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Saturday, May 27, 2017

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Arizona Governor Signs Bill To Repeal State Capital Gains Taxes On Gold & Silver

Good news for precious metals investors in Arizona.

On Monday, Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill into law that eliminates states capital gains taxes on gold and silver specie. It's tax repeal will not only benefit Arizonans who invest in gold and silver, it will also facilitate their use as currency and undermine the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money.

Rep. Mark Finchem (R-Tucson) sponsored HB2014. The legislation eliminates state capital gains taxes on income “derived from the exchange of one kind of legal tender for another kind of legal tender.” The bill defines legal tender as “a medium of exchange, including specie, that is authorized by the United States Constitution or Congress for the payment of debts, public charges, taxes and dues.” “Specie” means coins having precious metal content.

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FTC: Illegal robocalls on the rise

BALTIMORE —Has your phone been ringing off the hook lately due to robocalls?

You're not alone.

The Federal Trade Commission has seen a significant increase in the number of illegal robocalls --recorded messages about a product or service -- and complaints about them.

Robocalls can be annoying, if not dangerous. To date, the FTC has brought more than 100 lawsuits against 600 companies and individuals responsible for billions of illegal robocalls and other do-not-call violations.

"The technology that's available for folks to make these unwanted calls is widely available. You can do it from anywhere in the world, and it's very inexpensive," FTC attorney Janice Kopec said.

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Woman, 98, has died after nurse purposely 'broke' her leg

A nursing assistant intentionally broke his 98-year-old patient's leg before she died while undergoing surgery to fix it, police say.

Hakim Ogunkunle, 43, is facing aggravated battery charges for allegedly injuring his patient, Edna Warren, while she was under his care on Tuesday, at the Newnan Health and Rehabilitation in Georgia.

Warren was rushed to the Piedmont Newnan Hospital to have emergency surgery, but died during the procedure.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation believes Ogunkunle caused Warren's injuries because of a mismatch between the details of his testimony and the severity of her injuries.

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Delaware State Police Carry Naloxone (Narcan) Kits

The Delaware State Police have joined other Delaware law enforcement agencies in carrying the overdose reversal drug, Naloxone, also known as Narcan.

Troopers will begin to carry nasally-administered Naloxone kits on patrol for use in treating subjects suspected of suffering from heroin or other opiate overdoses.

In conjunction with the Delaware Office of Emergency Medical Services, the Delaware State Police implemented a training curriculum and developed Divisional Policy authorizing and monitoring the administration of Naloxone by Troopers.

“As first responders on patrol, Troopers often are the first to arrive on the scene of medical emergencies.” said Sergeant Paul G. Shavack, Trooper Medic Commander and Delaware State Police Naloxone Program Coordinator. “Deployment of Naloxone kits in conjunction with EMS response has proven instrumental in saving the lives of those suffering from heroin or other opioid overdoses and increases the level of service that Troopers provide to our community.”


Wicomico County Health Department Receives Certificate of Promising Practice

Salisbury, MD - The Wicomico County Health Department announced yesterday in a press conference that it has received a Certificate of Promising Practice from the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) for its pilot Community Outreach Addictions Team (COAT). With this certification, the program exhibits the potential for becoming a Model Practice in our nation’s fight against the opioid epidemic.

The COAT team, created in June of 2016, is comprised of peer support specialists who are able to respond to overdose calls and link individuals battling addiction with treatment services. This innovative program has been successful in guiding 56% its contacts into treatment. The success the Health Department has seen would not be possible without the collaborative relationships with Peninsula Regional Medical Center and the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office.

County Executive Bob Culver and Health Officer Lori Brewster recognized members of the Community Outreach Addictions Team yesterday for their extraordinary work in reducing the number of overdoses and playing a part in assisting individuals into treatment and recovery.

NACCHO is a national organization that represents over 2,800 local public health departments in the U.S. and provides leadership, up-to-date information, subject matter expertise, and other resources to strengthen local health departments’ program work in a wide array of public health and safety areas.

If you know of someone in need of treatment for a substance use disorder, please call 443-783-6875. For more information on the COAT program, please visit www.wicomicohealth.org.

Mom's horrific Facebook post about the dangers of nail biting goes viral

Many kids often bite their nails as a nervous habit, and while many parents try to urge their children to stop biting, one mom from Louisiana is now warning other parents about the potential dangers of biting your nails.

Last week, Sara Guidry noticed something odd in her son Kale's mouth. Something white was poking out of his gums.

"I get a tweezer and pull it. It looked like a finger nail. I continued to pull 4 more out," Guidry wrote on Facebook. "I then search his mouth and find another area. I pulled around 27 out of the second spot. YES 27!"

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Major League heroes brought colourised photos Boston Reds team from 1890

A set of incredible images from yesteryear show a number baseball players dating back to the early days of the Major League Baseball (MLB).

One picture from 1890 shows a team portrait of the now defunct Boston Reds uniformed in their original colors of red and white.

Other images display different teams and players such as Babe Herman a right fielder for the Brooklyn Dodgers long before they became the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1958. Another picture shows the celebrated Philadelphia Athletics player, manager, and later part-owner, Connie Mack draped in a classic overcoat and fedora hat.

Baseball great Mack played as a catcher during a ten year playing career but its more famed for his management skills. He is the longest-serving manager in Major League Baseball history, leading the Philadelphia Athletics for the club's first 50 seasons of play, starting in 1901, before retiring at age 87 following the 1950 season.

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ICE arrests nearly 200 in Los Angeles-area operation targeting criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants, and immigration fugitives

LOS ANGELES – A convicted rapist and a previously deported cocaine trafficker are among the 188 individuals arrested in the greater Los Angeles area by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Fugitive Operations officers during a five-day expanded enforcement operation that concluded Wednesday targeting at-large criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants, and immigration fugitives.
Of those arrested during the operation, which was spearheaded by ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations division, 169, or almost 90 percent, had prior criminal convictions – see table below. The statistics cover all of ERO’s arrests in the greater Los Angeles-area from Saturday through Wednesday.
CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS*
Drug Offenses43Robbery2
Domestic Violence27Obstructing Justice2
DUI30Property Damage1
Sex Crimes15Larceny1
Battery12Escape1
Weapons Violations7Manslaughter1
Assault6Prostitution1
Burglary5Trespassing1
Fraud3Incest1
Vehicle Theft2Receipt of Stolen Property1
Arson2Illegal Re-entry; Illegal Entry3
Cruelty to a Child2
*Note: criminal aliens with multiple prior convictions are categorized based on their most serious conviction.

WICOMICO COUNTY COUNCIL PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE SESSION

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the County Council of Wicomico County, Maryland, will hold a special Legislative Session to consider adopting the Annual Budget and Appropriation Bill (Legislative Bill No. 2017-05) and to set the tax levy for Fiscal Year 2018, on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at 6:00 p.m., in the Government Office Building, Room 301, Salisbury, Maryland.

Orioles To Auction Off Their Memorial Day Jerseys & Caps

Throughout Memorial Day weekend, O's uniformed personnel will wear ripstop woodland camouflage-designed jerseys & caps on the road and at home. The authenticated, game-worn, autographed jerseys and caps worn at home on Memorial Day will be auctioned at http://www.orioles.com/auctions beginning at 1:00 pm on Monday to benefit the Baltimore Orioles Charitable Foundation and the Fort Meade Alliance Foundation.

Nancy Pelosi complains Trump not visiting countries in alphabetical order

Has Nancy Pelosi completely lost her mind? Or does she just have to complain about everything President Trump does?

During a press briefing on Thursday, the House Minority Leader criticized the president’s choice of visiting Saudi Arabia first during his inaugural foreign trip.

“I thought it was unusual for the President of the United States to go to Saudi Arabia first. Saudi Arabia!” Pelosi said.

“It wasn’t even alphabetical. I mean, Saudi Arabia.”

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State police prepare resort leaders for shooting attacks

Maryland State Police prepared several hotel and restaurant leaders for the one event they hoped would never happen: an active shooter walking into an Ocean City business.

During a two-hour seminar on Monday at the Princess Royale on 91st Street, Trooper First Class Stephen Hallman and Sgt. Ted Antal walked Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association members through various psychological and physical stages of an active shooter or bomber event – and what they can do to fight back.

“Evil exists in the world, so we have to prepare to minimize damage when an incident occurs,” Hallman said. “You may have an emergency operational plan, but when it happens, do you have time to go through the manual? That’s why you prepare people.”

Shooting incidents occur very quickly, he said, meaning there is a need for individuals to be prepared. To illustrate this, Hallman said during the Columbine High School shooting in 1999, the gunmen killed 10 people and injured 12 more in the span of seven minutes.

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Reginald Kimbro charged in second murder of a Texas woman

A man already accused of raping and strangling a young woman to death in her apartment near Texas Christian University has been separately charged in the murder of a second woman.

Reginald Gerard Kimbro, 23, was charged with capital murder on Friday in the slaying of 36-year-old Megan Leigh Getrum, whose body was found on April 15 in Lake Ray Hubbard in Dallas.

Kimbro is already being held pending $1million bail in the murder of his ex-girlfriend Molly Matheson, 22, whose mother found her lying dead in the shower of her Fort Worth apartment on April 10.

The suspected killer was also twice accused of rape, in separate 2012 and 2014 cases, but never faced trial, it emerged earlier this month.

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Petition drive to close golf course in Pocomoke City

Conflicting perspectives about the future of Winters Quarters Golf Course were presented during the Pocomoke City Council meeting on Monday.

Duane Durham, who resides in the Winter Quarters neighborhood, has spearheaded a petition drive seeking to close the course. Despite revamped marketing efforts, from his view there doesn’t appear to be an uptick in attendance.

“Yesterday was a beautiful day and I saw nobody on the golf course,” he said.

Durham said for decades the facility has been a bust to the town’s operating budget.

“There are more important things that this money can be used for,” he said. “The people of this town should be able to turn their faucets on and have quality drinking water.”

For the past two weeks, Durham has gone door to door and collected more than 200 signatures on a petition asking to close the golf course. While presenting the list to council, he noted the consensus was overwhelmingly in favor of shuttering the course.

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Will Donald Trump Reveal Who Killed JFK?

Releasing this information could stop Trump from suffering the same fate

This year, Donald Trump has the opportunity to declassify all documents relating to the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

Roger Stone breaks down why he should allow the documents to be made public, in opposition to the CIA.

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Gregg Allman Dead at 69


Known for his Southern Rock band, the Allman Brothers, Gregg and his brother Duane (who preceded him death after a fatal motorcycle accident in 1971) formed their band and had several hits throughout the early to mid-Seventies.

Allman underwent a liver transplant in 2010 long after being diagnosed with Hepatitis C in 1999.  He passed away in his Savannah, Georgia home after struggling for many years with various health issues.

OBSERVATION: Uncanny Resemblance

Thought I'd illustrate a commenter's post from the previous article.

John Podesta and Jacob Schwartz. Do all pedophiles look similar or is it an optical illusion?


Date Change Needed For Troubling Weekend

The time has come to moving the spring Cruisin’ weekend event to earlier in the spring season.

Whether it’s held in March or April, it’s likely the same problems seen last week will exist, but the only non-option is to do nothing and resolve that beefing up law enforcement will be able to tame the outside groups from ruining the weekend.

It’s clear the 3,300 registered participants in Cruisin’ Ocean City are not the problem. While they may not always be able to resist the urge to peel wheel or burn out at stoplights, there’s mechanisms in place to hold them accountable. Organizers have given police the ability to yank a registered vehicle’s participation in the daily car shows should there be any major issues.

We believe Cruisin’ Ocean City is a worthwhile event that should stay. The Boardwalk parades and the daily car shows are nice attractions for Ocean City. The problem is over time the event has been riddled with serious safety and quality of life concerns that are not directly linked to it.

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REPORTS: Prominent Democratic Leader, Bill deBlasio Staffer Arrested on Child Pornography Charges


Police arrested a prominent Democratic leader and staff member for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on child pornography charges, according to the New York Post.

On Friday, the Post said that court documents stated that Jacob Schwartz allegedly kept thousands of photos and nearly one hundred videos on a laptop depicting horrifying acts with "young nude females between the approximate ages of 6 months and 16, engaging in sexual conduct...on an adult male."

Schwartz, 29, faces charges of "possession of a sexual performance by a child and promoting a sexual performance by a child," according to the New York Daily News.

Schwartz previously served as president of the Manhattan Young Democrats. A now-deleted biography of Schwartz reveals he worked for Obama's 2012 re-election campaign.

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Obama attempts government in exile

The government in exile — the real one, according to the media — has had a busy week at home and abroad. “President Obama” has given up leading from behind and presumes now to lead from overseas. His secretary of state has a new mission, as missionary to the safe places where snowflakes fall.

Mr. Obama joined German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin to lecture America and the West to quit being so beastly to the strivers of the Third World, and open wider the borders of the West. “We can’t isolate ourselves,” the former president said from a platform at the Brandenburg Gate. “We can’t hide behind a wall.”

This is the message that resonates with Mrs. Merkel and many of the Europeans, even it strikes a sour note at home and even in Britain, coming just days after the spawn of a Libyan immigrant murdered nearly two dozen Britons, including several children, and then blew himself up at a concert arena in Manchester.

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Anonymous Weighs In

Because many of you don't frequent Twitter, here's some screenshots you might be interested in reading about Seth Rich and the Deep State situation.




Muslim man sues Little Caesars, claiming 'halal' was a lie in Dearborn

A Muslim man is suing Little Caesars for $100 million after he says he was served and then accidentally ate pepperoni made with pork, a food prohibited by Islamic law.

The complaint says Mohamad Bazzi of Dearborn ordered halal pizza twice from the shop on Schaefer in Dearborn. The boxes were labeled "halal," but the pies inside were topped with regular pepperoni.

Majed Moughni, Bazzi's attorney, said he rushed to file the lawsuit Thursday, the eve of Ramadan, so no other Muslims would accidentally eat pork from the pizza shop during the holiday.

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VSP MOURNS DEATH OF BCI SPECIAL AGENT

VSP is mourning the loss of its 63rd member to die in the line of duty since 1928. Special Agent Michael T. Walter, 45, succumbed to his injuries shortly after 5 a.m. Saturday (May 27, 2017) at VCU Medical Center in Richmond. Special Agent Walter, a Powhatan County resident, is survived by his wife, Jaime, and two sons and a daughter, ages 14, 9 and 6, respectively.

Special Agent Walter, 45, was born in Philadelphia, Penn., and graduated Schalick High School in Elmer, N.J. He was a decorated veteran during his service with the United States Marine Corps (USMC) from 1989 to 1994. Prior to joining the Virginia State Police in 1998, he also worked as a security officer at MCV Hospital and then served two years as an officer with the Virginia Division of Capitol Police.

He entered the Virginia State Police Academy in 1998 and graduated as a member of the 98th Basic Session in May 21, 1999. His first patrol assignment upon graduation was in the Virginia State Police Fairfax Division’s Area 48 Office in Springfield. As a Trooper, he then transferred to the Richmond Division’s Area 6 Office in Powhatan in 2005. A year later he joined the State Police Academy staff as an instructor with the Department’s Canine Unit. In 2010, he was promoted to the rank of Special Agent and has been assigned ever since to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Richmond Field Office Drug Enforcement Section.

Dems scare seniors: Steny falsely claims Trump budget means ‘no Meals On Wheels’

Democrats are now trying to scare old people in an effort to turn them against President Trump.

During a press conference in front of the Capitol, House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer claimed Trump’s budget would mean the end of the private, non-profit Meals On Wheels.

But the last time Democrats tried to scare senior citizens who rely on the program, it was revealed that government funds are only a tiny portion — 3.3% — of the organization’s revenues..

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Troopers Investigating Fatal Crash Involving Pedestrian- Bear- Update #2

Bear- Delaware State Police have obtained a warrant charging a New Jersey man with murder in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred in a Bear area parking lot in March.

On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, Delaware State Police detectives obtained an arrest warrant charging Elder Saavedra, 24, of Swedesboro, NJ with Murder 1st Degree in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred on Sunday, March 26, 2017 in the parking lot of 2000 Firedancer Lane, Bear. Saavedra is currently incarcerated in Pennsylvania due to a prior detainer issued by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Saavedra will be formerly arrested upon his extradition from Pennsylvania.

The investigation began after troopers were called in reference to a male pedestrian, later identified as Lester Mateo, 24, of Pennsville, NJ, who had been struck by a vehicle. During the investigation troopers learned that an altercation had occurred inside the El Nuevo Rodeo Restaurant involving several individuals. Following the altercation Lester Mateo responded to a vehicle in the parking lot of the business. He then drove the car a short distance in the parking lot before getting out of it. It was then that Elder Saavedra entered the car and proceeded to run into Mateo, pinning him against a second vehicle which was parked in the lot. Saavedra then exited the vehicle and fled the parking lot on foot.

Lester Mateo was removed from the scene and transported to the Christiana Medical Center where he was subsequently pronounced dead. His body was turned over to the Division of Forensic Sciences where his death was ruled a homicide. Through further investigation detectives were subsequently able to identify Elder Saavedra as the suspect.

Anyone who may have any additional information in reference to this investigation is asked to contact Detective Scott Mauchin at (302) 365-8414 or via email: scott.mauchin@state.de.us. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."

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Trump's Allies Convicted of High Crimes Without a Trial

Maybe Flynn committed treason. But so far no one has presented any evidence, just innuendo. That's not justice.

Heard any good Mike Flynn jokes lately?

How about this one from "Morning Joe," this week? "When it comes to legal issues, he's like Charmin. You just keep squeezing." Maybe you've seen Stephen Colbert's segment from February about Trump's former national security adviser: "It's funny 'cause it's treason."

Don't miss this exchange in the New Yorker last month with former acting attorney general Sally Yates. Reporter Ryan Lizza asked Yates about how she informed the White House counsel that Flynn had lied to his colleagues about his monitored conversations with the Russian ambassador. "You didn't just text, 'Heads-up, your N.S.A. might be a spy'?" Lizza asked. Yates quipped: "Is there an emoji for that?"

Well it's nice to see our elites are in such good humor about something so grave. If there truly was treason, it's no joking matter. If there was not, then this man's name is being tarnished unfairly. Ha. Ha.

After all, Flynn has yet to be charged with a crime. If there is evidence that he betrayed his country, it has yet to be presented. None of the many news stories about Flynn's contacts with Russians and Turks has accused him of being disloyal to his country. And yet a decorated general has already been tried and convicted in the press..

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'It's A Con,' Hillary Clinton Says of Trump Budget Proposal In Commencement Speech

"When people in power invent their own facts and attack those who question them, it can mark the beginning of the end of a free society," Clinton said at Wellesley College.

On Friday, Hillary Clinton addressed the graduating class of her alma mater, Wellesley College.

She used the opportunity to wade into current politics and direct a few jokes at President Trump.

"When people in power invent their own facts and attack those who question them, it can mark the beginning of the end of a free society," she said. "That is not hyperbole; it is what authoritarian regimes throughout history have done. ... They attempt to control reality."

She called Trump's new budget proposal "an attack of unimaginable cruelty on the most vulnerable among us — the youngest, the oldest, the poorest and hard-working people who need a little help to gain or hang on to a decent, middle-class life."

"Let's call it what it is, it's a con. They don't even try to hide it," she said, referring to the Trump administration.

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Wall around Obama’s DC home complete!

As Barack Obama waxes eloquent about the supposed negative impact of walls on humanity, crews have completed the wall surrounding his Washington, DC home.

Grabien reports:

Sitting alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel, former President Obama lectured the current administration about its immigration policy Thursday.

While not mentioning President Trump by name, Obama made clear to whom he was leveling his criticism.

“In this new world that we live in we can’t isolate ourselves,” Obama said. “We can’t hide behind a wall.”

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Proud Father?

Surveillance tied to employee resignations

The resignation of Ocean Pines Chief Financial Officer Mary Bosack last week is tied to the recent departure of several other senior employees who have alleged poor working conditions, according to several sources close to the association and the board.

A special meeting was apparently called last Friday when the directors learned of her resignation, but the meeting was not immediately scheduled. On Monday, Board President Tom Herrick set the meeting for this Friday.

In addition, sources said the departure of former Beach Club Manager Lynda Huettner, Golf Course Superintendent Rusty McLendon, Facilities Manager Jerry Aveta and several others are the result of conditions related to management style of interim General Manager Brett Hill.

Several other high-level employees, including Recreation and Parks Director Sonya Bounds, Marketing, Public Relations Director Teresa Travatello and Yacht Club Manager Jerry Lewis either resigned or were let go during the last year.


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Gunmen slaughter Coptic Christians traveling to monastery

At least 24 people were massacred – including many children — in Egypt and 25 others injured Friday when masked gunmen opened fire on a convoy carrying Coptic Christians to a monastery.

The group was traveling in two buses and a truck about 140 miles south of Cairo outside the Minya province, which is home to a large Christian minority, sources told Reuters.

“What we now know for sure is that three cars executed the attack, with up to 10 men inside,” said Gen. Essam al-Din Bedewi, the Minya governor.

“Security forces have now closed the road leading to the monastery. We are now intensifying security, as this road is close to the western desert, and we fear that the perpetrators may attempt to escape through the mountainous area close to the monastery,” he said.

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Students berate professor who refused to participate in no-whites ‘Day of Absence’

Over the last 72 hours, students have taken over a small liberal arts college in Washington state, and only one adult has tried to stop them.

Students at Evergreen State College in Olympia, who filmed their exploits and posted the videos on social media, have occupied and barricaded the library, shouting down anyone who disagrees with them or shows insufficient passion for racial justice.

Biology professor Bret Weinstein was berated by dozens of students outside of his classroom Tuesday morning for refusing to participate in an event in which white people were invited to leave campus for a day. Now, he says police have told him to hold his classes off campus due to safety concerns.

Things are “out of control at Evergreen,” he said.

“Police told me protesters stopped cars yesterday, demanding information about occupants,” Mr. Weinstein told The Washington Times. “They believe I was being sought. It appears that the campus has been under the effective control of protesters since 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Police are on lockdown, hamstrung by the college administration. Students, staff and faculty are not safe.”

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The Line To Get Into Seacrets........

How Obama’s ‘smart power’ helped seed the Manchester attack

The hunt for the terror network behind the Manchester attack is now focusing on Libya, where bomber Salman Abedi’s father and brother were arrested Thursday and from which Abedi himself had only recently returned.

That’s hardly surprising: South Manchester is home to one of the world’s largest Libyan expatriate communities, which in recent years has become a prime recruiting ground for young jihadists.

And Libya itself is the base for an ISIS external-operations wing tasked with plotting terrorist attacks in Europe. Indeed, since the fall of Moammar Khadafy, Libya has become a haven for Islamist terrorist groups.

Such is the result of Barack Obama’s failed policy — which he so confidently announced would prove smarter than his predecessor’s mistakes in Iraq, only to be proved horribly wrong.

Obama (with a huge push from then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton) effectively brought about regime change in Libya, while avoiding the kind of occupation that proved so deadly and costly to the Bush administration after it ousted Saddam Hussein.

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Israeli Minister Publicly Meets Gulf Officials, Credits Trump Visit as Game Changer

In an unprecedented move, an Israeli Knesset minister met in public with officials from Gulf states and a Palestinian diplomat in Ecuador, and credited President Donald Trump’s efforts in the Middle East for bringing it about.

Druze-Israeli Likud Minister Ayoub Kara was attending the swearing-in ceremony of Lenin Moreno as Ecuador’s new leader along with delegates from around the world.

According to the Times of Israel, Kara tweeted that he was “surprised by the warm attitude of representatives from the Gulf states,” crediting Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia and Israel as a game changer.

Kara, a minister without portfolio, posted photos of himself meeting with representatives from the Palestinian Authority along with delegates from Oman, Qatar, Yemen and other Arab nations, as well as the prime minister of the Sahrawi Republic of southern Morocco, Abdelkader Taleb Omar, the report said.

Kara said in a statement that the meetings were “open and cordial” and all sides “expressed their approval to move forward with the political negotiations.”

“President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu are coordinating every step of this political initiative, and there is progress on the issue,” he said.

“For the first time, after years of action in the political arena, [representatives of] countries from the Saudi coalition agreed to meet openly with me as a representative of the State of Israel,” he tweeted in Hebrew.

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LEARN HISTORY TODAY: 13 Days

Kennedy & Kruschchev 1961

By Thornton Crowe

We had no idea until much later just how close to destruction we came during that October in 1962...

In the last year, many of us have been inundated with talk about Russia and their possible influence in the 2016 General Election but what most fail to understand, this talk by the Democrats and media is highly dangerous. In fact, it puts us all in grave danger and can be construed as a real National Security risk as we’ve seen from the incidents where Russian destroyers and fighter jets have ‘buzzed’ our coastlines and ships since this irresponsible banter began to go into overdrive.

Are Democrats willing to risk another Cold War in order to avoid the ugly truth they lost the last election because of their candidate of choice? 

The real Cold War was very scary for America; however, nothing ever came close to a meltdown like thirteen days in October of 1962. We were faced with a midterm election and voters were faced with some decisions. President John F. Kennedy’s policies (much like Trump and Reagan policies) were producing some success but there was still trepidation in DC about the election.

Attorney General Robert Kennedy
All these upsets were quickly quashed when on October 16th, less than a month away from election day, the Russians started moving nukes into the Cuba area with Fidel Castro’s consent. By this point, the Bay of Pigs Invasion was already a huge disastrous history with Cuba where the CIA’s Castro assassination attempt was foiled badly (and very publicly.) Therefore, it was not unlikely the Cuban regime would be reluctant to aid the country’s biggest foe, Russia.

During this time, tensions between Russia’s leader, Nikita Kruschchev and President Kennedy were high but in a stand-off mode due to a gentleman's agreement between the two of them. However, when the confrontation over the Cuban Missile Crisis began, it bumped into a new level of nuclear fear we hadn’t experienced before or since. The negotiations were intense and often led to the President to entertain engagement a nuclear war. After all, he saw this as a personal betrayal on Khrushchev's part in addition to putting nukes that close the US coastlines. After being sent away by his brother, Attorney General Robert Kennedy, to ‘cool off,’ the planning and execution of a peaceful stand down was negotiated.

It’s all fun and games until the nuclear warheads start heading towards the US Coastlines 

Many myth spinners were not even alive when this began and yet, because our education system doesn’t actually teach United States History, many remain ignorant to the situation, which was the real threat from Russia. Instead, these misinform, under-educated people prefer to promote a very dangerous rhetoric that could very well have grave repercussions for everyone. Most here aren’t aware of the real threats nuclear nations face and have not one clue about the real fall-out of such incendiary banter. People who represent us in Congress are shortsighted or they are trading on the ignorance which permeates America at this point in time.

Pelosi & Schumer
It would serve you well to educate yourselves and understand fully the world that’s being pulled over your eyes before it’s too late and there is no be-back.

A suggestion is to look up the Cuban Missile Crisis to see what true Russian intervention is about rather than following the so-called Media and their leaders off the cliff to the abyss of stupidity. While these taunts are designed to marginalize President Trump, they are only inciting others to become our enemies, thus putting us in a very critical position - both economically and militarily.

Nuclear war is no laughing matter - it has irreversible effects on any population. Look at Nagasaki or Hiroshima at the end of the Second World War to understand this cold reality. Nuclear fallout is horrific and it's half-life is decades, possibly centuries.

Why are you allowing Liberals to put yourself (and your families) in such peril over something as temporary as an election? Is this really what you, the average American, want?

OC Police charge couple with child abuse and neglect

Ocean City Police have charged a local woman and her boyfriend for critically injuring her 8-month old son earlier this year.

Charges were filed in late April against Amanda N. Unger, 22, and Robert Moya, 23, of Salisbury.

Police began an investigation in March, when Atlantic General Hospital staff reported possible child abuse to Ocean City Police when the child was admitted with a skull fracture. The baby also had bruising on his back and on the ribs area, which is consistent with rough grabbing, the report said.

Unger had said that while at her Ocean City apartment, her son had fallen out of bed, onto the floor and struck his head on the bassinet. She later told police she wasn’t home during the incident and Moya was watching her son.

Unger also told police that three or four days prior to visiting the hospital that her child had hit his head on a windowsill while crawling on the bed. The bed was pushed against a wall and the window.

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PHOTOS: Rolling Thunder rolls into DC, 30th year of focusing attention on POWs, MIAs


WASHINGTON (ABC7) — That all-familiar throaty roar is back in DC.

The rumble of thousands of finely tuned motorcycle engines.

The smells of oil, burnt rubber, and leather.

“You're never going to know what it's like to have that brotherhood of veterans, unless you actually serve,” says US Army Veteran Jay Weingart. “With us, it goes deeper.”

It’s Memorial Day Weekend.

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A Reminder...


Let this image serve as a reminder of what Memorial Day is really all about because it's not about bbqs, drinking parties, family gatherings, OC tourism and auspicious sale days at the local retailers -- it's about something much, much more.

-- Thornton


Pruden: The latest news from the president in exile

The government in exile — the real one, according to the media — has had a busy week at home and abroad. “President Obama” has given up leading from behind and presumes now to lead from overseas. His secretary of state has a new mission, as missionary to the safe places where snowflakes fall.

Mr. Obama joined German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin to lecture America and the West to quit being so beastly to the strivers of the Third World, and open wider the borders of the West. “We can’t isolate ourselves,” the former president said from a platform at the Brandenburg Gate. “We can’t hide behind a wall.”

This is the message that resonates with Mrs. Merkel and many of the Europeans, even it strikes a sour note at home and even in Britain, coming just days after the spawn of a Libyan immigrant murdered nearly two dozen Britons, including several children, and then blew himself up at a concert arena in Manchester.

Timing is everything, as the man said, and the president in exile used his appearance in Berlin as a coming-out party after nearly six months of playing celebrity in borrowed houses across the South Seas and the Caribbean, playing at golf instead of government. But boredom set in and when Frau Merkel agreed to receive him as a fellow head of state, well, why not? She knew she could count on him to deliver platitudes and goo-goo worthy of an American president in exile.

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Meet the newest member of the Dubai Police: yes, it's a robot

The city of Dubai is roughly 10 years into an ambitious smart city strategy, one that focuses on making the city an "innovation benchmark" for other cities that want to be sustainable and globally competitive. And that includes the city's law enforcement agency, Dubai Police. As part of its goal to make "everything smart" the agency has introduced an intelligent robotic police officer – which they refer to as "Robocop" after the popular RoboCop series of movies.

The introduction of the Robocop has attracted a lot of attention and some of it not at all positive with headlines declaring police will soon be replaced by robots and other concerns. But for now Robocop isn't chasing criminals and isn't armed. It's primarily being introduced as a helpful tool for citizens and tourists – and getting acquainted with the public. Here’s one takeaway: Dubai's Robocop 'soft launch' will familiarize citizens and tourists with the technology. That may be an approach worth considering for other cities wanting to introduce innovative technologies and minimize the risk of a negative response from citizens. It's an interesting story and worth following for that reason alone.— Doug Peeples

Dubai's Robocop isn't a fully functional police officer in the traditional sense. It's more like a helpful mall cop intended to interact with citizens and tourists at this point. More functionality is expected to come later.

But it is operational and Dubai Police says it’s the first of its kind. Robocop is five-and-a-half feet tall and has a number of skills. It can speak in Arabic and English. It's equipped with an emotion detector and facial recognition capabilities that allow it to read emotions and facial expressions – and can alter its expressions and greetings to respond appropriately. That facial recognition software and IoT connectivity also enables Robocop to identify offenders and send live video of them to the police command room. Its body has a tablet mounted on it people can use to report crimes, pay fines and send messages to the police department.

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CONVENIENCE CENTER & LANDFILL HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

Salisbury, MD ... All Public Works Solid Waste Convenience Centers will be closed with the exception of the Newland Park Landfill Convenience Center on Monday, May 29, 2017 due to the holiday. The Newland Park Landfill will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017.

For more information, please contact the Newland Park Landfill at 410-548-4935.

FBI shared spy data on Americans, despite Comey claims

The FBI has illegally shared spy data on US citizens with a series of outside bodies including the NSA, government contractors and a 'private entity,' newly released documents show.

The declassified memos claim there were repeated breaches of laws designed to protect Americans from being illicitly snooped on and that FBI agents were not properly trained to handle the data, Circa reported.

That directly contradicts statements made by former FBI director James Comey on May 3, in his last congressional hearing before he was fired.

He claimed that his agents only used spy data on Americans without a warrant when it had been 'lawfully collected, carefully overseen and checked' - but the memos say that's not true.

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Federal judge tosses life sentences for convicted beltway sniper Lee Boyd Malvo

The life sentences that Lee Boyd Malvo received for his role in the 2002 sniper shootings which occurred in Virginia were thrown out Friday by a federal judge, because Malvo was 17 at the time of the attacks.

The Supreme Court ruled in 2012 that mandatory life sentences without the possibility of parole were unconstitutional for juveniles, and in 2016 the court decided that ruling should be applied retroactively. And so even though Malvo entered pleas in Spotsylvania County, Va., and agreed to serve two life sentences without parole, in addition to being convicted by a jury and sentenced to two life sentences in Chesapeake, Va., U.S. District Court Judge Raymond A. Jackson vacated all four sentences and ordered resentencings.

The ruling does not apply to the six life sentences Malvo received in Maryland after he pleaded guilty to six murder charges there. His Maryland lawyers are appealing in both state and federal court on the same grounds, and a hearing is set for next month.

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Feminists Sue University for Failing to Protect Them from Mean Internet Comments

A feminist student group at the University of Mary Washington has filed a Title IX lawsuit against the institution for failing to protect them from mean comments on the internet.

Feminists United, a student group at the University of Mary Washington, has claimed in a recently filed lawsuit that the administration failed to protect them from posts made on the anonymous social media app, Yik Yak.

The suit alleges that the university failed to protect the students by refusing to ban access to the app via the university’s wifi system. The complaint ignores the reality that most students have access to the app via LTE internet service on their cellular devices, which would render a ban on the university’s wifi system almost worthless.

The students claim that the university’s decision to allow students to access the app via the school’s wifi network fostered a hostile environment in which the students were subjected to “overtly and/or sexist/threatening” anonymous messages.

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Adam Carolla and Dennis Prager: Smashing the Left’s ‘Safe Spaces’

Dennis Prager believes it could take decades to undo the damage done to American universities by the institutional left, if it can ever be undone at all — but that doesn’t mean he won’t pitch in on the effort.

The nationally syndicated radio host has partnered with comedian and podcaster Adam Carolla on a new film, No Safe Spaces, that will explore and then pick apart the culture of political correctness — and the left’s suppression of differing viewpoints and open debate — that has metastasized on college campuses throughout the country.

“If Americans understand what the Left has done to the universities, it will understand what it is doing and what it will do to America,” says Prager, who graduated from Brooklyn College and went on to attend Columbia University and the University of Leeds in England.

“The university is first, and then the rest of the country follows,” Prager explains. “The suppression of free speech, the rendering of kids into immature creatures who have little thought of their own, who are given slogans rather than ideas — the university is the least morally acute place in the United States, as an institution.”

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LEGENDARY COMMENTS BY GEORGE CHEVALLIER 5-27-17


First Hospital Visit

Except for when I was born in Peninsula General Hospital in 1943, I have only been there one time (until last year). That was in 1948 for an overnight stay to have my tonsils removed. Now, in 1948, there were no such things as “sleep-overs” so I had never been away from home overnight before. I thought of it as just a big adventure with all the attention and everything. Mom was worried I would be scared and made sure I had all my favorite and familiar things at the hospital with me. My favorite bear, Teddy, had been a constant companion since I got him for my first Christmas in 1943. My Dad even had to back-track 100 miles while we were on vacation because I had left Teddy in the diner where we had lunch. He wasn’t pleased but I was disconsolate and only the return of Teddy would solve the problem. He came along to the hospital as well as my favorite books and a couple of other toys.

The two charge nurses in the children’s ward were known to me as most everybody in Salisbury knew everybody in those days. One of them was Janie Ward. Her husband, Vernon, worked in the Engineering Lab at Martin & Schwartz where my father worked. I well remember visiting them where they first lived. It was the room at the very top of the Hotel Esther. Her father had offered to buy them a house, but Vernon told Janie that if she married him, she would have to make do with what he could provide. He was one of the smartest and hardest-working men I have ever known. He bought land in OceanCity and built four apartment buildings on them just working on them alone after work and on week-ends. He also started the Car Care business on the corner of Alexander Avenue and Route 13 while he was still working at (by now) Dresser.

The other nurse was Marie Waller. She went to St. Francis and I knew her from there. Her husband was Ed Waller and he ran Waller’s Confectionery across from the Court House. She just celebrated her 101st birthday on October 29th. She likes this story.

It seems that after assuring my mother that I would be all right, she told me that if I needed anything, I should just ask Miss Janie or Miss Marie. I was excited about this new adventure, but my excitement was apparently short-lived. As Mom was leaving and was a good ways down the hall, she heard my little voice above all else say, “Not my pants”. Apparently, the excitement was over for me and reality set in. I still joke with Mrs. Waller to this day that she was the first woman to get my pants off.

SUSPECT IN CUSTODY OF FATAL SHOOTING OF VSP SPECIAL AGENT

RICHMOND – A Richmond man is now in custody following an overnight search by local, state and federal law enforcement across the Metro-Richmond region. The State Police and U.S. Marshals apprehended Travis A. Ball, 27, of Richmond, Va., at a residence in Northumberland County shortly after 6 a.m. Saturday (May 27). He was taken into custody without further incident. Ball is being held without bond on the arrest warrants obtained for him Friday night (May 26) of one count of malicious wounding, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Additional charges are pending.

Ball is charged with shooting Virginia State Police Special Agent Michael T. Walter. Special Agent Walter succumbed to his injuries shortly after 5 a.m. Saturday (May 26) at VCU Medical Center in Richmond, Va.

Special Agent Walter was riding with a City of Richmond Police Officer as part of the ongoing City-State Partnership between agencies. At approximately 7:25 p.m., the Richmond Police Officer and Special Agent Walter observed a silver Chevrolet Cobalt pull up to the curb in the 1900 block of Redd Street. The officer and special agent pulled in behind the Cobalt and walked up to the car to initiate a conversation as part of a consensual encounter. As the Richmond Police Officer was talking with the driver, Special Agent Walter approached the passenger side where Ball was seated. Within moments, a single shot rang out and Ball was running from the car on foot.

The Richmond Police Officer immediately called for medical assistance and ran to Special Agent Walter’s aid. The Richmond Officer was not injured in the shooting.

The driver of the car remained at the scene and was detained by Richmond Police.

A handgun was recovered at the scene near the Chevrolet Cobalt. The investigation by the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s (BCI) Culpeper Field Office remains ongoing at this time.

Special Agent Walter was assigned to the Virginia State Police BCI Richmond Field Office’s Drug Enforcement Section and routinely partnered with the Richmond Police Department on investigative and patrol operatives.

Immediately following the shooting, a perimeter was established within the neighborhood for the safety of residents, preservation of the crime scene and to search for Ball. For the next 11 hours, law enforcement personnel from the Virginia State Police, Richmond Police, Henrico County Police, Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, FBI, US Marshals Service, DEA and ATF conducted a widespread search effort throughout the Metro-Richmond region. Their investigative efforts and tips from the public ultimately led to Ball’s apprehension in the Northern Neck early Saturday morning.

As Nursing Homes Evict Patients, States Question Motives

According to the federal government, the top complaint about nursing homes is wrongful eviction. Advocates say nursing homes want residents who pay more but require less care.

People complain about nursing homes a lot: the food's no good or there's not enough staff, and so on. It's a long list. But the top complaint, according to the federal government, is eviction from a nursing home.

Technically, it's known as involuntary discharge, and in 2015 it brought in more than 9,000 complaints. Now, a couple of states are looking for ways to hold nursing homes accountable for unnecessary evictions.

One of those states is Maryland. Brian Frosh, the state's attorney general, says that, in Maryland, more than half of all involuntary discharges have come from just one small chain of nursing homes run by Neiswanger Management Services, or NMS Healthcare.

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Baltimore's Corrupt Policing Destroyed Ivan Potts' Life, How Can the City Fix It?

How Liberal Short-Term Thinking Is Destroying America

Like a crack addict who can’t seem to think about anything other than his next fix, liberals can’t seem to think about anything but spewing their emotions at the world. They may be reflexively saying something that makes them feel compassionate, outraged, sensitive or angry, but liberals usually seem to be caught in the grip of some strong emotion.

Of course, it goes without saying that emotion unmoored from logic produces a lot of warped views, but it also mires a person in short term thinking….if you could even call it that. Because when you’re emotional, most of the time you’re not thinking; you’re reacting based on your “feels.” This is where a lot of liberals live 24 x 7 and so, it’s not shocking that their behavior is so thoughtless.

Take rock star Katy Perry’s reaction to the Manchester bombing, “No barriers, no borders, we all just need to coexist.” So, what does co-existing with radical Islamic terrorists who want to kill you mean? Is Katy Perry going to invite ISIS terrorists from Syria to bomb her next concert?

Once again, you can read it all here.

Will Maryland Pioneer Offshore Wind Farming in America?

Idiot Picks Fight With a Retired Boxer Named ‘Champ’

A Viewer Writes, Unsafe 911 Units

I learned this morning that Sussex county mid Sussex company is operating not one but two unsafe 911 units.

First run operating below state guidelines as it has no air conditioner in front or rear! State of DE. notified and can't do anything until Monday as the "person who handles isn't in". The chief of the department who is also acting supervisor, as well as other officers are aware and have opted to continued use. To make it worse, as if an 80 day isn't bad enough on employees and patients who will be subjected this has been an on going issue for almost 30 days

Second unit has obvious mechanical issue posing safety issue is also being ignored! Safe to point I know whole heartedly it was documented. If accident happens the unit is unsafe !

Farmer Fined $2.8 Million for Plowing His Own Field

In limited doses, under the appropriate circumstances, succinylcholine is a useful drug. Applied in excess, it kills. The actual cause of death is asphyxia. The drug induces paralysis, resulting in an inability to breathe. Excessive government kills by a similar mechanism. For example:

A farmer faces trial in federal court this summer and a $2.8 million fine for failing to get a permit to plow his field and plant wheat in Tehama County [California].

A lawyer for Duarte Nursery said the case is important because it could set a precedent requiring other farmers to obtain costly, time-consuming permits just to plow their fields.

“The case is the first time that we’re aware of that says you need to get a (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) permit to plow to grow crops,” said Anthony Francois, an attorney for the Pacific Legal Foundation.

“We’re not going to produce much food under those kinds of regulations,” he said.

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