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Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Seattle Police Begin Gun Confiscations: No Laws Broken, No Warrant, No Charges

A man in Seattle has had his gun confiscated by police after breaking no laws. The police took his gun without a warrant and without pressing any charges. Tyranny has officially taken hold on American soil.

This sets a precedent that government can now forcefully take guns away from an individual without a crime being committed or an arrest being made and without a warrant. In the name of fear and political exploitation of anti-gun rhetoric, a citizen’s Second Amendment rights have been ripped away from him by the government.

The new “red flag” law, which has taken hold in other states already, allows the courts and law enforcement to take away guns from individuals they deem are dangerous and they’ve just begun the confiscation. A man living in the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle, Washington became the first individual in the state to have his firearm confiscated without any formal arrest or charges. The man was not identified by authorities.

Neighbors complained that the man had been “staring” at people through storefront windows while wearing a holstered firearm. He was not brandishing his weapon by any account, and open carrying is legal in the area, so he was abiding by the law. Other residents also complained that the man’s open carrying made them feel “uncomfortable” and “unsafe.”

“He was roaming the hallways with a .25 caliber automatic,” said Tony Montana, a man who lives in the same apartment complex as the gun owner and a person without any reasonable gun knowledge. Handguns are semi-automatic.


Eric Holder predicts Robert Mueller charges Trump with obstruction of justice

President Trump will face an obstruction of justice charge from special counsel Robert Mueller, former Attorney General Eric Holder predicted.

“You technically have an obstruction of justice case that already exists,” Holder, who served under then-President Obama, said on HBO’s "Real Time with Bill Maher." "I've known Bob Mueller for 20, 30 years; my guess is he's just trying to make the case as good as he possibly can. So, I think that we have to be patient in that regard.”

Trump’s critics have speculated about an obstruction charge ever since he fired FBI Director James Comey in the midst of an investigation into potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. The president saidhe was frustrated that Russia-related allegations had become “an excuse for having lost an election,” and he was also apparently annoyed that Comey refused to say publicly that Trump himself was not under investigation, although Comey had made such comments in private.

“I have absolute right to do what I want to do with the Justice Department,” Trump told the New York Times in December 2017.


Smashing The Myth Of America's "Stingy" Welfare State

According to the usual news sources, Donald Trump's new budget proposal "envisions steep cuts to America’s social safety net"and will "gut social programs." Most of the cuts were proposed to pave the way for more Pentagon spending.

In truth, Trump's proposal doesn't matter, and Congress will set to work piling on more deficit spending for both social programs and for the Pentagon.

But, the debate of "gutting" social programs will no doubt be used to perpetuate, yet again, the myth that the United States is ruled by libertarian social Darwinists who ensure that no more than a few pennies are spent via social programs for the poor.

Now setting aside the question of whether or not social programs are the best way to address poverty, the fact is that the United States spending on social programs is on a par with Australia and Switzerland, and can hardly be described as "laissez-faire."

Moreover, government spending on healthcare per capita in the United States is the fourth largest in the world.

Governments in the United States pour money into social-benefits programs at rates typical to a Western welfare state. We can debate whether or not the way this is done is sub-optimal or not, but the fact remains, that if we're going to talk about social programs, the amount of spending in the US is not low in a global context.

According to the 2016 social expenditure database at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), public social spending as a percentage of GDP in the US was 19.4 percent:


George P Bush's struggle in Texas may signal end of 70-year political dynasty

The half-Hispanic grandson and nephew of presidents faces a tough fight in a state where his surname is no longer an asset

George P Bush is the young, half-Hispanic grandson of the 41st president, nephew of the 43rd and son of a former Florida governor.

When he was elected Texas land commissioner four years ago, that background gave him a significant advantage as a fledgling Republican candidate seemingly on a fast track to stardom. Now, with conservative politics turned on its head by Trumpism, Bush is facing a tough primary election that threatens to doom his political career – and with it, bring to a close his family’s 70-year political dynasty.

The land commissioner job – which manages state-owned land – was perceived to be a stepping stone to higher office, but the evisceration of his father, Jeb, in the 2016 Republican presidential primary showed that as it lurched to the right and was seduced by sound and fury, the GOP was no longer in the market for a quiet moderate named Bush.

Though he has far more campaign cash than his rivals and has reportedly spent $2m in the past month, Bush has run an anaemic – one might say “low-energy” – campaign, with scant media availability and no events listed on his website. He is still the favourite, but if he fails to get above 50% of the vote on 6 March – when Texas holds the country’s first primaries ahead of the 2018 midterms – he will face a potentially dangerous runoff.


Troopers Arrest Suspect for Threats Made to Middle School

Millsboro - The Delaware State Police arrested a student after it was discovered that he made threatening comments towards a Middle School.

The incident occurred on Monday, February 26, 2018 when school officials at Millsboro Middle School, located at 302 E. State Street, were made aware that a seventh grader, identified as 13-year-old Frank Bradley (no photo available) of Millsboro made threatening statements on a school assignment. The student was removed from the school for an evaluation.

Further investigation revealed that Bradley made concerning comments towards the school's principal and a staff member. On Wednesday, February 28, 2018, Delaware State Police School Resource Officer was provided with information that Bradley had also made threatening comments directed towards the school.

On Thursday, March 1, 2018, Bradley was taken into custody at a residence in Newark without incident. Bradley was charged with Terroristic Threatening (Felony). He was arraigned out of the Justice of the Peace Court 3 and released on $1,000.00 unsecured bond.

More cover-up questions

The curious murder of Seth Rich poses questions that just won’t stay under the official rug

With the clearly unethical and most likely criminal behavior of the upper management levels of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) exposed by Chairman Devin Nunes of the House Intelligence Committee, there are two complementary areas that have been conveniently swept under the rug.

The first deals with the murder of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) staffer Seth Rich, and the second deals with the alleged hacking of the DNC server by Russia. Both should be of prime interest to special counsel Robert Mueller, but do not hold your breath.


California Dems’ hard-left turn could be the whole party’s future

How far left is the Democratic Party headed? Look to California, where last month’s state party convention went off the deep end.

The first sign of lunacy was the delegates’ refusal to endorse impeccably liberal Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

She lost out by 37 percent to 54 percent to Kevin de Leon, president pro tempore of the state Senate, who promises mainly to be obsessively anti-Trump.

Similarly, the delegates put former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa last among the party’s four candidates for governor — even though he’s tied in polls of Democratic voters with former San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, who came out on top at the convention.

Villaraigosa’s sin? As mayor, he supported charter schools and jousted with the teachers unions, rightly calling them “the largest obstacle to creating quality schools.”


GOP Rep. Gaetz: 'If Jeff Sessions Does Not Appoint a Second Special Counsel, Then We Need a New Attorney General'

Friday on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) told fill-in host Jeanine Pirro that if Attorney General Jeff Sessions declines to appoint a second special counsel to investigate wrongdoing within his Department of Justice, then he should be removed from that post.

According to Gaetz, an Inspector General’s report would be insufficient given the report doesn’t necessarily mean charges would be brought by the Justice Department against wrongdoers.

“If Jeff Sessions does not appoint a second special counsel, then we need a new Attorney General, judge,” he said. “Because you’re right — even if we learn more horrifying things from the Inspector General, we can’t actually prosecute somebody for those things because we would need somebody to be able to bring that case. And the Department of Justice and FBI obviously won’t be bringing a case against themselves. So, Jeff Sessions needs to get rid of this mindset that is a dereliction of duty, and he needs to do what Congress has called for and appoint a second special counsel to get to the bottom of this.”


Corporate America Throws Weight Behind Gun Control

Corporations taking steps to limit scope of Second Amendment in the market

Corporate America is taking the lead on gun control as Congress slides back into gridlock on the issue.

Several major retailers have decided to impose new restrictions on firearm sales, while scores of companies have moved to cut ties with the National Rifle Association (NRA).

The business moves underscore the growing sense that the political winds are shifting on gun control following the latest mass shooting at a Florida high school.

“This is the biggest signal to me that on this issue, there has been a tipping point,” said Rich Masters, head of North America crisis and issues management for Qorvis. “Companies don’t do this unless they know they are gonna be on fairly safe ground.”

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CSX Train Cars Fall Into Susquehanna River During Friday’s Strong Winds

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — CSX is investigating after a derailment caused train cars to fall into the Susquehanna River.

The derailment occurred just after 8 p.m. Friday, when wind gusts reached more than 80 miles per hour in some areas. It happened on the Susquehanna River Bridge near Perryville.

The CSX freight train was headed to Richmond, Va.


Can You Relate?

Retail Apocalypse: 23 big retailers closing stores

Toys R’ Us bankruptcy: Is this a retail apocalypse?

Toys R’ Us has filed for bankruptcy right before the holiday shopping season, becoming the latest brick-and-mortar retailer to fall victim to the growth of e-commerce and discount stores. More than 300 companies have filed for bankruptcy in 2017 so far, here’s a look at the most significant casualties.

Some of the United States’ most prominent retailers are shuttering stores in recent months amid sagging sales in the troubled sector.

The rise of ecommerce outlets like Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) has made it harder for traditional retailers to attract customers to their stores and forced companies to change their sales strategies. Many companies have turned to sales promotions and increased digital efforts to lure shoppers while shutting down brick-and-mortar locations.


Colorado lawmaker switches parties after being ousted as Democrat on sexual misconduct allegations

A Colorado state Democratic lawmaker was expelled Friday amid allegations by female colleagues about sexual harassment or abuse -- but not before switching political parties.

Rep. Steve Lebsock was expelled by a 52-9 vote after five female state House members took their turns at the podium to come forward as victims of sexual harassment or abuse.

Democrat Rep. Faith Winter and four other women accused Lebsock of harassment and intimidation inside the Capitol and at area bars and restaurants.

Lebsock bitterly contested the claims, saying his accusers were lying and accusing an independent investigator of bias in concluding that the claims were credible.

He becomes the second U.S. state lawmaker to be expelled since the #metoo movement emerged last fall. Last month, Arizona state Republican Rep. Don Shooter was expelled over misconduct claims; a California state senator resigned before colleagues tried to formally expel him amid sexual-misconduct allegations.


Carmageddon 2.0: Auto Sales Slump As Hurricane Bump Fades

I can’t help but wonder what the CNBC author was going to write. It’s not a sentence I ever thought I would put down, but in this case the omission might have meant something. In reporting on auto sales yesterday, the article started out with the ultimate cliffhanger:

Major automakers reported lower U.S. new vehicle sales for February on Thursday as consumer

As consumer what? Obviously, a mistake in the editing process, an-all-too-familiar occurrence in the modern media landscape where the very idea of an editor is becoming outlandish. Still, given where we are in this inflation and boom hysteria, please, CNBC, finish the thought!

A more cynical reader might expect the original text would have done so by saying the usual, something like “Major automakers reported lower U.S. new vehicle sales for February on Thursday as consumer spending continued to be strong, robust, and downright booming otherwise.” It would have been a hard case to make given these results, but since when has the media failed to live up to that challenge before? Alas, we will never know honesty or typicality.

The numbers weren’t good for the vast majority of the auto sector, as sales in the aftermath of the hurricane aftermath continued to wind down. The rundown for February 2018 (all rates are year-over-year): GM -6.9%; Ford an identical -6.9%; FCA -1%; Nissan -4%; Honda -5.6%. On the plus side was +4% for Toyota on the strength of its redesigned Camry; and +6% for VW.

There were a few more ominous developments alongside these disappointing results. First, the trend toward heavy incentive spending by automakers is starting to look like it may have run its course. Manufacturers throughout last year went deep into their own pockets to subsidize what turned out to be flat sales at best, and for most slightly declining volume.

Mark LaNeve, Ford VP of US Marketing, Sales, and Service, said:

In February, overall Incentive spend for the industry was down $65 year over year, and was down $50 sequentially to January. This is really a change from what we saw most of last year and in fact what we saw most of the last three years when year over year changes in incentive spend were up on average $300 to $400 consistently during that entire time frame.


Ingraham: Delta, MetLife, Others 'Ceding' to Anti-NRA Pressure 'Kicked a Hornet's Nest'

In her "Angle" monologue, Laura Ingraham warned Delta Airlines and other companies who cut ties with the National Rifle Association that by "ceding" to left-wing political pressure, they "kicked a hornet's nest."

Atlanta-based Delta was one of the first to announce they were no longer offering discounts to NRA members in the wake of the Florida school shooting.

However, Ingraham reported that the move may have cost them millions of dollars, as Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle (R-Ga.) led a successful effort to strip the company of jet fuel-related tax breaks.

Ingraham said Delta CEO Ed Bastian responded to the news by saying his company is now evaluating whether to end group discounts to other organizations based on whether they are of a "politically divisive" nature.

Ingraham said companies like Delta, MetLife, First National Bank of Omaha, Hertz, Enterprise and others are bowing to anti-gun rhetoric.


FBI agent, estranged wife dead in apparent murder-suicide at Crownsville home

An FBI agent and his estranged wife were killed in Crownsville Wednesday morning in what Anne Arundel County police say was a murder-suicide on the day the two victims were expected in divorce court.

Officers responded to a report of a domestic assault in progress in the 500 block of Arundel Boulevard at 8:05 a.m. Police said the caller had dialed 911 on behalf of another woman who “was being threatened by her recently estranged husband.”

Upon arriving at the home, officers found a man and a woman outside a home who’d both been stabbed, the department said, adding that the man also had what looked to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.


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Part 3: CIA Officer and Whistleblower Kevin Shipp

With text-to-911 system, Maryland takes first step toward digital emergency communications

The state has funded a two-year contract for a local company to shift Maryland into the digital era.

Yet another public safety jurisdiction is advancing its emergency communications technology with an announcement Wednesday by the office of Gov. Larry Hogan that Maryland has approved a contract for a text-to-911 system.

The system being developed would, according to the state, replace 1960s-era analog communications infrastructure. While text-to-911 systems are not promoted by public safety experts as an outright replacement for emergency telephone systems, they offer an alternative means of contact, expand accessibility to those with speaking or hearing disabilities and lay the digital groundwork for future upgrades that many public safety leaders say are long overdue.

Hogan labeled the upgrade "vital" as he praised the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services for advancing work on the project.


‘March for our Lives’ events to receive $5,000 per march to cover expenses

The upcoming “March for our Lives” rallies planned around the nation in response to the Parkland student shootings last month are getting financial help from a well-organized activist group — at the rate of $5,000 for each event.

A mega-march will take place in the nation’s capital on March 24. There will also be a multitude of “sibling marches” in all 50 states according to Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun violence prevention organization primarily underwritten with funds from former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

“Everytown is providing structural support for organic local marches planned in communities of all sizes across the nation,” the group said Tuesday. “Everytown previously announced $2.5 million in grants to provide 500 organizers with resources of $5,000 per march for associated operational expenses.

The group also is raising money for the marches through branded merchandise — a “March Merch” collection of shirts and hoodies emblazoned with the “March for our Lives” logo, ranging in price from $25-31.

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[Follow the money ---> Soros. --Editor]

Deep State Panics: America No Longer Believes Us!

Americans waking up to fake news, propaganda, lies and incompetence peddled by intel community

The intelligence community fears American citizens no longer believe the government due to the climate of fake news and state-sponsored propaganda, according to a recent national intelligence assessment.

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said in the document released last month that the intelligence community is concerned Americans no longer believe what they say.

“Challenges from urbanization and migration will persist, while the effects of air pollution, inadequate water, and climate change on human health and livelihood will become more noticeable,” the report stated.


SFPD Probes How Cops Fired 65 Shots At Murder Suspect... And Missed 65 Times

Ask any veteran cop who has been involved in a "running gun battle" about their experience and the first thing they'll inevitably bring up ishow unpredictable these types of shootouts can be.

What they won't tell you - at least not right away - is how the pursuing officers, in many cases, will unload dozens of rounds of ammunition, inflicting massive amounts of collateral damage, often without hitting the fleeing suspect.

Sometimes, an officer will get hit. And sometimes, officers or the suspect will tag an innocent bystander, like they did during a shootout on a quiet neighborhood street in Westchester back in September 2015.


McDonald's to switch to fresh beef in US restaurants

Fast food chain McDonald's has started offering fresh beef in burgers sold at its US restaurants.

McDonald's is looking to improve food quality and ward off competition from premium burger chains.

Burgers containing fresh beef will be sold at most of the chain's 14,000 US restaurants by the end of June.

McDonald's UK business said: "We will watch what happens in the US and see if this innovation is something we should consider in the UK.

"Our patties are made from 100% British and Irish beef with nothing added aside from a little salt and pepper after cooking."

McDonald's UK said that its beef patties were still cooked from frozen in its restaurants using "a process perfected over decades".


Weekly Public Safety Briefing for Tuesday, March 6

Do you know who invented St. Patrick's Day? Not many people do

You may never have heard of him, but we owe him a deep debt of gratitude, for Luke Wadding is the man we can all thank, praise or blame for makingSt. Patrick's Day the day it is.

Luke Wadding, a Co. Waterford native born in October 1588, was a Franciscan priest ordained in 1613 and sent as a chaplain to Rome in 1618. Once there, he soon began raising funds for an Irish college for clerical students studying for the priesthood. He had accumulated great power in Rome and succeeded in his quest, opening the college in 1625. Wadding acted as head of the Irish College for decades after.


Trump obligated to follow immigration law, NOT capricious rulings of district judges

If one district judge demands that a president take a given course of action and another district judge prohibits the president from making such a move, what’s a president to do? He should ignore the judiciary, of course, and only take executive action pursuant to the law and the Constitution as he sees it.

When leftist organizations forum-shop their political issues to liberal judicial districts, seeking a phantom nationwide veto on a law or executive policy, they are not always guaranteed they will get a likeminded judge drawn by random selection. Until recently, all of their immigration lawsuits against Trump’s decision to end executive amnesty have been successful, but yesterday their case before the Maryland federal district resulted in a loss. Although the Bush-appointed judge sitting in the Baltimore-based court noted throughout his opinion yesterday that he sympathized with DACA amnesty from a political standpoint, he still has respect for the law, noting that Obama’s DAPA amnesty was already ruled unlawful and that Trump was legally correct to rescind DACA, which was “largely” a similar program.

The lawsuit, brought by Casa de Maryland, an organization that openly harbors criminal aliens, was dismissed yesterday by Judge Titus, who noted that “the rescission of the DACA program merely fulfills the duty of the executive branch to faithfully enforce the laws passed by Congress.”


National Geographic’s top picks for St. Patrick’s Day around the world

Where's the best place in the world to celebrate St. Patrick's Day? National Geographic weighs in.

In 2015 National Geographic published a list of the top ten places around the world to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. American cities dominated the list. The top four spots for Paddy’s Day revelry are American. Dublin was seventh.

It comes as no surprise that New York topped the poll, given it has the world’s largest parade, which lasts for six hours. Despite the controversy surrounding the parade, this foot-powered march attracts two millions spectators annually.


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FEMA reportedly misled inspector general in IT audit

The Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General plans to open a full investigation into the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s IT problems and policies after a February 2018 verification review found that the agency misled auditors about its compliance with previous IG recommendations.

According to a Feb. 26, 2018, memo issued by DHS acting Inspector General John V. Kelly, FEMA had previously provided six compliance updates on recommendations made in a November 2015 report, including updates that caused the IG to close its third recommendation that FEMA finalize an IT governance board charter.

The IG’s formal verification, however, discovered that those updates had misled inspectors as to the scope of IT improvement.


Reality Check: Obama/Clinton to Blame for Slave Trade in Libya?

OUCH! Frosh is not going to like this!!! Federal judge in Maryland rules Trump had the right to end DACA in win for administration

A federal judge in Maryland has sided with the Trump administration over a lawsuit challenging the Justice Department's ability to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Judge Roger W. Titus, a Bush appointee, ruled late Monday President Trump acted within his authority in his plan to rescind an executive order former President Barack Obama announced in 2012 as a way to protect illegal immigrants who were brought to the United States as minors. Trump ended the order over a period of six months until Congress could legislatively solve the problem.


ICE removes gang member wanted for murder in El Salvador

BALTIMORE – A fugitive alien and member of the 18th Street Gang was removed from the United States Friday by deportation officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).

Elmer Edrulfo Rios-Mancia, 37, is wanted in El Salvador for aggravated homicide and membership to an illicit group.

Rios departed the United States on Friday from Alexandria International Airport in Louisiana under escort by ERO deportation officers. He was transferred to El Salvadoran law enforcement authorities upon his arrival in San Salvador, El Salvador.


Australian diplomat whose tip prompted FBI's Russia-probe has tie to Clintons

The Australian diplomat whose tip in 2016 prompted the Russia-Trump investigation previously arranged one of the largest foreign donations to Bill and Hillary Clinton's charitable efforts, documents show.

Former Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer's role in securing $25 million in aid from his country to help the Clinton Foundation fight AIDS is chronicled in decade-old government memos archived on the Australian foreign ministry's website.

Downer and former President Clinton jointly signed a Memorandum of Understanding in February 2006 that spread out the grant money over four years for a project to provide screening and drug treatment to AIDS patients in Asia.


Pat Buchanan Asks "Why Is The GOP So Terrified Of Tariffs?"

From Lincoln to William McKinley to Theodore Roosevelt, and from Warren Harding through Calvin Coolidge, the Republican Party erected the most awesome manufacturing machine the world had ever seen.

And, as the party of high tariffs through those seven decades, the GOP was rewarded by becoming America’s Party.

Thirteen Republican presidents served from 1860 to 1930, and only two Democrats. And Grover Cleveland and Woodrow Wilson were elected only because the Republicans had split.

Why, then, this terror of tariffs that grips the GOP?


One-third of agencies still trail email security deadline

Nearly two months after a Department of Homeland Security deadline that all federal agencies implement a basic email security policy, one-third of agencies still have yet to implement that policy, according to recent data collected by Valimail.

DHS released their binding operational directive requiring agencies to use Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance, or DMARC, in October 2017, giving agencies until Jan. 15, 2018, to institute a p=none policy, which monitors but does not take any action on unauthorized emails sent through the agency’s server.

According to Jan. 16, 2018, Valimail data, only 54.7 percent of agencies met the initial DHS deadline. The new data brings that number up to 66 percent, but many agencies have yet to instate any DMARC policy less than a year away from an October 2018 DHS deadline that agencies move to a stricter, enforcement-based policy designated p=reject.


Why Antonin Scalia Still Matters

His writings should serve as a beacon to all Americans who believe in the conservative cause in 2018.

This upcoming Sunday would have been Antonin Scalia’s 82nd birthday. In the two years since hisuntimely passing, his towering intellect and animated presence has been sorely missed on the Supreme Court — notwithstanding the good work of Neil Gorsuch. A legal titan, Scalia’s strict adherence to the concepts of textualism and originalism made his written opinions “must read” material for the conservative movement. Sadly, his passing silenced a significant voice in the judiciary, but thankfully, he left us with a voluminous amount of public speeches and opinions that should serve as a beacon to all Americans who believe in the conservative cause in 2018.

Scalia devoted his life to the study of the law, and more importantly, the Constitution. A voracious reader throughout his life, Scalia learned that the creation of the Constitution was the result of compromise and, as he stated in a speech in 1991, “a spirit of humility.” His respect and admiration for its creators led him to view their product as “not living, but dead, or, as I prefer to call it, enduring. It means today not what current society, much less the court, thinks it ought to mean, but what it meant when it was adopted.”

He was a firm believer that the role of the United States judiciary was to interpret laws, but not in a way that would usurp power from the legislative or executive branches.


Dashcam shows traffic stop that triggered groping suit

A Tennessee woman alleged in a lawsuit that a state highway patrol officer in August searched her without cause, groped her and waited three hours near her home to stop her again, reported.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol issued a statement that supports the trooper, but a state prosecutor criticized Trooper Isaiah Lloyd and said his actions were “inconsistent with his training.”

Jared Effler, the eighth judicial district attorney, told the paper on Thursday that he will likely be unable to charge Lloyd with a crime, but he said he was going to drop a seatbelt ticket issued to Patricia Aileen Wilson.

“Our review of this matter has been forwarded to Commissioner of Safety and Homeland Security David Purkey, along with a request that the findings of our review be reviewed with Trooper Lloyd to prevent similar incidents in the future,” Effler wrote.


Dems Coalescing Around Second Amendment Elimination

To accomplish gun control, leftists are citing bogus evidence and carefully choosing which tragedies to exploit.

Democrats are so perturbed by the Second Amendment that they are resorting to the distribution of fraudulent data. For example, during a recent congressional meeting with President Donald Trump, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) presented findings from professor Louis Klarevas, whose analysis points to a homicide-through-mass-shooting reduction rate of 37% between 1994 and 2004 — when the 10-year Federal Assault Weapons Ban Feinstein championed was in effect. Even if we ignore the reality that this claim is an extreme outlier — it has virtually no peer backing — there are still some major issues with Klarevas’ assessment. According to Ars Technica co-founder Jon Stokes:

There are few actual “assault weapons” of any type in his dataset, either pre- or post-ban. Klarevas and his allies are taking an apparent drop in fatalities from what are mostly handgun shootings (again, pre-ban as well as post) and attributing this lowered body count to the 1994 legislation. … Had Klarevas chosen a “mass shooting” threshold of five fatalities instead of six, then the dramatic pause he notes in mass shootings between 1994 to 1999 would disappear too.“


A Viewer Writes: Dear United States of America,

The image of country meant a lot to our forefathers and the freedom of worship in our churches. As our country aged we forgot about what family meant. What keeping a relationship together took. Husbands cheating on their wife’s, and wife’s cheating on their husband now days is just disgusting. As spiritual lawlessness trampled our country of late. All they do is take, take, take. We are making a huge mistake by not standing up for what our country was formed for. Not freedom of prostitution in every state, not allowing child molesters and people convicted of child pornography run around our streets. Web pages such as , and and we turn our heads? What are we going to do for the future of our children and the generations to come. Sit back and let the blood that was shed in years past go to waste or are we going to stand for what’s right and end the madness. We took God out of schools and we wonder why there’s more school shootings and more crime than ever before. Freedom of worship was the biggest freedom our ancestor came here for. Well think about the money wasted protecting the criminals that are destroying our country. Plan out simple its common sense. Wonder why so many are in such pain its because we forgot the basics of how we began.

Hollywood's Self-Inflicted Ratings Deflation Continues

With all the political hypocrisy, it's no wonder Academy Awards viewership numbers dropped to a record low.

Over the weekend, most of America missed watching the 90th Academy Awards. Put another way, this year the award show set the record for the lowest viewership ratings in Oscars history. In fact, total viewership dropped a whopping 20% from last year alone, continuing a downward trend for Hollywood’s premier awards show. Jimmy Kimmel, the hypocritical late-night talk-show host and leftist demagogue, hosted the award show for a second consecutive year and his polarizing presence certainly didn’t help matters.

It was a surreal combination of Kimmel’s preaching to the choir and Hollywood stars’ virtue signaling their leftist dogma ad nauseam. They ignored their own blatant hypocrisy, all the while congratulating themselves on being the culturally “woke” arbitrators of morality — a nauseating recipe for unwatchable TV. So many Americans simply tuned out and chose to spend three hours Sunday evening engaged in less vacuous pursuits. Honestly, how many people will tolerate being told, “Do as we say, not as we do?”

Following the show, James Woods, one of Hollywood’s few conservative actors, tweeted, “Sad. How can Hollywood stop itself from alienating its audience?” President Donald Trump had a more humorous take, tweeting, “Lowest rated Oscars in HISTORY. Problem is, we don’t have Stars anymore — except your President (just kidding, of course)!”


End of the road for bike-share pioneer Gobee in France

People wanting to get on their bikes in France have one fewer option for doing so after the hire service said Saturday it was closing following a welter of thefts and vandalism.

“It is with great sadness that we are officially announcing to our community the termination of service in France on 24 February 2018,” the Hong Kong-headquartered service said.

“Over the months of December and January, the mass destruction of our fleet has become the new entertainment of underaged individuals,” said, which had rolled out 2,000 two-wheelers inParis alone and had some 150,000 users across France.

The company said that “more than a thousand bikes” had been stolen and almost 3,400 damaged nationwide, with almost 300 complaints filed to police and 6,500 repairs needed.


East coast weather: Two feet of snow and rain expected

Don't put away your winter coats just yet.

A complex winter storm system is threatening to dump up to two feet of snow on the east coast, which is still struggling to recover from the weekend's Nor'easter three days later.

And while the midweek storm won't become as powerful as the recent winter storm Riley, which left up to 2million homes and businesses without power at its peak, some parts of the northeast might face power outages and travel disruptions.

Winter storm Quinn started brewing in the western mountains and northern Plains, and will fizzle there, over the eastern Great Lakes and in the central Appalachians through Tuesday and overnight.

But it is expected to then strengthen once it hits the east coast early Wednesday and into Thursday.


Open Mic Night Tonight At Ocean City Billiards @ Trader Lee's

Come join us for what has proven to be a great time week after week. We're on the corner of Rt. 50 & Rt. 611 in West OC. Festivities start at 8 PM and we swing our doors every day at Noon. 

‘Kill all white people’: Accused killer who targeted white victims now charged in six murders

For a year, the walking and biking trails snaking through south Kansas City, Mo., were plagued with bloodshed.

Beginning in August 2016 and continuing deep into the next year, the bodies of hikers and dog-walkers were found dead along the city’s Indian Creek trail or on nearby roadways. They were all shot. They were all middle-aged. They were all white.

The killing stopped following the August arrest of Fredrick Demond Scott, a 22-year-old Burger King employee. As The Washington Post reported in September, Scott, who is African American, had allegedly threatened to shoot up his high school and “kill all white people.”


One State Forces Opioid Abusers to Get Help. Will Others Follow?

TAMPA, Fla. — In an opioid epidemic that is killing more than a hundred Americans every day, many families of overdose victims feel helpless when it comes to convincing their loved ones to seek treatment.

Police and other first responders — who often rescue the same people again and again — are similarly frustrated about their lack of authority to detain users long enough for their heads to clear so they can consider treatment.

But here in Tampa, police, health care professionals and families have a powerful legal tool not available in many other places: the 1993 Marchman Act. Families and health care professionals can use the state law to “marchman,” or involuntarily commit people into substance abuse treatment when they are deemed a danger to themselves or others.

Although the statute applies to all jurisdictions in the state, court records show that it has been employed in Tampa and surrounding Hillsborough County far more than anywhere else. Hillsborough County accounts for less than 7 percent of the state’s population and more than 40 percent of its Marchman commitments.


Congressman Harris to Host Town Hall Meeting in Worcester County

WASHINGTON, DC: On Friday, March 16, Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) will host a town hall meeting in Worcester County to hear constituent concerns and answer questions about immigration reform and other issues under consideration in Congress. All residents of Maryland’s First District are welcome to attend the event and ask questions.

Date: March 16, 2018
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Location: Stephen Decatur Middle School
9815 Seahawk Road, Berlin, MD 21811

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Core Competency

These numbers help explain why these last eight years were disastrous for the USA. I read the last item and then look at Trump's Cabinet. No wonder Washington, DC is in a turmoil. Trump's picks are bosses who expect their employees to work. These are Eye Opening Numbers. This is what bothers a lot of people about Trump. He won't accept a can't do attitude, or inexperienced, incompetent performance. He will get results; it just might not be smooth or pretty.

Here are some amazing stats: Make sure you read to the bottom. An eye opener!

1. These 10 States now have more people on welfare than they do employed!

New Mexico
New York
Maine, and
South Carolina

2. Last month, the Senate Budget Committee reports that in fiscal year 2012, between food stamps, housing support, child care, Medicaid and other benefits, the average U.S. Household below the poverty line received $168.00 a day in government support.

What's the problem with that much support? Well the average household income in America is just over $50,000, which averages out to $137.13 a day

To put it another way, being on welfare now pays the equivalent of $30..00 an hour for 40 hour week, while the average job pays $24.00 an hour.

3. Check the last set of statistics!!

The percentage of each past president's cabinet who had worked in the private business sector prior to their appointment to the cabinet. You know what the private business sector is: A real-life busi ness not a government job.

Here are the percentages:

38% T. Roosevelt
40% Taft
52% Wilson
49% Harding
48% Coolidge
42% Hoover
50% F. D. Roosevelt
50% Truman
57% Eisenhower
30% Kennedy
47% Johnson
53% Nixon
42% Ford
32% Carter
56% Reagan
51% GH Bush
39% Clinton
55% GW Bush
*8% Obama*
90% Trump

This helps explain the bias, if not the incompetence, of the last
administration: ONLY *8% *of them have ever worked in private business!

That's right! Only eight percent - the least, by far of the last 19
presidents! And these people tried to tell our corporations how to run their businesses?

How could Obama, president of a major nation and society, the one with the most successful economic system in world history, stand and talk about business when he's never worked for one?

Or about jobs when he has never really had one? And, when it's the same for 92% of his se nior staff and closest advisers? They've spent most of their time in academia, government, and/or non-profit jobs or as "community organizers."

Probably a good idea to pass this on, because we'll NEVER see these facts in the main stream media, or from the alphabet networks.

15th Annual Tim Kennard River Run

Bank of America Continues Expansion in Baltimore County, With Plans to Add Several Hundred Jobs in Hunt Valley

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Bank of America, one of the world’s leading financial institutions and the largest bank in the Baltimore region, is planning to add about 600 new jobs at its Hunt Valley complex by 2020, significantly expanding its Baltimore County operations.

The anticipated increase follows the addition of nearly 300 jobs in 2017, which would raise total employment at the location to about 1,500 by the end of the decade. The new jobs primarily will comprise call center and staff support positions. Individuals interested in applying for an open role may visit

“We are pleased to expand our base of operations in Baltimore County and the great state of Maryland, and we are appreciative of our public servants who work tirelessly on behalf of the community we are proud to serve,” said Bank of America Greater Maryland Market President Sabina Kelly.

Hunt Valley is one of Baltimore County’s most vibrant employment centers, with McCormick’s new global headquarters opening next door, convenient light rail, and the amenities of Hunt Valley Towne Centre across the street from the two-building Bank of America complex, which includes a Merrill Lynch office.

Bank of America has added space, upgraded interiors, and increased parking at the site. The Maryland Department of Commerce worked closely with other state agencies, including the Maryland Transit Administration and Baltimore County, on permitting and stormwater management issues.

“It is tremendous to have a financial leader like Bank of America grow its operation and add hundreds of new jobs to our state,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “Maryland offers an extremely competitive and attractive location for global companies, and this expansion is further proof that Maryland is Open for Business.”

“Bank of America’s decision to grow its operations in Baltimore County and add hundreds of new jobs shows the company’s strong investment in Maryland,” said Maryland Commerce Secretary Mike Gill. “Understanding Bank of America’s needs and working together across state agencies and with our county partners to make this expansion happen underscores our commitment to helping to grow our world-class companies that call Maryland home.”

“Bank of America chose to add hundreds of new jobs in Baltimore County because we listened and were able to provide what the company needed -- a talented financial services workforce and fast-track design approval and permitting to meet their expansion timeline,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz.

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Inaugural Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives’ International Women’s Day Forum

"Uplift and Empower Women in 2018"
In celebration of International Women’s Day 2018, the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives is hosting the inaugural International Women’s Day Forum. International Women’s Day is celebrated by nations around the world on March 8, and commemorates the movement for women’s rights. 
This year’s theme is “Uplift and Empower Women in 2018.”
Topics covered in the inaugural International Women’s Day Forum include:
·        The Journey to Self-Discovery and Personal Empowerment with Cheryl Wood;
·        Career Transition with Dr. Haideh Sabet;
·        The Path to Self-Actualization with Dr. Marissa Leslie;
·        Overcoming Present Challenges to Achieve Your Purpose with Dr. Zainab Chaudry;
·        Exploring Your Inner Talents with Patricia Celes;
·        Finding Your Direction with Catherine Uju Ifejika;
·        Domestic Violence and Healthy Relationships with Melissa Holmes; and
·        How to Maximize the Effectiveness of Strategic Decisions with Meghan Enriquez.
Steve McAdams
Executive Director, Governor's Office of Community Initiatives

Jennifer Gray
Director of Interfaith Outreach, Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives 
Thursday, March 8, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Seventh Day Adventist Headquarters Amphitheater
9705 Patuxent Woods Drive
Columbia, MD 21046

About the Governor's Office of Community Initiatives The Governor's Office of Community Initiatives  is Governor Larry Hogan's office to enhance and improve opportunities for Maryland residents. It oversees the Governor's Office on Service and VolunteerismVolunteer Maryland,community affairs and engagement within the executive branch of Maryland government, faith-based outreach, and the governor's eight ethnic and cultural commissions.

Trump Threatens Europe: "We Will Apply A Retaliatory Tax On Their Cars"

This is how trade wars escalate: Trump hasn't even officially announced the steel and aluminum import tariffs, expected to be formally unveiled this coming week, and the rhetoric is already one of World Trade War I doom and gloom.

Hours after Trump tweeted on Friday morning that “trade wars are good, and easy to win,” European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said the bloc is prepared to respond quickly and forcefully by targeting imports of Harley-Davidson motorbikes, Levi Strauss & Co. jeans and bourbon whiskey from the U.S.

According to some, the preliminary EU retaliation was targeted in a way that would maximize political pressure on American leaders: Harley-Davidson is based in House Speaker Paul Ryan’s home state of Wisconsin, while bourbon whiskey hails from the state of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. San Francisco-based Levi Strauss is headquartered in House Minority Leader’s Nancy Pelosi’s district.