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Thursday, February 02, 2017

Reba McEntire - Back To God

Any Reba Fans??

Leaked Executive Order Reveals Trump Crackdown On Immigrant Welfare

Seemingly following the proposals of Bill Clinton (and Ron Paul), The Washington Post reports that a leaked document shows the Trump administration is planning to crackdown on current, and would-be, immigrants who are likely to require public assistance.

After Bill Clinton received a standing ovation for suggesting crackdown on immigrant welfare...

"We are a nation of immigrants.. but we are a nation of laws"

"Our nation is rightly disturbed by the large numbers of illegal aliens entering our country...

Illegal immigrants take jobs from citizens or legal immigrants, they impose burdens on our taxpayers...

That is why we are doubling the number of border guards, deporting more illegal immigrants than ever before, cracking down on illegal hiring, barring benefits to illegal aliens, and we will do more to speed the deportation of illegal immigrants arrest for crimes...

It is wrong and ultimately self-defeating for a nation of immigrants to permit the kind of abuse of our immigration laws that has occurred in the last few years.. and we must do more to stop it."


Habitat serving low income homeowners through ShoreCorp partnership

(Salisbury, MD) Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County recently partnered with Salisbury University ShoreCorps/Pals Americorps program and welcomed Laurie Williams, Americorps member to their staff on January 11, 2017. Laurie will lead Habitat’s Roof and Repair program – focusing on outreach to our ‘aging in place’ community of homeowners aged 62 and older that need critical repairs to their homes. Known as the Section 504 Home Repair program, USDA/Rural Development provides loans to very-low-income homeowners to repair, improve or modernize their homes or grants to elderly very-low-income homeowners to remove health and safety hazards.

Applicants must meet the following criteria: the home must be located in an eligible area, the homeowner must own and occupy the house, be unable to obtain affordable credit elsewhere, have a family income below 50 percent of the area median income. For grants, the homeowner or spouse must be 62 or older and not be able to repay a repair loan. Most homes within the City limits of Salisbury are ineligible.

The maximum loan is $20,000 and the maximum grant is $7500. Loans and grants can be combined for up to $27,500 in assistance. “The application process can be overwhelming and frustrating, which is why bringing Laurie on board to assist homeowners in determining whether they meet the qualifications is a blessing,” explained Molly Hilligoss, Executive Director. “Laurie will then assist homeowners in completing the application with the all of the required documents. Since there isn’t a Somerset County Habitat affiliate, Laurie will assist applicants there as well.”

Interested homeowners are encouraged to call Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County at 410-546-1551 to obtain more information.

The First Firestorm

That hysterical reaction to the travel ban announced Friday is a portent of what is to come if President Donald Trump carries out the mandate given to him by those who elected him.

The travel ban bars refugees for 120 days. From Syria, refugees are banned indefinitely. And a 90-day ban has been imposed on travel here from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Somalia and Yemen.

Was that weekend-long primal scream really justified?

As of Monday, no one was being detained at a U.S. airport.

Yet the shrieking had not stopped. All five stories on page one of Monday’s Washington Post were about the abomination. The New York Times’ editorial, “Trashing American Ideals and Security,” called it bigoted, cowardly, xenophobic, Islamophobic, un-American, unrighteous.

This ban, went the weekend wail, is the “Muslim ban” of the Trump campaign. But how so, when not one of the six largest Muslim countries — Indonesia, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Turkey — was on the list? Missing also were three-dozen other Muslim countries.

Of the seven countries facing a 90-day ban, three are U.S.-designated state sponsors of terror, and the other four are war zones. Clearly, this is about homeland security, not religious discrimination.


Ron Paul Warns: "Second Financial Bubble Going To Burst Soon... Even Trump Can't Stop It"

By all appearances notes's Mac Slavo, President Trump is doing his damnedest to turn around the economy, revitalize jobs and bring back prosperity. But the larger trends are already in place; the cycle is turning, and the bust cannot be put off forever.

Federal Reserve policy has literally set the country up for collapse, and though the central bank has been very creative in making the impossible work, and putting off disaster, nothing can hold back the flood forever.

Unfortunately, it looks like Trump may be blamed for a financial crisis that he didn’t cause. Analysts, including notably Brandon Smith, may be correct in pinpointing the attempt to use the new and highly controversial president as a scapegoat for the dirty work of the bankers.

The conditions are there, and the consequences were built in when the bubble was still being pumped up. Someday it will burst. When, how, and how bad remains to be seen.

Ron Paul: Economic Collapse Imminent - Trump will Get the Blame Instead of the FED

Florida Mayor to cop: "I didn't know we were serving pig tonight."

STUART — The city is reeling in the wake of a comment from Mayor Eula Clarke, who used the derogatory term "pig" in the presence of a police officer at a local grocery store.

The issue has thrust Stuart into an unwanted spotlight after the comment was widely circulated over the weekend on social media, including comments posted on Clarke's Facebook page. City commissioners said they have received hundreds of emails from across the country, decrying the mayor's remark.

All four of the other commission members have demanded Clark resign from the commission.

Clarke, 59, who is serving her fourth term as commissioner, on Monday declined to say if she will step down.


A Viewer Writes: Interesting Statistics

Last year, American workers averaged only 2% wage increase with much of that coming from benefit costs due to – you guessed it- health insurance. And why did health insurance increase?? You’re getting good at this… Obama Care, that Un-Affordable Care Act that not one Republican voted for.

And the MSM say Trump lies. They make more natural fertilizer than 6 chicken houses.

Wages usually fuel inflation. If inflation goes up for any other reasons, we go into a recession, because the price of things goes up faster than we can afford them. Not good.


UN children agency seeks $3.3 billion in support in 2017

GENEVA —UNICEF is appealing for $3.3 billion this year to help millions of children worldwide facing conflict, malnutrition and other humanitarian emergencies.

The U.N. children's agency says more than 40 percent of the appeal would provide funds for children either displaced within Syria or who have fled abroad to escape the country's nearly six-year war.

UNICEF said its annual appeal announced Tuesday follows an initial request for $2.8 billion last year, which eventually grew to $3.2 billion amid escalating conflicts in Yemen, South Sudan and Iraq.


Why loneliness is so bad for you

Loneliness can wreak havoc on our cells and increase our risk of heart disease, scientists warn.

A state of social isolation can affect the genes in our body by heightening our risk of inflammation and decreasing our immunity towards viral infection.

Humans are known to be social creatures. We crave companionship - to be surrounded by friends and share our personal experiences with others. It's in fact been a key to our survival.

But there is a trade-off. If companionship is necessary for survival, its opposite - seclusion - can be toxic.

Dr Steve Cole, a genetics researcher at the University of California Los Angeles who has been studying the impacts of loneliness on health, told Daily Mail Online: 'I had never appreciated before how deeply threatening loneliness can be to your physical and mental health.'


7-year-old finds stashed cash from bank robbery

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. —A 7-year-old on his way to a toy store with his father ended up instead finding a pile of stashed cash that was stolen in a bank robbery.

Griffin Steele and his dad, Shane Steele, were on the way to Toys R Us in Horry County, South Carolina, when they stopped at a gas station.

Griffin spotted a $20 bill near the convenience store and picked it up. The bill had red marks on it, so Griffin and his dad took it inside and asked the store clerk to check to see if the money was real. A verifying marker showed that the bill was authentic.

Griffin’s dad bought him a Gatorade, and when the 7-year-old went to throw the plastic wrapping in a trash can outside, he made a startling discovery.


WBOC Takes Rape Victim Abuse One Step Further Tonight

While I do have an image with the woman's name above, I refuse to publish it, like WBOC just did again. Not once did WBOC state that they interviewed this rape victim from 14 years ago but seemed to enjoy mentioning she received a $1.8 million settlement from the state.

It got so disgusting that even in the image above, WBOC didn't have the STONES to ask the question with the woman's NAME and this was an interview TODAY.

I'm sorry Folks but WBOC is scum. WBOC refuses to apologize to all the women on the Eastern Shore. I hope they are enjoying the attention they are now getting.

Dem Rep Backtracks After Twitter Screed Backfires

Democratic Rep. Elizabeth Esty from Connecticut launched a tweetstorm Monday afternoon against President Donald Trump’s travel ban, but quickly backtracked after followers confronted her on her visa-related voting history.

Esty co-sponsored H.B. 158 on Dec. 3 2015, a bi-partisan bill that enabled the executive branch led by the the Department of Homeland Security to severely limit or curtail visas from countries like Iran and Iraq.

Trump’s list of seven countries came primarily from the text of H.B. 158, but the executive order allows Trump to place a travel ban from any resident of those countries, excluding those with current green cards or legal residents of the United States.


Cartwheeling choir teacher arrested for indecent exposure

PAWHUSKA, Okla. (AP) — Police in northern Oklahoma say they’ve arrested a substitute teacher on an indecent exposure complaint after she reportedly did a cartwheel in front of students while wearing a skirt but no undergarments.

The Pawhuska Police Department says a student recorded the incident on a cellphone. Police Chief Scott Laird says the incident reportedly happened during a high school choir class in Pawhuska, about 100 miles northeast of Oklahoma City.

The substitute teacher, whose name has not been released, was arrested Tuesday afternoon. Pawhuska police say she remains jailed Wednesday morning.


Mother, 52, speaks out after being shot defending daughter

The screams to 'call 911' haunt Suzanne Zaremba, as they were the last words she heard her 16-year-old daughter Charlotte say.

In the early hours of New Year's Day, Charlotte's 15-year-old classmate Sean Crizer broke into her room in Ellicott, Maryland, wearing a mask and shot her dead.

Altar boy Crizer injured her mother as she bravely tried to fight him off and he then turned the gun on himself.

Suzanne has now spoken out for the first time about the horrific attack and how she tried desperately to save her daughter's life.


100 Nights Of Lights Special Event Proposed For OC Next Summer

OCEAN CITY — The night sky over Ocean City could be in for a major change this summer if a proposed 100 Nights of Lights free special event series pitched to the Mayor and Council this week is approved.

TEAM Productions, which produces many of the value-added special events throughout the summer including the weekly fireworks and laser shows, along with the OCToberfest event each fall, pitched a new idea to the Mayor and Council on Tuesday that would clearly ramp up the free weekly offerings to visitors and residents.

TEAM Productions’ Bob Rothermel and his son Jonathan on Tuesday presented an overview of last summer’s free special events and a plan to expand on the weekly offerings in the summer of 2017 including an added date for the highly successful Sundaes in the Park in mid-June.


They’re BAAACK: Hillary, Chelsea Fire Back At Trump’s Executive Orders

Unable to resist the temptation to seek the limelight once again, despite the humiliation of losing an election she was widely expected to win, Hillary has returnedto slamming President Trump for his executive order dealing with immigration from Muslim-majority countries. But this time, Hillary is being joined by her daughter Chelsea, whose enormous knowledge of political affairs runs the gamut, as Dorothy Parker would say, from A to B.
On Saturday, Hillary took to Twitter to express her support for those protesting against the executive order:
Who “we” are according to Clinton seems pretty clear after her tweets following the feminists’ Women’s March:

Ex-Obama Official Suggests ‘Military Coup’ Against Trump

In a blog post for Foreign Policy magazine, Rosa Brooks, a former Obama administration official, outlined four ways to “get rid” of President Trump, including declaring him mentally unfit for command or carrying out a military coup.

Brooks is a Schwartz senior fellow at the New America Foundation, which is funded by billionaire George Soros’s Open Society Foundations. She served from 2009-2011 as Counselor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and served as a senior adviser at Obama’s State Department.


Waves transform Russian seaside from a dumping ground for alcohol bottles into a colourful 'pebble beach'

Constant waves from the Pacific Ocean have eroded the once jagged edges of the glass bottles


Temporary Skateboard Ramps Eyed For Berlin’s New Park

BERLIN – While a permanent facility is likely still years away from reality, skateboarding enthusiasts could soon have access to temporary ramps at Berlin Falls Park.

At a meeting of the Berlin Parks Commission on Tuesday, area resident Sean McLaren volunteered to set up his skateboarding ramps at the park on a regular basis, perhaps as often as once a week. Town Administrator Laura Allen indicated a temporary set-up on a regular basis at the park could be possible.

“We just need to work out those details,” she said.

McLaren and Tres Denk of the Eastern Shore International Mountain Biking Association were in attendance at Tuesday’s meeting to advocate for biking and skateboarding opportunities at the town’s new 60-acre park. The duo was behind the successful Get Ramped event held at Berlin Falls Park in the fall.


Sizing Up The Bubble - A Major Inflection Point Is Coming

Fund manager John Hussman is always good for dramatic charts. Here’s a recent one:
This ratio is even scarier than it looks, says Hussman:

Historically-reliable valuation measures now approach those observed at the 2000 bubble peak. Yet even this comparison overlooks the fact that in 2000, the overvaluation featured a subset of very large-capitalization stocks that were breathtakingly overvalued, while most stocks were more reasonably valued (see Sizing Up the Bubble for details). In many ways, the current speculative episode is worse, because it has extended to virtually all risk-assets.

To offer some idea of the precipice the market has reached, this chart shows the median price/revenue ratio of individual S&P 500 component stocks. This median now stands just over 2.45, easily the highest level in history. The longer-term norm for the S&P 500 price/revenue ratio is less than 1.0. Even a retreat to 1.3, which we’ve observed at many points even in recent cycles, would take the stock market to nearly half of present levels.

One of the reasons share prices have risen so dramatically relative to revenues is that corporations are earning a lot more on each dollar of sales these days. How are they doing that? By squeezing their workers.


What's Happening 2-2-17

Let us know what is happening in the area.  The good the bad and the ugly. 

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Why Saint Thomas Aquinas Opposed Open Borders

Every nation has the right to distinguish, by country of origin, who can migrate to it and apply appropriate immigration policies, according to the great medieval scholar and saint Thomas Aquinas.

In a surprisingly contemporary passage of his Summa Theologica, Aquinas noted that the Jewish people of Old Testament times did not admit visitors from all nations equally, since those peoples closer to them were more quickly integrated into the population than those who were not as close.

Some antagonistic peoples were not admitted at all into Israel due to their hostility toward the Jewish people.

The Law “prescribed in respect of certain nations that had close relations with the Jews,” the scholar noted, such as the Egyptians and the Idumeans, “that they should be admitted to the fellowship of the people after the third generation.”

Citizens of other nations “with whom their relations had been hostile,” such as the Ammonites and Moabites, “were never to be admitted to citizenship.”

“The Amalekites, who were yet more hostile to them, and had no fellowship of kindred with them, were to be held as foes in perpetuity,” Aquinas observed.


Ghost ship found off Hatteras 96 years ago today remains an unsolved mystery

A five-masted schooner slammed into shoals off Hatteras 96 years ago today with sails fully engaged – and not one soul on board.

Only a healthy six-toed cat greeted the Coast Guardsmen sent to the rescue.

The Carroll A. Deering has been known ever since as the “ghost ship.”

“This is still one of the great unsolved maritime mysteries,” said Joe Schwarzer, director of the North Carolina Maritime Museums. “There are any number of potential explanations for it.”

At least five government agencies, including the Coast Guard and the FBI, investigated the wreck while family members and locals could only speculate about what happened.


Chaffetz: Trump Told Me 'Go After Everything You Want To Go After'

Congressman Jason Chaffetz said during Tuesday’s House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform that President Trump instructed him and the committee to pursue every government investigation they deem appropriate.

The Oversight chairman stated the conversation took place after the 2017 GOP retreat in Philadelphia, his second-time ever speaking with President Trump in person.

“He came up to me and said, ‘you do a great job. You do a great job,’ which of course I agreed with,” the Utah Republican explained, eliciting laughs from the committee. “Then he said, ‘listen, I understand that I am the President. You have a job to do. You do oversight. Don’t slow down. You go after everything you want to go after. You look at everything you want to look at.”

Nestle Moving US Headquarters From California To Virginia

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Chocolate maker Nestle is moving its U.S. headquarters from California to Virginia.

About 750 jobs are associated with the move.

Nestle USA, a subsidiary of Swiss-based Nestle S.A., says it will formally announce the move Wednesday in Rosslyn, Virginia, with Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

Nestle USA is currently based in Glendale, California.

The new headquarters will be in the tallest building in the D.C. region. It has been vacant since its 2013 opening.


Destroying The "Wind & Solar Will Save Us" Delusion

The “Wind and Solar Will Save Us” story is based on a long list of misunderstandings and apples to oranges comparisons. Somehow, people seem to believe that our economy of 7.5 billion people can get along with a very short list of energy supplies. This short list will not include fossil fuels. Some would exclude nuclear, as well. Without these energy types, we find ourselves with a short list of types of energy — what BP calls Hydroelectric, Geobiomass (geothermal, wood, wood waste, and other miscellaneous types; also liquid fuels from plants), Wind, and Solar.

Unfortunately, a transition to such a short list of fuels can’t really work. These are a few of the problems we encounter:

[1] Wind and solar are making extremely slow progress in helping the world move away from fossil fuel dependence.

In 2015, fossil fuels accounted for 86% of the world’s energy consumption, and nuclear added another 4%, based on data from BP Statistical Review of World Energy. Thus, the world’s “preferred fuels” made up only 10% of the total. Wind and solar together accounted for a little less than 2% of world energy consumption.


Senate Finance Committee Obstructocrats

Here is the list of the Obstructocrats who refused to attend the
confirmation hearings on Tuesday:

Ron Wyden (D-OR)
Debbie Stabenow (D - MI)
Maria Cantwell (D - WA)
Bill Nelson (D - FL)
Robert Menendez (D - NJ)
Thomas R. Carper (D - DE)
Benjamin L. Cardin (D - MD)
Sherrod Brown (D - OH)
Michael F. Bennet (D - CO)
Robert P. Casey, Jr. (D - PA)
Mark R. Warner (D - VA)
Claire McCaskill (D - MO)

Despite Majority Of Americans In Favor Of Trump Immigration Policy, 900 State Department Staff Dissent

Just yesterday we noted that, according to a Rasmussen poll, while the vocal, and often violent, disaffected Hillary protesters may get a lot of media attention, the silent majority of Americans, men and women who don't have time to protest 24 hours a day because they actually go to work to provide for their families, support Trump's temporary immigration ban from 7 mostly-Muslim countries in the Middle East and Africa.

Now, Reuters/Ipsos, the pollsters who mastered the application of the Democrat "oversample" in the months leading up to the presidential election last November, is out with another poll that confirms the Rasmussen results, namely that the silent majority of Americans agree with Trump's immigration ban. Per Reuters:

The Jan. 30-31 poll found that 49 percent of American adults said they either "strongly" or "somewhat" agreed with Trump's order, while 41 percent "strongly" or "somewhat" disagreed and another 10 percent said they don't know.

But the responses were split almost entirely along party lines. Some 53 percent of Democrats said they "strongly disagree" with Trump's action while 51 percent of Republicans said they "strongly agree."

The Reuters/Ipsos poll found 31 percent of Americans feel "more safe" because of the ban, compared with 26 percent who said they felt "less safe." Some 38 percent said they felt the United States was setting "a good example" of how best to confront terrorism, while 41 percent said the country was setting "a bad example."



Nonprofit founder charged with bribing Md. lawmaker

WASHINGTON — The founder of a Maryland nonprofit has been charged with bribing a former Prince George’s County Council member and state delegate in exchange for grant money.

Felix Ayala, founder of the Salvadoran Business Caucus, which provides scholarships to high school and college students, was charged Wednesday in federal court with bribery and making false statements, according to court documents.

Prosecutors said Ayala paid former Maryland Del. Will Campos $5,000 a year between 2012 to 2015 in exchange for $100,000 in grant money, prosecutors said in court documents.

During part of that time, Campos was a member of the Prince George’s County Council, where he could dispense grant funds at his discretion. Court documents said Campos continued to accept the bribes after his election to the Maryland Statehouse.



Glass   takes one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times!

Gold   is the only metal that doesn't rust, even if it's buried in the ground for 
thousands of years.
Your tongue   is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end.
If you stop getting thirsty you need to drink more water. When a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.
Zero is the only number that cannot be represented by Roman numerals.
Kites   were used in the American Civil War to deliver letters and newspapers.
The song Auld Lang Syne   is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost 
every English-speaking country in the world to bring in the new year. 

Drinking water after eating   reduces the acid in your mouth by 61 percent. Drinking a glass of water before you eat may help digestion and curb appetite.
Peanut oil is used for cooking in submarines because it doesn't smoke unless it's heated above 450F.
The roar   that we hear when weplace a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.
Nine out of every 10   living things live in the ocean.
The banana   cannot  reproduce itself.  It can be propagated only by the hand of 

Airports at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air density.
The University of Alaska   spans four time zones.
The tooth is the only part of the human body that cannot heal itself.

Delaware State Police update regarding deadly prison hostage incident at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center.


[This article, originally published in 2005, was written for National Review Online by Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.]

Who do you think said this: “Reliance on constitutional lawsuits to achieve policy goals has become a wasting addiction among American progressives. . . . Whatever you feel about the rights that have been gained through the courts, it is easy to see that dependence on judges has damaged the progressive movement and its causes”? Rush Limbaugh? Laura Ingraham? George Bush? The author is David von Drehle, a Washington Post columnist. This admission, by a self-identified liberal, is refreshing stuff. It is a healthy sign for the country and those rethinking the direction of the Democratic party in the wake of November’s election results. Let’s hope this sort of thinking spreads.

There’s no doubt that constitutional lawsuits have secured critical civil-rights victories, with the desegregation cases culminating in Brown v. Board of Education topping the list. But rather than use the judiciary for extraordinary cases, von Drehle recognizes that American liberals have become addicted to the courtroom, relying on judges and lawyers rather than elected leaders and the ballot box, as the primary means of effecting their social agenda on everything from gay marriage to assisted suicide to the use of vouchers for private-school education.

This overweening addiction to the courtroom as the place to debate social policy is bad for the country and bad for the judiciary. In the legislative arena, especially when the country is closely divided, compromises tend to be the rule the day. But when judges rule this or that policy unconstitutional, there’s little room for compromise: One side must win, the other must lose.


1944 OR 2014

1944 then 2014

This is one of the most fascinating forwards I've ever received... I kept going back and forth on each picture and was totally mesmerized! Now this is an incredible use of technology. Like traveling back in time!

Directions: Just click on the photo anywhere and it will become 2014. Click again and it will go back to 1944; or you can left click and hold on each photo, and then drag your mouse gently from left to right on the original photograph and it will be become a photo of the exact same location and view in 2014. Drag it back to the left and you are back in 1944! Scroll down for more pictures. embed/2014/apr/image-opacity-s lider-master/index.html?ww2-dd ay

Click or drag to fade between images ...

2017 MD HB 600, SB 175 Propose to Regulate Private Property

2017 MD HB 600/SB 175, proposed by Delegate Kramer and Senator Manno, respectively, propose restrictions on private property where medical oxygen is in use.

Among the proposed nanny state provisions:





Salisbury Man Convicted And Sentenced For Kidnapping

College endowments have worst year since 2009

BOSTON —Hundreds of U.S. colleges lost money on their investments last year, continuing a downward slide that threatens to put a pinch on budgets, according to a new study.

Among 800 schools included in the study, the average endowment shrank by almost 2 percent, the worst performance since the economic recession in 2009. The annual study is done by the National Association of College and University Business Officers and the Commonfund Institute, a Connecticut investment firm.

In contrast to college endowments, the Standard & Poor's 500 index, a broad measurement of the stock market, ended 2016 with a gain of 9.5 percent.


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