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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

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INCREDIBLE VIDEO: 50,000 pound whale protects diver from shark By Hiding Her Under His Fin

These kinds of stories are astonishing and heartwarming. A 50,000 pound humpback whale protected a marine biologist from a shark attack, pushing her out of the path of the shark and neutralizing the threat. Check out the incredible video below.

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When teacher complains about the superintendent raise, she’s handcuffed [VIDEO]

A Louisiana middle school teacher was handcuffed and escorted off of school property. Why? She had the nerve to complain about the superintendent getting a raise. I would call that a violation of free speech right there. Other teachers and staff are not getting raises. Their salaries have been frozen for years. This prompted Deyshia Hargrave to ask why that was the case. For doing so at a school board meeting, a security officer pushed her to the floor… hard. Then handcuffed her and led her off. Just shameful.

Deyshia Hargrave, an English languages arts teacher at Rene Rost Middle Schools in Kaplan, confronted Vermilion Parish school board members during the public comments section of the meeting and was escorted out the second time she approached the podium – resulting in a scuffle in the hallway. After Hargrave posed several questions, board president Anthony Fontana ruled Hargrave out of order, warning her that the public comment section was not for a question-and-answer session. Hargrave was called upon a second time for comment. After posing another question, an Abbeville city marshal on duty at the meeting grabbed Hargrave and removed her from the meeting.

I don’t know if you have ever been to a school board meeting, but I used to go to them in Nevada all the time. Things like this happened there too. Most of the school board members at those meetings were either single, gay or wealthy businessmen. That should not be allowed. To be on a school board in my opinion, you should have children in school or be involved somehow in the process. Otherwise, you get something like this.

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Yale Professor Suggests That Trump Should Be Locked in Loony Bin to Save Human Race from Extinction

Bandy X. Lee is a clinical psychiatrist and an Assistant Clinical Professor at Yale School of Medicine. She has a dire warningregarding the President’s sanity:

Trump’s mental health might lead to the extinction of the human species, the Yale psychiatrist briefing lawmakers on the president’s psychological state told Newsweek on Friday. …

“As more time passes, we come closer to the greatest risk of danger, one that could even mean the extinction of the human species,” she said. “This is not hyperbole. This is the reality.”

Trump’s refusal to admit he is insane proves her diagnosis to be accurate:

“Usually, as someone becomes mentally impaired, they lose the ability to consider the possibility that something could be wrong.” Vehement denial is almost a sure sign of illness, she said.

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General Loses a Three-Star Promotion for Supposedly Calling Dem Congressional Staffer ‘Sweetheart’

This is just bitingly stupid. The US Army in all its wisdom has decided to yank the promotion of Maj. Gen. Ryan Gonsalves. Why? Because he called a female congressional staffer ‘sweetheart’. The horror! Off with his freaking head!! SMH. The general was up for a third star, but no more. I’m surprised they didn’t court martial the poor guy. This evidently violated the Army Command Policy’s rule on “dignity and respect.” You’ve got to be kidding me. This is not the Army I recognize. They’ve taken political correctness into the Stratosphere.

Check it out… some coward, who remains anonymous, filed a complaint to the Army Inspector General on July 20. Doesn’t the general have a right to face his accusers? Not so much it would seem. The exchange reportedly happened at an October 2016 meeting at Fort Carson, Colorado. I’m sure the poor dear woman is still recovering from this wicked assault. According to the IG’s findings, Gonsalves picked on the staffer, who worked for Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI 2nd district). He allegedly asked her about her age and told her to take notes “since she was a Democrat and did not believe in funding the military,” said the IG report. Why do I seriously doubt he actually said that? Even if he did, he has a right to his opinion and he did not abuse the woman. But again, I don’t think he did. Gonsalves didn’t rise to this level in the military just to do something that dumb that would leave him open to attack.

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Portland’s top brass said it was OK to swipe people’s garbage — until a newspaper took their trash

So what happens when you’re told by a Prosecutor that your garbage is no longer yours when you put it on the curb? Surely the 4th Amendment would cover the unlawful search and seizure of your property, including your trashcan, right?

NOPE! At least, that was the answer given by Prosecutor Mark McDonnell who said that when it hits the curb, it become public property and therefore anyone can go through it at their leisure. The thought alone makes my skin crawl, but instead of letting their disgust get the better of them, a group of clever journalists decided to test McDonnell’s dedication to this.

In March, the police decided to snag the garbage of police officer Gina Hoesly without permission. Despite not having a warrant, a bloody tampon (among other things) became the basis of a drug charge against her.

When asked about the legality of such a move (many people were rightly concerned that this was a severe violation of privacy) the Prosecutor gave a simple, smug answer.

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Grand Jury Empaneled In $10 Million Fraud Probe Involving Jane And Bernie Sanders

An FBI probe into a 2010 property deal orchestrated by Jane Sanders, wife of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), has escalated after a report by VTDIGGER reveals that a grand jury has been empaneled, and at least one witness has given sworn testimony in the case.

According to VTDigger, "Former Burlington College board member Robin Lloyd says she testified for about an hour on Oct. 26before a grand jury at the federal courthouse in Burlington."

Paul Van de Graaf, chief of the criminal division for the U.S. attorneys office in Vermont, questioned Lloyd about her role as the development chair of the colleges board of trustees during a period when Sanders was collecting donations and pledges for the purchase of a $10 million city lakefront property. -VTDigger

The Grand Jury will decide whether or not indictments should be handed down over a $10 million loan orchestrated by Jane Sanders purchase a 33 acre property for the now defunct Burlington College - allegedly obtained through a 'fraudulent scheme.' Mrs. Sanders is accused of having lied about funding for transaction, while the FBI has also been looking into claims that Bernie Sanders' office pressured the bank to approve the loan.

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WCSO CID Press Release 1-10-17

Incident: Armed Robbery
Date of Incident: January 09, 2018
Location: 610 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, Maryland
Suspect: Unknown

On Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at 1953 hours, the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Vintage Beer and Wine Store located at 610 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, Maryland for a reported armed robbery. Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Division also responded.

The victim reported two black males had entered the store at approximately 7:52PM, one of them being armed with a long gun. The suspects stole an undisclosed amount of money and fled the store. Deputies and allied agencies canvassed the area on foot and utilizing a K-9 from the Salisbury Police Department.
The suspects were described as two black males, 5’10-6’0 in height, slim to medium build. Both suspects were clothed in dark clothing.

If you have any information about this case please contact Detective J. Hall at (410) 548-4891 or if you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Solvers at (410) 548-1776.

Professor claims 'meritocracy' in math class is a 'tool of whiteness': report

A math professor at Brooklyn College wrote an academic paper contending that meritocracy in math class holds back racial minorities and is a tool of “whiteness,” Campus Reform reported on Monday.

Professor Laurie Rubel, a former high school teacher, wrote the article in the Journal of Urban Mathematics Education. She reportedly contends that meritocracy is oftentimes associated with hard work, but it ignores “systematic barriers” that prevent the opportunity of success.

Rubel reportedly recommended that math teachers use more social justice issues during lessons. Rubel, however, warned that teaching “social justice” can also be a tool of whiteness if teachers are ignorant to the experiences of their minority students.

Campus Reform linked out to a PDF file of the article where Rubel cites another scholarly article to make the case that, “Teachers often view participation of marginalized students as off-task, unproductive, or distracting, even when it reflects students’ membership of and competence in another social context, unbeknownst to the teacher.”

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Troopers Seek Public’s Assistance in Locating Burglary Suspect-Selbyville

William Wagner

Selbyville – The Delaware State Police Criminal Investigation Unit is seeking the public's assistance in attempting to locate a suspect in connection with multiple burglaries.

The suspect identified as 25-year-old William Wagner of Selbyville is wanted in connection with several burglaries that have occurred in the Swann Keys development from November 6, 2017 to January 6, 2018. Through investigative measures, Detectives were able to link Wagner to these burglaries and have obtained warrants for his arrest. Detectives have been unable to locate Wagner who is believed to be in the Swann Keys area, however he is also known to have ties to the Frankford area.

If anyone has further information in reference to these burglaries or can provide the whereabouts of Wagner, they are asked to please contact Detective A. Bluto at 302-752-3864. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com

What does Oprah represent? Fake science, hucksters and greed

Have we learned nothing?

One speech at the Golden Globes — admittedly a barn-burner — and here comes the drumbeat for a billionaire celebrity with no governing experience to run for president.

“I’m on the bus with Oprah,” Jimmy Kimmel said.

“I want her to run for president,” said Meryl Streep.

“She’s running,” tweeted former “Hamilton” star Leslie Odom Jr. “A new day is on the way.”

Even a major network endorsed her. “Nothing but respect for OUR future president,” read a tweet on NBC’s verified account (since deleted).

Oprah, who until Sunday night insisted she would never run for president — “I will never run for public office,” she told The Hollywood Reporter in October — is apparently having second thoughts.

“It’s up to the people,’” her partner, Stedman Graham, told the LA Times. “She would absolutely do it.”

She should absolutely not.

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Wicomico County Director of Administration to Present at Chamber of Commerce

(Salisbury, Md.) — On January 23, 2017, the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce will host a presentation by Wicomico County Director of Administration, Wayne Strausburg, “Wicomico County Successes and Priorities.” The Director will provide a comprehensive snap shot of the County’s present fiscal position, and provide comparisons to the other jurisdictions in Maryland. Strausburg will also present initiatives that the County is working on and planning. The presentation begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Chamber of Commerce at 144 East Main Street in Salisbury.

Is There Life After This Life?

First de-naturalization occurs after start of Operation Janus

A native of India who arrived in the U.S. in 1991 without any travel documents or proof of identity had his naturalized citizenship revoked in part of Homeland Security's Operation Janus.

The initiative identified about 315,000 cases where there were issues with fingerprint data at a central database.

In some cases, the fingerprints were missing, which could indicate that some individuals "may have sought to circumvent criminal record and other background checks in the naturalization process," a Department of Justice statement read.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services plans on refering 1,600 for prosecution.

Baljinder Singh, who also goes by Davinder Singh, arrived at the San Francisco International Airport on Sept. 25, 1991, without proof of identity, the statement read.

The 43-year-old eventually married a U.S. citizen and abandoned an earlier asylum application where he used a different name, the statement read. He has been living in Carteret, N.J.

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US Spy Satellite Believed Destroyed after Failing to Reach Orbit

A U.S. spy satellite that was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, aboard a SpaceX rocket on Sunday failed to reach orbit and is assumed to be a total loss, two U.S. officials briefed on the mission said on Monday.

The classified intelligence satellite, built by Northrop Grumman Corp, failed to separate from the second stage of the Falcon 9 rocket and is assumed to have broken up or plunged into the sea, said the two officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

The satellite is assumed to be "a write-off," one of the officials said.

The presumed loss of the satellite was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.

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Thai Prime Minister leaves cardboard cut-out to answer journalists' questions

Thailand's Prime Minister has evaded journalists' questions by bringing out a life-sized cardboard cut-out of himself and telling reporters to quiz it instead of him.

Prayuth Chan-ocha then turned around and walked off, leaving the mock-up behind, to bemused looks and awkward laughter from the Government House press pack.

The Prime Minister had briefly spoken to the media after attending an event promoting upcoming Children's Day, but deployed his cut-out before anyone could ask him about a number of pressing political issues..

"If you want to ask any questions on politics or conflict," he said, "ask this guy".

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On a deep, dark evening last June in the spectacularly celestial deserts of northern Chile, scientists made a phenomenal discovery.

It was a supernova… one that they named ASASSN-15lh.

This wasn’t just any supernova. It was the BIGGEST and BRIGHTEST supernova ever recorded.

Supernovas are exploding stars whose ejected mass and energy can create a light show so brilliant that they can sometimes be seen with the naked eye in our own night sky.

At its most luminous, ASASSN-15lh was over 500 BILLION times brighter than our own sun, and FAR greater than the previous record holder.

This is so bright that, according to one of the lead researchers, if it had been located within our own galaxy there would have been no darkness on earth for weeks.

Fortunately for us, ASASSN-15lh was from a galaxy far, far away– 3.8 BILLION light years away. So its intensity didn’t have much of an effect on Planet Earth.

Of course, such a prodigious distance also means that ASASSN-15lh actually went supernova 3.8 billion years ago.

The star was so far away from our planet that it took billions of years for the light from the supernova to reach us.

It’s mind boggling to think about. But in a way, the same can be said of many of the financial risks that we face.

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Trump's Own Energy Regulators Reject His Proposal to Pump Money Into Coal Plants

The White House’s plan to bail out America’s coal country has been shot down — by the very energy regulators that President Donald Trump appointed last year.

In an order Monday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rejected U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s sweeping proposal to subsidize struggling coal and nuclear plants in the name of keeping power grids dependable. Instead, the commission asked grid operators to suggest their own ideas to make the system more resilient.

“We appreciate the Secretary reinforcing the resilience of the bulk power system as an important issue that warrants further attention,” the agency said in the order. All five commissioners were appointed by Trump; three are Republicans.

The defeat is a setback for the president, who vowed on the campaign trail to revive the battered coal industry and put miners back to work. The Energy Department plan drew criticism from natural gas producers, grid operators and others who argued it would undermine competition in wholesale power markets. Consumers in more than a dozen states would have foot the bill, which could have totaled billions.

Why Teachers Unions Don't Want School Choice

H&M apologizes for ‘coolest monkey’ ad featuring black child

H&M was forced to offer an apology on Monday after posting an online advertisement featuring a black child modeling a sweatshirt reading “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle.”

“We sincerely apologize for offending people with this image of a printed hooded top. The image has been removed from all online channels and the product will not be for sale in the United States,” wrote H&M in a statement obtained by Fox News. “We believe in diversity and inclusion in all that we do and will be reviewing all our internal policies accordingly to avoid any future issues.”

Outrage over the ad bubbled up on Sunday, after social media users noticed that H&M’s UK website was advertising this particular hooded sweatshirt using a young black child, while other sweatshirts from the same line were advertised on white models.

Social media users on Twitter soon began accusing the brand of racism and even profiting from any resulting online backlash this incident may cause. One woman, who said she had worked for H&M, claimed the Sweden-based retailer is sometimes “clueless” to issues of “racism, cultural & social challenges.”

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Microsoft Halts Some AMD Chip Meltdown Patches After PCs Freeze

Microsoft Corp. said on Tuesday it had suspended patches to guard against Meltdown and Spectre security threats for computers running AMD chipsets after complaints by AMD customers that the software updates froze their machines.

Microsoft said in a support blog that it was working with AMD to resolve the issues and would resume Windows operating system software updates to affected AMD devices via its Windows Update process as soon as possible.

AMD shares dipped 1.3 percent in pre-market U.S. trading. Last week the stock rose nearly 20 percent as investors speculated AMD could wrest market share from Intel, whose chips are exposed to risks from possible Meltdown and Spectre attacks.

"To prevent AMD customers from getting into an unbootable state, Microsoft will temporarily pause sending the following Windows operating system updates to devices with impacted AMD processors at this time," Microsoft said in its statement.

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WCSO Press Release 1-10-17

Incident: Armed Robbery
Date of Incident: January 1, 2018
Location: 100 Block of South Main Street, Hebron, MD 21830

Suspect: John Edward Lowe, 35 years old of Mardela Springs, MD

On January 1, 2018 at approximately 0714 hrs. Deputies from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Food Rite convenience store located at 100 S. Main Street, Hebron, Maryland in reference to a robbery.

Due to the nature of the case, the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division was contacted and a detective responded to the scene. It was learned, an employee had just opened the business when the male suspect entered and demanded money from the store clerk. The suspect pushed and threatened the victim employee during the robbery. Several items were stolen prior to the suspect fleeing the business. The victim was not injured.

On January 9, 2018, detectives from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division identified John Edward Lowe as the lone suspect. Detectives located and arrested Lowe at the 8400-BLK of Hurley’s Neck Road, Mardela Springs, MD. Lowe was then transferred to the Wicomico County Detention Center and is currently being held without bond.

Charges: Armed Robbery, Robbery, Assault 1st, Assault 2nd, Theft, False Imprisonment, and Firearm related charges.

Maryland Flu Cases Among The Highest In The Country

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland is among 26 states with high levels of the flu, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Maryland Department of Health calls the flu outbreak in the state “high” and “widespread.”

The epidemic has brought a surge in emergency room visits in states where the flu is hitting hardest. In Califronia, some hospitals have had to set up triage tents outside ER’s to handle the patient load.

“The day came when we had extended waits of up to eight and nine hours for a patient to be seen,” says Michelle Gunnett, Palomar Medical Center’s emergency room nursing director.

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The Focus Shifts From Trump To Hillary And The Corrupt FBI

The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, and NPR will never tell you, but the criminal is Hillary, not Trump.

It has come to light that the FBI edited down FBI Director Comey’s investigation of Hillary in order to make it look like nothing was amiss. Comey’s conclusion that Hillary was “grossly negligent,” a conclusion justifying felony indictment for mishandling of classified information, was replaced with “extremely careless.”

You can read about the rewire here: http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/367528-comeys-original-clinton-memo-released-cites-possible-violations

The Chairman of the US Senate Homeland and Government Affairs Committee, Ron Johnson (R, Wis) has asked the current FBI director, Chris Wray, if the document was rewritten in order to protect Hillary.

Senator Johnson is particular interested in the emails that show that some senior FBI officials were determined to prevent Trump from becoming US President.

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WSJ: China's Huawei Gains US Traction Despite Spying Worry

Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co. has given small U.S. carriers providing telephone and wireless service a much-needed equipment option in a narrowing field — despite past U.S. efforts to shut it out, The Wall Street Journal reported.

According to the Journal, Union Wireless of Mountain View, Wyoming — with 50,000 customers in five Western states — turned to Huawei four years ago after its previous equipment vendor fell behind schedule on a critical network upgrade.

Huawei "worries about getting the problem fixed first and then worries about getting paid," Union Wireless' customer relations officer Brian Woody told the Journal. "We've had many vendors over the years. Huawei has treated us better than anybody."

Yet Huawei appeared shut out of the United States six years ago after congressional investigators determined its equipment could be used for spying or crippling the U.S. telecommunications network, the Journal reported.

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Pocomoke City Council Closes Winter Quarters Golf Course

The Pocomoke City Council voted Monday night to close the Winter Quarters Golf Course. The entire staff was let go with NO notice and or severance pay.

French star Deneuve defends men's 'right' to chat up women

France's most revered actress Catherine Deneuve hit out Tuesday at a new "puritanism" sparked by sexual harassment scandals, declaring that men should be "free to hit on" women.

She was one of around 100 French women writers, performers and academics who wrote an open letter deploring the wave of "denunciations" that has followed claims that Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein raped and sexually assaulted women over decades.

They claimed that the "witch-hunt" that has followed threatens sexual freedom.

"Rape is a crime, but trying to seduce someone, even persistently or cack-handedly, is not -- nor is men being gentlemanly a macho attack," said the letter published in the daily Le Monde.

"Men have been punished summarily, forced out of their jobs when all they did was touch someone's knee or try to steal a kiss," said the letter, which was also signed by Catherine Millet, author of the hugely explicit 2002 bestseller "The Sexual Life of Catherine M.".

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Mandatory E-Verify Left Out of DACA Amnesty Discussions

President Trump’s most popular pro-American immigration reform, the system known as “E-Verify,” which would bar employers nationwide from hiring illegal aliens over Americans, has been entirely left out of all negotiations regarding the nearly 800,000 illegal aliens shielded from deportation by the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

DACA will end in March 2018 and despite amnesty for illegal aliens never being part of Trump’s “America First” agenda on immigration, the White House is now considering which pro-American immigration reforms it can get in return for granting an amnesty.

Among the reforms the Trump administration is demanding in return for a DACA amnesty is the end to the process known as “chain migration,” which would cut legal immigration levels in half and raise wages for American workers; an end to the Diversity Visa Lottery program, which randomly gives out 50,000 visas every year to foreign nationals through a lottery system; and finally, full funding for his proposed border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

While Trump wants to trade a DACA amnesty for reforms that would reduce legal immigration to the U.S. — thus reducing the mass immigration burden on America’s working and middle class — he has not included mandatory E-Verify in his demands..

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Desperate Cities Consider 'Safe Injection' Sites For Opioid Users

Top Philadelphia officials are advocating that the city become the first in the U.S. to open a supervised injection site, where people suffering from heroin or opioid addiction could use the drugs under medical supervision.

But the controversial proposal aimed at addressing the city's deadly drug crisis must first overcome resistance from top city police officials, community residents and the federal government.

It's a divisive idea: People bring their own drugs to shoot up under the watch of medical staff, in a facility that provides clean needles and other equipment. Advocates say the goal is to provide a bridge to treatment.

There are about 90 such official facilities around the world. Though some U.S. cities — including Seattle, San Francisco and Denver — are talking about establishing this sort of city-sponsored site, there are none in the United States, so far.

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Google’s New 'Fact-Check' Feature Almost Exclusively Targets Conservative Sites

Google, the most powerful search engine in the world, is now displaying fact checks for conservative publications in its results.
No prominent liberal site receives the same treatment.

And not only is Google’s fact-checking highly partisan — perhaps reflecting the sentiments of its leaders — it is also blatantly wrong, asserting sites made “claims” they demonstrably never made.

When searching for a media outlet that leans right, like The Daily Caller (TheDC), Google gives users details on the sidebar, including what topics the site typically writes about, as well as a section titled “Reviewed Claims.”

Vox, and other left-wing outlets and blogs like Gizmodo, are not given the same fact-check treatment. When searching their names, a “Topics they write about” section appears, but there are no “Reviewed Claims.”

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Soros-Backed Philly DA Purged Dozens of Prosecutors in First Days

Democrat Larry Krasner, Philadelphia's new district attorney who was backed almost exclusively by nearly $2 million in contributions from liberal billionaire George Soros, has purged more than 30 prosecutors from the district attorney's office within days of taking over the position.

Krasner, who was sworn in on Jan. 2, asked 31 prosecutors to resign on his fourth day on the job and has given no explanation for the requests. A list of those who were purged from the office shows that a number of them came from the homicide division, drug enforcement, and civil asset forfeiture units.

The terminations have stalled court cases in the city, where one judge on Monday criticized the office after they asked that a murder trial be postponed due to the assistant attorney general being one of the dozens of people let go by Krasner, according to reports.

Krasner, who before being elected district attorney served as a far-left defense attorney, previously represented Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter. Krasner had also sued the police department more than 75 times and joked that he had built a career that made him "completely unelectable."

Krasner defeated seven opponents in the Democratic primary in part due to generous funding from George Soros.

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How to Successfully Stop Illegal Immigration: Follow Israel’s Model

EILAT, Israel – Israel is regarded as a global leader in the fight against Islamic terrorism. Less well known is that the Jewish state has over the years contended with a major issue of regional migrants entering the country illegally and has successfully halted this infiltration to the point where not a single illegal entered in 2017, according to Israeli government statistics.

“Every country has an obligation to protect its borders,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared last week while announcing new steps to deport illegal migrants currently residing in Israel. “Protecting the borders from illegal infiltration is both the right and the fundamental obligation of a sovereign country.”

Here are Israel’s five primary methods of fighting illegal immigration.

1 – Build a barrier.

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Notre Dame Students Push for Removal of Columbus Mural, Call it 'Version of Confederate Monument'

Students at the University of Notre Dame are calling for the removal of a mural of Christopher Columbus that has been attached to the university’s main building since 1884.

Members of the Notre Dame community are calling for the removal of an old mural featured in the university’s main building that depicts Christopher Columbus’ journey to the Americas in 1492. There are actually 12 murals in total hung in the main building that depict his journey and arrival to the Americas.

Over 340 Notre Dame community members signed a letter directed at university president Rev. John Jenkins calling for the mural’s removal. The letter condemns the murals, calling them symbols of “oppression and hatred.”

“[To] any student, staff, faculty or guest who identifies with a historically oppressed group, the presence of the murals in 21st century America mocks every attempt to make campus more inclusive, more diverse and more culturally sensitive,” the letter begins.

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Troopers Searching For Suspects In Salisbury Convenience Store Armed Robbery

(SALISBURY, Md.) – Maryland State Police are searching for two people suspected in the armed robbery of a convenience store Monday in Wicomico County.

Shortly after 9:50 p.m. on Monday, troopers responded to the Chicken Man convenience store, located at the intersection of Snow Hill Road and Lincoln Avenue in Salisbury on a report of an armed robbery.

A witness told investigators that two unknown black males wearing dark clothing entered the business through the front door. The first suspect had brandished a shotgun. The second suspect approached the counter, knocked merchandise to the floor and removed the cash register.

Both suspects ran out of the business toward the Lincoln Avenue area. Troopers searched the area for the suspects, but were unable to locate them.

The clerk was the only person in the business at the time of the robbery. There were no injuries reported.

Investigators described the suspect with the shotgun as a light-skinned black male with a beard or goatee, who was wearing black clothing, black gloves and brown or tan boots. The second suspect is described as a light-skinned black male who wore, dark pants, a black coat, gray face mask, gray hooded sweatshirt, blue latex gloves and gray shoes/boots.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Salisbury Barrack at 410-749-3101. The investigation is ongoing.

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Delmar, Thinking Out Of The Box, I Love It!

DELMAR STUDENTS!! The Town of Delmar is offering to sign off on community service hours for anyone who can help get our sidewalks cleared!! We are first going to concentrate on areas leading to our schools!! Call 410-896-2777, give them your name and the area you will be working in! Call again when you are finished and we will total your hours and send the sheet in!! PS.

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The Chock, a Coast Guard Ice Breaker, made a path in the frozen Wicomico River

New York Dem charged with stealing Sandy money from FEMA

A New York Democratic assemblywoman was indicted Tuesday for allegedly defrauding government agencies out of tens of thousands of dollars, including the agency in charge of Hurricane Sandy relief.

The Department of Justice announced that Pamela Harris, a New York state assemblywoman, was charged with wire fraud, making false statements, bankruptcy fraud, witness tampering and obstructing justice.

The indictment also claims that when Harris learned that law enforcement was investigating her in 2017, she pushed witnesses to lie for her to FBI agents conducting the investigation.

“She conducted her schemes victimizing the federal and New York City governments, and then obstructed a federal investigation into her crimes while a sitting New York State Assemblywoman,” U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue said.

Harris, 57, is accused of defrauding the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) -- the agency tasked with helping New York and New Jersey rebuild after Hurricane Sandy in 2012 -- of almost $25,000.

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A Viewer Writes: Here is a picture of Lowes front door. It makes you feel real safe if something happens.


'Fire and Fury' publisher's attorneys push back against Trump cease-and-desist letter

Attorneys for the publisher of a controversial new book that provides a behind-the-scenes look at the Trump White House responded forcefully to a cease-and-desist letter sent last week by lawyers for President Donald Trump, arguing that the book is not libelous and that neither retractions nor apologies will be made.

In a letter to author Michael Wolff and publisher Henry Holt and Company last week, Trump's lawyer Charles Harder called for a stop to the publication of "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House." Harder wrote that he was "investigating numerous false and/or baseless statements" about the president contained within the book, and that the text further included defamatory "invasion of privacy".

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A Viewer Writes: I finally figured out Jake Day's way of thinking

Joe,

I think I have finally figured out Jake Day's method of how he has gotten the crime rate down. Tonight I called the police for Shots fired in my area. I live on a street that is county jurisdiction, but across the street from me is the City of Salisbury's jurisdiction. I told the PCO my address and she quickly said I needed to call the Sheriffs Dept. he literally argued with me about who the responding party should be I told her I know my house is county but the shot I heard was across the street from me which is City jurisdiction. She asked me which street I was referring to in regards to the shot and I told her. She said yes you are correct sir that street is city but you are calling from the a residence that is county's jurisdiction. We argued back and forth some more and then she said maybe you are correct sir I will send an officer out to check it out. Something told me to go ahead and call the county too just in case the person was on county property. I would rather have an extra officer in the area if one was needed. Well, while I was on the phone with the deputy telling him the same story I told the City Police Officer, I heard her call in to the sheriffs dept over the radio telling them they needed to send someone because the call originated from their territory. I have lived at my address for many years and have worked with various organizations affiliated with the city. I know the property lines in my area and what is city and what is county. Especially when it comes to the house that I have lived in for almost a decade!

THIS IS HOW OUR CRIME RATE HAS DROPPED, THEY FARM EVERYTHING OUT TO THE COUNTY!!! WAY TO GO JAKE DAY YOU HAVE TAUGHT OUR CIVIL SERVANTS TO JUST TURN THE BLIND EYE JUST LIKE YOURSELF, AND PUT THE BURDEN ON SOMEONE ELSE!!!!!

Joe, this needs to stop. The city needs to start responding to these calls. This type of behavior is childish, unsafe and quite actually very disheartening! Things like this could allow a murderer, a thief or a rapist the time needed to get away after they commit a crime. This could even eventually lead to someone dying! Joe can you help us expose Jake Day for his lies, deceit and his criminal ways!!

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