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The Democratic Party. Now and Then


All Food Is Gone! Violence Erupts On Caribbean Island Of St. Martin

Hurricane Irma ravaged the Caribbean islands last week and wiped entire islands off the map. Now that the food and water have been scavenged from every grocery store on St. Martin, people are resorting to violence.

The people obviously started with the grocery stores, scavenging what they needed for sustenance; water, crackers, and fruit.But according to the New York Times, by nightfall on Thursday, what had been a search for food took a more menacing turn, as groups of people (some of whom were armed), swooped in and violently took anything of value that was left. Things like electronics, appliances, and vehicles were all stolen.

The social fabric has begun to fray now that people are without the most basic of essentials: food and water.

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WCSO Bike Week Press Release


Wicomico County MD--As thousands of motorcycle riders come to visit Delmarva this week the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind everyone to be extra careful and watch for motorcycle riders. 

One out of every nine U.S. road fatalities accounted for last year involved motorcycle riders. This steady increase in fatalities over the past decade represents one of our Nation’s greatest highway safety challenges. 


Because of their smaller size, motorcyclists are often hidden in a vehicle’s blind spot. “It’s crucial that motorists always make a visual check for motorcycles by checking mirrors and blind spots before entering or leaving a lane of traffic and at intersections.” said Sheriff Mike Lewis.


Sheriff Lewis also said that motorcyclists are much more vulnerable than passenger vehicle drivers in the event of a crash. He said that a recent National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) study showed, motorcyclists were 27 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to die in a motor vehicle traffic crash. 


Sheriff Lewis offered several tips for drivers to help keep motorcyclists safe on our roadways: 



  • Remember the motorcycle is a vehicle with all of the rights and privileges of any other motor vehicle on the roadway. Always allow a motorcyclist the full lane width—never try to share a lane;
  • Always make a visual check for motorcycles by checking mirrors and blind spots before entering or leaving a lane of traffic and at intersections;
  • Always signal your intentions before changing lanes or merging with traffic;
  • Don’t be fooled by a flashing turn signal on a mo­torcycle – motorcycle signals are often not self-canceling and riders sometimes forget to turn them off. Wait to be sure the motorcycle is going to turn before you proceed;
  • Remember that road conditions which are minor annoyances to other vehicles pose major hazards to motor­cyclists;
  • Allow more following distance, three or four sec­onds, when following a motorcycle, so the motorcyclist has enough time to maneuver or stop in an emer­gency. And don’t tailgate. In dry conditions, motorcycles can stop more quickly than cars.
Sheriff Lewis said motorcyclists have responsibilities, too, by following the rules of the road, being alert to other drivers, and always wearing DOT-compliant helmets and protective gear.

Our message to all drivers is: Share the Road and be Courteous to Motorcyclists. Always Look Once, Look Twice and Look Again at Intersections.

61% Say It’s Time for Hillary Clinton To Retire

Hillary Clinton is back today with a new book, “What Happened,” to further explain why Donald Trump is president instead of her. But most voters still don’t buy her excuses and think it’s time for her to step off the national stage.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 30% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Clinton still has a future in public life. Sixty-one percent (61%) say it’s time for her to retire, up from 55% just after she lost the presidential election to Trump last November. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Half (49%) of voters believe Clinton’s continued presence on the national stage is bad for the Democratic Party. Only 21% say her presence is good for her party, while 23% say it has no impact.

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Texas AG files lawsuit against three businesses for price gouging during Harvey


Attorney General Ken Paxton filed lawsuits Tuesday against three Texas business accusing them of unlawful price gouging.

According to Paxton, the three businesses were gouging their prices while consumers were in need of fuel, shelter and other essentials as a result of Hurricane Harvey.

“It’s unconscionable that any business would take advantage of Texans at their most vulnerable – those who are displaced from their homes, have limited resources, and are in desperate need of fuel, shelter and the basic necessities of life,” Attorney General Paxton said. “Texas has tough price gouging laws, and my office will continue to aggressively investigate and prosecute cases arising from Hurricane Harvey.”

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Trump Press Secretary Says DOJ "Should Look Into" Prosecution Of James Comey

With all the talk of hurricanes now officially behind us (at least for now), the media was once again able to return to its favorite topic at today's daily press briefing with Sarah Sanders: Russia. And with Steve Bannon recently referring to it as the biggest mistake "in modern political history," today seemed like the perfect time to once again ask Sanders for her thoughts on the Comey dismissal.

Luckily, for our entertainment purposes at least, Sanders didn't back down from a question from a New York Times reporter about President Trump's current thinking on Comey's firing.

“The president is proud of the decision that he made. The president was 100 percent right in firing James Comey. He knew it could be bad for him politically and felt he had an obligation to do what was right for the American people and men and women at the FBI.”

“I think there is no secret Comey by his own self-admission leaked privileged government information weeks before president Trump fired him Comey testified that an FBI agent engaged in the same practice would face serious repercussions. His actions were improper. He leaked memos to 'New York Times.' He signaled he would exonerate Hillary Clinton before interviewing her. He is very happy with the decision he made.”

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Fall Season in OCMD Begins with 43rd Annual Sunfest


Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Clint Black & Christopher Cross Headline Weekend Entertainment

OCEAN CITY, MD – After 43 years as a signature event in Ocean City, Sunfest continues to draw crowds as one of the nation’s finest fall festivals! With beautiful weather, live music, fantastic food and unique arts and crafts, Ocean City’s Sunfest will once again take over the Inlet Lot from September 21-24. The annual event offers something for everyone, with four days of just plain fun by the beach and Boardwalk. Admission to Sunfest is free.

Boasting nearly 300 vendors including over 180 artists, Sunfest distinctively combines live music, artistic demonstrations, gourmet food and beverages, along with family hayrides on the beach. New this year is the Jeep Compass experience where participants can ride along with a product specialist to experience the capabilities of the new Jeep Compass on the sand.

Another creative addition allows guests to participate in their own artwork with the OC Painting Experience, giving visitors the opportunity to craft their own masterpiece. Kids can enjoy inflatable bounce houses on the beach, family hayrides and other activities. After working up an appetite, guests can delight in eastern shore favorites found in the famous food tent or relax to the sounds of lively music at the outside pavilion.

Google Pizza

Hello! Is this Gordon's Pizza?

No sir, it's Google's Pizza.

Did I dial the wrong number?

No sir, Google bought the pizza store.

Oh, alright - then I’d like to place an order please.

Okay sir, do you want the usual?

The usual? You know what my usual is?

According to the caller ID, the last 15 times you’ve ordered a 12-slice with double-cheese, sausage, and thick crust.

Okay - that’s what I want this time too.

May I suggest that this time you order an 8-slice with ricotta, arugula, and tomato instead?

No, I hate vegetables.

But your cholesterol is not good.

How do you know?

Through the subscribers guide. We have the results of your blood tests for the last 7 years.

Maybe so, but I don’t want the pizza you suggest – I already take medicine for high cholesterol.

But you haven’t taken the medicine regularly. 4 months ago you purchased from Drugsale Network a box of only 30 tablets.

I bought more from another drugstore.

It's not showing on your credit card sir.

I paid in cash.

But according to your bank statement you did not withdraw that much cash.

I have another source of cash.

This is not showing on your last tax form, unless you got it from an undeclared income source.


WHAT THE HELL? ENOUGH!
I'm sick of Google, Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp.
I'm going to an island without internet, where there’s no cellphone towers and no one to spy on me ...


I understand sir, but you’ll need to renew your passport .. it expired 5 weeks ago.

Antifa Ramps It Up… Now Openly Carrying Weapons and Communist Flags

Earlier today, I posted that Portland police made seven arrests after the ironically named “antifa” protestors brought gas grenades and other projectiles to a Patriot Prayer demonstration. These types of actions, a direct threat to free speech in America, have been happening all over the nation. On Saturday, for example, Kansas City Police had to actual disarm antifa groups who were marching in Washington Square Park.

These terrorists (and yes, I’m using that word deliberately) were dressed in black with red scarves around their faces. They were carrying semi-automatic rifles, ammunition , and red flags with a communist symbol.

According to The Daily Caller, their group, the “The Kansas City Revolutionary Collective,” identifies as “Marxist-Leninist-Maoist” and says it’s organizing against “far-right militias” who support and are supported by President Donald Trump.
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Breaking News: Martin Shkreli, the ex-drug executive convicted of fraud, was jailed after he offered a bounty for a strand of Hillary Clinton's hair

Martin Shkreli, the former pharmaceutical executive who is awaiting sentencing for a fraud conviction, was sent to jail on Wednesday after a federal judge found that he presented a threat to the community because he had offered money for a strand of Hillary Clinton’s hair.
Mr. Shkreli, who was free on $5 million bail while he awaited sentencing, offered $5,000 on Facebook to anyone who could “grab a hair” from Mrs. Clinton during her book tour.
“There has been a danger presented through this post,” Judge Kiyo A. Matsumoto said at the hearing in Federal District Court in Brooklyn.
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99-year-old grandpa still works on the family farm, providing an example for his kids and grandkids

BRULE, Neb. — She sat next to her grandpa in the combine — this was the harvest, after all — and while he spoke, she listened.

He talked about his life, the good years and the tough ones. He talked about her grandmother and how they’d fallen in love. And, of course, he talked about farming, the only life he’s ever known.

Ask Jina Leavitt, 41, about her grandfather, and she will tell you about these rides in the combine. He impressed her, she said, with his wisdom, his work ethic, his character. So, when she was 11 or 12, she wrote him a poem. Today, he has it framed.

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JUST IN: Missing Md. teacher found dead; suspect in custody

WASHINGTON — A missing pregnant teacher from Montgomery County has been found dead, and a suspect has been arrested, police said Wednesday.

Laura Wallen, a 31-year-old who was four month pregnant, went missing Sept. 4. Family members received a text from Wallen’s phone that day and were not able to reach her again.

Police found the Olney, Maryland, resident’s black Ford Escape several days later at an apartment complex in Howard County.

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DACA Fraud Rate at ’40 to 50 Percent’, Says Former Immigration Official

Fraud is rampant and “huge” for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a former official with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) agency alleges.

Under DACA, nearly 800,000 illegal aliens were given temporary protected status and work permits to remain in the United States. Experts have told Breitbart Texas that during the Obama Administration, background screening was lax.

In an interview with LifeZette, former USCIS manager of the agency’s investigative unit, Matt O’Brien, alleged that the fraud rate for DACA is roughly “40 to 50 percent” and potentially even “higher”:

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Top medical journal tells doctors to shun football

A top medical journal has urged surgeons to cut all ties with football - from NFL to high school level - due to the growing swell of research showing the sport causes devastating brain injuries.

The senior editors of Springer, an orthopedics journal, said doctors should not perform physicals for college players and institutions should not sponsor professional teams.

The call comes in the wake of Boston University's landmark study on deceased players' brains, showing 110 of the 111 they examined had signs of CTE, a neurodegenerative disease which causes dementia.

'Football is not consonant with the best values of our profession,' lead author of the report Seth S. Leopold, a professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine, concluded.

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Chick-fil-A Mobile App Users, Get Ready for Free Breakfast in September



The mobile app, called Chick-fil-A One, allows users to earn free food, mobile order and pay, customize meals and more

ATLANTA — During the month of September, Chick-fil-A® invites users of the Chick-fil-A One mobile app to bring their appetite and redeem a free breakfast entrĂ©e in the month of September. App users can select from one of three free breakfast options for redemption, including the Chick-fil-A Chicken Biscuit, the Egg White Grill or the recently introduced Hash Brown Scramble. The offer is available only to app users from Aug. 31 to Sept. 30.

“Treating customers to breakfast is our way of thanking them for dining with us, and is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the benefits of using our mobile app, Chick-fil-A One,” said Michael Lage, senior manager of digital experience for Chick-fil-A. “As you scan payment or order from the app, you earn your favorite free Chick-fil-A food, along with other perks throughout the year,” he said, adding that “the goal of the mobile app is to make dining at Chick-fil-A even more convenient.”

A recent survey found that more than three-quarters of Millennial parents (77 percent) said they are often on the run and 96 percent use technology to make their lives easier.1

“Millennials, like most people today, are busier than ever and are looking for convenience and options,” said Lage. “Ordering on the app allows you to bypass the line at the front counter, and the app saves your favorite customized meals so they can be easily reordered.”

Chick-fil-A One launched on June 1, 2016. To date, Chick-fil-A One has reached more than 10 million downloads.

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Why tattoos could give you cancer

Tattoos could give you cancer, new research suggests.

Chemicals in tattoo ink travel in the bloodstream and accumulate in the lymph nodes, which may cause them to become swollen and therefore hinder their ability to fight infections, a study found for the first time.

Controversial chemical titanium dioxide, which is added to tattoo ink to create certain colours, even dyes lymph nodes, and has previously been linked to cancer, itching and delayed healing.

Study author Hiram Castillo from the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in France, said: 'When someone wants to get a tattoo, they are often very careful in choosing a parlour where they use sterile needles that havent been used previously.

'No one checks the chemical composition of the colours, but our study shows that maybe they should.'

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Former Berlin Mayor’s Services Set For Thursday

BERLIN – Town officials remembered former mayor Rex Hailey as a dedicated public servant during this week’s Berlin Town Council meeting.

Hailey, who served as a councilman for eight years and then as mayor from 1996-2004, passed away at age 70 on Sept. 1. Mayor Gee Williams and members of the town council took a few moments to recognize his service to the town during Monday’s meeting.

“Mayor Hailey will certainly be remembered for his infectious smile and as a very well-liked citizen of Berlin,” Williams said. “We extend our thoughts and prayers to his wife Shirley and his many friends.”

Williams said that during Hailey’s tenure as mayor, he organized urgent renovations to town hall that modernized the facility but at the same time preserved its historic architecture.

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The Southern Poverty Law Center Pushes LGBT Issues in Schools in the Name of Tolerance

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a group which earned its reputation fighting racist organizations like the Ku Klux Klan but now brands mainstream nonprofits as "hate groups," has also launched a program for teaching children to view LGBT identities as good and healthy, even going so far as bribing teachers to push this messaging.

"Binary notions of gender, biology and sexual orientation exclude large swaths of human diversity," the SPLC's "Teaching Tolerance" program explains on its website. "This diversity can be better understood by using spectrum-based models. Spectra make room for anyone whose experiences do not narrowly fit into binary choices such as man/woman, feminine/masculine or straight/gay."

The "Teaching Tolerance" program, launched in 1991, "provides free resources to educators — teachers, administrators, counselors and other practitioners — who work with children from kindergarten through high school." The program aims to "reduce prejudice, improve intergroup relations and support equitable school experiences for our nation's children."

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BIG DAY FOR BIG TRUCKS IN OCEAN PINES

Ocean Pines is giving kids of all ages the chance to get behind the driver’s seat of some of the area’s biggest trucks at the annual Big Truck Day on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park.

This annual free event will feature fire trucks, dump trucks, tractors and more. Vehicles will be open and available for touching and exploration.

Police officers, firefighters and truck drivers will be on hand to offer information, and food will be available for purchase.

This event, sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Ocean Pines, Ocean City/Berlin Optimist Club, Women’s Club of Ocean Pines and Pine’eer Craft Club, is open to the public.

For more information, contact Denise Sawyer, director of marketing and public relations for the Ocean Pines Association, at (410) 641-7717 ext. 3006 or dsawyer@oceanpines.org.

U.S. household income finally topped 1999 peak last year

In 2016 the median income of American households finally surpassed the median in 1999.

Incomes for a typical U.S. household rose to $59,039, a 3.2percent increase from 2015 to 2016 when adjusted for inflation, the Census Bureau said. The median is the point at which half the households fall below and half are above.

Last year's figure is slightly above the previous peak of $58,665 in 1999.

It is also the first time since the Great Recession ended in 2009 that the typical household earned more than it did when the recession began in 2007.

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Dover Man Arrested after Pursuit in Stolen Car

Milford - The Delaware State Police have arrested a Dover man after he led them on a pursuit throughout Kent County.

The incident occurred around 12:56 a.m. Wednesday September 13, 2017 as a trooper on patrol in the Camden area observed a vehicle without headlight on. The trooper turned around in order to conduct a traffic stop, when the vehicle began northbound on Main Street in Camden, and upon reaching South DuPont Highway (US13), continued northbound in the southbound lanes. The vehicle then made a U-turn through the center median and briefly began traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of US13 before crossing back into the southbound lanes near West Lebanon Road (SR10). The vehicle, which was later determined to be a black 2011 Lincoln MKZ, continued southbound into Harrington and then turned eastbound on Milford-Harrington Highway (SR14) and into Milford where it eventually drove northbound on North DuPont Boulevard (US113). Officers from Milford Police Department assisted with the pursuit by deploying stop sticks which eventually brought the SUV to a stop when it pulled into the Travellers Inn (1036 North Walnut Street, Milford). Upon coming to a stop, the suspect continued to attempt to flee by placing the Lincoln in reverse and running into a state police patrol vehicle that was assisting with the capture.

Gary L. Ward, 18 of Dover, was taken into custody after a brief struggle and transported back to Troop 3 in Camden. He was charged with two counts of Failure to Stop at the Command of a Police Officer, Reckless Endangering 2nd, Resisting Arrest, Reckless Driving, Driving without a Valid License, and multiple other traffic related offenses. He was also arrested by Dover Police Department for Theft of a Motor Vehicle after it was determined the vehicle Ward was operating was reported stolen earlier that evening in their jurisdiction. Ward was arraigned at JP7 and committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $2,018.00 secured bond.

Planned ‘Paintball Manhunt’ Leads To Online Petition From Little People Of America; At Least One Participant Grateful For Opportunity To Perform, Make A Living

WHALEYVILLE – The Oasis Bar ‘N’ Grill in Whaleyville still plans to host a “Midget Paintball Manhunt” despite an online petition and backlash from those calling for it to be cancelled.

Last year, Oasis owner Bob Riccio cancelled and apologized for similar events featuring little people and the use of the word “midget” during an annual, unaffiliated bike week celebration after receiving criticism and backlash from community members and the Little People of America (LPA) Ches-Del-Bays Chapter.

Lizzy MacDonald, a Delaware resident and Ches-Del-Bays Chapter president, said she started a petition to permanently stop the events from happening at the Oasis after hearing of its return this year. As of Tuesday, the petition has received more than 500 signatures.

“Normally when you apologize, you mean it,” she said. “If he was sincere, he wouldn’t have it again.”

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"Never Forget" - A Marine Reflects On The Lies Of Our Endless Wars

The fires which began with the 9/11 attacks were never extinguished. They continue to burn fiercely from Afghanistan to Iraq to Syria to Yemen to North Africa, as the region and its regimes came unglued in the wake of George W. Bush’s ‘war on terror’.

The 16th anniversary of 9/11 was marked in America with the usual somber memorials and directives to ‘never forget'. But this definitive 9/11 slogan always takes me back to the overwhelming tide of pro-war fervor that swept the US and stifled any deeper reflection or debate in the years after September 11, 2001. Sadly, I was part of that fervor – and this too I will never forget.

The militarism of my youth

I joined the US Marine Corps as an idealistic 18-year-old in 2000, with a firm resolve – as I enthusiastically told my military recruiter shortly before leaving for boot camp – to “fight evil in the world”. This resolve was rooted more deeply in my veins after the 9/11 attacks. As a relatively new Marine, I had temporarily worked at the Pentagon while attached to a headquarters computer programming unit in the two months just prior to that tragic day, and was fortunate not to be there when it was attacked.

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Century-old Francis Scott Key monument defaced with 'racist anthem' in Baltimore


A 106-year-old statue honoring Star Spangled Banner writer Francis Scott Key was defaced in Baltimore early Wednesday.

Officials say they received a report that the monument had been vandalized around 6:30 a.m., painted with the words, "Racist Anthem."

The ground near the monument was also painted with the the third stanza of Key's anthem which states, "No refuge could save, Hireling or slave From terror of flight, Or gloom of grave," The Baltimore Sun reported.

Key's monument is made mostly of marble, with a gold base and a gold statue of the famed anthem written on top. Police say the monument was tagged with black lettering and red paint.

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Contractors say Clinton State Department silenced them on Benghazi security lapses

Security at the State Department's Benghazi compound was so dire that another contractor was brought in to clean up the mess just two weeks before the 2012 terror attack – and was later pressured to keep quiet by a government bureaucrat under then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to two men from the American security company.

Brad Owens and Jerry Torres, of Torres Advanced Enterprise Solutions, say they faced pressure to stay silent and get on the same page with the State Department with regard to the security lapses that led to the deaths of four Americans..

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A Viewer Writes: Here's an example of why K-Mart is dying

It's September. The plants in this indoor display in Salisbury have been dead since June.

What's the Point of Republican Infighting?

If there was ever a time when Republicans in Washington should be accomplishing a lot, it’s now. Sadly, since the election of Donald Trump and with Republicans holding majorities in both the House and the Senate, much of the president’s agenda is stalled. Republicans have failed to push it through simply because there is so much infighting within the party. No wonder people hate the swamp.

Republicans in Congress are acting more like a fratricidal circus than a political party. At a time when they should be uniting together, advancing a conservative agenda (or at least rolling back some of the last eight years) and working for the people who elected them, the opposite is happening. Thus, virtually nothing is being done, and if something is accomplished it’s usually so full of compromises with Democrats that it doesn’t make a difference.

Trump won the election because people are fed up with the political class in Washington, and Trump promised to take down the establishment. He campaigned on “draining the swamp,” and his strident rhetoric, nationalist sentiments and populist appeal resonated for many. People overall were — and still are — tired of their senators and representatives not doing what they said they would do once they arrived in Washington, and people were — and still are — hoping Trump could change the status quo.

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Three Massive Bubbles In 17 Years: When Will This One Bust? A 60% Decline Coming?

John Hussman’s presents a message no one wants to hear because nearly everyone is too busy believing for the third time in 17 years that “It’s different this time”.

Last week Hussman wrote about Valuations, Sufficient Statistics, and Breathtaking Risks. This week it’s more of the same with his post Behind the Potemkin Village.

The markets are so overvalued now that Hussman expects a 60% decline from here.

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U.S. DOJ will not criminally charge Freddie Gray officers


BALTIMORE —The U.S. Department of Justice will not pursue criminal charges against the Baltimore City police officers involved in the Freddie Gray case.

An official announcement from the DOJ is expected Wednesday.

The officers were charged by state prosecutors after Gray's neck was broken in the back of a police transport van in April 2015. The federal investigation started shortly thereafter.

Last year, Officer Caesar Goodson, Lt. Brian Rice and Officer Edward Nerowere acquitted, and prosecutors dropped charges against the remaining officers, Sgt. Alicia White and Officers Garrett Miller and William Porter.


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Hillary Lawyers Face Bar Sanctions Over Deletion of Clinton Emails

Maryland Circuit Judge Paul Harris refused to halt a state bar investigation of three attorneys alleged to have assisted former-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the deletion of thousands of emails in the scandal that rocked last year’s presidential race.

Judge Harris, of suburban Anne Arundel County, did not accept the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission’s determination that the complaint against the lawyers was “frivolous” and ordered an investigation to move forward. The Washington Times reportedthat Harris called the allegations contained in a complaint by former Department of Justice Attorney Ty Clevenger last September “egregious” and that the complaint “appears to have merit.”

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Construction Worker Shortage Acute After Hurricanes

The demand for construction workers, which was already high before Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, will now become even more acute as Texas and Florida seek to rebuild. Just this past June, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that there were 225,000 construction job openings — a 30% jump from last year and a 125% increase since 2012. The Associated General Contractors of America anticipates that a whopping 86% of construction firms nationwide will be seeking to hire workers.

The trouble is there’s a shortage of workers. And that shortage is not due to low pay, as construction workers and day laborers’ wages have steadily increased. In Texas, for example, carpenters’ wages have increased 55% in just three years to an average of $25 an hour. There are three primary factors that have contributed to the shortage..

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Hillary Clinton Wanted to Craft Voodoo Dolls of Congress, Media

Hillary reveals her fascination with the occult yet again

Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton flirted with the idea of making voodoo dolls of certain members of Congress and the media in response to her email server scandal, according to her new book.

The constant media coverage of her use of a secret email server frustrated Clinton because she insisted she “acted in good faith” – despite multiple attempts to cover up her activity – and eventually admitted to making a mistake.

“It was like quicksand: the more you struggle, the deeper you sink. At times, I thought I must be going crazy. Other times I was sure it was the world that had gone nuts,” Clinton wrote.

“Sometimes I snapped at my staff. I was tempted to make voodoo dolls of certain members of the press and Congress and stick them full of pins. Mostly, I was furious at myself.”

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Trump's Caribbean Resort Among Few Left Standing

President Donald Trump's multimillion-dollar Caribbean resort was among few structures left standing on St. Martin Island after Hurricane Irma destroyed much of what was left there, USA Today reported.

The Chateau des Palmiers, Trump's $17 million resort on Plum Bay beach on the French side of the land made it through the storm almost unscathed while reports said 95 percent of the island was destroyed by the storm on Sept. 6, the newspaper said.

The property is listed for sale by Sotheby's International Realty with a $16.9 million asking price, reduced from $28 million, The Washington Post reported.

At least nine people died on the French side of the island, which is shared with the Netherlands, USA Today reported. Many other high-priced villas, hotel, and modest homes were reduced to rubble in the face of the Category 5 hurricane.

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Hogan letter seeks legal action against FAA


ANNAPOLIS, Md. —Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Tuesday ordered the state's top legal official to sue a federal agency over new airline flight routes that the Republican said have made many Maryland families "miserable in their own homes."

A lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration's NextGen program should include routes for both Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and Reagan National Airport, Hogan wrote in a letter to Democratic Attorney General Brian Frosh.

"This program has made many Maryland families miserable in their own homes with louder and more frequent flights which now rattle windows and doors," the governor wrote.

A majority of Maryland's population of about 6 million lives around the two airports. For example, there are about 2 million people living in Montgomery and Prince George's counties, which are adjacent to the nation's capital. Roughly 2.2 million live in Baltimore city, Baltimore County, Howard County and Anne Arundel County, where Baltimore's airport is located.

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Concerns about 'Muslim only' development spark controversy in Joppatowne


As Joppatowne area residents continued to express concerns Monday about the potential for a Muslims-only development, a high-ranking Harford County official told them the project will be “treated like any other” when it comes to enforcing code regulations.

That doesn’t mean, however, that the county has any say or authority over who can buy houses in the development, which is known by the names Old Trails or Rivers Run, county Director of Administration Billy Boniface said.

Boniface fielded questions and listened to comments from about 125 people from among the crowd crammed into a room at the Harford County Sheriff’s Office’s Southern Precinct Station in Edgewood for the monthly meeting of the Joppa/Joppatowne Community Advisory Board.

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A Viewer Writes: Guess who is being asked to sanction Killary's lawyers?

ATTORNEY GRIEVANCE COMMISSION

Linda H. Lamone, Esq.,Chair (chosen by Court of Appeals), 2018
J. Donald Braden, Esq.,Vice-Chair (chosen by Court of Appeals), 2017

Linda H. Lamone, Esq.,State Administrator of Elections

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A Viewer Writes: Headquarters Live Building

Have you seen the awful structure constructed behind the Headquarters Live building that is being redone to be occupied by The Daily Times? Was the construction submitted to and/or approved by the Historic District Commission? It is a disgrace to downtown.

A Viewer Writes: The gas game by Bob Aswell

I was told earlier that my opinion of the manipulation of gas pricing on the Shore was all wet like Houston. Funny that you haven't seen Exxon\Mobil Corp. publicly donate ANY money to their constituency\customers in the name of humanity. I think if you dig into it you'll find they 'Qualify' for Federal Disaster funding to abate ANY losses to their plants and interests. Not only do you and I pay profit on their product, we pay to maintain their infrastructure. Wow, what a deal.

Nextly, our gas prices are in the range of $2.75 per gal. because gas was purportedly 'short'. Funny, gasoline was diverted to Florida on order of the Government. NO talk of shortage for them, Colonial Pipeline back on line, Florida Attorney General seeking charges against price gouging and our fuel is 'STILL' $2.75. I filled up in Virginia on Saturday for $2.32 (Norfolk), no shortage there on branded fuel. Since MOST of the fuel coming to the south Florida area comes from Georgia and S. Carolina why couldn't some of it be put on the pipeline that was not damaged and pushed North??? Simple, that wouldn't stand the test backing their little 'fake news shortage'. Where's CNN and CBS when you need them?? Why was ONLY one leg of the pipeline shown on TV? Colonial pipeline has many legs in ALL directions yet they didn't say when it was shut down only the Texas feeders and pump stations were affected??

My detractor says I'm wrong but these 'facts' are constant,and with my perception that the Eastern Shore is writhe with crooks in the fuel business it seems to be on target with them and their wiles. Why hasn't OUR Attny. Gen. asked the WHY question???

Its because Maryland has ALLWAYS been the LOOK AWAY MODEL for the U.S. when it comes to corruption and thievery. There's NO help here for folks trying to lead a normal lo-key life and a vote for the status quo insures it will live on in impunity. Thank You Democrats.

Bob Aswell... Not fooled

State trooper admitted pulling women over to ask on dates

A former New Jersey state trooper has admitted to pulling over female motorists in order to ask them on dates.

Marquice Prather, 37, pleaded guilty to charges of invasion of privacy, tampering with physical evidence and falsifying or tampering with records.

Authorities said Prather pulled women over, ranging ages 18 to 42, with the purpose of asking them on a date or requesting their phone numbers.

He also admitted to going through the phones of several women without justification. Prather would go through their personal information and photos. According to prosecutors, in some cases he forwarded intimate photos and videos of the women to a friend.

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Paul Ryan Reportedly Says No Chance for Border Wall at Private Dinner

House Speaker Paul Ryan, at a private dinner earlier this year, said he thought only “one member” wanted to build a wall across the entire U.S.-Mexico border, Breitbart News has learned from multiple sources with direct knowledge of the comments, including former Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO).

The dinner, sources said, took place on the eve of the House’s passage of two relatively minor immigration bills at the end of June: Kate’s Law and sanctuary city reforms. The far wider reaching Davis-Oliver Act was tabled at the same time.

“Ryan told a group of Republicans he met with … that only one person wants a wall,” Tancredo told Breitbart News shortly after the dinner.

Tancredo took issue with the Speaker’s characterization of support for the wall within the House GOP. “Of course he means only one person in his entourage and of the leadership,” he told Breitbart News. “I know several people in Congress who want a wall and I know that there are millions of Americans who want a wall.”

“You have to understand the level of fear that exists in the Republican establishment about this issue,” Tancredo told Breitbart News, seeking to explain the pressures that Republican members of Congress face when addressing immigration.

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WHAT'S WRONG WITH NANCY? Orders LGBT group to clap for Obama, laments 'bulleting' of youth

What is wrong with Nancy Pelosi?

That question is coming up again as the House Minority Leader was seen on Saturday repeatedly telling the GLAAD audience to clap and botching simple words.
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Voting machines can be hacked without evidence, commission is told

The country’s voting machines are susceptible to hacking, which could be done in a way so that it leaves no fingerprints, making it impossible to know whether the outcome was changed, computer experts told President Trump’s voter integrity commission Tuesday.

The testimony marked a departure for the commission, which was formed to look into fraud and barriers to voting, but which heard that a potentially greater threat to confidence in American elections is the chance for enemy actors to meddle.

“There’s no perfect security; there’s only degrees of insecurity,” said Ronald Rivest, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He said hackers have myriad ways of attacking voting machines. “You don’t want to rest the election of the president on, ‘Maybe the Wi-Fi was turned on when it shouldn’t have been.’”

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Dog Found Near Country Inn Suites

I would like to request that you please post this picture of a dog that has been found near the Country Inn and Suites. If the owner could please contact me at 410-742-2688, that would be wonderful.

Thank you for your help.

Hillary Camp Infuriated Over This


Black Lady Rips Apart Democrat Maxine Waters Outside Of Her Office

Chanell Temple: “This is Chanell, and I’m outside in front of Maxine Waters’ office. I went inside trying to make connections, trying to get an appointment, and as usual, no connection. No one was available and this is what happens in California. We go to her office, we try to make connections, we call her office. They don’t have time for us, but she has time to represent illegal criminals. This is a 24-7 job for her. Here I am at her Washington office, it’s the same thing here. No one is available.

This woman is being paid with taxpayers’ money and she’s not representing American citizens. The black community has been destroyed by racist illegal immigration with her help. And it’s got to stop. Not only the black community, it has spilled over to white America, brown America, American citizens period are not being represented by this lady, and here she is laid up in the lap of luxury in Washington, the lap of luxury in California – with her $4.3 million house in Hancock Park. No representation for American citizens. No representation for the taxpayers who pay her salary.

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Go To Buddy's Tonight, $25.00 All You Can Eat Crabs

Just mention Salisbury News and instead of their standard $40.00 All You Can Eat crabs with Hand Cut Fries & Eastern Shore Corn, (While supplies last) All bar drinks 2 for 1! 410-289-0500 you'll only be charged $25.00 starting at 4 PM to 10 PM. 

Folks, we went last Saturday night and I can honestly tell you, these were the best crabs I've ever had. At this time of year they are full of meat and whatever seasoning they are using, it's incredible. 

Buddy's is located on Wicomico Street, bay side. Go over the Rt. 50 Bridge and make a right. Go 4 blocks and make a right on Wicomico Street. Go to the bay and park. You can dine inside or out. I highly recommend this restaurant. Out of sight, out of mind. By the way, the fries are by far the best I've ever eaten as well. Yes, better than Thrashers. 

New Cupola Being Raised and Installed on the Courthouse

Western States Try to Tame Homegrown Marijuana

DENVER — Long before tourists started converging here to sample freshly legalized marijuana in the form of gummy bears and chocolate brownies, thousands of Coloradans were cultivating the medicinal plants for their own consumption and to share with ailing friends.

Now that the Trump administration is pledging to closely monitor states where the federally outlawed substance has been legalized, regulators here, and in Oregon and Washington, are trying to tame what has proven to be an unruly crop of home growers.

The biggest concern is that outsized home growers may be selling their produce across state lines.

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Guinea pigs can give their owners deadly pneumonia

Guinea pigs are making people ill, a new report states.

In three years, at least as many people have been taken to hospital after developing life-threatening pneumonia from their furry friends.

Most guinea pigs likely harbour the bacteria responsible for the inflammatory lung condition, which is detectable by the animals developing pink eye.

Dr Steven Gordon, chair of infectious disease at the Cleveland Clinic, who was not involved in the study, said: 'We love our pets, but we've got to be smart about pets and hygiene.

'We should be washing our hands after pet contact, and certain high-risk people - like those with compromised immune systems - should avoid contact with pets.'

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Study links prolonged chair time for workers to early death

If you’re sitting down, you might want to stand up while reading this.

Building on a growing body of evidence about the dangers of the modern sedentary workplace and lifestyle, a team of researchers has found that long periods of uninterrupted sitting can lead to earlier death — regardless of how much a person exercises and even when accounting for age, gender and other factors. The survey, considered one of the largest of its kind, was published Monday in a scholarly medical journal.

Dr. Keith Diaz, the lead author of the study and the director of the Exercise Testing Laboratory at Columbia University, said the most surprising findings were that it wasn’t just the total number of hours of sitting accumulated over the day, but that uninterrupted sitting over long periods such as 60 to 90 minutes, increased the risk for early death.

“This finding I think will help shift our understanding about the risks of sitting by showing that to reduce the harmful consequences of sitting one needs to both decrease the overall time they spend sitting and take frequent movement breaks when they do sit,” Dr. Diaz told The Washington Times in an email.

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VFW GRILLED PORK CHOP DINNER

The public is invited to come to a Grilled Pork Chop Dinner on Friday, September 15, 2017 from 6 - 8 pm sponsored by the Delmar VFW Auxiliary. The Post is located at 200 West State Street, Delmar, MD. The dinner is only $10. The menu will include a tossed salad with a choice of dressings, a savory grilled pork chop, baked potato with butter and/or sour cream, peas, and a dinner roll. A variety of desserts will also be available. Call 410-896-3722 for take out orders. Proceeds will go to the many charities and organizations that the Delmar Auxiliary supports. Why cook on a Friday night when we can do itfor you? Please join us for dinner!

Meet at Seacrets...

Come and unwind with Leighton and Rebecca Moore at their place...
We will be there on Thursday, September 28th from 5-7pm to support a dedicated lawman who will make a terrific Sheriff for Worcester County...and have some fun in the process!
Mike McDermott...When Experience Matters

Depression is physical illness claims Cambridge professor

Depression is a physical illness that could be treated with anti-inflammatory drugs, according to a Cambridge University professor.

An overactive immune system may trigger the mental health condition by causing widespread inflammation that leads to feelings of hopelessness and unhappiness, experts believe.

The immune system may fail to 'switch off' after an illness or traumatic event, they add.

Past research has shown people who suffer severe emotional trauma have signs of inflammation, suggesting their immune system is constantly 'fired-up'.

Around one in 13 people in the UK suffer from depression, which is largely treated by restoring feel-good chemicals in the brain.

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