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Thursday, November 16, 2017

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Man Killed In Year’s 600th Homicide Among 5 Shot Tuesday In Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — A man killed Tuesday — marking the city’s 600th homicide this year — was among five people shot in a 7-hour span of gun violence on the South and West sides.

Three men were shot, one of them fatally, when someone opened fire from a light-colored vehicle shortly after 4 p.m. in the 500 block of South Lockwood in the West Side Austin neighborhood. A 25-year-old man was was shot multiple times in the head and pronounced dead at the scene less than an hour later, Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. His name has not been released, pending notification of his family. A 32-year-old man was shot in the groin and buttocks, and a 28-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the head. Both of their conditions were stabilized at Stroger Hospital.

The fatality marked Chicago’s 600th homicide of 2017, including shootings, assaults and other types of incidents, according to data maintained by the Chicago Sun-Times. The city ended last year with 781 homicides and hit the 600 mark on Oct. 17, 2016.


Nolte: MSM’s Phony Clinton Contrition Is Only About Destroying Roy Moore

One of the great mainstream media hoaxes of all-time is currently underway courtesy of, among others, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, CNN’s Jake Tapper, the Atlantic, David Remnick, and even the New York Times. Watching these leftists pretend to soul-search after participating in a 25-year cover-up of the sexual misconduct allegations against former President Bill Clinton is merely a reminder of just how venal the media are.

Yes, just one year after Hayes, Tapper, the Atlantic, Remnick, and the New York Times, sold their souls to put Bill Clinton, an accused rapist, and his chief enabler, Hillary Clinton, back in the White House, all of a sudden the media have decided that right now is the perfect time to do penance for participating in a craven conspiracy that primarily involved their merciless trashing of the Clintons’ alleged victims.

But that is not all: For some five years, right up to this very day, the MSM have protected U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, a Democrat currently on trial for corruption, and who is also accused of having sex with underage hookers.

The convenience of this sudden journalistic desire to soul-search over their Clinton-enabling (even as they intentionally smother the Menendez story) is not at all a coincidence..

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First-Of-Its-Kind Trial Goes Plaintiff's Way; Winn-Dixie Must Update Website For The Blind

In what is believed to be the first lawsuit of its kind to go to trial, a Florida federal judge has ruled for a blind man who has filed nearly 70 lawsuits alleging that various companies’ websites violate the Americans with Disabilities Act.

On June 12, Judge Robert Scola, of the Southern District of Florida, decided that Winn-Dixie’s website is heavily integrated with the company’s physical store locations, making it subject to the ADA. His decision will require the company to update its site.

Plaintiff Juan Carlos Gil is not entitled to damages, but his attorneys will soon submit a request for fees. The company has set aside $250,000 to update the site, though testimony during the trial indicated it will not cost nearly that much.

“The factual findings demonstrate that Winn-Dixie’s website is inaccessible to visually impaired individuals who must use screen reader software,” Scola wrote.


Only 2 states have no penalties for failing to report child sex abuse. Md. is one of them

GLENARDEN, Md. (ABC7) — As civil lawsuits continue to be filed against Prince George’s County Public Schools alleging that school staff, educator, and a principal were told by students former teacher’s aide Deonte Carraway was sexually abusing children, Maryland lawmakers say they’re working to close a legal loophole.

“There is no penalty if you fail to report,” said Maryland Senator Susan Lee (D-Bethesda). “I think we’re letting down the children that we’re trying to protect against abuse and neglect.”


Goodell-Jones Feud Escalates As NFL Accuses Cowboys Owner Of "Conduct Damaging To The League"

The NFL has decided to escalate its growing feud with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones by alleging that his efforts to "sabotage contract negotiations" with commissioner Roger Goodell is tantamount to conduct that is "detrimental to the league's best interests." Ironically, as the Wall Street Journal points out, proving that an owner's conduct is "detrimental to the league" is exactly what the NFL would have to prove in order to fine Jones and/or impose other penalties on him or his team.

The NFL accused Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones of trying to sabotage its contract negotiations with commissioner Roger Goodell, calling his conduct “detrimental to the league’s best interests.”

That language, included in a letter sent to Jones’s attorney on Wednesday and reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, escalates a growing conflict between the league and one of its most powerful owners.

The tension has grown so severe that the topic of removing Jones has been discussed by at least some owners,according to three people familiar with the matter. That type of drastic action would require the league showing conduct detrimental to the league—which is exactly the language the league used in its November letter to Jones’s attorney, David Boies.


Chicago, other cities could see 'record' Thanksgiving traffic delays, AAA says

The number of travelers hitting the road this Thanksgiving holiday is expected to swell to levels not seen in more than a decade, triggering what could be “record” traffic delays in some of the country’s biggest cities, including Chicago, according to the American Automobile Association.

In fact, some 45.5 million road-trippers will set off to grandmother’s house and other destinations during the Thanksgiving holiday, up from last year and the highest volume seen nationwide since 2005.

AAA defines the Thanksgiving holiday travel period as Wednesday, Nov. 22, to Sunday, Nov. 26.

But many holiday travelers are heading out a day earlier. In fact, Chicago is expected to log one of the worst traffic jams of any big city during the Thanksgiving holiday season on Tuesday afternoon, according to an analysis by AAA and global transportation analytics company INRIX. Motorists should beware that the worst time will be between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday, when holiday travelers are expected to join post-work commuters on Chicago-area interstates. Already long travel times could quadruple, according to AAA.

“Thanksgiving has historically been one of the busiest holidays for road trips, and this year we could see record-level travel delays,” Bob Pishue, transportation analyst at Seattle-based INRIX, is quoted as saying in a news release. “Knowing when and where congestion will build can help drivers avoid the stress of sitting in traffic.”


Run the trails Thanksgiving morning at the Turkey Trek 5K

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Gobble up the trails Thanksgiving morning at the ninth annual Turkey Trek 5K at Pemberton Historical Park.

The race is set for Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 23. The course takes runners and walkers on Pemberton Park’s trails, through forests, meadows and wetlands. Enjoy refreshments and holiday pie after crossing the finish line.

The event is organized by Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism and benefits Pemberton Historical Park’s environmental education programs. Early registration is available through Sunday, Nov. 19, for $25. The cost for on-site registration is $30.

The race begins at 9 a.m. On-site registration will take place from 7:30-8 a.m. and preregistered runners should check in from 8-8:30 a.m.

Participants registered by Nov. 1 were guaranteed an event shirt.

“The Turkey Trek is such a fun Thanksgiving tradition,” said Vanessa Junkin, assistant director of marketing and public relations for Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism. “This run is a great way to start your morning – and then you get to have pie afterward and enjoy time with fellow runners and walkers.”

There will be awards for the overall male and female winner and for first place male and female runners in the following age groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60-plus. Participants can dress up and try to earn the award for Best Thanksgiving Costume.

There will also be a Gobbler Goodie for all finishers.

Pemberton Historical Park is located at 5561 Plantation Lane in Salisbury.

Registration is available at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center Box Office (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.) and online at For more information, contact Allen Swiger at 410-548-4900, ext. 108, or email

Paris deal failing? Global emissions up 2% despite U.S. drop; Chinese pollution skyrockets

Two years after nearly every nation on earth signed the landmark Paris climate accord, researchers say the deal is failing to live up to its mission as China drives a spike in global carbon emissions, reversing years of steady decline.

The sobering news comes as world leaders gather in Germany for a high-level climate summit designed to marshal support for the Paris agreement and to encourage countries to make even more ambitious commitments to cut their own pollution.

Other nations have been critical of President Trump for announcing over the summer that the U.S. would pull out of the deal, but data released Monday show that American emissions are still dropping while those of China and other countries are back on the rise.

Several studies released by the Global Carbon Project say worldwide carbon emissions are projected to jump about 2 percent this year after staying flat for three years, according to preliminary estimates.

The culprit, the data show, is China, which has kept its emissions in check in recent years but now shows a massive rise in pollution. Under the Paris pact, China agreed to cap its emissions by 2030, meaning it is still free to increase pollution.


Media Finally Believe Juanita Broaddrick

The flood of recent sex-related accusations against Harvey Weinstein, Roy Moore and other prominent men has forced members of the establishment media to acknowledge former President Bill Clinton’s alleged sex crimes.

Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey and Juanita Broaddrick have long accused Bill Clinton of sexual harassment or worse.

Broaddrick accused Clinton of violently raping her in an Arkansas hotel room while she was volunteering on his campaign for governor.

Willey accused Clinton of making advances on her and groping her in the Oval Office — the same place where Clinton instructed a young intern, Monica Lewinsky, to perform oral sex on him.


Nevada rancher Cliven D. Bundy heads for another showdown with the U.S. Government

Follow along below for updates from the Hatewatch Staff.

Here's what we know so far:

Ryan Bundy, acting as his own attorney, told the court that the federal government— not his family — broke the law.

Opening arguments in the Bundy trial finally began on Nov. 14, after being postponed when a federal judge said she wanted evidentiary issues resolved beforehand.

Federal prosecutors are trying Cliven Bundy, along with his sons and others for their role in a “massive armed assault” conspiracy targeting federal agents in a landmark case that’s become known as Bunkerville.

The case has become a reference point in various militia, far-right constitutionalist, Patriot and antigovernment circles.

Breaking News: The Keystone pipeline spilled 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota, days before Nebraska will decide on permits for the Keystone XL line

More than 5,000 barrels of oil spilled from the Keystone pipeline on Thursday in South Dakota, sending cleanup crews and emergency workers to the remote northeast portion of the state.
The spill of more than 210,000 gallons, near Amherst, S.D., comes just days before regulators in neighboring Nebraska decide whether to grant the final permit needed for construction to begin on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which would be operated by the same company. An announcement in Nebraska is expected on Monday.
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Twitter Updates Terms of Service as Conservative Figures Are Purged from Platform

Following an update to Twitter’s terms of service, a number of conservative users have been de-verified and banned from the social media platform.

A recent update to Twitter’s terms of service relating to the actions of users with verified accounts has led to many conservative and right-wing media personalities being de-verified or in some cases, banned. Jon Passantino, the deputy news director of BuzzFeed News, noted the changes to Twitter’s verified terms of service in a recent tweet stating, “Twitter now says verified users can have status revoked based on the content of their tweets, including ‘promoting hate.'”

According to the updated terms of service, users can now be de-verified for, “directly attacking or threatening people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or diseases.” Twitter users may also be de-verified for supporting any groups or organizations that Twitter decides has committed any of these actions.


EPA Deregulation Equals Discrimination?

The Obama administration facilitated the most onerous climate-related regulations ever devised. The Trump administration is doing just the opposite — giving agencies like the EPA a much-needed deep cleaning. But according to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) along with the Clean Air Task Force (CATF), Trump’s deregulation initiatives are — you guessed it — racist.

That exact word isn’t found in the duo’s new “Fumes Across the Fence-Line” report, but it’s most certainly implied. The report surmises that minorities “are impacted by the negative health impacts of oil and gas facility operations because of discrimination.”

The study highlights these statistics: “More than 1 million African-Americans live within a half mile of existing natural gas facilities and the number is growing every year.” By extension, “Over 1 million African-Americans live in counties that face a cancer risk above the EPA’s level of concern from toxins emitted by natural gas facilities,” and more than “6.7 million African-Americans live in the 91 counties with oil refineries.”

“African-Americans are exposed to 38 percent more polluted air than Caucasian Americans,” the report elucidates, “and they are 75 percent more likely to live in fence-line communities than the average American.” To summarize: “In the current regulatory environment, the disproportionate burden of pollution will only increase for low-income communities and communities of color.”

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Don’t take a chance with impaired driving and possessing marijuana

(Easton, MD) The Maryland State Police Easton Barrack conducted the following investigations during the second week of November.

On 11/7/2017 Trooper Graef responded to the Family Dollar store in Greensboro, MD regarding a hit and run accident. Upon arrival, Trooper Graef learned the vehicle that fled the scene was operated by a 17 years of age Juvenile from Denton, MD. The juvenile was cited for several traffic violations and for possession of marijuana. The juvenile was released to his mother and referred to the Caroline County Department of Juvenile Services.

On 11/8/2017 Trooper Lyles conducted a traffic stop at Dover Bridge Road and Tanyard Road, Preston, MD. The driver was identified as James Scott Allen Jr., 32 years of age from Denton, MD. During the course of the investigation, Allen was cited for possession of marijuana less than 10 grams and released on his signature pending a court date.

On 11/8/2017 Trooper Lyles conducted a traffic stop at Main Street and Payne Road, Preston, MD. The driver was identified as Joseph Robert Harkowa, 22 years of age from Preston, MD. During the course of the investigation, Harkowa was cited for possession of marijuana less than 10 grams and released on his signature pending a court date.

On 11/10/2017 Trooper S. Glover conducted a traffic stop at South 6th Street and Randolph Street, Denton, MD. The driver was identified as Alisah Nichole Katyra, 18 years of age from Ridgely, MD and the passenger was identified as Tyler James King, 21 years of age from Magnolia, Delaware. During the course of the investigation, Katyra and King were cited for possession of marijuana less than 10 grams and released on their signature pending a court date.

On 11/10/2017 Trooper Meekins conducted a traffic stop at Route 392 and Enterprise Drive, Hurlock, MD. The driver was identified as Douglass Andre Dorsey, 33 years of age from Baltimore, MD. During the course of the investigation, Dorsey was cited for possession of marijuana less than 10 grams and released on his signature pending a court date.

Chinese Communists to Christians: Replace Paintings of Jesus With Photos of Xi

The Chinese government is pressuring religious believers to remove images and messages related to their faith and replace those images with pictures of President Xi Jinping.

Communist Party officials have told thousands of Chinese Christians that Xi is able to provide for their health and well-being but Jesus is not, the Washington Post reports. A local report on social media claimed officials in Yugan county’s Huangjinbu township visited poor Christian households to help them embrace the party’s solutions to their material want.

Officials "melted the hard ice in their hearts" and "transformed them from believing in religion to believing in the party," the report said.

Villagers removed 624 religious texts and images in their homes "voluntarily" as a result, and most of them were replaced with a picture of Xi.

Qi Yan, who is in charge of a local "poverty alleviation" effort, said party members were helping Christians in Yugan county stop "resorting" to Jesus.


The Trouble With Higher Education

Loan debt or declining enrollment or the even the violence that seems to pass for accepted behavior on college campuses.

The real crisis here is a complete lack of intellectual diversity in America’s colleges and universities. Faculty and administration in a vast majority of America’s institutes of higher learning are not just overwhelmingly left of center politically but nearly unanimously so. A 2016 study found that America’s left-of-center college faculty outnumber right-of-center faculty 10 to one. That used to be two to one.

To be clear, we are not talking about people who lean left. In most cases, these academics are unapologetically, vocally and even militantly leftist if not outright Marxist. And they are in positions of power in many of America’s colleges and universities, teaching our children, shaping their academic curriculum, and running the student life of college attendees.

This is a trend that has been going on for 50 years. When the protest era of the 1960s came to an end, a number of avowed leftists were forlorn that they did not achieve their dream of tearing down the United States of America. They realized that direct confrontation would not work. They didn’t have the numbers, and their arguments supporting the leftist political viewpoint were intellectually and morally bankrupt.

What to do?

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Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on Baltimore City Police Detective Sean Suiter

Governor Orders Maryland Flags to Fly at Half-Staff

Governor Larry Hogan today issued the following statement, and ordered that Maryland flags be flown at half-staff to honor Baltimore City Police Detective Sean Suiter:

“The First Lady and I are heartbroken by the death of Baltimore City Police Detective Sean Suiter, a veteran of 18 years, who leaves a young family behind. He did not deserve to die this way. We join all Marylanders in praying for Det. Suiter’s wife, children, and loved ones during this time of tragedy.

“It is difficult to express the sadness – and anger – that comes with losing this dedicated public servant to such a cruel and senseless act of violence. The State of Maryland will continue to support local law enforcement as they hunt down the individual that committed this heinous crime, and ensure that the full force of justice is brought to bear.

“May God continue to bless the brave men and women who serve and protect us every single day, including all of Det. Suiter's fellow officers on the Baltimore City police force. They are truly some of the best and most heroic people that we have the honor to call Maryland citizens.”

Maryland State Police Reward

SUSPECT SOUGHT: There is a $69,000 reward being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for shooting a Baltimore Police Department detective in the head on the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. 

Mom dies cleaning up following son’s fatal overdose

A Pennsylvania coroner believes that a 69-year-old woman who died earlier this month likely came into contact with a deadly substance while cleaning up her son’s drug paraphernalia.

Theresa Plummer, 69, died Nov. 6, just one day after finding her son, Ronald Plummer, unresponsive in the bathroom, reported.

Plummer became short of breath after cleaning up her son’s overdose and was taken to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, which is where her son was rushed just a day earlier. He died one day after his mother.


Networks Ignore Dem Candidate Arrested For Stalking

A Democrat running for Congress was arrested on a stalking charge last week, but the media has refused to give the story any coverage.

David Alcon, who is running for an open congressional seat in New Mexico, was arrested this past Friday on a felony stalking charge after a woman accused him of sending her frightening and lewd text messages and showing up at her home. Alcon was previously convicted of stalking his ex-girlfriend in 2007 and was described as “infatuated” and “clearly obsessed” by the judge in the case.

The story has been met with silence from a number of media outlets despite their breathless coverage of the sexual assault scandal surrounding Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore.

According to a search of the television database TV Eyes, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, and NBC have given zero on-air coverage to Alcon’s arrest. The networks have also not published any stories about Alcon’s scandal on their websites in the past week.

Meanwhile, ABC, CBS, and NBC spent more than 79 minutes talking about Roy Moore between November 9 and November 13.


Dems Introduce Articles Of Impeachment Against Trump

A group of six Democratic House members introduced articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump Wednesday, claiming the president has violated federal law, the public trust and should be charged with high crimes and misdemeanors.

Democratic Reps. Steve Cohen of Tennessee, Luis Gutierrez of Illinois, Al Green of Texas and Adriano Espaillat of New York introduced five articles of impeachment at a press conference at the Capitol Wednesday. The articles have two more co-sponsors: Reps. Marcia Fudge of Ohio and John Yarmuth of Kentucky.

The congressmen list a number of charges against the president, including: obstruction of justice, a violation of the Constitution’s foreign emoluments clause, a violation of the Constitution’s domestic emoluments clause, undermining the federal judiciary process and undermining the press.


Real-life "Hamburglar" robs McDonald's in Maryland

House of Representatives Passes First Major Tax Reform Since 1986

WASHINGTON, DC: On November 16, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This legislation is the first major reform to the federal tax code since 1986. Congressman Andy Harris (MD-01) voted in favor of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and released the following statement in support of its passage:

“I am proud to support the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed by the House today. It will stimulate our nation’s economy, create jobs, and put more money into the pockets of hardworking Americans. It will be the largest tax cut in American history. As this legislation progresses through the Senate, I will continue to work with the House Ways & Means Committee Chairman, Kevin Brady, to address the state and local tax deductions that are important to Marylanders.”

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Publishers Notes: Unbelievable!

Breaking News: The corruption case against Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey ended in a mistrial after jurors said they were hopelessly deadlocked

The judge’s decision in the case against the powerful Democrat brings an inconclusive end to the first bribery trial of a sitting U.S. senator in decades.
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Breaking News: The House passed a sweeping $1.5 trillion tax cut, moving the G.O.P. closer to a signature victory. The Senate is preparing its own bill.

The tax overhaul still faces significant obstacles, as Republicans must align the House legislation with a bill that is working its way through the Senate Finance Committee this week and contains big differences that will have to be bridged.
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The Fed Issues A Subprime Warning As Household Debt Hits A New All Time High

After we first reported last week that US credit card debt once again rose above $1 trillion, despite a recent sharp downward revision to the data, while both student and auto loans rose to a fresh record high...

... it would probably not come as a surprise that according to the just released latest quarterly household debt and credit report by the NY Fed, Americans' debt rose to a new record high in the second quarter on the back of an increase in every form of debt: from mortgage, to auto, student and credit card debt. Aggregate household debt increased for the 13th consecutive quarter, rising by $116 billion (0.9%) to a new all time high. As of September 30, 2017, total household indebtedness was $12.96 trillion, an increase of $605 billion from a year ago and equivalent to 66% of US GDP, versus a high of around 87% in early 2009. After years of deleveraging in the wake of the 2007-09 recession, household debt has risen more than 16.2% since the trough hit in the spring of 2013.


Six terror-linked foreigners entered US via 'diversity lottery,' says Trump administration

At least five foreign nationals with suspected ties to terror resettled in the U.S. through the same visa lottery program that allowed NYC terror suspect Sayfullo Saipov into the country, the Trump administration said Tuesday.

Saipov, the ISIS sympathizer who allegedly committed the Halloween terror attack in Lower Manhattan that left eight dead and 11 more injured, entered the U.S. from Uzbekistan in 2010 through the visa lottery program.

The visa "lottery," also known as the Diversity Visa Waiver Program, grants up to 50,000 immigrant visas annually, “drawn from random selection among all entries to individuals who are from countries with low rates of immigration” to the U.S., according to U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services.


Conspiracies Abound... #FollowTheWhiteRabbit

Over the last couple of weeks, Twitterverse has seen the hashtags #QANON and #FollowTheWhiteRabbit. The latter is from the famous 1999 film, The Matrix, where Neo (the main character) is told if he wants to know the truth, he needs to follow the white rabbit. It also is a play on Alice in Wonderland, where the white rabbit is always in the know of all things Wonderland. Ask Alice!

One curious situation that's come to light while following the white rabbit is this: Why is John McCain, Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton wearing medical boots on the right legs?

The rabbit tag tells us they may be covering up tracking devices issued by the FBI to make sure they won't leave the county.

The rabbit also tells us, now there's over 1,400 sealed indictments, filed in over 50 districts throughout the country against many high-ranking officials in our government for a myriad of crimes, ranging from treason to pedophilia.

While conspiracies are intriguing, they often disappoint. You be the judge.

Tick tock, Hillary and Johnny. Tick Tock!

Despite Tree Lovers Offering $150K to Buy Forest, Gov’t Sells It To Loggers for $40K Less

When conservationists offered $150,000 to preserve large portions of Indiana's Yellowwood State Park, the government sold it to a logging company for less

The Department of Natural Resources sold large portions of Indiana’s Yellowwood State Park to a logging company this week, despite the fact that people interested in conserving the forest offered considerably more money.

On Thursday, an auction of the forest was won by Hamilton Logging of Sullivan County for just $108,785. However, the conversationalist owners of Distinctive Hardwood Floors and Castlewood Inc. were willing to offer $150,000 to preserve the trees for 100 years. The company was backed up by hundreds of protesters who also wanted the forest preserved.

Sadly, the highest and most honorable offer was ignored and the DNR opted to sell to a company that has every intention of cutting down the trees. While there has been no official statement on why they ignored the best possible option, many have speculated that the conservationists were ignored in the auction because they were not licensed timber buyers, a technicality that likely prevents environmentalists from buying and preserving land in most public land auctions of this nature.


Charles Manson in grave condition at California hospital

The 83-year-old was brought to a Bakersfield hospital three days ago, said.

The notorious mass murderer serving seven life sentences in Corcoran State Prison in California has been suffering from health issues for some time.

In January he had to be hospitalized for severe intestinal bleeding. He also needed surgery to repair a lesion but doctors said he was too weak and sent him back to prison.

Since arriving at the Bakersfield facility three days ago, Manson’s been getting various treatments around the hospital — always guarded by five cops, TMZ said.


If The Saudi Arabia Situation Doesn’t Worry You, You’re Not Paying Attention

A dramatic geo-political realignment by Saudi Arabia is in full swing this month as heads of state are arrested, banished and killed.

While turbulent during the best of times, gigantic waves of change are now sweeping across the Middle East. The magnitude is such that the impact on the global price of oil, as well as world markets, is likely to be enormous.

A dramatic geo-political realignment by Saudi Arabia is in full swing this month. It’s upending many decades of established strategic relationships among the world’s superpowers and, in particular, is throwing the Middle East into turmoil.

So much is currently in flux, especially in Saudi Arabia, that nearly anything can happen next. Which is precisely why this volatile situation should command our focused attention at this time.


These are the sexual assault allegations against Bill Clinton

Four women have accused former President Bill Clinton of sexual assault or harassment over the last few decades. One woman accused Clinton of raping her.

Amid ongoing national attention on issues of sexual assault and workplace harassment, Democrats and others on the left are beginning to reexamine their response to the allegations against Clinton.

President Bill Clinton's decision to lie under oath about his consensual affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky almost forced him from the presidency.

But allegations made by four other women that Clinton either sexually assaulted or harassed them have done little to discredit him among his supporters. Clinton has denied all of the allegations against him, including those made by four other women who allege they had consensual extramarital relationships with him over the years.

As a national spotlight is being shined on sexual assault and harassment following a flood of accusations of misconduct aganist dozens of prominent men in Hollywood, the media, and politics, Democrats and others on the left are beginning to reexamine their response to Clinton's alleged misdeeds.


Media Silent as a Record 1 Million Protesters March in Spain to End Gov’t Corruption

The media focused on anything but the unprecedented protest in Spain, in which around 1 million people called for the release of 8 political prisoners.

Close to 1 million people took to the streets in Spain to call for the release of Catalan political prisoners—but this historic gathering has fallen in line with a series of unprecedented protests in Spain, which have been virtually ignored by the mainstream media.

“Look at all the people here! The independence movement is still going strong,” Pep Morales, a 63-year-old protester told reporters as he marched with Catalonia’s main grassroots independence groups and called for the release of their movement’s leaders from prison.

As a report from The Guardian noted in October, the Spanish government “took control of Catalonia, dissolved its parliament and announced new elections after secessionist Catalan MPs voted to establish an independent republic.” Then in November, a judge ordered eight members of the deposed Catalan government to be arrested pending charges for their involvement in the declaration of independence.


Convicted Felon Wanted for Possession of Firearms

(Easton, Maryland) The Maryland State Police Easton Barrack continues it’s investigation into a felon in possession of firearms. During the second week of November, Troopers from the Maryland State Police Easton Barrack responded to 10043 Hailem School Road, Easton, Talbot County, Maryland for a domestic disturbance involving the use of firearms and other threats of violence.

During the investigation, Troopers learned that Tracey Sherwood 42 years of age from Easton, Maryland, was allegedly in possession of several firearms and threatening to shoot family members. It was also learned that Tracey Sherwood was prohibited from possessing any firearms or ammunition due to past criminal convictions. Tracey Sherwood fled the scene prior to Troopers arriving and could not be located.

A search warrant was authored by Trooper Pratt for Tracey Sherwood’s residence 10043 Hailem School Road, which was signed by a Talbot County District Court Judge. The Maryland State Police S.T.A.T.E. Team (Special Tactics Assault Team Element) was notified and executed the search warrant on Sherwood’s residence. A thorough search of the property was conducted by Troopers of the Easton Barrack, the Criminal Enforcement Division, the Talbot and Caroline County Drug Task force and the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office. Troopers seized a loaded 22 caliber revolver, ammunition and cocaine.

Troopers have obtained an arrest warrant for Sherwood for the following charges: possessing a firearm when prohibited, Assault- First Degree, Reckless Endangerment, Possession of Cocaine.

Sherwood is currently a fugitive with several active arrest warrants and should be considered armed and dangerous. Sherwood is known to travel from Easton, Maryland to Seaford, Delaware in a green Chevrolet Tracker with Delaware registration. If you have any information on Tracey Sherwood’s whereabouts please contact the Maryland State Police Easton Barrack at 410-819-4747. If you observe Tracey Sherwood you should not approach him and should call 911 immediately as he is being considered armed and dangerous.

How legalized pot can make up for the disastrous war on drugs

When recreational cannabis becomes legal in California on Jan. 2, part of the focus — in Los Angeles, at any rate — will be on “social equity.” That’s the term for a set of guidelines meant to spread legalization’s wealth to neighborhoods that have gotten the worst of the drug wars. According to draft legislation currently moving through the City Council, for every general license approved for a pot shop, one license must also be approved for social equity reasons.

I’m fully in favor of legalization — here, there and everywhere. I wouldn’t stop with marijuana, either. Across the board decriminalization would allow us to reframe addiction as a medical issue, and treat it as such. No more mandatory sentences, no more addicts in prison simply because of drug use. It would also undermine the black market, and raise tax revenues that could be channeled, in part — as Los Angeles plans to do with 20% of its marijuana taxes — into recovery and rehabilitation.


Is Maryland Next?

Statistics from years 2014-18 have begun to circulate about the rise in Obamacare premium hikes for a number of states.

The image here shows many states have experienced huge rate hikes, which leaves us to wonder will Maryland join this group. Tennessee, known for their Senator Bob Corker, has experienced 278% rate increases.

For you, this would be almost a 300% increase in what you're paying now. If you pay $1,400 a year now, then it would be $4,200 a year. Can you afford it?

Is this what you voted for in 2016?

Drug war alive in Iowa

Local sheriff boasting about pot bust sparks debate

My hometown became the epicenter in the drug war debate, for just a moment last week.

Johnson County Sheriff’s deputies reportedly confiscated more than 80 pounds of pot during a traffic stop on Interstate-80 outside of Iowa City earlier this month. A photo of the deputy smiling behind his haul drew tens of thousands of mixed reactions online. In the past week, nearly 1,000 people around the country stuck it to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office by giving a 1-star review on Facebook.

If that sounds familiar, you might remember I wrote last month that the Henry County Sheriff’s Office suffered a similar internet thrashing in response to the department’s Facebook posts about running traffic checkpoints and digging up ditch weed.

To be fair, Johnson County officials do deserve some credit for their progress in mitigating the drug war’s destruction. The jail diversion program, started after voters rejected a new jail bond in the early 2000s, has earned national recognition as a model for reducing incarceration. Local departments have also started collaborating on crisis intervention training, intended to keep mentally ill people out of jail.


The Maine Character in Prayer Suit Wins!

It was a small sentence -- "I will pray for you" -- but it meant big trouble for Cony High School technician Toni Richardson. When Richardson offered that comfort to another Christian on staff in private, she was hauled before school officials and warned not to utter a word about her faith again.

District officials kicked off the controversy last year by telling Toni that she could "face discipline or dismissal in the future" if she expressed her faith so openly again. "I was shocked that my employer punished me for privately telling a co-worker I would pray for them," she told reporters at the time.

First Liberty Institute's Jeremy Dys, who filed a complaint on Toni's behalf, explained that it had been a hard 12 months for Richardson since then. "This entire year Toni has had to self-censor herself, making sure she's not using religious language. ...She's even had to refrain from wearing jewelry that has a cross on it, because if someone were to overhear this private conversation or see that religious imagery round her neck, then she could face discipline or even be terminated."


The Verdict Is in on Trump's Judges

If Republicans don't appreciate Donald Trump now, they will later. That's when his biggest accomplishment -- the courts -- will reap the most rewards. For the last 10 months, the White House has been working at a frantic pace to confirm originalist judges, a quest that's not only making history -- but securing it.

Not since Richard Nixon has any president moved faster or more strategically on judicial nominees than Donald Trump. And while the Supreme Court is what captures most people's attention, the real work is being done a step below -- on the appellate level. That's where, experts say, the real genius comes in.

In a fascinating article, even the New York Times can't help but notice (with reluctant admiration) how the Trump team has intentionally gone about balancing the courts from the Obama years. "There has never been anything like what we've been able to do together with judges," the president said recently. He's right. By filling the appellate courts with constitutionalists, Trump's team is making sure that Americans get a fair shake from the judges who hand down the majority of the country's rulings. As the Times points out, "The 12 regional appeals courts wield profound influence over Americans' lives, getting the final word on about 60,000 cases a year that are not among the roughly 80 the Supreme Court hears."


Tractor trailer loaded with raw lumber overturned on RT 50 westbound near Shorebirds Stadium backing up traffic

Court Of Appeals Allows President’s Travel Restrictions To Go Into Effect

A U.S. Court of Appeals in California is allowing President Trump’s travel restrictions to partially take effect.

The Ninth Circuit Court’s ruling allows the government to restrict entry of people from six terror-prone countries as long as those people don’t have any connections to the U.S.

The president’s latest travel restrictions were announced on September 24, and replaced two previous versions blocked by federal courts.

The ruling comes after President Trump demanded stricter vetting following the New York City terrorist attack in late October.

“What we are demanding is merit based immigration,” President Trump stated. “We want people that are going to help our country, we want people that are going to keep our country safe…We don’t want lottery’s where the wrong people are in the lottery and guess what? Who are the suckers that get those people? We want a merit based system.”


Fashion Mogul Karl Lagerfeld Slams Merkel for Inviting 'Worst Enemies' of Jews to Germany

Noted German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld slammed German Chancellor Angela Merkel on French television saying she had invited the “worst enemies” of the Jewish people to Germany during the migrant crisis.

Mr. Lagerfeld, who serves as head creative director of the fashion house Chanel and of Italian designer Fendi, made the remarks on television which led to hundreds of viewers making complaints.

Evoking guilt of the Holocaust as the impetus for Merkel to invite unlimited numbers of asylum seekers into Germany during the migrant crisis, Lagerfeld said: “One cannot – even if there are decades between them – kill millions of Jews and then bring millions of their worst enemies in their place,” Kronen Zeitung reports.


US Federal Prosecutors to 'Evaluate' Clinton's Alleged Corruption Role in Russian Uranium Deal

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has directed federal prosecutors to “evaluate certain issues” involving Hillary Clinton’s alleged corruption in a deal which gave Russian company Rosatom control over 20 percent of America’s uranium supply.

In a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd wrote that Sessions “has directed senior federal prosecutors to evaluate certain issues raised in your letters.”

The letters referenced – written by Goodlatte – were dated July 27 and September 26, and included requests by him and other committee members that a special counsel be appointed to investigate certain matters, some of which involved Clinton, according to Fox News.

Among the issues raised was the 2010 Uranium One deal, approved by Clinton when she served as secretary of state in President Barack Obama’s administration. That deal involved selling part of a Canadian-based mining company to Rosatom, resulting in the company acquiring control over 20 percent of America’s uranium supply.


Facebook Fact Checkers Say Efforts to Fight ‘Fake News’ Failing

Journalists working for Facebook as part of the company’s fact-checking initiative claim the site’s fact-checking tools have failed and the entire operation was simply a PR campaign.

The Guardian reports that journalists working as fact-checkers at Facebook are not impressed with the company’s efforts to suppress “fake news” on their platform. Fact-checkers have expressed their dismay at how Facebook has handled the issue of fake news, with some fact-checkers worrying that their paid relationship with the tech giant could lead to a conflict of interest. Facebook has also reportedly refused to disclose any information on their efforts to crack down on misinformation across their platform.

One fact-checker spoke to the Guardian anonymously about their work at Facebook, saying:

Accident On Rt. 50

A tractor trailer loaded with trees flipped over onto its side on Rt. 50 east bound near Perdue Stadium Expect delays. 

Media Loses Interest in Clinton, Turns Back on Trump

Every headline should be focused on the corrupt behavior of the DNC, Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation — especially its funding of the phony dossier on Donald Trump. Instead, what America gets is more anti-Trump obsession as the mainstream media continues to beat the dead horse of the Trump/Russia collusion conspiracy. Evidently, for the MSM fantasy is preferable to reality.

Over the weekend, a clearly apoplectic CNN reported that Trump was “done confronting President Vladimir Putin over his country’s election meddling.” When questioned, Trump stated, “[Putin] said he didn’t meddle. I asked him again. You can only ask so many times.” Trump added, “Every time he sees me, he says, ‘I didn’t do that.’ And I believe, I really believe, that when he tells me that, he means it.” It was this kind of nuanced language that prompted the Leftmedia to fawn over Barack Obama, and yet with Trump, somehow all the nuance is lost. Notice that Trump never said that he believes Putin didn’t meddle…

And there’s a good reason for Trump’s rather cryptic response. As he stated earlier, “You have President Putin very strongly, vehemently, [saying] he has nothing to do with that. Now, you are not going to get into an argument, you are going to start talking about Syria and the Ukraine.” He also tweeted, “Hope for [Putin’s] help to solve, along with China, the dangerous North Korea crisis.” Regardless of the fact that Russia sought to meddle in the election, something we’re certain has long been Moscow’s practice, the U.S. must still attempt to maintain some semblance of a working relationship. Trump clearly understands this priority over that of the Leftmedia and its continuous anti-Trump Resistance™ crusade.

But back to that dubious dossier and the Russian story on which the media should be focused.

Dozens Of Capitol Hill Staffers Speak Out About Sexual Misconduct By Lawmakers

"There's a little bit of a sex trade on Capitol Hill."

The dam appears to have officially broken on stories of sexual misconduct on Capitol Hill. Last week, the Associated Press provided accounts from four current or former female lawmakers who said they experienced forms of sexual harassment from fellow lawmakers during their time in office. Tuesday, CNN published a report that cites "more than 50 people" who have worked on Capitol Hill who paint a consistent picture of rampant sexual harassment and misconduct at the hands of the political elite.

CNN reports that it spoke with "more than 50 lawmakers, current and former Hill aides and political veterans who have worked in Congress," and found, "[w]ith few exceptions, every person said they have personally experienced sexual harassment on the Hill or know of others who have."


Baltimore detective shot in head, 'cold, callous' gunman sought

A Baltimore homicide detective who was shot in the head Wednesday night was in “grave condition” on Thursday as cops launched a dragnet for the “cold, callous killer" who took aim at the 18-year police veteran.

The unidentified police officer was shot around 4:30 p.m. by a man who approached him while engaging in “suspicious behavior," FOX45 Baltimore reported. The shooting happened in a troubled area of Baltimore that is grappling with high crime rates.


Did Mueller Help Saudis Who Funded Obama’s Harvard Education?

How Mueller’s “Saudi-fixing” connected with Vernon Jarrett’s efforts in 1979 to promote a future president

A controversial article published Monday by investigative historian Eric Zuesse forces to the forefront once again the historical record suggesting Robert Mueller played a major role cementing the Bush family ties to the Saudi ruling family that paid for Barack Hussein Obama’s education at Harvard Law School.

Zuesse argues it all began with the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers apartment complex in the city of Khobar, Saudi Arabia, that killed 19 U.S. military who worked at the Dharan air base three miles away.

At that time, President Bill Clinton, according to Zuesse, was desperate to blame Shi’ite radicals from Iran as the perpetrators of the Khobar Towers bombing, in order to protect the real perpetrators that the U.S. government had identified as Sunni radicals from Saudi Arabia with close ties to Osama bin Laden, a Saudi national, and his al-Qaeda network of Sunni terrorists.


The Slush-Fund Clinton Foundation

Big Surprise: World’s largest corporations end contributions.

It should come as little surprise to see a new report detailing how the slush fund Clinton Foundation is now under severe financial strain after the world’s largest corporations are ending their contributions to the “charity.” And why would anyone in their right mind give a cent to the foundation which was merely a money laundering operation built on Clinton’s influence and access in Washington DC.

Now that the presidential loser Hillary Clinton is not sitting in the White House, the Clinton Foundation has no service to offer its “contributors.”

A new report by the International Business Times suggests the Clinton Foundation is facing a severe financial downturn after the world’s largest corporations ended all contributions to the slush fund “charity.”

Major corporations have stopped all donations to the Clinton Foundation ever since Donald Trump (not Hillary) won the 2016 US election. That list includes…“Boeing, Chevron, Daimler Trucks North America, Dell, Duke Energy, General Electric, Humana, Lockheed Martin and UPS.”


Ryan Bundy released to halfway house for trial

LAS VEGAS Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's eldest son has been ordered released to a halfway house during trial stemming from a 2014 armed standoff against government agents in a public lands cattle grazing dispute.

U.S. attorney's office spokeswoman Trisha Young said Monday that Chief U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro granted Ryan Bundy's release ahead of openings Tuesday for what is expected to be a four-month proceeding.

Cliven Bundy, son Ammon Bundy and co-defendant Ryan Payne also sought release, but remain in custody.
Ryan Bundy is serving as his own lawyer. He argued he was hampered preparing his case while was in jail.


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Julie Andrews Turning 79

To commemorate her birthday , actress/vocalist, Julie Andrews made a special appearance at Manhattan's Radio City Music Hall for a benefit. One of the musical numbers she performed was 'My Favorite Things' from the legendary movie 'Sound Of Music'.

Here are the lyrics she used:

(Sing It!) - If you sing it, its especially hysterical!!!

Botox and nose drops and needles for knitting, 
Walkers and handrails and new dental fittings, 
Bundles of magazines tied up in string,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Cadillacs and cataracts, hearing aids and glasses,
Polident and Fixodent and false teeth in glasses,
Pacemakers, golf carts and porches with swings,
These are a few of my favorite things.

When the pipes leak, When the bones creak,
When the knees go bad,
I simply remember my favorite things,
And then I don't feel so bad.

Hot tea and crumpets and corn pads for bunions,
No spicy hot food or food cooked with onions,
Bathrobes and heating pads and hot meals they bring,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Back pain, confused brains and no need for sinnin',
Thin bones and fractures and hair that is thinnin',
And we won't mention our short shrunken frames,
When we remember our favorite things.

When the joints ache, When the hips break,
When the eyes grow dim,
Then I remember the great life I've had,
And then I don't feel so bad.

>>>>>>>>>>>>> > >>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>

(Ms. Andrews received a standing ovation from the crowd
that lasted over four minutes and repeated encores. Please
share Ms. Andrews' clever wit and humor with others who
would appreciate it.)

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Celebrate Great American Smokeout on November 16, 2017

November 13, 2017 (Salisbury, MD) -- Every year on the third Thursday of November, the Great American Smokeout challenges people who smoke to stop using tobacco and learn about the many tools they can use to help them quit and stay quit. Smokers across the nation use the date as the start of a long-term quit attempt or to practice quitting for a day.

The American Cancer Society started the Great American Smokeout in the 1970s. Each year, this event draws attention to the deaths and chronic diseases caused by smoking. Because of this and many other efforts in education and policy, the adult smoking rate in the United States has decreased from 12% in 2014 to 11.4% in 2015 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

In celebration of the Great American Smokeout, the Wicomico County Health Department will offer stop smoking kits at the following Health Department locations: the Fritz building at 300 W. Carroll Street, the Hurdle building at 108 E. Main St., the Women Infants and Children’s (WIC) office at 801 N. Salisbury Blvd., Ste 103, and the Village Dental

Center at 705 N. Salisbury Blvd. Take advantage of trying to quit with thousands of others across the nation; pick up a stop smoking kit and quit for the day…it could be the first of many!

For on-going support, The Wicomico County Health Department offers stop smoking classes every Thursday at noon in its E. Main St. location. The program offers free education and support. Participants are eligible to receive FREE quit smoking medications including nicotine replacement patches, nicotine lozenges, or Chantix. Anyone who lives or works in Wicomico County may participate. Confidential one-on-one counseling is also available, including for pregnant women.

For more information about the Great American Smokeout or the stop smoking program, call (410) 334-3480 or