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Friday, March 17, 2017

FRIENDS OF WICOMICO PUBLIC LIBRARIES TO HOST SPRING BOOK SALE

The Friends of Wicomico Public Libraries will host their Spring Book Sale on Friday, March 24th,

10:00 am – 4:30 pm, Saturday, March 25th, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm and Sunday, March 26th 1:00 – 4:30 pm at the Downtown Library. There will also be a special preview sale for current Friends members only on Thursday, March 23rd, 5:00 - 7:00 pm.

Art books, children’s books, cook books, classic and current fiction, music and movies will be available for sale. Most materials found at the book sale are under $2 with items as low as 10 cents. The Bag o’ Books sale begins at 2:00 PM on Saturday and continues all day Sunday. Shoppers may fill a Friends bag full of books for only $15.

Frank Gaffney: European Nations Are ‘Reeling from the Effects of Unassimilated Muslims in Their Midst’

Center for Security PolicyPresident Frank Gaffney looked at the growing conflict between Turkey, Germany, and the Netherlands on Wednesday’s Breitbart News Daily with SiriusXM host Alex Marlow.

“You have not just large numbers of Turks, but you have, of course, Moroccans and others from the Arab world, the Muslim world most especially, who are making up a larger part of the population of not just the Netherlands, but, of course, of countries across Europe,” Gaffney explained.

He said this was “thanks in part to the hijrah, if you will – the migration, the invasion some would call it,” adding, “The colonization, I think, is sort of the traditional way of thinking of it in the historical terms of Islam.”

“This infusion of well over a million people in just the last two years has exacerbated the situation to the point where people like those you’ve been discussing – Geert Wilders in the Netherlands, Marine le Pen in France, and others elsewhere across the continent – are finding large numbers of people who are part of the native population of their countries wanting change, wanting resistance to the mutation of their countries,” Gaffney said.

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Who Paid The Most and Least Federal Income Tax


Exclusive - Rand Paul: Let's 'Smash' Paul Ryan's Obamacare Lite 'to Smithereens'

Look, I’m a “glass is half full” kind of guy. You have to be. I try to stay positive. I try to keep thinking maybe, maybe someday CONGRESS will remember the vision of our Founding Fathers … and that those we elect will represent us, not the special interests.

But Washington politicians are so far gone that the Constitution is not even an afterthought, and their master seems to be whatever industry funds them.

It doesn’t have to be this way. We just had an election about change, about draining the swamp. President Trump promised to be different, and I believe he sincerely wants to be. But he is being taken for a ride through the swamp right now on “Obamacare Lite.”

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Trace Adkins Releases Tribute Song to Military Service 'Still a Soldier'

New York Emergency Worker Run Over By Stolen Ambulance

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York emergency medical technician and mother of five who authorities say was “bravely doing her job” was killed when she was run over by her own ambulance that had just been stolen.

Yadira Arroyo, 44, and another EMT were in the process of responding to a call Thursday night in the Bronx when they were alerted that a man was riding on the back bumper of their ambulance, Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said.

“So, they stopped the ambulance, they got out to see what was happening. This person, in turn, went around the other side of the ambulance and got into the driver’s side,” Nigro said.

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Missing Lab In Salisbury: UPDATE

Bo, or Bozo has run off from the Cannon Farm Estates, 30423 Bennett Road, Salisbury. It’s suppertime, and I’ll bet someone has him in house obliging his request. I’ve been around 7 times and neighbors haven’t seen him in an hour. If you have him, Please call me! Gary @ 443-523-0029. Male lab who plays frisbee forever.

NYC Rents Need To Fall Up To 15% Says Billionaire Real Estate Investor, Richard LeFrak

Billionaire real estate investor Richard LeFrak sat down with Bloomberg this morning and unloaded some rather disappointing predictions for New York real estate owners, namely that they should expect 10-15% rent reductions over the coming months/years. As we have several times as well, LeFrak said the pricing weakness will come courtesy of a massive oversupply of new apartment capacity which was built in anticipation of "incomes that don't exist in the market now."

"Rents are going to come down, I would say, 10-15%. They started to already.

Part of that is because we built a lot of new product at the high end...anticipating incomes that don't exist in the market now.

You can have a job in a hotel or the hospitality business and you can have a job in the financial services business. Those two jobs don't pay the same but they both count as a job.

So we need more affordable product in the market. There's huge demand in that price point.

But what we built, whether it's in New York or San Francisco, or some of the other over-served markets, will get absorbed because in the end, it's jobs."

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Natural Resources Careers Camp Accepting Applicants

Annual Weeklong Program Offered for Grades 9-12


 High school students with an interest in forestry, fisheries, wildlife or parks management are invited to join teens at Natural Resources Careers Camp, July 23 to 29 at Hickory Environmental Education Center in Garrett County.

Experts from a variety of conservation and natural resources fields will provide campers with a firsthand look at what it takes for a career in natural resources.

“This program is perfect for young adults planning a career in conservation or those with an interest in natural resources who want to see if this profession is right for them,” Maryland Department of Natural Resources Project Forester Donna Davis said.

Yoga Pants, Cozy Clothes May Be Key Source of Sea Pollution

KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — Comfortable clothes are emerging as a source of plastic that's increasingly ending up in the oceans and potentially contaminating seafood, according to Gulf Coast researchers launching a two-year study of microscopic plastics in the waters from south Texas to the Florida Keys.

The project , led by the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, will rely partly on volunteers participating in coastal cleanup events. It also will expand a year's worth of data collected around the state of Florida that predominantly found microfibers — shreds of plastic even smaller than microbeads flowing down bathroom sinks and shower drains.

Yoga pants, Patagonia's cozy jackets, sweat-wicking athletic wear and other garments made from synthetic materials shed microscopic plastic fibers — called "microfibers" — when they're laundered. Wastewater systems flush the microfibers into natural waterways, eventually reaching the sea.

"Anything that's nylon or polyester, like the fleece-type jackets," University of Florida researcher Maia McGuire said.

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FLASHBACK: Sid Blumenthal Lobbied Hillary Clinton On Behalf Of Pro-Putin Georgian Politician

In September 2012, Hillary Clinton’s longtime friend and informal adviser, Sidney Blumenthal, sent an email to the then-secretary of state’s secret email account touting a Georgian politician allied with Russia’s president Vladimir Putin.

In the email, Blumenthal wrote on behalf of John Kornblum, a former ambassador to Germany who was working as a consultant for Bidzina Ivanishvili, a Georgian billionaire who was head of the Georgian Dream political party.

Ivanishvili, a Putin ally, was running for president against Mikheil Saakashvili, an ally of the U.S.

The email has already been reported — first by Gawker and with limited pickup on other news websites — but it’s worth revisiting amid allegations that President Trump’s advisers have kept secret their meetings with Russian government officials and others linked to the Kremlin.

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Md. Police Dept. Drone Helps Find $394K In Stolen Construction Equipment From Multiple States

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Cecil County Sheriff’s Office says its drone program has helped recover from a Maryland man’s properties almost $400,000 worth of construction equipment stolen from other states.

According to a news release from the department, the Sheriff’s Office was contacted on March 9 by New Jersey State Police investigators.

NJSP said officers were conducting an investigation into multiple pieces of stolen heavy duty equipment and had identified an Elkton resident as a suspect.

“Based on the investigation they were moving one or two items at a time. This wasn’t one theft these were multiple thefts over a period of time and the property was being stored at the address,” says Lt. Michael Holmes with Cecil County Sheriff’s Office.

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Countdown To Crisis

[Ed. Note: To see exactly what this former Reagan insider has to say about Trump and the fiscal threats from politics and the debt ceiling, David Stockman is sending out a copy of his book Trumped! A Nation on the Brink of Ruin… And How to Bring It Back to any American willing to listen – before it is too late. To learn how to get your free copy CLICK HERE.]

During the run-up to the election, the deep state bureaucrats at the Treasury built up what I described Friday as Hillary’s debt ceiling “war chest,” sending the cash balance to $425 billion shortly before election day.

By contrast, shortly after the election the Treasury stopped selling new debt, and began to actually pay down maturing bills and notes. The Treasury has burned over$338 billion of cash since then. That depleted Hillary’s war chest since she wouldn’t be around to benefit from it.

Or rather, it pumped a veritable tsunami of cash into the canyons of Wall Street.

In a word, the Treasury took its boot off the neck of the bond dealers, thereby enabling the 15% frolic higher in the stock market that has become known as the Trump Reflation Trade.

And that gets me to the countdown to crisis beginning March 15…

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Reagan Jokes About Irish Heritage on St. Patrick’s Day

Former President Ronald Reagan stopped by an Irish pub in Alexandria, Va. on Saint Patrick’s Day in 1988 to discuss his Irish upbringing. During his visit, he made some jokes at the expense of his heritage.

While speaking at Pat Troy’s Ireland’s Own, Reagan said, “You know, my father told me when I was that high that the Irish built the jails in this country and then filled them,” Reagan said to laughter.

“You’re thinking what I did, and for a long time I was very wary about saying anything, and I didn't know why he was so proud of that ‘till I got a ticket once from a Chicago cop. And when I heard that brogue, I found out what he meant. The police forces of America are largely Irish.”

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St. Peter’s Lutheran works for immigrant rights in OC

Sign, sign, can’t you read the sign.

The marquee in front of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 10301 Coastal Hwy., which translates to “We are in solidarity with immigrants,” is a response to the recent spike in arrests and detentions by Immigration Control and Enforcement officials, said Pastor Gregg Knepp.

Concerned that families are being torn apart, Knepp consulted with Bishop Bill Gohl Jr., who oversees more than 170 Lutheran Churches in Delaware and Maryland.

“Before I knew it, I had agreed to coordinate a response on the Eastern Shore,” he said. “I’m not sure if I volunteered or if I was assigned this responsibility.”

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State Legislatures Consider More Voter ID Law Proposals Since Sessions Did This

State legislatures have begun pushing voter identification proposals since Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered the Justice Department to withdraw from its legal fight against Texas’s voter ID law.

The move by Sessions is a reversal of the previous administration’s DOJ six-year legal battle against the Texas law.

Officials from the Justice Department contacted liberal activist groups on board with the lawsuit against Texas, including the Brennan Center for Justice, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the NAACP, and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund about the change in policy at the DOJ, Salon reported.

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Federal budget cuts could mean $2.5 billion loss for DC in 2018

WASHINGTON — It still needs Congressional approval, but as proposed, President Donald Trump’s federal budget would have a big impact on the D.C. area.

In order to direct a huge new influx of money toward the military and the border wall with Mexico, the budget includes major funding reductions elsewhere, including cuts of 21 percent for the Agriculture and Labor departments, 29 percent for the State Department, and 31 percent for the Environmental Protection Agency.

“Just about every agency that’s targeted for cutbacks is either headquartered in Washington or has a major presence in the region,” Stephen Fuller, professor of public policy at George Mason University, told WTOP.

“I think the threat is that we could lose as many as 15,000 federal jobs in 2018 if this were implemented,” said Fuller, who studies economic trends in the region. “It could be higher. I have an upper range to the forecast of just under 25,000.”

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Trump & Merkel Find Common Ground!

More than just this, but it does put a comical spin on things.


Hogan blasts ‘disgraceful’ treatment of nominees

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says his nominees for top-level jobs aren’t getting a fair shake in the Maryland General Assembly.

In a news conference Wednesday where Hogan gave a progress report of his legislative agenda, the governor complained that his nominee for the Department of Planning had been mistreated by the Senate’s executive nominations committee.

Hogan called the hearing process for Wendi Peters “disgraceful” and said she was questioned in a “demeaning, sexist way.”

Peters’ nomination was rejected by the committee, whose members found her unqualified for the job.

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Flashback Friday!

Remember when...


Governor Hogan: We Need To Work Together And Get It Done

Two Male High School Students Charged with Rape of Female High School Student




Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) have arrested and charged two Rockville High School students, Jose O. Montano, age 17, of an unconfirmed address, and Henry E. Sanchez, age 18, of Bel Pre Road in the Aspen Hill area, with the rape of a juvenile female Rockville High School student. The rape occurred at the school yesterday during school hours. Montano has been charged as an adult in this crime.

On Thursday, March 16, school administrators notified Montgomery County Police that a juvenile female student reported to them that she had been sexually assaulted in a boy’s bathroom by two male students. SVID detectives were notified of this report and began an investigation.

The investigation has determined that at approximately 9:00 a.m. on March 16, the victim was walking in a school hallway when she met two male students, identified as Montano and Sanchez. Montano asked the victim to walk with him and Sanchez. Montano asked the victim to engage in sexual intercourse. She refused. Montano asked the victim again and then forced her into a boy’s bathroom and then into a stall. Montano and Sanchez both raped the victim inside the bathroom stall.

Montano and Sanchez were arrested on school property by SVID investigators. They were transported to the Central Processing Unit and charged with first-degree rape and two counts of first-degree sexual offense. They were held without bond and will have bond review today at 1:00 p.m. in Rockville District Court.

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Montano’s photograph will not be released because he is a juvenile.

Get ‘lucky’ with otters at Delmarva Discovery Center

The Delmarva Discovery Center is providing an opportunity for children to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a special otter-themed event on Friday evening.

“The Luck of the Otters: Hidden Treasures of the Delmarva,” which takes place at the Discovery Center in Pocomoke from 6-9 p.m., will offer kids a night of crafts, games, food, and a chance to interact with otters Mac and Tuck.

Jordan Messick, education and program coordinator, said the pair of male otters have been a huge hit since moving into the Discovery Center last July.

“We’re trying to do a monthly event around the otters,” she said.

She said last month nearly two-dozen youngsters attended the event, “You Otter Be My Valentine.”

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Young People Expose Google / Facebook / Reddit Internet Censorship Plan

Good Samaritan offered to spot diners cash, then they went ‘ballistic

A disabled Brooklyn man kindly offered a couple of bucks to two diners who were short of cash at an eatery — and received a beating with his own cane as thanks, cops and the victim said Wednesday.

Then, as the good Samaritan was writhing in pain on the ground, another thug came over and rifled through his pockets.

The whole attack went down in front of other customers, one of whom was seen checking her cellphone and stepping over his body. The still bruised and battered victim, Joseph Molohon, 37, whose assault was caught on surveillance video, said he only had one question for his attackers.

Why?

“That night, I’d gone to pick up money from [Social Security] and then sat down to have dinner,” Molohon, who said he suffers from multiple sclerosis and HIV, recalled of the March 1 incident at Texas Chicken and Burgers in Flatbush.

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52% Voters Approve Trump Job Performance — Stat Buried in 2nd-to-Last Graph of Story

A Politico/Morning Consultpoll released on Wednesday shows 52 percent of voters approve of President Donald Trump’s job performance, but that statistic is in the second-to-last paragraph of the Politico article about the poll.

Public opinion of the new health care proposal is limited thus far, though the POLITICO/Morning Consult poll does show less fervent opposition to the bill than aSurveyMonkey poll of adult Americans released on Tuesday.

Similarly, the Politico/Morning Consult survey also shows more positive opinions of the job Trump is doing as president. In the new poll, 52 percent of voters approve of Trump’s job performance, more than the 43 percent who disapprove. But, on balance, most polls show more disapprove than approve of the job Trump is doing.

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Muslims Demand Boss Allow Hijabs At Work & Courts Have PRICELESS Response

The number of refugees pouring into Europe from the Middle East has increased so rapidly in recent years that Europe is still trying to catch up. While the situation is certainly dire, unprecedented problems and dangers are arising for Europeans who aretrying their best to make sure their families are safe in the midst of so much change.

Recently the concern has arisen regarding whether or not Muslim should be guaranteed the right to wear a hijab in the workplace. The most recent ruling from the EU court says that Employers are ensured the right to prevent their workers from wearing headscarves or hijabs. Many have responded with relief that they can help protect their businesses from potential dangers by being able to control the dress code of their employees without being punished.

This is the first decision made by the courts regarding Islamic clothing, specifically regarding Islamic headscarves.

The court’s official stance included the following, “An internal rule of an undertaking which prohibits the visible wearing of any political, philosophical or religious sign does not constitute direct discrimination.”

This does not mean that Muslim’s cannot wear the Hijab, it simply means that employees have the right to require a dress code that excludes the headwear. A universal ban of the Hijab has not yet been considered or ruled on, and it considered to a be a poor solution to the problem at hand. Most businesses are seeing a great deal of gray area in the proceedings, and want the right to determine for themselves what their policy will be moving forward.

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University of Maryland to offer new resources for undocumented students

The University of Maryland is taking new steps to coordinate services for undocumented immigrants who are enrolled at College Park.

Officials at U-Md. and many other colleges and universities have repeatedly expressed solidarity with these students since the presidential election. President Trump took a hard line against illegal immigration during his campaign, but he has recently suggested that he hopes to work out a solution for some who were young children when they arrived in the United States.

This week, U-Md. said it will assign a person on its staff to coordinate services for undocumented students as part of an “ongoing commitment” to them. University spokeswoman Katie Lawson said that the coordinator will “address the immediate needs” of those students and that “we will continue to assess the need for staff support moving forward.”

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Animal Activists Roast Themselves at Hollywood Blvd Trump Protest

SPD Press Release - (Fatal Pedestrian Hit and Run Investigation) 3-17-17


Kim Jong Un Makes Stunning Statement About Nuclear Weapons Test

Rumor has it that North Korea is getting ready to hold their biggest nuclear weapons test to date. Their last one was 20-30 kilotons and they are bragging that this one will be a 282 kiloton nuclear bomb. And get this, a defector says it could split the country in two and bring on an apocalypse because of nuclear fallout. Okay, who ordered the apocalypse?

As usual, I have sincere doubts about this. Many if not most rumors associated with North Korea are bogus. That’s not to say that Kim Jong Un isn’t dangerous… he’s murderously nuts. But I kind of doubt that he would destroy his own country just to say ‘mine’s bigger than yours’. Does size matter that much to this troll? Sounds like a personal issue if you ask me. I sincerely doubt that even if the bomb is as big as claimed, that it would split the country in two and bring about Armageddon.

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BOOM! Texas County Played Trump’s BLUFF – Now They Are Out MILLIONS!

Travis County is home to the capitol of Texas, Austin. It is an island of progressivism in a mostly conservative state. Travis County Sheriff “Sanctuary Sally” Hernandez has fallen out of the graces of Governor Abbott, who has bluntly stated that if she continues to defy the rule of law, he will cut off millions of dollars to the county. So far, she’s not budging. Texas Governor Greg Abbott made abolishing sanctuary jurisdictions in Texas an emergency item for this year’s legislative session and a bill is speeding through that would enforce that move. I love Governor Abbott.

Sheriff Hernandez is about to knowingly create a catastrophe for the City of Austin. They could lose $125 million in state and federal grants. Can you spell bankruptcy? At this time, “(t)he governor’s office is currently evaluating how much of that $125 million could be taken away under S.B. 4.” Oh, I hope all of it is taken away. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

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Maddow Loses It


Violent Threats Against the President Are OK Now?

Turn on TV or browse your newsfeeds on social media, and you will be bombarded with polemics about the sky falling and credible threats of violence against conservative figures.

The FBI investigated a threat to kill Milo Yiannoupolis for the audacity to want to speak on a college campus. Threats against former Labor Secretary nominee Andy Puzder’s wife caused him to withdraw himself from consideration. Multiple intimidatory remarks haunted members of the Trump-voting Electoral College. President Trump has been the target of declarations of violence on a near daily basis.

And yet, when it comes to this constant flow of threats, there seems to be little outrage from the nation’s leading journalists and pundits.

Social media shines almost every day with a new dimwitted threat against Trump and his presidency. “Comedienne” Sarah Silverman called for a military coup. Madonna told protesters she “thought” about blowing up the White House. Violence seems to break out every time a conservative comes to speak at a college campus. Rosie O’Donnell talks about “stopping” Trump on Twitter.

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Despite Hogan veto threat, Maryland Senate approves paid sick time proposal

A day after Gov. Larry Hogan promised to veto it, the Maryland Senate approved a mandatory paid sick time bill by a veto-proof margin.

The margin of passage sets up another political confrontation with the Republican governor, who on Wednesday described the Senate's plan as "terrible" and said it and a similar proposal advanced by House of Delegates were "dead on arrival."

The Senate proposal, passed Thursday with only Democrats voting in favor, would require companies with more than 15 workers to offer five days of paid sick leave per year, with an exception for seasonal employees. Smaller firms must offer the same amount of leave, but unpaid.

The House of Delegates approved paid sick-time legislation this month that would mandate seven days a year and called for seasonal workers to be defined as those who work fewer than 90 days, not 106 as the Senate proposed. The House also passed its bill by a veto-proof margin, 88-51.

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June 1st: Deep State to Overthrow Trump

Congress On The WARPATH Seeking Justice Against Obama- It Doesn’t Look Good For Him

Six high ranking Republican senators have teamed up to write a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson imploring him to look into the Obama administration’s efforts to meddle in foreign elections.

According to the letter, taxpayer dollars granted to entities such as George Soros’ Open Society Foundations were utilized to“push a progressive agenda and invigorate the political left” in foreign countries.

The Republican senators who have participated in such a bold move are Mike Lee, Ariz., Utah, Jim Inhofe, Okla., Thom Tillis, N.C., Ted Cruz, Texas, David Perdue, Ga., and Bill Cassidy, La.

The senators inquired into USAID about funds that were meted out to the U.S. Mission in Macedonia, which has been constituted in building a coalition government since the decision of its December 2016 elections.

The letter goes as followed:

“Unfortunately, we have received credible reports that, over the past few years, the U.S. Mission there has actively intervened in the party politics of Macedonia, as well as in the shaping of its media environment and civil society, often favoring left-leaning political groups over others.”

“We find these reports discouraging and, if true, highly problematic.”

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San Francisco loses big in property-rights fight

Court rejects demand case over 'confiscatory law' be reopened

The city of San Francisco has lost its bid to reopen a case over a “confiscatory” law it adopted that essentially forced landlords to implement a massive transfer of wealth to tenants if they wanted to change the use of their property.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals this week rejected the city’s attempt to overturn the Pacific Legal Institute’s federal district court victory in 2014 over the city’s since-repealed Tenant Relocation Ordinance.

It was a “confiscatory law that barred landlords from removing their units from the rental market unless they paid huge sums to their tenants,” Pacific Legal said.

PLF challenged the ordinance on behalf of, among others, Dan and Maria Levin, who live in the upstairs unit of their two-story home. The Levins were seeking to use the lower unit for friends and family, but they would have had to pay their tenant as much as $118,000 for the ability to do so.

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Happy St. Patrick's Day

Q: What is out on the lawn all summer and is Irish?
A: Paddy O'Furniture


Q: What do you call a fake stone in Ireland?
A: A sham rock.


Q: Why do people wear shamrocks on St. Patrick's Day?
A: Regular rocks are too heavy.


Q: Why can't you borrow money from a leprechaun?
A: Because they're always a little short.


Q: How did the Irish Jig get started?
A: Too much to drink and not enough restrooms!


Q: Why do leprechauns have pots o'gold?
A: They like to "go" first class!


Wilders on Eve-of-Vote Debate: 'Political Correctness and Islam Will Destroy Our Nation'

Meeting with the leader of the Christian Union in the last televised debate on the eve of Wednesday’s general election, Party For Freedom (PVV) leader Geert Wilders accused his opposite of failing to stand up for Christians, and said resisting Islam was a matter of survival for the Netherlands.

In the format of the election debate, which saw a number of short rounds of discussion between the leaders of the many political parties contesting Wednesday’s election, Mr. Wilders was allowed to introduce a motion which would then be debated. Revealing he had selected to discuss Islam, Wilders said he’d picked the topic not out of a lack of respect for his opponent, or that he was trying to trip him up, but given it was the last televised debate before the polls opened he thought it should be on the most important topic facing the Netherlands today.

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FAMED Conservative Radio Show Host VICIOUSLY Attacked In Plain SIGHT!

Savage is an incredibly successful conservative radio host who has made it clear that he is in favor of Donald Trump. Since the beginning of the previous presidential election Savage was one of President Donald Trump’s biggest supporters. And it is clear due to recent events that this support has made life more dangerous for him.

He is famous for saying things like this:

“Donald Trump is a patriot. He is a nationalist. He is trying to give the Americans who voted for him what they asked for. It’s really our battle for America, isn’t it?” Savage said recently regarding his support of President Donald Trump.

“He’s congenial, he’s honest, he’s authentic,” Savage added to the list. “And the important thing to remember is this: Let’s say we only get 30 or 40 percent of his promises on the campaign trail. Let’s say it’s 30 percent. That’s 130 percent more than we would have gotten with Hillary Clinton.”

So when an adamant Trump opposer ran into Savage in a restaurant he was quick to express his distaste for the man. He started taunting Savage and then pushed the older man to the ground as well as attacking Savage’s dog. A man who was looking onto the scene quickly sprang into action and helped detain the man until police could arrive.

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Hillary Clinton is ‘Thinking’ about Running for NYC Mayor

Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is considering running for New York City mayor, according to a reportby TMZ.

TMZ reports that a source who was at a small gathering last month with Clinton and “some politically connected people” from New York said the former presidential candidate “has not ruled” out the possibility and is “taking a real look at it.”

Clinton also told the close circle to measure “the level of interest and support” to a potential Clinton candidacy.

“Hillary says the people in the room were supportive of a run, and she said she was talking to people in her close circle to gauge the level of interest and support in a Clinton candidacy,” the source told TMZ. “Judging from the meeting, so far it’s just talk.”

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Report: Trump Orders State Dept. to Cut UN Funding by Half

Globalists claim UN budget cuts will lead to "chaos"

President Donald Trump has ordered the State Department to cut its funding for programs at the United Nations by half, according to a report from Foreign Policy.

Foreign Policy, citing three unnamed sources at the State Dept. as the source of its reporting, said the move constitutes “an unprecedented retreat by [the] administration from international operations that keep the peace, provide vaccines for children, monitor rogue nuclear weapons programs, and promote peace talks from Syria to Yemen.”

As the Trump administration is set to release its proposed 2018 budget, cuts of up to 37% at the State Dept., the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), peacekeeping operations, and other foreign aid programs are expected.

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Trump says he learned about Obama 'wiretapping' him from NEWS reports but insists he has 'a lot' of evidence and promises 'very interesting items' will emerge soon

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that when he claimed the Obamaadministration had 'wiretapped' him during the 2016 presidential campaign, he was basing his conclusions on news reports.

But he promised that Americans will soon see 'some very interesting items' that could shed light on his still-unsubstantiated claim that former President Barack Obama 'wiretapped' his phones.

Trump dangled the possibility during an interview with Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson in Michigan, even as top congressional leaders of the Intelligence committees said they have seen no evidence to support the president's March 4 claims.

'"Wiretap" covers a lot of different things,' Trump cautioned Carlson, suggesting that he might turn up evidence of other kinds of surveillance.

Asked how he concluded he was being snooped on, Trump cited a January 20 New York Times article 'where they were talking about wiretapping. There was an article, I think they used that exact term.'

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Wicomico Committee To Review Dog Ordinance

SALISBURY- Officials in Wicomico County are seeking input from multiple entities to restore and repurpose the former Dog Ordinance Review Committee, which will soon address issues regarding animal welfare.

In an open work session last week, Council President John Cannon asked councilmembers to suggest ideas for a new animal committee.

“We are trying to get some input from the council and maybe their thoughts for establishing a committee similar to what was done a few years back,” he said.

Councilman Joe Holloway said the county established the Dog Ordinance Review Committee years ago after a dog mauled and injured a young man in Willards. Committee members at the time, Cannon said, were tasked with providing recourse and rules that would protect residents from further dog attacks.

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Texas attorney general backs up Trump claim of noncitizens voting at polls

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton supports President Trump’s claim that noncitizens are voting in U.S. elections, saying prosecutors in his own state have won convictions for voter fraud.

“I know it’s an issue because I deal with it,” Mr. Paxton told The Washington Times. “We just got a conviction on an illegal that voted in an election.”

Putting a number on how many illegal votes were cast is difficult, however, because local election officials aren’t looking for that kind of fraud.

“They’re complicit in allowing it to happen,” he said. “I guarantee it is happening — whatever people say.”

Mr. Trump has said millions of illegal votes were cast in the presidential election, distorting the national vote tally in favor of his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, and has called for an investigation into the matter. In November, Mr. Trump said he would have won the national vote “if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.”

The claim has been heatedly debated, but Mr. Paxton said voter fraud could reach into the millions.

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Alexander: Are Sanctuary Cities Safer?

My interactions with rational liberals (not always an oxymoron) provide a window into how they process “facts,” reshaping them to comport with their statist and utopian worldviews.

I had an opportunity to engage one such lefty this week — an acquaintance who’s an attorney, and who took strong exception to my characterization of so-called “sanctuary cities” as being more dangerous because they advertise immunity for illegal aliens, thus attracting more violent offenders.

Liberals, of course, become insufferably sanctimonious when advocating for things as ostensibly wonderful as a “sanctuary,” but, despite all the “warm and fuzzy feelings,” the secret among Democratic Party leaders is that the sanctuary city movement is nothing more than a pandering political charade aimed at Hispanic voters — and sanctimonious fellow leftist elites.

The previous administration’s “immigration reform strategy” was designed to fail, because otherwise it would flood the markets of their dwindling union and blue collar constituencies with cheap immigrant labor, and the former would never tolerate the latter. Instead, the policy has always been one of smoke and mirrors: placating Hispanic voters with empty promises of blanket amnesty, while never losing a constituent by fulfilling that promise.

That notwithstanding, there are now more than 500 sanctuary cities, large and small, all across the United States. That’s almost twice the number of a year ago. Not surprisingly, the growth has been driven by opposition to President Donald Trump’s commitment to enforce our nation’s immigration laws. Consequently, Trump has put those cities on notice, threatening to cut $2.7 billion in federal funding if they refuse to abide by the law.

So, here’s how my debate with a big-hearted but light-headed lawyer began..

EPA Union Members Held Signs for ‘Resistance’ at Rally

Environmental Protection Agency employees are being encouraged to attend another "resist" rally by two agency unions.

The National Treasury Employees Union Chapter 280, which represents roughly 1,700 EPA workers, sent an email to employees inviting them to attend a rally Wednesday outside of EPA headquarters to "save the environment."

The union teamed up with the liberal environmentalist group the Sierra Club to host the rally. The Sierra Club has called EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, the former attorney general of Oklahoma, "unfit" to lead the agency. The Sierra Club website states the need to "fight back against Trump," and "protect our planet from Trump."

"Our sister union, [American Federation of Government Employees] AFGE Local 3331, is jointly sponsoring a rally to save the environment with the Sierra Club outside EPA Headquarters," the NTEU said in an email to EPA employees. "NTEU is supporting AFGE in this rally and encourages you to use your lunch time to attend."

A flyer advertising the protest states, "EPA employees save American lives."

"Spread the word and prepare now," the AFGE union said.

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FBI Deputy Director Did Not Include Wife’s Ties to Clinton Ally in Financial Disclosure Forms

Andrew McCabe, the deputy director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations who aided the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server, did not report his wife Jill's salary or campaign donations in financial disclosure forms. McCabe's forms were filed with the Office of Government Ethics, and were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act, according to Fox News.

The Washington Free Beacon reported on Nov. 7, 2016 that Hillary Clinton bundlers and Clinton ally Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe were major donors to Jill McCabe's Virginia state senate campaign.

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Trump Wants EPA's Budget At The Lowest Level In 40 Years

President Donald Trump will recommend cutting the EPA budget 31 percent.

Trump will release his “skinny budget” Thursday morning, broadly laying out the White House’s budget request. Trump will push for a $2.6 billion cut to EPA’s budget, congressional staffers familiar with the request told NYT.

Previous reporting indicated Trump wanted to cut EPA’s budget 25 percent, or $2 billion, and reduce its staff by 20 percent, or 3,000 employees. But in the last couple of days, sources told reporters the cuts would likely be deeper.

Trump is expected to cut dozens of EPA global warming programs, funding to environmental groups and state grants. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said he would push to protect grants to states for environmental cleanup and water infrastructure.

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University of Maryland facing backlash over new ‘undocumented student coordinator’ position

U.S. Women's Hockey Team Boycotting World Championships To Protest Low Pay

The U.S. Women's National Hockey Team — the reigning world champions — won't be defending their title this year. They're boycotting the championships as a protest against USA Hockey, citing stalled negotiations for "fair wages and equitable support" from the organization.

The U.S. national team is a dominant player in women's ice hockey — they've medaled in all five Olympic Games that featured women's hockey and won the world championships seven times since 2000. (Over the same time frame, the men won two Olympic and two World Championship silvers.)

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On June 1st The Deep State Will Move To Overthrow Trump

On Wednesday, March 15, 2017 the U.S. government once again hit its debt ceiling. In short, this means that until Congress raises the ceiling, the government will be unable to borrow more money. If you remember the last time this happened, there were weeks of posturing by Republicans and Democrats while some government services started shutting down. After much deliberation and negotiation the debt ceiling was eventually raised and collapse was avoided.

But this time around we may see a very different set of events play out. If it isn’t clear to you just yet, President Trump is under attack from all sides. Democrats, the media and even members of his own Party want to see him fail. But perhaps more importantly, it is the shadow operators known as “The Deep State” who may take this opportunity to lay the blame for decades of machinations at Trump’s feet.

These shadow forces have been at work manipulating everything from the global economy to the political affairs of sovereign nations.

While March 15th is the day we hit our debt ceiling, June 1st, 2017 is the real date to watch. That’s the day the Deep State may finally pull the trigger:

And what better way to do that then to collapse the economy?

Establishment Republicans and Democrats hate trump… many want to see him fail… even if it means a real systematic crisis for the nation.. in fact, many will even see this as a crisis to get rid of the President… to blame him for the last 30 years of mismanaging the country’s finances and be able to rebuke the voters who elected the President with a national mess… Trump and his supporters will be blamed and take the fall… this is the secret plan.

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Thank God Its Friday 3-17-17

What will you be doing this weekend?

Breaking News: The U.S. secretary of state said a freeze of North Korea's nuclear program was not enough and warned of pre-emptive action

Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson ruled out on Friday opening any negotiation with North Korea to freeze its nuclear and missile programs and said for the first time that the Trump administration might be forced to take pre-emptive action “if they elevate the threat of their weapons program” to an unacceptable level.

Mr. Tillerson’s comments in Seoul, a day before he travels to Beijing to meet Chinese leaders, explicitly rejected any return to the bargaining table in an effort to buy time by halting North Korea’s accelerating testing program, which the country’s leader, Kim Jong-un, said on New Year’s Day was in the “final stages” of preparation for the first launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile that could reach the United States.

Federal Reserve Raises Key Interest Rate, Signals 2 More Increases This Year

The Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee has voted 9-1 to increase its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point and said it aims to raise interest rates twice more by the end of the year.

The only dissenting vote came from Neel Kashkari, president of the Federal Reserve's regional bank in Minneapolis, according to the Fed's statement.

Wednesday's move brings the federal funds rate to a range of 0.75 percent to 1 percent. The increase was expected by the market and is consistent with what Fed officials had been signaling.

The Fed also said it is looking to increase rates three times next year, as inflation approaches the central bank's target annual rate of 2 percent, and the unemployment rate — now at 4.7 percent — appears stable.

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Former LA County Sheriff Lee Baca Convicted In Jail Corruption Case

The former sheriff of Los Angeles County has been convicted for his role in a scheme to block an FBI investigation into mistreatment of inmates in his jails.

For 15 years, Lee Baca led the nation's largest sheriff's department. He was among the most powerful law enforcement leaders in the country.

Part of Baca's job was to oversee the jails, where there were allegations of deputies beating inmates, including those in handcuffs.

The FBI started investigating civil rights abuses, but those efforts were blocked in 2011 when the sheriff's department discovered a cellphone the FBI had given an informant.

Deputies hid an inmate informant from the FBI. Later, they approached an FBI agent at her house and threatened to arrest her. Prosecutors said Sheriff Baca led the conspiracy.

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14% of Community College Students are Homeless

Half of community college students struggle to find housing and healthy food.

Community college students have difficulty fulfilling their basic needs.

Roughly half of students at 70 community colleges across the country face housing challenges, like obstacles paying rent or utilities regularly or needing to move frequently, a survey published Wednesday found. About two-in-three students have difficulty regularly accessing healthy food, according to the survey, published by the Wisconsin Hope Lab, a research organization focused on college affordability and the Association of Community College Trustees. And roughly 14% of students are homeless, the study found.

Despite stereotypes that say college students will choose to party or buy clothes over necessities,” the survey shows that students are choosing to pay for school, even in cases where they can’t afford to have a roof over their heads, said Sara Goldrick-Rab, a professor of higher education at Temple University and one of the authors of the study. (The survey queried more than 33,000 community college students at 70 schools in 24 states.)

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Fatal Pedestian Hit & Run In Salisbury


Wal-Mart to scoop up another Online Retailer

Wal-Mart will reportedly scoop up another online retailer.

According to Jezebel fashion blog, Jet.com on Thursday will ink a deal with Modcloth, an eclectic women's fashion brand known for serving curvy customers.

Jezebel obtained a recording of Modcloth CEO Matthew Kaness telling employees about the deal, which will be announced publicly on Friday, the publication said.

A spokesman for Wal-Mart, Jet's parent, declined to comment on the story. A representative for Modcloth did not respond to CNBC's request for comment.

Yet if a deal for the were to go through, it would be the latest in a spate of purchases by Wal-Mart. In a bid to close the gap with Amazon, the world's largest retailer began its buying spree with the $3.3 billion acquisition of Jet last year.

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More Than 1.1M Federal Student Loan Borrowers Entered Default Last Year

With the cost of college tuition continuing to increase, it likely comes as no surprise that more borrowers are finding themselves in default. In 2016 alone, 1.1 million borrowers entered default for their federal student loans. 

Monsanto May Have Ghostwritten Parts Of Reports Concluding That Roundup Is Safe

Glyphosate, the main chemical in the weed-killer Roundup, is one of the most popular herbicides on the planet, but newly unsealed court documents suggest that Roundup’s manufacturer, Monsanto, may have written at least some of an academic research paper used to demonstrate glyphosate’s safety. 

Company Says It Can Grow Real Chicken Meat In A Lab. Would You Eat It?

If chicken is on the menu for tonight’s dinner, you probably know it came from an actual chicken. But in the future, that piece of meat might have been grown in a lab. 

Amazon Prime Expanding Beer, Wine Delivery Service

Hate putting on real pants to go buy beer or wine? Some Ohio residents will have another option now that Amazon is expanding its Prime Now beer and wine delivery to customers in certain cities. 

Heartburn Meds: Do They Do More Harm Than Good?

Millions of Americans take medications to fight heartburn every day, but the price they pay may harm much more than their pocketbook. Recent studies have found that proton pump inhibitors, which fight heartburn and acid reflux, may spur kidney disease, increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, and lower the odds of surviving cancer, in addition to several other serious medical problems.

Proton pump inhibitors or PPIs, are some of the most widely prescribed drugs in the world, and many are available over-the-counter. Popular brands include Prilosec, Prevacid, Protonix, and Nexium. They reduce the amount of gastric acid produced by the stomach by inhibiting the enzyme that produces acid.

PPIs were found to increase the risk of:

Heart attacks: Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine found that using PPIs can increase the risk of heart attack. Patients who had already suffered heart attacks and took the blood thinner clopidogrel (Plavix), increased their risk of a second heart attack by 20 percent. Some experts worry that the risk may extend to everyone who takes PPIs, not just those who have had heart attacks and take blood thinners.

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