are three types of fares: the all-day pass, the discount card and the straight fare,” she said. “We have to track the growth of each one before we make a recommendation.”


Lost Dog

US murders concentrated in 5 percent of counties

The majority of murders in the U.S. occur in only a small percentage of counties across the country.

The Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) said in a new report that there is a “geographical concentration” of murders, with 68 percent of killings occurring in just 5 percent of the nation’s counties. The homicides also tend to be concentrated to relatively small pockets of those counties, the report said.

“It is stunning how concentrated murders are in the U.S.,” John Lott, president of the CPRC said to Fox News. “And we show that even within these counties, with all these high rates, murders are very concentrated.”

“These high [rate] counties have very large areas where there are no murders.”

In 2014, the U.S. murder rate was 4.4 per 100,000 people, according to the data of the report. If the deadliest 5 percent of the counties were removed, the U.S. murder rate would be 2.56 per 100,000 people, the report showed.

More than half of last year’s murders occurred in only 2 percent of the nation’s counties.


Report: A More Conservative Alternative To Fox News Is In The Works

According to a source close with the negotiations, "conservative fat cats" are talking very seriously about launching a rival to Fox News Network. The reports come amid continued internal turmoil within the solitary mainstream right-leaning news network, turmoil largely caused by external scrutiny over sexual harassment allegations directed at two high-profile figures and what appears to be a power shift at the top. 

Rumors about a new conservative network really revved up on Friday when Mediate's Rachel Stockman reported that a "well-placed source close to the proposal" told the outlet that "serious discussions are underway to create an alternative conservative cable network on the belief that the Fox News Network is moving too far to the left."

The source, who is engaged in the talks, says a meeting is planned for today with two prominent high-powered television executives, some underperforming conservative networks and people have an interest and the ability to fund a new network. 

So who exactly are the "two prominent high-powered television executives"? That's not yet clear, but Roger Ailes, the former CEO and Chairman of Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network who resigned in July 2016 amid sexual harassment allegations, was reportedly one of the key figures present at the meeting on Friday. 

Cell Phone Videos Lead To Rape Charges

OCEAN CITY — A Georgetown, Delaware man this week was charged with rape after an investigation connected him to sexual assault at an uptown Ocean City residence earlier this month that was recorded on his friend’s cellphone.

Around 4 a.m. on April 13, an Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) officer on patrol in the 141st Street area was approached by a female who needed help. The victim told police she had just woken up in a house naked and did not know where she was. The victim told police she did not remember everything that had happened throughout the night and that she believed she had been raped.

The victim told police she had gone to a downtown bar with a friend and that they had met up with two men she knew including Isaac Lopez, 21, of Georgetown. The victim told police the group stayed at the bar until closing time and then shared a cab to a residence on 12th Street. Around 2:50 a.m., the group decided to check out another party uptown at 141st Street and took a cab to the location. The victim told police Lopez and the other man had to wake her up in the cab when they arrived at 141st Street and they went into the residence where a supposed party was going on, but there was only one individual there sleeping on a couch.


Documents Tie Berkeley Riot Organizers to Pro-Pedopilia Group, NAMBLA

The left-wing activists behind the anti-conservative riots at Berkeley have ties to one of the nation's most prominent pro-pedophilia organizations.

The Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration & Immigrant Rights, and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary - more commonly referred to was By Any Means Necessary or BAMN - is one of the militant leftist groups waging a campaign against conservatives and Trump supporters in Berkeley. The group's planned aggressive demonstrations against conservative commentator Ann Coulter and the students coming to hear her talk led to the cancellation of Coulter's speech this week due to safe concerns. (RELATED: 'INFERNO' - Milo Speech Cancelled After Rioters Set UC Berkeley Campus Ablaze)

BAMN's parent organization worked directly with the North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) in the years just before it founded BAMN, according to NAMBLA documents reviewed by The Daily Caller. In addition, a member of the parent organization said to have founded BAMN is an admitted member of NAMBLA, which she has described as the victim of a 'witch-hunt.'

BAMN, which did not return a phone call and voicemail seeking comment, was founded by the Revolutionary Workers League, a small Detroit-based Marxist organization. Many of BAMN's leading members over the years have also been RWL members.

"The Revolutionary Workers League is a Trotskyist organization of which I'm a member," Luke Massie, one of BAMN's founders told the Michigan Daily in 2001. "We are proud to have played a part in a whole lot of struggles and to have played a role in the founding of BAMN."


7-Eleven Clerk Shoots, Kills Robbery Suspect While on Smoke Break

A 7-Eleven clerk who stepped outside for a smoke break Monday ended up in a gun fight that cost a robbery suspect his life.

The incident occurred in St. Louis around 3:50 a.m.

According to the New York Post, the 35-year-old female clerk stepped outside for a cigarette and an armed suspect allegedly approached and tried to rob her. The female clerk pulled her own gun and the two exchanged fire, with the clerk “[shooting] the [suspect] in the chest, arm, and thigh.”

The suspect–identified only as a 30-year-old male–died later at St. Louis University Hospital.


School’s New Therapy Dog Wins Online Contest

POCOMOKE CITY – Pocomoke High School’s (PHS) therapy dog has won a national competition that brings awareness to canines that work in a school setting.

In a competition that took place late last month, Rudy, the high school’s therapy dog, went up against dogs around the nation to secure a spot as winner of the Pets Best Pet Health Insurance “Books and Barks” contest.

Rudy’s handler and PHS guidance counselor Jessi Bova said she nominated Rudy for the contest after someone notified PHS Principal Annette Wallace of the competition on Twitter.

Since 2014, Pets Best has hosted an annual competition that recognizes and awards the work of school therapy dogs. Canines that are chosen as finalists then rely on votes to win the online contest.


White House Folds On Obamacare Subsidies

Having already caved on a vow to include border wall funding in the latest stopgap spending agreement, the administration of Donald Trump is now abandoning its promise to cut billions of dollars in taxpayer-funded health care subsidies. Specifically, the White House is now agreeing to pay for $10 billion worth of Obamacare subsidies that it previously said it wouldn’t pay.

Why the flip-flop? Because Trump and congressional “Republicans” are desperate to avoid a so-called “government shutdown.”

In other words, Democrats led by Charles Schumer and Nancy Pelosi are rolling Trump left and right … with no end in sight.

According to The Hill, Trump’s White House has “told Democrats it will continue paying controversial ObamaCare insurer subsidies, lowering fears that a fight over the issue could cause a government shutdown.”

Wait … a “shutdown?” LOL.


Student Govt VOTES To Grant ‘Blacks’ Free Tuition In Recompense For White Man’s Wrongdoings

I’m guessing none of these kids ever took even introductory economics. Had they don’t so, they would realizing the the word “free” doesn’t mean that nobody is paying for the product or service in the question (in this case college tuition) but that the cost is merely shifted away from the selected party.

Due to the nature of the topic, I can only assume that they are okay with shifting the cost to white students (who, shockingly, are just as broke as everyone else unless they come from a wealthy family who is paying their way through school.)

Western Kentucky University’s student government has voted in favor of “reparations” for black students. Their plan? Give them free tuition!

To be fair, some of the Senators did object to and vote against the plan, saying it would merely put the burden on other students, but there just wasn’t enough common sense to overcome the avalanche of white guilt that passed this crap 19-10-0.


Donald Trump to pull feds out of K-12 education

President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday to start pulling the federal government out of K-12 education, following through on a campaign promise to return school control to state and local officials.

The order, dubbed the “Education Federalism Executive Order,” will launch a 300-day review of Obama-era regulations and guidance for school districts and directs Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to modify or repeal measures she deems an overreach by the federal government.

“For too long the government has imposed its will on state and local governments. The result has been education that spends more and achieves far, far, far less,” Mr. Trump said. “My administration has been working to reverse this federal power grab and give power back to families, cities [and] states — give power back to localities.”

He said that previous administrations had increasingly forced schools to comply with “whims and dictates” from Washington, but his administration would break the trend.


Chelsea Clinton Goes Toe To Toe With Ben Shapiro- The Carnage Is NOT Pretty…

This last Thursday night was one that Chelsea Clinton won’t soon forget, as she decided to use her Twitter account to up her cred by attempting to tweet some snark towards the Trump administrations cutting of more funding to certain programs. Unfortunately for her, Ben Shapiro, ‘The Daily Wire’ Editor-in-Chief caught wind of her stank, and decided to participate in a goodold fashion ‘trolling’ of liberal ridiculousness.

Really, REALLY not a smart move by her. But hey, she is Hillary’s daughter!

This comes after numerous stories were written on the topic of Chelsea Clinton trying to squirm her way into the pubic arena, attempting to position herself for a possible run at some political office (Oh God, please, no…)

The showdown was brought on by a tweet from House Speaker Paul Ryan:


Ocean City Continues To Hammer Away At Route 90 Dualization Effort

OCEAN CITY — During a spring update with the State Highway Administration (SHA) on Tuesday, Ocean City continued to press for the dualization of Route 90 to be pushed ahead of other highway projects on the priority list.

On Tuesday, SHA officials briefed the Mayor and Council on a variety of projects in various stages of planning or completion in and around the resort area and inevitably the discussion came around to the proposed future dualization of Route 90. For years, Ocean City officials have expressed their desire to see Route 90 improvements, including expanding the highway and its bridges from the current two lanes to four to ease access in and out of the resort for the public, and perhaps more importantly emergency services including fire apparatus and ambulances, for example.

Formal letters have been sent expressing the town’s desire to have the proposed Route 90 dualization moved up the priority list for Worcester County and at least twice a year the Mayor and Council make a face-to-face plea for the improvements. SHA officials this week continued to acknowledge the town’s position on Route 90, but made no promises for getting it into the planning pipeline.


Trump to NRA: 'Eight Year Assault' on Gun Rights is over

President Donald Trump promised guns rights advocates gathered in Atlanta on Friday that he'd come through for them as they did for him during the 2016 campaign.

"The eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end," Trump told the members of the National Rifle Association, assuring them that they now "have a true friend and champion in the White House."

"I will never, ever infringe on the right of the people to keep and bear arms," Trump said. "Never ever."


The Fed Has Bankrupted the US In Order to Create Another Bubble

Yesterday’s article caused quite a stir. If you missed it, you can read it here.

The basic premise is that when you value the stock market based on objective metrics that cannot be fudged, it’s more overpriced than it was at the 2007 peak and is rapidly approaching the 1999 peak.

However, the underlying reason that stocks are so ridiculously overpriced has to do with another asset class: bonds.

The fact is that by keeping interest rates at zero for seven years, the Fed has created a bubble in bonds. Back in 2008, the US’s Debt to GDP was just 65%.

Thanks to seven years of ZIRP, the US Government was able to go on a massive spending spree, ballooning the Debt to GDP to above 105% where it sits today.