Friday, April 21, 2017

Spring Bazaar May 6

BAKE SALE

LUNCH

SPRING BAZAAR

West Side Fire Dept. - Bivalve, MD

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Oyster Fritters-French Fries

Hamburgers-Cheeseburgers-Hot Dogs

Reuben Sandwiches

Homemade Vegetable Beef Soup

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

410-873-2140

Benefit: West Side Vol. Fire Dept. Auxiliary

How Is Muslim Immigration to Sweden Working Out?

Special Weather Statement (Strong Thunderstorms)

Event: Special Weather Statement
Alert: ...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL AFFECT SOMERSET...SOUTHWESTERN
WICOMICO...WEST CENTRAL WORCESTER AND SOUTH CENTRAL DORCHESTER
COUNTIES...

At 918 PM EDT, a strong thunderstorm was located 11 miles northeast
of Saint Inigoes Creek, moving east at 35 mph.
Winds in excess of 40 mph and pea size hail are possible with this
storm.
Locations impacted include...
Princess Anne, University Of Maryland Eastern Shore, Westover, Deal Island, Marion Station, West Pocomoke, Waterview, Oriole, Fairmount, Upper Hill, Rehobeth, Kingston, Dames Quarter, Wingate, Shelltown, Widgeon, Manokin, Upper Fairmount, Mount Vernon and Monie.
 

This storm may intensify, so be certain to monitor local radio
stations and available television stations for additional information
and possible warnings from the National Weather Service.

Target Area:
Dorchester
Inland Worcester
Wicomico

Experience Harriet Tubman’s Eastern Shore


Water, marsh, trees, sky. This is the landscape of Dorchester County, MD, repeating itself along undulating narrow roads with high ditches for dozens of flat country miles.

This is the land where Harriet Tubman was born into slavery in 1822, where her sisters were sold to distant plantations and Tubman was sold to a new master at the age of 6. It’s the land she fled in 1849 to become a free woman in Pennsylvania, and it’s the place to which she returned to free her brothers, parents and approximately 70 others.

With a pistol at her hip and a no-nonsense demeanor, Tubman guided people to freedom through the Underground Railroad, a network of pathways and safe houses established throughout the United States to help enslaved people escape to the North. Tubman liked to say that she never lost a passenger.

Now, more than a century after her death, the woman born Araminta “Minty” Ross is getting her due in the place where she was born. She changed her name to Harriet after marrying John Tubman, a free black man, in 1844.

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NEWS IN NUMBERS

10%

Drop in purchases of sugary drinks in Berkeley, Calif., over the first year the city started taxing them. The Bay Area city was the nation's first to approve a so-called soda tax; since then, a handful of others have.
KAISER HEALTH NEWS | APRIL 20, 2017

$3.3 billion

Annual tourism, according to the Perryman Group, that Texas could lose if the legislature passes anti-LGBT bills, including one that would regulate which bathroom transgender people can use.
THE TEXAS TRIBUNE | APRIL 19, 2017

1 cent per milligram

Tax that Congress and the states of Alaska and California are considering levying on prescription opioids such as OxyContin. The revenue would go toward programs to prevent and treat addiction.
KAISER HEALTH NEWS | APRIL 18, 2017

$7 million

Penalty that Virginia and Wisconsin each have to pay the federal government for allegedly making false claims of low error rates in their administration of food stamps. Both states were working with Julie Osnes Consulting at the time.
THE MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL | APRIL 17, 2017

July 1

Deadline for states, set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to clarify their policy on what happens when parents fall behind on school meal payments. New Mexico, for example, recently became the first to ban "lunch shaming," the practice of making students work for their meals or feeding them less nutritious options.
GOVERNING | APRIL 14, 2017

26

Number of Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police officers that each earned more than $125,000 in overtime. These officers doubled, sometimes tripled, their base salaries.
NJ ADVANCE MEDIA | APRIL 13, 2017

Fewer than 12,200

People who were caught illegally crossing the Southwest border of the United States last month, which is the lowest number in 17 years.
THE LOS ANGELES TIMES | APRIL 12, 2017

1960s

The last time, until this year, when the New Hampshire House failed to pass a state budget, which means the governor's budget will now go directly to the state Senate without any of the House's changes.
THE NEW HAMPSHIRE UNION LEADER | APRIL 11, 2017

60%

Drop in Seattle police officers' use of moderate and high-level force since 2011, when the Justice Department released a scathing report on SPD and ordered the city to adopt new policies and training to reduce excessive force.
TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE | APRIL 10, 2017

$12 million

Amount Michigan has spent defending itself in cases involving the Flint water crisis. Part of the money has gone to Flint to reimburse the city for legal costs it also incurred.
THE DETROIT FREE PRESS | APRIL 7, 2017

64 cents

What women in Wyoming are paid for every dollar that men make, which is the largest gender wage gap of any state.
NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP FOR WOMEN & FAMILIES | APRIL 6, 2017

81-44

How Kansas House lawmakers voted on overriding Gov. Brownback's veto to expand Medicaid. The effort was three votes shy of success.
THE TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE | APRIL 5, 2017

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SALISBURY MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO FIRST DEGREE MURDER

Amid competition, Verizon loses key customers for first time

Verizon, the once-unstoppable cellphone leader in the U.S., lost key wireless customers for the first time, even as it brought back unlimited data plans to counter smaller rivals.

In the first three months of the year, Verizon lost 307,000 wireless subscribers who are billed each month, the more lucrative kind of wireless customer. MoffettNathanson Research says it's the first-ever lost in that category, which covers phones, tablets, smartwatches and other connections. For cellphones alone, Verizon lost 289,000 customers. Verizon said it would have lost even more customers if it hadn't launched the unlimited plan.

Total wireless revenue fell 5 percent to $20.9 billion, because of fewer customers and less money coming from the fees Verizon charges when customers go over their data limits. Unlimited plans don't have those fees.

Growth in the wireless subscribers has slowed down now that most Americans have a cellphone. Instead, companies have been poaching customers from each other with lower prices and offers to pay people to switch.

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Wrongfully Convicted Entitled to Refunds, Rules Supreme Court

People who are freed from prison when their convictions are reversed deserve a refund of what they paid in fees, court costs and restitution, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

"They are entitled to be presumed innocent" once their convictions are thrown out, said Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and the state "has zero claim" to their money.

The 7-1 decision orders the state of Colorado to refund several thousand dollars to two defendants, a woman and a man, who were convicted of sex crimes but had their convictions reversed. Shannon Nelson, who was charged with abusing her children, was acquitted in a retrial, and the prostitution-related charges against Louis Madden were dropped.

In both instances, the state insisted on keeping the restitution they had paid.

UCLA law professor Stuart Banner and the UCLA Supreme Court Clinic appealed the case of Nelson v. Colorado to the high court last year, noting that Colorado was the only state that regularly refused to refund money taken from criminal defendants who were later exonerated.

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REMINDER: Indoor Multi Family Yard Sale plus Craft Sale


Medical Marijuana Gets West Virginia Governor's Approval

Saying he was there to show basic compassion, Gov. Jim Justice signed into law the bill that makes West Virginia the 29th state to legalize medical marijuana.

Justice signed the bill in a Wednesday ceremony with a few legislators in attendance, including Delegate Mike Pushkin, D-Kanawha, who sponsored several medical marijuana bills through the years, and Sen. Richard Ojeda, D-Logan, who was the lead sponsor of the bill that passed.

"With great pleasure, I'm going to sign this into law," Justice said. "I think all of us feel like we are doing something good for families out there. At the end of the day, no matter what we do, there's a name attached to it -- a family attached to it. We know that."

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REMINDER: Hebron VFD Auxiliary Laides 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

In Las Vegas, Drug Users Have a New Place for Help: Needle Vending Machines

Las Vegas is preparing to be the first city in the nation with vending machines dispensing clean needles in an effort to help combat the spread of hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV, while also possibly leading some drug users into treatment.

Three machines will be available for users starting in May. The pilot program is a coordinated effort between Trac-B Exchange, the Southern Nevada Health District and the Nevada AIDS Research and Education Society to discourage the sharing of needles among users.

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Jury sides with Petco after 10-year-old dies from rat-bite fever

SAN DIEGO -- A San Diego jury has sided with Petco Animal Supplies in a lawsuit brought by the family of a 10-year-old boy who died after contracting an illness from a rat purchased from the pet retailer.

CBS affiliate KFMB-TV reports that on Thursday the jury found Petco was not negligent or liable in the death of Aidan Pankey on June 12, 2013, after he was rushed to a hospital with severe stomach pains.

The San Diego County medical examiner’s office ruled the cause of death was streptobacillus moniliformis infection, known as rat-bite fever, after exposure to an infected rat. Andrew Pankey, the boy’s father, then filed a lawsuit against Petco seeking $20 million in damages.

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Labor Official Earning $380K Crowdfunds Legal Defense for Corruption Probe

Aloise fighting charges of rigging elections, taking Playboy Super Bowl Party Tickets from companies he negotiated with

A high-ranking member of the Teamsters who earned more than $300,000 last year is seeking donations from the rank and file to defend himself in a corruption probe launched by the union.

Rome Aloise, an international vice president and key West Coast ally of embattled union President James Hoffa Jr., is being investigated by the union's three-member Independent Review Board on charges of corruption that include taking gifts from employers and rigging union votes. Although the case is a civil, rather than legal or criminal matter, Aloise has turned to crowdfunding to pay for the legal advice he is receiving.

"Donations to The Rome Aloise Legal Defense Fund are to pay for the costs of defense related to any charges brought against Rome Aloise related to his conduct as an officer or representative of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), Teamsters Local 853, Teamsters Joint Council No. 7, and/or any Teamster-affiliated employee benefit trust fund," the website defendrome.com says.

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MSM Insanity in Overdrive

This was a claim made by Rachel Maddow yesterday about Venezuela riots, which she said are because of Trump. How much more stupid can this woman get is beyond comprehension. Venezuela's ills is from Socialism. Nothing more.



Maddow should be removed from the network, but then again, the network should cease to exist because they have nothing of any merit or value to offer viewers.


Hurricane Season Has Its First Named Storm, Two Months Early

Tropical Storm Arlene, the first named storm of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, has developed in the north Atlantic Ocean. Arlene formed from Subtropical Depression One, which developed on Wednesday, and then became Tropical Depression One on Thursday morning.

Arlene is the first tropical storm in April to exist in the Atlantic Basin since Ana in 2003, which also formed on April 20, just a few hours earlier. It's also the farthest north a tropical storm has formed in the Atlantic so early in the season.

Prior to the beginning of the satellite era, which began in the 1970s, this type of storm was practically impossible to detect, according to the National Hurricane Center, so it is possible that others have occurred prior to 1970.

This is the third consecutive year a system has formed in the Atlantic before the official June 1 start of the hurricane season.

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Brown University Uses ‘Gender-Inclusive’ ‘They’ for Acceptance Letters

Ivy League school will not use asterisks because it's not 'inclusive' enough

Brown University is now using "gender-inclusive" pronouns on acceptance letters, adding to a growing list of transgender policies.

The Ivy League school is confusing potential students by using the pronouns "they" and "them" for men and women, writes the Wall Street Journal‘s James Freeman.

"Brown University in Providence, R.I. houses one of the country's most selective undergraduate colleges," Freeman reported. "The Brown Daily Herald, a student-run newspaper, cites Dean of Admission Logan Powell in reporting that the school received a record-high 32,724 applications this year, and admitted just 8.3 [percent] of applicants."

"Among those lucky few is the daughter of a Journal reader who is still trying to make sense of a letter the family received this week from Mr. Powell," Freeman explained. "Our reader's bright daughter had already received news of her acceptance when a letter arrived that was addressed to her ‘Parent/Guardian.'"

"Oddly, the note referred to the accepted student not as ‘she' but as ‘they.'"

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Lax Marijuana Rule Expected To Increase Officer Recruitment

Thanks to a new rule approved on Wednesday, potential police officers will not have to worry as much about past marijuana use.

Starting on June 1, new applicants only have to be marijuana-free for the past three years to qualify as an officer.

The old rule, which was put in place in the 1970s, was much stricter, saying if you had smoked or used marijuana just five times since turning 21, you were disqualified. If you had smoked 20 total times, you couldn't be an officer.

Agencies across the state have been struggling recently to find new recruits and this new rule should help. Baltimore City Police Commissioner Kevin Davis is the vice chairman of the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission that approved the rule change on Wednesday.

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Number of people collecting unemployment checks hits 17-year low, jobless claims show

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The number of out-of-work people collecting unemployment checks fell to a 17-year low in April, underscoring the strongest U.S. labor market in years.

So-called continuing jobless claims fell by 49,000 to 1.98 million, marking just the second time they’ve fallen below 2 million during the current eight-year-old economic expansion. Continuing claims also dipped below the 2 million mark in March.

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Boat Fire at Solomons Island Yacht Club

Md. prosecutors defend Beltway sniper’s 6 life sentences

WASHINGTON — Almost 15 years after the Capital Beltway sniper rampage that left 10 dead, lawyers for Lee Boyd Malvo will be in a Montgomery County, Maryland, courtroom, arguing that his six life sentences are unconstitutional.

Malvo’s attorneys say a 2016 U.S. Supreme Court ruling makes retroactive a previous order deeming mandatory life sentences for juveniles convicted of murder unconstitutional.

Prosecutors counter the 2016 ruling doesn’t apply to Malvo, who was 17 when he was arrested in 2002.

A hearing is set for June 15 in Montgomery County Circuit Court.

Malvo was initially found guilty of capital murder in Fairfax County in 2003, and was sentenced to life in prison. The trial was held in Chesapeake, Virginia.

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Commencement Speech

Hello Joe Albero,

My name is Samantha Vitone and I am graduating this year from Salisbury University. Awhile ago, I was nominated to say a commencement speech at my graduation ceremony. I found out last week that my speech was not selected as a finalist. I am very discouraged but I am proud of myself for trying. I would love for you to read my commencement speech. My main message is to never give up on your dreams and goals in life, especially those who have a physical or mental disability. I would love my message and my commencement speech to be read by millions of people to help raise awareness with individuals who have a disability.

Thank you,
Samantha Vitone
 


Commencement Speech

Fake News! Newsweek Invents Bannon - Russia ‘Ties’

Watch out readers of Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky, since the mere familiarity with Russian authors is now sufficient to have a person branded as a Russian conspirator by mainstream media.

In the latest episode in extreme fake news, the foundering Newsweek Magazine has concocted an entire web of Russian connections around Trump’s chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon simply because Bannon knows something about Russian politics and literature.

While acknowledging that Steve Bannon, “hasn’t been implicated in any of the ongoing probes” into “murky connections” with Russian hackers and spies, and while further noting that Bannon “isn’t under investigation by the FBI for possible collusion with the Kremlin,” Newsweek writer Owen Matthews insists that something even more nefarious is going on between Bannon and the Kremlin.

“But Bannon’s ties to Russia are ideological,” Matthews proclaims, “and therefore, arguably, they’ve had a more profound impact on White House policy with Moscow.”

More rabbits-from-hats here

White House sends guidance to agencies, readies for government shutdown

White House officials say they will provide guidance to federal agencies Friday on contingency plans for a potential government shutdown, a week before the April 28 deadline for Congress to pass a spending bill and keep the lights on.

President Trump’s Office of Management and Budget is sticking to the protocols laid out by the Obama administration in a 916-page budget circular from July 2016, which spells out the steps to take in preparation for shuttering the government.

It remained uncertain Wednesday whether they’ll take a different tack than President Obama, who was accusing in the 2013 federal shutdown of making it as painful as possible on citizens to gain leverage in a budget battle with Republicans over Obamacare.

Shutdown moves by the Obama administration in 2013 that provoked complaints included erecting barricades to keep people out of the outdoor World War II Memorial and Vietnam War Memorial in Washington.

“One week prior to the expiration of appropriations bills, regardless of whether the enactment of appropriations appears imminent, OMB will convene a meeting or teleconference with agency senior officials to remind agencies of their responsibilities to review and update orderly shutdown plans,” reads the Obama administration document being used by the Trump administration.

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Congratulations North Korea!

Trump’s H-1B Crackdown Upsets Chamber of Commerce

While President Donald Trump amasses praise from labor unions and pro-American work advocates for his cracking down on abuse within the H-1B visa program, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is distressed by the executive order.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce slammed Trump’s order, which mandates that the Departments of Justice, Labor, and Homeland Security conduct legal reviews of the H-1B system and its impacts on American labor.

“Economic growth requires a skilled workforce, so it should be a priority to make sure American workers have the skills required to fill open jobs with American companies,” the Chamber wrote in a statement. “It would be a mistake to close the door on high-skilled workers from around the world who can contribute to American businesses’ growth and expansion and make the U.S. more competitive around the world. The H-1B program plays an important role in addressing this need, but it can be improved.”

Rather than reforming or ending the H-1B visa program, which gives at least 85,000 U.S.-based jobs to foreign workers every year, the Chamber said they would prefer an expansion.

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Is Time Still Money? Americans Say Cost More Important than Time When Making Purchases

AICPA Survey Finds Personal Technology Can Help People Budget Their Time and Money

NEW YORK –
Time is money, the old adage goes. But many Americans value their money more than their time, according to a new survey from the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). The survey explores whether Americans are more likely to opt for extra money in their pockets or extra time on their hands. Whether it’s paying a service to clean your home while you’re at work, taking a more expensive direct flight to save time, or driving a longer route to avoid tolls, everyday people choose between spending their hard-earned cash or their valuable time.

While a majority of Americans (59 percent) say cost and time are equally important when it comes to purchasing decisions, nearly three times as many say the cost (30 percent) is more important than time and energy involved (11 percent). That’s according to a new telephone survey of 1,018 adults conducted in March 2017 for the AICPA by Harris Poll in support of National Financial Capability Month.

Coming off a recession, it is not surprising that we see so many Americans favoring cost, cautiously making decisions to protect their money. In fact, while most Americans (61 percent) say budgeting time and finances are equally important, Americans are more likely to say budgeting their finances (24 percent) is more important than budgeting their time (15 percent). Fascinatingly, this approximate ratio holds up across all generations and stays fairly consistent regardless of retirement status and household income.

“Every day, people make purchasing decisions which factor the cost to them in both time and money. Advancements in personal technology, coupled with the rise in services that offer ways to outsource or expedite tasks, have ushered in an on-demand culture that has the potential to lure them into spending beyond their means for the sake of convenience,” said Greg Anton, CPA, CGMA, and chair of the AICPA’s National CPA Financial Literacy Commission. “It’s long been advised that people who struggle with impulse purchases pay with cash instead of credit or debit so they have a more tangible sense of the cost. With many websites and apps now allowing you to store your credit or debit card information for easy one-click purchasing the cost can become even more abstract.”

Lawyer sues 100 ABQ businesses claiming advocacy; patterns raise suspicious motive

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Some call it disability advocacy, others call it a shakedown. A Santa Fe attorney has filed a hundred lawsuits against Albuquerque businesses in a period of two months.

She claims all of these businesses violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and discriminated against one client. Patterns in the lawsuit seriously question the attorney's true motives.

The ADA is a federal law that covers guidelines on access for those with disabilities. It includes a set of codes detailing how parking lots should be set up, how high disabled signs should be from the ground and how wide parking spaces must be. It even sets guidelines for public bathrooms, including how many inches a soap dispenser can be from the sink and how wide stall doors have to be. If a business is one inch off, it could be in violation of the law.

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Democrats’ all-too-telling love for Maxine Waters

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) is the current darling of the left — which tells you just how crazy Democrats have gotten.

CNNPolitics reports, accurately, Waters is “having a moment” with the biggest online buzz since Bernie Sanders. Elle dubbed her “The Millennials’ Political Rock Star.”

Yet she’s every bit the over-the-top lefty she’s been for decades. Indeed, she’s winning all the praise by calling for President Trump’s impeachment.

On the record, at least 25 times.

Last week, she told the Los Angeles Press Club, “I want this president impeached.” She spent the weekend leading a crowd of activists in an “Impeach 45!” chant.

But MSNBC’s Craig Melvin pressed her on the issue Tuesday, and she quickly insisted, “I have not called for impeachment.”

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Russia moves troops, helicopters and armored vehicles to its border with North Korea

RUSSIA’S president Vladimir Putin is reinforcing his border with North Korea by relocating troops and equipment, according to reports.

The move comes as Donald Trump’s naval armada prepares to head to the Korean Peninsula.

Video footage is said to show one of three trains loaded with military equipment moving towards the 11 mile-long land frontier between Russia and the repressive state.

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All 35K NYPD Officers Now Being FORCED To Prove How Gender ‘Sensitive’ They Are…

You’ve got to be freaking kidding me. All 35,000 NYPD officers are now being forced to take training and pass a quiz proving that they understand commie de Blasio’s mandate that you get to use whatever restroom that matches the gender you choose at any given moment. You’d think they’d cover men raping and molesting women and children in restrooms in the training since this directly adds to that threat, but sadly, you’d be disappointed. They have to watch a propaganda video entitled: “Transgender Diversity and Inclusion: Mayor’s Executive Order 16.” All supervisors and manager must watch it as well. The quiz is mandatory.

This is sheer leftist lunacy. New York City is broke, but they find the funds to pay for this gender crap. Funny how they can’t find money to pay officers more for their dangerous jobs and keeping New Yorkers safe. De Blasio is busy signing every communist order he can find or dream up. What I don’t understand is why New Yorkers stand for this and elect people like this. I know the police hate him and don’t have much choice. This has got to be hell for them.

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REMINDER: Civil War Heritage Day

Civil War Heritage Day

Allen Community Hall, Allen MD

Saturday, April 22nd 2017 10:00-4: 00pm

Aleta Davis 410 749 5168


Enjoy a day from the Civil War period at Allen Community Hall 26575 Collins Wharf Road, Allen MD on Saturday, April 22, 2017. This is a free event to the public but. Vendors with local crafts, and food from the Civil War period will be for sale. Bring a blanket and enjoy a picnic lunch, There will be soldiers from the Sons of Confederacy and Union, demonstrations of spinning and weaving, crocheted rugs, local authors of Civil War books, and more. Exhibitors will be there with Civil War weapons , medical equipment and more, lots of fun. Wear your Civil War attire and bring the kiddies. If you missed our Civil War in Allen play last year, copies of this DVD will be available to purchase. Proceeds from food sales will go toward the restoration of the Huffington/Pollitt house, future home of our museum. Contact Aleta Davis, 410 603 6767 for more information.

BREAKING: Obama CIA Director Colluded With Foreign Spies AGAINST Trump!

Reports indicate that if anyone was teaming up with foreign governments to influence the results of the 2016 Presidential election, it was Hillary Clinton. Worse yet is the fact that she appears to have used John Brennan to do it, as he was trying to stay on as CIA director under her “inevitable” Presidency.

This is definitely something that the Trump White House should be investigating, because it might reveal a deeper level of spying on the then-Republican Presidential Candidate than even the most skeptical of supporters could have anticipated.

The GHCQ is told to have contacted America after discovering that some within the Trump campaign team had allegedly had contact with Russian intelligence operatives. According to a source close to the UK intelligence community, this information was collected and traded with the United States as part of a “routine exchange of information.”

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Q-Poll: Most Voters Disapprove of Kushner's, Ivanka's WH Roles

More than half of American voters believe Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner should not hold significant roles in President Donald Trump's White House.

53 percent said it is not appropriate for first-daughter Ivanka Trump to work in a significant White House role.

53 percent said it is not appropriate for Kushner to work in a significant White House role.

The Quinnipiac poll also found Kushner has a favorability rating of just 15 percent, while Ivanka Trump's stands at 36 percent.

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Study: Trump has Eliminated $86B in Regulatory Costs

President Trump has saved taxpayers more than $86 billion in regulatory costs during his first three months in the White House, according to a new study from a conservative group.

The American Action Forum (AAF) points to several Obama-era regulations that Trump has either rolled back on his own or with the help of Republican lawmakers using the Congressional Review Act (CRA).

This includes the Education Department’s school accountability standards, the Environmental Protection Agency’s waters of the United States rule and the so-called “blacklisting” rule for government contractors.

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Police: Man attempts to abduct children after exposing himself to teen

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - A man has been charged with attempting to abduct two children and exposing himself to a 13-year-old girl in Montgomery County on Sunday, police said.

Around 6:45 p.m., police responded to the area of 11550 Stewart Lane in White Oak for a report of an attempted child abduction.

Police say 8-year-old and 9-year-old cousins were playing at a neighborhood park when 37-year-old Jemberu Bekele Geda approached them.

Geda grabbed the boys by their wrists and tried to bring them to his apartment. The boys told Geda they did not want to go with him and he let go of their wrists.

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Amphitheater constructed at Pemberton Historical Park



SALISBURY, Md. – A new amphitheater at Pemberton Historical Park will be host to summer camp presentations, school group activities, weddings and special events.

Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism staff members constructed the amphitheater with help from Rotary volunteers. The project, completed earlier this month, was funded by Rotary District 7630 and the Salisbury Sunrise Rotary Club. Included in the partnership were the members of the Rotary Club of Salisbury, who co-sponsored the grant.

Some children only get to experience and interact with nature at places like Pemberton Historical Park, said Brad Sutliffe, president of the Salisbury Sunrise Rotary Club.

“These are the type of projects that we really want to focus in on,” he said.

Sutliffe said the grant had to be submitted by last June, and Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism was already planning an amphitheater. The Rotary district paid for 80 percent of the project and the Sunrise Club paid for the remaining 20 percent, he said.

The amphitheater will be able to seat more than 100 people, said Allen Swiger, a program director with Wicomico Recreation & Parks. The bench tops are made from solid White Oak, which is a type of tree found at the park, he said.

“The amphitheater is a great addition to Pemberton Park and our current programming,” Swiger said. “It will be fun to see how the community utilizes it for many years to come.”

Interested in joining Rotary? The Salisbury Sunrise Rotary Club meets Wednesdays from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at Dove Pointe, and the Rotary Club of Salisbury meets Thursdays from 6:10-7:30 p.m. at 1715 Riverside Drive in Salisbury.

Learn more about Pemberton Historical Park and its programs and events at www.PembertonPark.org.

Pesticide Maker Dow Tries to Kill Risk Study

Dow Chemical is pushing the Trump administration to scrap the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species.

Lawyers representing Dow, whose CEO also heads a White House manufacturing working group, and two other makers of organophosphates sent letters last week to the heads of three Cabinet agencies. The companies asked them "to set aside" the results of government studies the companies contend are fundamentally flawed.

Over the last four years, government scientists have compiled an official record running more than 10,000 pages showing the three pesticides under review — chlorpyrifos, diazinon and malathion — pose a risk to nearly every endangered species they studied. Regulators at the three federal agencies, which share responsibilities for enforcing the Endangered Species Act, are close to issuing findings expected to result in new limits on how and where the highly toxic pesticides can be used.

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ABC: Syria Moves Warplanes to Russian-Controlled Airbase

Syrian warplanes that were stationed at the airbase attacked by the United States two weeks ago have since been relocated to another base in Syria that is used by the Russian military.

According to ABC News, aircraft not destroyed in the April 7 Tomahawk missile strike are now parked at Khmeimim Air Base, just south of the Syrian port city of Latakia. The military installation currently houses Russian military planes, jets, helicopters, tanks, and other artillery.

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U.S. Green Party goes all in for Islam

Religion's 'highest goal is peace'

The U.S. Green Party has put out a briefing paper for party activists instructing them to work with the Council on American-Islamic Relations and other Islamists in fighting “Islamophobia” and “oppression in all its forms.”

According to the document, “Islamophobia” is a “contrived fear or prejudice fomented by the existing Eurocentric and Orientalist global power structure” and should be treated as a type of racism.

The fact that Islam is a religion/political ideology and not a race seems not to stand in the way of the Green Party’s burgeoning alliance with Islam, says Robert Spencer, author of the Jihad Watch blog and several best-selling books about Islam.

The Green Party, like other left-of-center parties and movements, is willing to put aside its more secular worldview and adopt Islamic groups because their shared interests trump their differences, Spencer said.

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Venezuela Seizes General Motors Car Plant

While the US has a habit of invading or attacking sovereign nations any time the president's approval rating dips below a certain threshold, Venezuela has a similar, if less dramatic mechanism to provide a brief boost to Maduro's popularity: it nationalizes foreign plants on its soil.

It did so last July, when the country was once again suffocating under a wave of violent protests, when just hours after Kimberly-Clark said it will shutter its Venezuela operations after years of grappling with soaring inflation and a shortage of hard currency and raw materials, Venezuela retaliated by announcing it would seize the factory.

It did so again overnight, when General Motors said on Wednesday that Venezuelan authorities had illegally seized its plant in the industrial hub of Valencia; as a result the carmaker said it would immediately halt operations in Venezuela.

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Madaleno poised to challenge Hogan in 2018

Gay Maryland state Sen. Rich Madaleno (D-Montgomery County) appears poised to officially declare his candidacy for governor in 2018.

The Washington Post reported Madaleno and two other Democrats who are expected to challenge Gov. Larry Hogan — Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamentz and former NAACP President Benjamin Jealous — spoke at the Young Democrats of Maryland’s convention in Lanham on April 1.

The Post reported Madaleno criticized Hogan, but he did not officially declare himself a candidate. Madaleno referred the Washington Blade to the Post article when asked whether he plans to run for governor.

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USA Today Runs Big Story On DREAMer Getting Deported, Gets It Wrong

USA Today writers Alan Gomez and David Agren thought they had a Big Scoop regarding the Evil Trump Administration deporting a DREAMer, with the breathless headline

First protected DREAMer is deported under Trump

Of course, their little update, down near the end of the story, rather destroys their narrative

(Daily Caller) USA Today reported Tuesday that an illegal immigrant protected by Barack Obama’s amnesty was deported in February after spending an evening with his girlfriend. However, a Department of Homeland Security spokesman told The Daily Caller that this story is false because Juan Manuel Montes Bojorquez did not receive amnesty and was caught climbing over a border fence when he was detained.

The USA Today story said that Bojorquez, 23, was apprehended by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents while he was waiting for a car ride to pick him up.

According to the article, he told the officers he left his wallet in his friend’s car and because he didn’t have his ID or proof of his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, he was deported.

“Within three hours, he was back in Mexico, becoming the first undocumented immigrant with active DACA status deported by the Trump administration’s stepped-up deportation policy,” the USA Today reporters wrote.

He may have been a DACA recipient at one point, but

David Lapan, a DHS spokesman, told TheDC, “Juan Manuel Montes Bojorquez was apprehended by the Calexico Station Border Patrol after illegally entering the U.S. by climbing over the fence in downtown Calexico. He was arrested by BP just minutes after he made his illegal entry and admitted under oath during the arrest interview that he had entered illegally.”

The spokesman added, “His DACA status expired in Aug. 2015 and he was notified at that time. In addition, he has a conviction for theft for which he received probation.”

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Suspect Arrested In Overnight Murder In Worcester Co.


(POCOMOKE CITY, MD) — Maryland State Police troopers arrested a suspect early this morning who was wanted in connection with the murder last night of a man in Worcester County.

The victim is identified as Deontre’ L. Bailey, 23, of Pocomoke City, Md. He was pronounced dead last night after being transported from the scene to the Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

The suspect is identified as Darryl K. Wise Jr., 26, of Pocomoke City, Md. After consultation with the Worcester County State’s Attorney’s Office, State Police investigators applied for and obtained an arrest warrant charging Wise with first degree murder, second degree murder, reckless endangerment, first degree assault, second degree assault, and handgun violations.

Just after 10:00 p.m. yesterday, the Pocomoke City Police Department received a 911 call reporting that a person was lying in the street in front of a residence in the 100-block of Fourth Street. Responding police officers found the victim, who had sustained what appeared to be a gunshot wound to his upper torso. Emergency medical services personnel transported the victim to the hospital.

Police Chief William H. Harden Sr., contacted the Maryland State Police and requested the Homicide Unit assume the investigation. State Police Homicide Unit investigators responded, as did crime scene technicians from the State Police Forensic Sciences Division. Troopers were assisted throughout the night by investigators from the State Police Criminal Enforcement Division, the Maryland State Apprehension Team, the Worcester Criminal Enforcement Team, the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation, the Pocomoke City Police Department, the Worcester County Sheriff’s office and state troopers from the Berlin Barrack.

The preliminary investigation indicates Wise came to the home in the 100-block of Fourth Street shortly before 10:00 p.m. yesterday and was talking with a resident there on the front porch, when several individuals, including the victim, also came to the home and stood on the porch. Witnesses told investigators one of the men, later identified as the victim, threw a bottle at Wise and struck him in the upper torso. An argument ensued that ultimately resulted in Wise shooting Bailey with a handgun. Wise fled the scene on foot. A motive is unknown at this time.

After obtaining the arrest warrant, investigators called in the Maryland State Apprehension Team was to search for the suspect. The fugitive search team located Wise shortly before 6:30 a.m. today and arrested him without incident. He will be processed and taken before a court commissioner for an initial appearance later today.

The investigation is continuing.

Thank God Its Friday 4-21-17

What will you be doing this weekend?

Cuba Gooding Sr dies: Soul singer and father of Hollywood actor found dead, aged 72


Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr, the father of Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr, has died.

Gooding Jr's publicist confirmed the death of the 72-year-old, who was the lead singer of soul group The Main Ingredient and had a brief solo career with Motown Records.

His body was reportedly found in a parked car in the San Fernando Valley in California on Thursday afternoon.

Los Angeles Police Department did not name Gooding Sr, but confirmed it investigated the death of a man found in a car on Ventura Boulevard, Woodland Hills, at around 1pm.

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DNC chair Tom Perez points out child in audience — and keeps on swearing

If a Miami youngster showed up to school today and taught his friends some new words, his teacher can thank Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez.

During the second stop of his “unity” tour on Wednesday in Miami, Florida, Perez continued his recent practice of peppering his speeches with swear words.

“Unfortunately we have a president who day in and day out, it’s chaos, it’s carnage,” Perez shouted, his voice cracking.

“He’s a damn liar!” he bellowed, responding to someone in the audience. “That’s what I say pal! You’re goddamn right he’s a liar!”

Ridiculing the recent “Buy American, Hire American” executive order, Perez took a shot at Ivanka Trump.

“Why don’t you apply that to your own damn family business!” he yelled.

Turning his sights on the failed replacement of Obamacare, Perez made fun of Trump Towers, and other enterprises bearing Trump’s name.

“Well, I have a name for it. It’s ‘I don’t care,’ because the Republican leadership doesn’t give a shit about people who are suffering!” he shouted.

More Elitist language here

BREAKING NEWS: Salisbury Bypass Shut Down

A viewer has informed us that a truck has flipped over in the one lane area on the Bypass from the Mall area to the Salisbury exit. It is completely shut down. 

UNBELIEVABLE: 89% of Media Coverage of Trump Is NEGATIVE

I have never seen the media this hostile in my entire life. 89% of the time, their coverage of President Trump has been negative. Just look at the Washington Post, their headlines are absolutely skewed to be negative and sometimes they are downright dishonest. You see this practice across the board with the media these days. It’s an absolute disgrace on how little positive airtime Trump has been given when a number of the things he has done are incredibly beneficial to the nation.

What the media is doing is taking anything negative they can dig up and they are running with it. All of Trump’s financial controversies, his business dealings, his family… they are twisting and tainting everything he touches. It’s extremely subversive in nature. You did not see this when Barack Obama was in office. No matter what corrupt, criminal, communist thing he did, it was all rainbows and unicorns. They rewrote the news and history and just lied about what the man did. According to the media and the left,

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Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Press Release

On Thursday April 20th at about 1400 Hrs Pocomoke City Police attempted to locate, at the New Town apartments, Christopher Wayne Cuono 44 years of age, residing in Pocomoke Md., on active warrants out of Accomack County Virginia. The warrants were for sexual assaults that Mr. Cuono allegedly committed in Virginia.

Pocomoke City Police entered the suspect’s apartment and observed a locked bedroom door. They could see the suspect lying on a back bed with a hand gun on his chest.

The Officers requested the assistance of the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office and the Maryland State Police to secure the area and make a safe tactical entry into the apartment in an attempt to take Mr. Cuono into custody.

A search warrant was obtained and the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Team entered the apartment and located Mr. Cuono deceased with an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound.

The Worcester County Bureau of investigation will be following up on the investigation.

If You Live In America, You Don’t Get To Say ‘Life Isn’t Fair’

Unless you’re warning your children about the harsh realities of the real world, the phrase “life isn’t fair” should never pass your lips.

By virtue of being born in the United States of America, you are part of a small group of insanely lucky people walking the planet. Don’t agree? Well think about it; at the moment, you’re reading this article on an internet-capable device (likely a smart phone) while sitting in a home or business of some sort. Sure, you may be broke right now and not able to afford that $6 latte at Starbucks, but you are still better off than about 96% of the world. You’ve had some bad things happen to you in your life that have set you back? So has everyone else.

At 16 years of age, I watched my amazing father pass away in my family home after battling the most aggressive kind of melanoma known to man. At 19, I watch my grandmother shoot herself in the head because she was slowly losing her mind. A few months ago, I was so broke that I had to forgo meals in order to be able to pay my bills. I can’t afford to go to college even with a grant (and I’m not getting into the trap of a government loan) so at 22, I still haven’t graduated with even a basic degree, let alone had a chance to pursue my passions.

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Special Weather Statement (Dense Fog)

Event: Special Weather Statement

Alert:  ...Dense Fog Across the Lower Maryland Eastern Shore...
Locally dense fog is affecting portions of the lower Maryland
Eastern Shore this morning with visibility as low as one-quarter
mile. This fog should lift between 8-9 am. Motorists should be
alert for sudden changes in visibility due to the locally dense
fog. Drive at reduced speeds and use low beam headlights only.

Target Area:
Dorchester
Inland Worcester
Wicomico

Student Activists Demand Action Against Conservative Journalists, Denounce the Notion of Truth as Racist

The hostility of activist students toward fundamental liberties like free speech has spilled over onto other central pillars of civilization — including the notion of truth:

In an open letter to outgoing Pomona College President David Oxtoby, a group of students from the Claremont Colleges assail the president for affirming Pomona’s commitment to free speech and demand that all five colleges “take action” against the conservative journalists on the staff of the Claremont Independent.

Hopefully, we have not reached the firing squad stage of leftism yet. But if current trends continue, it is only a matter of time until that is what they mean by “action.”

The letter, written by three self-identified Black students at Pomona College, is a response to an April 7 email from President Oxtoby in which he reiterated the college’s commitment to “the exercise of free speech and academic freedom” in the aftermath of protests that shut downa scheduled appearance by an invited speaker, scholar and Black Lives Matter critic Heather Mac Donald, on April 6.

Here’s what the moonbats think of the free speech that our forefathers fought so hard to secure:

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BREAKING NEWS: Arkansas carried out its first execution since 2005

It has planned three more in April, before a lethal injection drug expires.
The State of Arkansas, dismissing criticism that it intended to rush too many prisoners to their deaths too quickly, on Thursday night carried out its first execution in more than a decade. Using a lethal injection drug that has been the subject of sharp constitutional debate, the state plans to execute three more men by the end of the month, before its supply of the chemical expires.

Ledell Lee, who was condemned to death for the murder of Debra Reese more than 20 years ago in a Little Rock suburb, died at 11:56 p.m. Central time at the Cummins Unit, a prison in southeast Arkansas, after the reprieves he had won in federal and state courts were overturned.