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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Hebron VFD Auxiliary Ladies Bash

Hebron VFD Auxiliary
Ladies Bash
A Night of Laughter, Libations and Loot
Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 5pm - 9pm
Hebron Fire Department
There will be Prizes, Chinese Auction, 50/50, DJ, Hors d' oeuvres and Cash Bar
Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door
You do not have to be present to win!
                                                   5:00 - $100                                     5:15 - Ladies Lunch
                                                   5:30 - Beach Basket                     5:45 - Massage
                                                   6:00 - $100                                     6:15 - Wine tasting w/ cheese tray
                                                   6:30 - Tanning                                6:45 -  Basket of Cheer
                                                   7:00 - $100                                     7:15 - Four (4) Orioles Tickets
                                                   7:30 - Getaway for the Night       7:45 - Mani/Pedi
                                                   8:00 - $100                                     8:15 - Winery Tour and Tasting
                                                   8:30 - European Facial                8:45 - Date Night
                                                   9:00 - Yeti Cooler w/ beach skin
Gold Sponsors: Bay Area Receivables, Bounds Funeral Home, Kim & Frank Nechay, Hebron Savings Bank and Long Life Treated Lumber
Silver Sponsors: Bordeleau Winery, Cato Inc., Delmarva Shorebirds, First Shore Federal, Francis Scott Key Hotel and Laytons Chance Winery
Bronze Sponsors: Delmar Pizza, EVO/Boonies, Farmers & Planters, Mann & Gray Insurance
For Tickets contact Melissa Blake @ 410-463-0942 , Sarah Howard @ 443-859-5961 or any Hebron Auxiliary Member

Rep. Mo Brooks files bill to repeal Obamacare

In a simple two-page document, an Alabama congressman has filed a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives to repeal Obamacare.

Or, as it is stated in the bill, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, introduced the bill Friday.

"This Act may be cited as the 'Obamacare Repeal Act,'" the bill states.

And the bill uses just one sentence to do it.

"Effective as of Dec. 31, 2017, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is repealed, and the provisions of law amended or repealed by such Act are restored or revived as if such Act had not been enacted," the bill states.

And that's it - one sentence.


WVFC Ladies Auxiliary Yard Sale

Yard Sale

Saturday, May 20, 2017
7:00 a.m. – until...

Willards Volunteer Fire Company
Main St Willards, MD

Breakfast Sandwiches & Lunch Served
• Chicken Salad Sandwiches
• Soup
• Baked Goods
• Homemade Ice Cream

$10 per Table
Call 410-726-1583 or 410-835-2285

Benefits Willards Vol Fire Co Ladies Auxiliary

Thousands Of Americans Are Fleeing The Big Cities

Why are so many people suddenly moving away from major U.S. cities?

Why are so many people suddenly moving away from major U.S. cities? Recently, I wrote about the mass exodus that is happening out of the state of California, but the truth is that what is happening there is just part of a national phenomenon.

The populations of some of our largest cities are steadily shrinking, and many experts are completely mystified by the seismic demographic shifts that we are now witnessing. Of course there are a whole host of reasons why people would want to move away from huge cities such as Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore and Cleveland. For some families, it simply comes down to wanting a better life for their children. But as you will see below, there are others that believe that things in this country are about to take an apocalyptic turn, and the big cities will not be a place that you want to be when economic collapse, rioting, looting, civil unrest and crime are all spiraling out of control.

According to data just released by the U.S. Census Bureau, Chicago took the prize for the biggest population loss from 2015 to 2016, and it was followed by Detroit and Baltimore


CLOSED: Maryland Planned Parenthood abortion clinic shuts down

The Silver Spring, Maryland, Planned Parenthood facility closed its doors for good on March 17, 2017, St. Patrick’s Day. The location committed surgical abortions at a rate of about 100 abortions per month.

The Silver Spring Planned Parenthood had been operating for 20 years and was the closest Planned Parenthood facility to the University of Maryland campus. While Planned Parenthood said the closing of the clinic was a part of plans to consolidate after two other clinics were opened within a few miles, Operation Rescue reported that the building’s owner had decided not to renew Planned Parenthood’s lease.

Pro-life activist Lauren Handy was on hand to celebrate the clinic’s closing along with other pro-lifers who have been vigilant activists outside the clinic for the last two decades. Handy played a big role in the shutting down of the clinic, beginning back in 2016.


Gingrich: Freedom Caucus Saved House Republicans From Destructive Vote

Monday on Fox Business Network’s “Cavuto: Coast to Coast,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said the House Freedom Caucus saved House Republicans from a politically destructive vote when they refused to support the House Republican health care bill which only had a 17 percent approval rating among voters.

Gingrich said, “Not voting on Friday was really good. The Democrats lost their majority for the first time in 40 years after they tried to push through Hillarycare. The Democrats lost the majority again in 2010 after they pushed through Obamacare. If we had all the House Republicans line up and vote yes on a bill that was at 17 percent approval — that means four out of five Americans were not approving — I will guarantee you the Democrats would have had a field day.”


Truck Driver Charged For Stealing Over $19K Worth Of Shoes

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (WJZ) — Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office says a man who was working for an Elkridge trucking company plead guilty to stealing a pallet of shoes worth over $19,000 dollars.

The Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office says 29-year-old Cortney Lynn Slater from Reisterstown, plead guilty to one count of theft between $10,000-$100,000 in Howard County Circuit Court Monday morning.

Officials say it happened over the summer, on July 21, 2016, when an employee of New Penn Motor Express unpacked a trailer of five pallets of New Balance athletic shoes.


Italian Officials Call For Investigation Of Soros-Supported NGO Migrant Fleet

Italian authorities are calling for monitoring of the funding of an NGO fleet bussing migrants into the EU from the North African coast after a report released the European Border and Coast Guard Agency has determined that the members of the fleet are acting asaccomplices to people smugglers and directly contributing to the risk of death migrants face when attempting to enter the EU.

The report from regulatory agency Frontex suggests that NGOs sponsoring ships in the fleet are now acting as veritable accomplices to people smugglers due to their service which, in effect, provides a reliable shuttle service for migrants from North Africa to Italy. The fleet lowers smugglers' costs, as it all but eliminates the need to procure seaworthy vessels capable making a full voyage across the Mediterranean to the European coastline. Traffickers are also able to operate with much less risk of arrest by European law enforcement officers. Frontex specifically noted that traffickers have intentionally sought to alter their strategy, sending their vessels to ships run by the NGO fleet rather than the Italian and EU military.

On March 25th, 2017, Italian news source Il Giornale carried remarks from Carmelo Zuccaro, the chief prosecutor of Catania (Sicily) calling for monitoring of the funding behind the NGO groups engaged in operating the migrant fleet. He stated that "the facilitation of illegal immigration is a punishable offense regardless of the intention.” While it is not a crime to enter the waters of a foreign country and pick them migrants, NGOs are supposed to land them at the nearest port of call, which would have been somewhere along the North African coast instead of in Italy. The chief prosecutor also noted that Italy is investigating Islamic radicalization occurring in prisons and camps where immigrants are hired off the books.


Atlanta family battling state over right to name daughter Allah

The toddler daughter of Elizabeth Handy and Bilal Walk has everything you would expect: a sweet smile, curious nature and finicky tastes.

But, in the eyes of the state of Georgia, the 22-month-old child has no name.

According to Handy and Walk, the Georgia Department of Public Health refused to issue the infant a birth certificate with the last name the couple chose for their daughter: Allah.

The ACLU of Georgia has filed suit on behalf of the couple, who say they can’t get a Social Security number for their daughter because they don’t have a birth certificate. They also anticipate problems with access to health care, schools and travel. Already, they said, they had to cancel a trip to Mexico.

“We have to make sure that the state isn’t overstepping their boundaries,” Walk said. “It is just plainly unfair and a violation of our rights.”

State officials, however, said the child’s name — ZalyKha Graceful Lorraina Allah — does not fit the naming conventions set up by state law. They say that ZalyKha’s last name should either be Handy, Walk or a combination of the two.




African-Americans who have post-traumatic stress disorder in a low-income neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago, according to a recent study. All the participants reported experiencing or witnessing violent crime.


States that allow charter schools, which receive public funding but are exempt from most regulations. Kentucky most recently joined the list this week.
WKU | MARCH 24, 2017

23 million

Americans who would lose health insurance if the Affordable Care Act is simply repealed, which is 1 million less than if the Republicans' replacement bill becomes law, according to the Congressional Budget Office.


Cities or counties on the White House's first-ever published list of places that aren't cooperating with federal requests to detain undocumented immigrants.

30 minutes

Time that a babysitter in Dallas spent on hold when she called 911 because the 6-month-old, who later died, needed medical help. The city and T-Mobile have since been working to fix the technical issues.

$210 million

Annual cost of a federal grant program, which the president's budget proposes eliminating, that reimburses localities for jailing immigrants. Trump has already promised to defund "sanctuary cities," but his attempt to also revoke funding from places that comply with his immigration policies is a shock to law enforcement.
USA TODAY | MARCH 20, 2017


Portion of the 50 largest counties and cities that disclose no basic information online about the tax incentives they offer businesses.

3 days

Maximum time that teachers in New Mexico can currently take off without losing points in their evaluations. But this will soon change because the legislature just overrode a veto from Gov. Susana Martinez -- for the first time ever -- of a bill that lets educators take all their contractual free time without penalty.

NCAA Gives North Carolina a Deadline to Repeal Anti-LGBT Law or Lose More Events

In its most direct statement yet, the NCAA on Thursday warned North Carolina to repeal House Bill 2 soon or lose championship events through 2022.

"As the state knows, next week our various sports committees will begin making championships site selections for 2018-2022," the NCAA said in a statement. "Once the sites are selected ... those decisions are final." The NCAA plans to announce sites on April 18.

The statement came on HB2's first anniversary. It also came as lawmakers and the governor remain at an impasse over repeal, though legislative leaders said Thursday they're talking about changes in the law.

Last weekend Duke and UNC played their first-round NCAA tournament games in Greenville, S.C., after the games were moved from Greensboro. NCAA officials moved events "because of the cumulative impact HB2 had on local communities' ability to assure a safe, healthy, discrimination free atmosphere," the organization said Thursday.


Philadelphia District Attorney indicted for bribery, extortion

PHILADELPHIA — A federal grand jury Tuesday returned a 23-count indictment charging current Philadelphia district attorney (DA) with bribery, extortion, and honest services wire fraud in connection with tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of concealed bribes that he received from two business owners in exchange for his agreement to perform official acts.
The indictment also charges the defendant with defrauding a nursing home and family friends of money earmarked for a family member’s care, following a federal investigation that included U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), FBI and the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI). 
Rufus Seth Williams, 50, is charged with 10 counts of travel and use of interstate facilities to promote and facilitate bribery contrary to Pennsylvania law, two counts of Hobbs Act extortion under color of official right, five counts of honest services wire fraud and six counts of wire fraud. He will be arraigned in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia on a date to be determined.

Letter to the Editor 3-28-17

Our non profit organization, Liberty Lodge, needs some help. Not money. Just use of land to hunt turkeys. All the money that Liberty Lodge raises for turkey hunts will be used to take disabled vets in hunts, rafting trips, fishing or other outdoor adventures. We can give you a tax deductible receipt for any use of land you may allow for hunting this spring. PM me, Joe Austin, or call at 410-603-1400 if you can help for a great cause. Thank you in advance.

Too transparent? Montgomery Co. resident email addresses published

WASHINGTON — Montgomery County may have found the line between government transparency and your privacy.

It started last week, when a Bethesda-based activist group called MocoVoters asked for all the email addresses used by residents to subscribe to various newsletters issued by county agencies.

The Washington Post reported that the county determined that by law it had to say yes.

And because all public records requests are posted on the county’s website DataMontgomery, that meant those email addresses would be there for anyone and everyone to see.

For at least a few days, anyway. The list has since been taken down.


Police: Foster parents in custody after boys found tied to bed in dark room, denied water

(KUTV) A Roy, Utah, couple was taken into police custody Sunday night on felony child abuse charges following an investigation regarding their foster children.

Police responded to a child neglect complaint made through the Division of Child and Family Services on March 23.

The parents had tied three boys between the ages of 7 and 11 to the bed using zip-ties, police said. The parents would lock them in a bedroom and not allow them water after 2 p.m. and would duct-tape the children's mouths and hands, authorities say.

Police reported the parents also locked the boys in their room, which had no light bulb. The window was painted black and screwed shut, investigators added.


Does anyone know this chick?

I don't usually put my relationship issues on the blog, but when some chick sends me a picture of herself in A BIKINI, it crosses a line. But since she wants to go there, I'M GOING THERE! I'm putting the picture under "READ MORE. If you know this chick tell her I'm NOT interested!!

Iraqi Refugees Arrested and Charged With Immigration Fraud

Yousif Al Mashhandani (“Yousif”), 35, of Vienna, Virginia, and Adil Hasan, 38, of Burke, Virginia, who are full biological brothers, were arrested this morning. The third individual charged is Enas Ibrahim, 32, also of Burke, who is the wife of Hasan. Each are charged with attempting to obtain naturalization contrary to law. The defendants will have their initial appearance today in front of Magistrate Judge Ivan D. Davis at 2 p.m. at the federal courthouse in Alexandria, Virginia.

Acting Deputy Attorney General and U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia Dana J. Boente, Assistant Director in Charge Andrew W. Vale of the FBI’s Washington Field and Special Agent in Charge Patrick J. Lechleitner of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Washington, D.C., made the announcement.

According to the affidavit in support of the criminal complaint, on Nov. 1, 2004, a U.S. citizen, identified as R.H., was kidnapped and held with other hostages for months in horrible conditions in an underground bunker. After a raid in 2005 freed the hostages, Majid Al Mashhadani (“Majid”), who is a full biological brother of Yousif and Hasan, was detained and admitted his complicity in the kidnapping of R.H.

$540,701,000,000: U.S. Property Taxes Hit Record in 2016

( - Americans paid a record $540,701,000,000 in property taxes to state and local governments in fiscal 2016, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

That was up $16,748,620,000—or about 3.2 percent--from $523,952,380,000 in property taxes (in constant 2016 dollars) that state and local governments collected in fiscal 2015.

The prior national record for property taxes was set in fiscal 2009, when they hit $527,850,500,000 in constant 2016 dollars. Fiscal 2016's record total of $540,701,000,000 was up $12,850,000,000—or about 2.4 percent—from that previous record.

The nationwide state and local property tax receipts for fiscal 2016 were released last week with the Census Bureau’s “Quarterly Summary of State and Local Government Tax Revenue for 2016: Q4.



WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris (MD-01) will hold a town hall meeting this Friday, March 31. This event is open to all residents of Maryland’s First District and is open to the press. For questions or concerns please contact Congressman Harris’ office at 202-225-5311.

· Date: Friday, March 31, 2017

· Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM

· Location: Todd Performing Arts Center, Chesapeake College, 1000 College Circle, Wye Mills, MD 21679

The administration of Chesapeake College has issued the following code of conduct for the event, and will enforce these rules accordingly:

· No weapons of any kind will be permitted on campus.

· There will be a designated area for anyone that wants to walk back and forth with signs, but they will not be allowed to interfere with anyone entering or leaving the venue.

· Signs are permitted without sticks attached to them.

· Bull horns are allowed on the outside of the venue, but not allowed inside.

· No tables will be allowed to be set up inside or outside the venue.

· Information can only be handed out if attendees approach the designated areas. No attendees can be approached.

· Small signs (no larger than 8 ½ x 11) that do not interfere or obstruct views of attendees can be brought into the venue.

· Small circle in front of the TPAC will be reserved for those that need to be dropped off at the venue due to physical disabilities.

· Venue will open at 5:00PM. Once seats inside the theater reach capacity, no others will be allowed in the building.

· Parking area on Ring Rd. in front of the TPAC will be reserved for media staging.

· Unruly behavior that disrupts the town hall will not be tolerated. If any type of behavior disrupts the event, that person will be asked to refrain his/her behavior. If the behavior continues, then they will be asked to leave. If they refuse to leave, they will be subject to arrest by law enforcement.

After Its Voter ID Law Was Ruled Unconstitutional, Arkansas Passes a New One

Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed a bill into law Friday aimed at resurrecting many of the requirements of a voter-identification law that was struck down by the Arkansas Supreme Court in 2014.

House Bill 1047, by Rep. Mark Lowery, R-Maumelle, will require voters to show photo identification before casting ballots. It also will require the secretary of state's office to issue free photo identification cards to those who lack other acceptable identification.

A new provision -- not included in the old law -- allows people without photo identification to sign a sworn statement saying they are registered in Arkansas. By signing that statement, they will be allowed to cast provisional ballots to be verified later.

"I've always supported reasonable requirements for verification of voter registration," Hutchinson said in a statement. "This law is different -- in a number of ways -- than the previous law, which was struck down by the Supreme Court. It should hold up under any court review. For those reasons, I signed the bill into law."


Walking While Black: New Research Examines Why It's So Dangerous

Non-white pedestrians die at significantly higher rates than their white counterparts. Recent studies suggest drivers' prejudices may be to blame.

Being a pedestrian in the United States is much more dangerous for black, Native American and Hispanic people than for whites.

Blacks make up 12.2 percent of the population but accounted for 19.3 percent of all pedestrian deaths in the decade ending in 2014, according to a Smart Growth America study. The situation is even worse for Native Americans, who have 4.5 times the pedestrian fatality rate as whites. Hispanics, meanwhile, make up 16.9 percent of the population but 21.5 percent of these deaths. In fact, the study found that the fatality rates of non-white pedestrians exceeded their share of the population in at least 42 states and the District of Columbia.

It's not clear why those disparities are so stark, but there are many plausible explanations.


Immigrant Accused of Child Rape Disappears after Posting Bond

A Guatemalan national accused of raping a minor has disappeared after being allowed to post bail.

Gabino Vargas-Perez, a 20-year-old legal resident whose parents live in Guatemala, allegedly raped a 14-year-old girl whom he was dating after stalking her for months at Central High School, according to KETV News

The victim’s aunt told KETV that the teen reported the stalking to school officials but nothing was done. The administration says they have no records of the reports.

After Vargas-Perez and the victim began dating, he took the teen to his home to meet his family. The girl alleges that Vargas-Perez took her upstairs and raped her after she repeatedly told him she did not want to have sex.

When charges were filed against Vargas-Perez in December 2016, he was allowed to post a $5,000 bail from jail. Vargas-Perez paid the bond and then disappeared.

More here

Father of Maryland high school rape suspect arrested by ICE

JESSUP, Md. – The father of an 18-year-old Rockville High School student charged with the rape of a fellow classmate has been arrested for being in the country illegally, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

ICE spokesperson Sarah Rodriguez said 43-year-old Adolfo Sanchez-Reyes was arrested last Friday “after a review of his immigration history revealed he was unlawfully present in the United States” from Guatemala.


Judicial Watch sues EPA over 'environmental justice' program

Judicial Watch is taking the Environmental Protection Agency to court in an effort to pry loose information about several "environmental justice" grants doled out by the agency.

The watchdog group is seeking copies of the EPA's proposals and awards for environmental justice grants delivered in 2014 and 2015, and said it hasn't been provided with any documents yet.

"This is a simple records request and the fact that the Obama EPA ignored it for years tells you the agency has something to hide," Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a press release.


Red White & Blue 5k Color Run

Delmar High School Key Club and Red Cross Club organizations would like to invite you to join them for the 3rd annual Red White & Blue 5k Color Run taking place on Saturday, May 6th 2017!

Cost is $23.25 and includes hot dog, snack, water, and a race t-shirt sponsored by Preston Autoplex 😁

All proceeds will be donated to the Sussex Vet Build, an organization that helps to build affordable homes for local veterans in need.

Hope to see you there running, walking, or skating for a good cause!

Register here and get signed up today!

8 tons of venison donated after selective Md. deer hunt

WASHINGTON — More than eight tons of venison were donated to food banks and soup kitchens in Maryland after the conclusion of deer-reducing operations at national parks in the state.

NPS officials have been preserving Antietam and Monocacy National Battlefields and the 5,810 acre Catoctin Mountain Park by hiring sharpshooters to reduce the white-tailed deer population in the areas. The deer cull was implemented to protect and preserve the historic and natural scenery.

“Overabundant deer populations do immense damage to vegetation an eat nearly all tree seedlings so forests cannot sustain themselves,” said the NPS news release.


Podesta May Have Violated Federal Law by Not Disclosing 75,000 Shares in Putin-Linked Company

Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, may have violated federal law when he failed to fully disclose details surrounding his membership on the executive board of Joule Unlimited and the “75,000 common shares” he received. The energy company accepted millions from a Vladimir Putin-connected Russian government fund.

Podesta joined the executive board of Joule Unlimited Technologies — a firm partly financed by Putin’s Russia — in June 2011 and received 100,000 shares of stock options, according to an email uncovered by WikiLeaks. Podesta’s membership on the board of directors of Joule Unlimited was first revealed in research from Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large and Government Accountability Institute (GAI) President Peter Schweizer.

Podesta never disclosed his position on Joule Unlimited’s board of directors and failed to include the stock payout in his federal financial disclosures, as required by law, before he became President Obama’s senior adviser in January 2014 — a possible violation for federal law, according to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group (TheDCNF).

“Well Podesta should certainly have been more upfront in filling this out. Clearly, it should have been fully disclosed,” Craig Holman, a lobbyist Public Citizen told TheDCNF. “That’s the point of the personal financial disclosure forms, especially for anyone entering the White House.”

“If the transfer of stock took place, it had to be disclosed,” added former U.S. Attorney Joseph DiGenova in an interview. “If he didn’t, clearly it’s a violation.”



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MIT Unveils New Material That’s Strongest and Lightest On Earth

Gold Alert Issued for Missing Ocean View Man (CANCELED)

 UPDATE 3-28-17
Ocean View - Gerald J. Curran Jr. has been located in good condition. The Gold Alert has been canceled.

Ocean View – The Delaware State Police are issuing a Gold Alert for Gerald J. Curran Jr. of Ocean View who was last seen leaving his residence in the 30000 block of Robinson Avenue Sunday March 26, 2017.

Gerald is a white male, 59 years of age, 5’10” tall, 230 lbs., brown hair and hazel eyes.

Troopers have been unable to make contact with Gerald to check on his welfare. Attempts to locate him have been unsuccessful and there is a real concern for his safety and welfare.

If anyone has any information in reference to his whereabouts, they are asked to contact Troop 4 at 302-856-5850. Information may also be provide by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at Anonymous tips may be sent by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

ICE arrests father of Rockville High School rape suspect, both undocumented immigrants

ROCKVILLE, Md. (ABC7) - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents have arrested the father of one of the two Rockville High School students accused of raping a 14-year-old girl in a school bathroom.

Montgomery County Police arrested Henry Sanchez-Milian, 18, a citizen of Guatemala, on Thursday, March 16, and charged him with a number of crimes, including first degree rape. Sanchez-Milian was living with his father in an Aspen Hill apartment along Bel Pre Road at the time of his arrest.

Following extensive media coverage and outrage from the community, ICE agents took Adolfo Sanchez-Reyes, 43, also a citizen of Guatemala into custody on Friday, March 24. ICE tells ABC7 News that like his son, Sanchez-Reyes was not living in the U.S. legally.



Dear Reader,

As promised I will share with you my simple solution for National Health Care that will leave office holders who are enemies of the people exposed. Not only is it simple, it is Constitutional without using the IRS as a tool to be so.

In the beginning of their argument, the Democrats wanted the then, 30 million people without health care, covered in the event of cancer or major injuries from any source. But what they wanted was not personal freedom, but rather force. Forced with the pen, but force none-the-less.

So here goes. Firstly, allow for purchasing insurance across state lines. Currently, the states decide who can and cannot sell insurance to their residents. There are licensing issues as well. However, there is the Interstate Commerce clause that needs to be invoked. You may find it in the Constitution in Article 1, Section 8, Clause 3. Article 1 Section 8 addresses items the Congress can specifically implement. The following is known as the Interstate Commerce Clause. It's painfully brief.

"To regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes"

This means that Congress could pass legislation to allow insurance to be sold across state lines. So that clears the Constitutional requirement for this portion of my suggestion.

Secondly, make the government the largest group insurance purchaser in the country by negotiating with insurance companies for the lowest premium and deductible costs to consumers. With millions of health care consumers going through the governement group, the mix of the healthy and the chronically ill could be a reasonable off-set. This would allow pre-existing conditions to be covered.

Thirdly, make available Catastrophic Health Insurance Plans to cover our young people. Then, like Medicare, allow insurance companies to sell gap coverage if desired by the purchaser. It is rare medical costs from a broken leg would require filing bankruptcy.

Fourthly, do not require mandatory purchasing of insurance. Pass other laws inside the new American Health Care Act, that encourages and incentivizes citizens to buy and keep coverage. Some of those incentives could be as simple as requiring those who are not covered to pay back medical debt as they would have to pay back a student loan.

Fifthly, negotiate with pharmaceutical companies much lower costs for prescription drugs. As the largest group purchaser, it would make negotiating much simpler. Especially for our current president.

Lastly, give businesses that do not provide health insurance for their employees and incentive to do least in part. Offer them a tax credit up to 50% of what they pay into their employees health care. Also, allow the employees to have a tax deductible health care savings account so they may cover deductibles and routine care.

This plan would cover the most people for the lowest cost and would not be socialized health care which is critical.

Let me know what you think. Comment below.

"The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph."

Yours in the Constitution,
Thomas Paine

Your Pension Will Be At The Center Of America's Next Financial Crisis

I’m not a fan of the “greed is good” mentality of Wall Street investment firms. But the next financial crisis that rocks America won’t be driven by bankers behaving badly. It will in fact be driven by pension funds that cannot pay out what they promised to retirees.According to one pension advocacy organization, nearly 1 million working and retired Americans are covered by pension plans at the risk of collapse.

The looming pension crisis is not limited by geography or economic focus. These including former public employees, such as members of South Carolina’s government pension plan, which covers roughly 550,000 people — one out of nine state residents — and is a staggering$24.1 billion in the red. These include former blue collar workers such as roughly 100,000 coal miners who face serious cuts in pension payments and health coverage thanks to a nearly $6 billion shortfall in the plan for the United Mine Workers of America. And when the bill comes due, we will all be in very big trouble.

It’s bad enough to consider the philosophical fallout here, with reneging on the promise of a pension and thus causing even more distrust of bankers and retirement planners. But I’m speaking about a cold, numbers-based perspective that causes a drag on many parts of the American economy. Consider the following.

Pensioners have no flexibility

According to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report from 2015, the average household income of someone older than age 75 is $34,097 and their average expenses exceed that slightly, at $34,382. It is not an exaggeration, then, to say that even a modest reduction in retirement income makes the typical budget of a 75-year-old unsustainable — even when the average budget is far from luxurious at current levels. This inflexibility is a hard financial reality of someone who is no longer able to work and is reliant on means other than labor to make ends meet.

Social Security is in a tight spot


Chuck Schumer Calls for Chaos

By The New York Post Editorial Board

It’s right out of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”: The ghost of Chuck Schumer past issuing a dire warning to today’s Senate minority leader.

Back in 2013, recall, a GOP effort to defund ObamaCare in a federal spending bill led to a 16-day shutdown of the federal government. Democrats were irate (as they always are when Republicans advance their policies), and none more so than Schumer, who explained how his party was above the fray.

“You know,” he said on ABC’s “This Week,” “we could do the same thing on immigration reform. We believe strongly in immigration reform. We could say, ‘We’re shutting down the government, we’re not gonna raise the debt ceiling, until you pass immigration reform.’ ”

But, he added ominously, “it would be government chaos.”


Salisbury Men's lacrosse ranked No. 1 after 3-0 week

SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University men's lacrosse team was named the unanimous top team in the nation according to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association poll and rankings released on Monday for the second-straight week.

The Sea Gulls (10-0) stayed unbeaten following a three-win week. The Gulls beat Marymount (Va.) University, Southern Virginia University, and No. 18 Roanoke College last week to become the only undefeated team in the country with double-digit wins.

In the USILA poll, the Gulls got the top spot with all 23 first-place votes and 460 points. The rest of the top five is comprised of Tufts University (433 points), Ithaca College (412 points), St. Lawrence University (378 points), and York College of Pennsylvania (368 points).

In the ranking, Salisbury is followed by Ithaca, Tufts, St. Lawrence, and York.

Salisbury's next game will be played on Wednesday, March 29 at Wesley College at 4 p.m.

To view the USILA poll, click here.

To view the Laxmagazine rankings, click here.

"They're Like The Praetorian Guard" - Whistleblower Confirms NSA Targeted Congress, The Supreme Court, & Trump

NSA whistleblower William Binney told Tucker Carlson on Friday that the NSA is spying on "all the members of the Supreme Court, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Congress, both House and Senate, as well as the White House."

Binney, who served the NSA for 30 years before blowing the whistle on domestic spying in 2001, told Tucker he firmly believes that Trump was spied on.

"They're taking in fundamentally the entire fiber network inside the United States and collecting all that data and storing it, in a program they call Stellar Wind," Binney said.

"That's the domestic collection of data on US citizens, US citizens to other US citizens," he said. "Everything we're doing, phone calls, emails and then financial transactions, credit cards, things like that, all of it."


State Sends Deceased Teen $3,000 Bill to Replace the 'Defective' Guardrail That Killed Her in Wreck

A Tennessee father is furious after his deceased 17-year-old daughter was sent a bill to replace the very guardrail that killed her in November 2016.

Hannah Elmers was a “remarkable” teenager, according to her father. She graduated high school at just 15 years old and taught herself three languages.

But her life would come to a tragic end during an early morning drive on November 1, according to the Tennessean.

Hannah was driving her father's Volvo on Interstate 75 North when something would go terribly wrong.

The Tennessean reported that something caused her car to drift too close to the center median, and soon her vehicle slammed into a guardrail — taking out “approximately 15 to 20 feet” of the barrier.

According to the Daily Mail, the “Lindsay X-LITE” guardrail was supposed to “collapse like a telescope” when struck by a vehicle — but that's not what happened.


School Bus Vandalized In Delmar

To the community of Delmar DE and Delmar MD. Over this past weekend our school bus was vandalized. We are asking if anybody has any information to please call the Delmar police department. Someone broke two windows on the bus. This not only effects Lil Red Hen but the parents who depend on us for transportation. We will also be viewing the video footage. Delmar thank you in advance for your help.

Man gored by deer he and his wife had raised

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) – Virginia wildlife officials say a member of the Giles County Board of Supervisors was hospitalized after being attacked by a deer.

Department of Game and Inland Fisheries spokesman Lee Walker say Paul “Chappy” Baker was attacked by a nine-point buck outside his home earlier this week.

The buck gored Baker’s lower legs and arms and caused bruises, cuts and lacerations. Walker says the attack, which lasted about 10 minutes, ended when Baker’s wife shot and killed the deer with a pistol.


Tell The Senate To Protect Maryland Students

In one of the most outrageous and irresponsible moves that our legislature has ever taken, the House has passed and the Senate is currently debating a bill that prohibits the State Board of Education from taking any substantial action to make any improvements to persistently failing schools. It prevents needed accountability in our school system, makes it more difficult to identify school that are falling behind and will make it nearly impossible for our state to save these persistently failing schools

This misguided and horrible bill was drafted by political operatives of the teacher's union who have been lobbying members of the General Assembly for months. It is designed to hide the failures of particular schools at the expense of the children who are trapped in these schools

Contact your legislators and tell them to don't hurt our students and OPPOSE HB 978 and SB 871! Contact them here →

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'The Resistance' Faces A New Question: What To Do With All That Money

The numbers, in several cases, are astounding., a climate action group, saw donations almost triple in the month after Donald Trump's election. Since Trump's win, Planned Parenthood told NPR it's gained over 600,000 new donors and more than 36,000 new volunteers. And the American Civil Liberties Union has raised more than $80 million since November 8th.

Key players in what's being called "The Resistance" — a vocal and growing progressive backlash to the Trump presidency — have been flooded with, and in some cases overwhelmed by an outpouring of money and volunteer support in the last few months. In many cases, these groups are struggling to keep up.

For instance,, an anti-war group turned anti-Trump group, and Indivisible, a group that created a playbook for progressives to lobby members of Congress and disrupt congressional town halls, held a joint conference call the day after the Women's March on Washington in January. It was historic.

"We had 60 thousand people join one conference call," says Anna Galland, Executive Director of MoveOn Civic Action. "Guinness Book of World Records told us we broke the record for one conference call." (The current record for a conference call on the Guinness website is 16,972 people on a call organized by Broadnet Teleservices.)


Police: Man Hid In Sears Store At Closing Time, Tried To Steal $830K In Jewelry

At closing time in any store, you want to make sure that no one is hiding out inside, planning to pull off a heist once all of the employees have left. That never really happens, though, right? A man in suburban Maryland is accused of hiding in a Sears, then smashing jewelry display cases with a hammer and stealing their contents.

Police say that the man had $830,000 worth of fine jewelry stuffed in what they describe as “a backpack purse that he had obtained from the Sears.”

The suspect set off a motion sensor alarm designed to detect, say, someone sneaking around the store after closing time to steal jewelry and “backpack purses.” That alarm summoned police, who reported that they saw the man trying to escape the store carrying the bag and concealing his face.




MD 404 Crossroad Pipe Installation Requires Temporary Lane Closures and Signal Changes


Temporary lane closures/flagging and traffic signal timing changes at the US 50 (Ocean Gateway) and MD 404 (Queen Anne Highway) intersection for installation of MD 404 crossroad pipes just east of US 50 in Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties.  MD 404 traffic will share a single lane with flagging at the work location.  Eastbound MD 404 traffic will be limited to right turns only at the US 50 intersection.  Additional restrictions may be necessary to ensure safety.


Beginning Tuesday, March 28 and continuing up to two weeks as needed to complete the operation.  Work hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., weather permitting and may be extended depending on field conditions and scheduling each day.


As part of the $160 million MD 404 dualization project, a storm water management pipe must be installed across MD 404 near the US 50 intersection.  This work is too close to the intersection to perform safely with normal intersection operation.  To maintain safety for workers and motorists SHA will manually control intersection signals to keep backups to a minimum and prioritize emergency vehicle access if needed.


Motorists should expect major delays when traveling through this intersection from any direction – be alert for lane closures, sudden stops and workers on MD 404.  Plan ahead, allow extra travel time and seek alternate routes if possible.


For more information please contact Bob Rager, SHA District Community Liaison, 443-463-3768,

Class Action Over The Meaning Of ‘Sale’ Means Harbor Freight Customers Get Refunds

Have you shopped at any of discount tool chain Harbor Freight’s 750 U.S. stores recently? A recent class action settlement over the chain’s understanding of how a “sale” works means that customers can get refunds that range from 10% to 30% of whatever they spent at the store, or a $10 gift card.

The lawsuit alleged that Harbor Freight slapped “Sale” and “Compare at” tags on items that weren’t actually sold at that price for long enough. For an item to be considered on sale, the item must have had that original price for at least 28 of the preceding 90 days.

While the lawsuit was filed at the Court of Common Pleas in Ohio, if the settlement is approved, it will apply to all Harbor Freight customers in the United States who bought items with alleged fake sale price tags between April 8, 2011 and Dec. 15, 2016.


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VIDEO: Trump supporters fight back after masked liberals attack man’s wife

Huntington Beach: A pro-Trump rally was underway in California when it was interrupted by masked liberal thugs from leftist turd group known as Antifa. Compromised of weaklings and scaredy-cats, the leftist group swoops in wearing their masks because they’re embarrassed of who they are, and they begin taunting and attacking people at the rally.

One person pepper-sprayed a woman and her husband wasn’t having it. They chased the man down and one man pummeled him into oblivion and they reportedly held him there until police arrived.

Here is video footage from the event and the butt whooping that the masked jerk received after his unwanted actions at a pro-Trump rally.