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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

African Migrant Suspected of Throwing Female Tourist Off Cliff In Italy

An African migrant is in custody, suspected of throwing a German girl off a cliff in Italy after possibly attempting to rape her, authorities say.

Law student Alena Sudakova, 21, was on holiday in Italy when she was discovered badly injured after a fall of approximately 230 feet from a cliff near the coastal town of Sanremo, according to reports, in an incident that occurred at the end of July but has received little media coverage until recently.

A 32-year-old North African man identified as Zied Yakoubi was also discovered at the scene, having reportedly fallen some distance himself, and was taken into custody under suspicion of attempted murder and attempted rape, investigator Barbara Bresci has confirmed.


Comptroller FED Agents Arrest NY Man in Eastern Shore Cigarette Stop

Field Enforcement Division agents seize 2,800 packs and vehicle

Comptroller Peter Franchot has announced that agents from his Field Enforcement Division (FED) have arrested a New York man who has been charged in Maryland as a result of a surveillance operation on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

“My FED agents’ vigilance protects Maryland businesses and taxpayers from those who try to cheat the system with their illegal activities in transporting tobacco products through our state,” Comptroller Peter Franchot said. “I am very proud of their dedicated service and steadfast ability to identify these criminals.”

During the surveillance operation on Thursday, August 23, Nasser Manssour, 55, of Brooklyn, NY, driving a 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV with New Jersey tags, was observed concealing cigarettes in the rear of the vehicle at a discount cigarette retail store on the Lower Shore area of Virginia. Agents said he then drove north on U.S. Route 13 into Maryland and was stopped at U.S. Route 13 and Sheep House Road in Pocomoke, Worcester County.

Agents searched the vehicle and found 2,820 packs of contraband cigarettes, with a value of $18,189 and representing a tax loss to the State of $5,640. The contraband cigarettes and vehicle were seized and Manssour was placed under arrest.

Manssour was taken before a Worcester County District Court Commissioner in Snow Hill and charged with a felony count of transporting contraband cigarettes and a misdemeanor count of possession of contraband cigarettes.

A preliminary hearing has been set for September 14 at Worcester County District Court. Manssour was released on his own recognizance.

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What’s Going On In South Africa And Why Is Trump Tweeting About It?

President Donald Trump dove into South Africa’s thorny racial politics Wednesday night, announcing on Twitter that he ordered his top diplomat to look into attacks on white farmers and Pretoria’s plans for land redistribution.

“I have asked Secretary of State [Pompeo] to closely study the South Africa land and farm seizures and expropriations and the large scale killing of farmers,” Trump wrote.

“South African Government is now seizing land from white farmers,” he added, tagging Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

Trump sent his surprise tweet following an airing of Carlson’s show, which featured a segment on South Africa’s impending plan to seize land from white landowners and redistribute it to poor black farmers.


South Africa's Julius Malema: Trump's Right, We're Coming for White Farmers

Radical South African politician Julius Malema confirmed President Donald Trump’s concerns Thursday, declaring defiantly that the point of the country’s proposed new “expropriation without compensation” policy would be to take land from white farmers.

“Through land expropriation, we are forcing white people to share the land which was gained through a crime against the humanity of black and African people,” Malema said in a press conference, referring to the racist land policies of colonialism and apartheid.

On Wednesday evening, President Donald Trump’s tweeted that he had directedSecretary of State Mike Pompeo “to closely study the South Africa land and farm seizures and expropriations and the large scale killing of farmers.”

I have asked Secretary of State @SecPompeo to closely study the South Africa land and farm seizures and expropriations and the large scale killing of farmers. “South African Government is now seizing land from white farmers.” @TuckerCarlson @FoxNews

He appeared to be reacting to a segment on Tucker Carlson’s show on Fox News that evening, during which Carlson highlighted a State Department statement on South Africa’s proposed land reforms that seemed to defend the South African government’s approach and downplay criticisms.


A Judge Stopped Trump’s Efforts To Get Control Of The Federal Workforce

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., struck down core provisions of three executive orders President Donald Trump issued to curb union power in the federal workforce late Friday.

U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, an Obama appointee, found that the orders violate the First Amendment, the separation of powers and the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Act (FSLMRS) in a sprawling, 122-page decision.

Trump issued the trio of orders on May 25. Among other provisions, the directives restrict the amount of time federal workers may spend on official union duties, reduce performance-improvement periods for ineffective employees and narrow the range of issues that agencies and unions negotiate over when setting contracts.

“These executive orders make it easier for agencies to remove poor-performing employees and ensure that taxpayer dollars are more efficiently used,” White House Domestic Policy Council Director Andrew Bremberg said.

Dem Rep Green: Trump Doesn't Need to Commit a Crime to Be Impeached — 218 House Members Decide

Thursday on “Democracy Now,” Rep. Al Green (D-TX) said President Donald Trump could be impeached without having committed a crime.

Green said, “This is a very sad time in the history of our country. This is not something that I enjoy talking about, nor is it something that I would like to do. But I think it’s becoming increasingly clear that the president will have two options: One, he can resign from office, or, two, he can face impeachment. Impeachment is something that the Framers of the Constitution provided for a time such as this and a president such as Trump. The president does not have to commit a crime to be impeached. In fact, the president is not likely to be indicted, which means he’s not likely to be found guilty of a crime while he’s sitting, which means that if this comes before the House, it won’t come before the House as a president who has been found guilty, but rather as a president who is alleged to have committed certain offenses that are onerous to the Constitution and that harm society. And what this president is doing is harming society.”


‘Compromised’ Author: Mueller, Comey Leveraged Their Relationship for Their Own Profit

Sunday, the author of the Government Accountability Institute’s “Compromised: How Money and Politics Drive FBI Corruption,” Seamus Bruner, discussed how former FBI Director James Comey and special counsel Robert Mueller both profited by using their relationship as a revolving door to gain “millions of dollars.”

Per Bruner, Comey earned $6.1 million dollars as Lockheed Martin’s general counsel after close friend Robert Mueller signed off on a $1 billion contract with the FBI, as well as other contracts.


2 of America's Airlines are Increasing Fees

The last couple of years have not been kind to JetBlue Airways(NASDAQ: JBLU)and Alaska Air Group(NYSE: ALK). Rising fuel prices have pinched profitability across the U.S. airline industry, but due to competitive dynamics and other factors, JetBlue and Alaska have had more trouble offsetting these cost headwinds than some other carriers.

Both airlines have tried to get profitability back on track through a combination of cost discipline and tactical capacity adjustments. However, it hasn't been enough. As a result, JetBlue and Alaska have both decided to increase various fees to boost their ancillary revenue and counter the weak fare environment.


Socialist NY Senate candidate challenged over claims of being an immigrant, Jewish

A Democratic Socialist candidate for New York Senate faces questions after reports emerged that she falsified her biography, including claims about being an immigrant and Jewish, while her previous work shows she was a Christian conservative advocate.

Julia Salazar, a progressive Democrat affiliated with the Democratic Socialists of America, has been touted as the next Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a young and hip socialist who would move the party further to the left. She also received an endorsement from the New York governor candidate Cynthia Nixon.

But Salazar came under fire last week after an expose in Tablet magazine, which examined Salazar’s claims about her biography.

The candidate for state office previously told multiple outlets that she’s an immigrant from Colombia and noted that her family immigrated to the U.S. when she was young. Her father, she said, was Jewish but the family had little contact with the American Jewish community after they arrived to the country.

“I immigrated to this country with my family when I was very little. In Colombia, my mom raised me as
 a single mother,” she also said during one of her events on the campaign trail.


*UPDATE* Trooper Involved Shooting with Suspect Fatally Wounded- Harbeson

Harbeson - The Delaware State Police are continuing to investigate a Trooper involved shooting that occurred earlier this morning.

The incident occurred at approximately 6:07 a.m., Tuesday, August 28, 2018, when a search warrant was executed by the Delaware State Police at a residence in the 22000 block of Harbeson Road. Troopers entered the residence and made contact with a 50-year-old male paraplegic resident who was lying in bed. While Troopers were in the residence, the suspect proceeded to obtain a handgun that was in arms reach. A struggle over the weapon ensued which led to two Troopers discharging their divisionally issued handgun.

The suspect sustained gunshot wounds and was transported to a local area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Identification is pending next of kin notification. One of the Troopers involved in the shooting has been employed with the Delaware State Police for 8 years and the other for 7 years. One Trooper sustained minor injuries as a result of this incident. Both Troopers have been placed on administrative leave as per Divisional Policy.

Detectives did recover a loaded handgun, drugs and other weapons from the scene.

This case continues to remain under investigation, with further details being released as they become available.

19 foreign nationals indicted for illegally voting in 2016 elections

WILMINGTON, N.C. – Nineteen foreign nationals were charged with unlawfully voting in the 2016 elections Friday, and a U.S. citizen was charged with aiding and abetting an alien to falsely claim U.S. citizenship to register to vote. The indictments follow an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) as part of a newly created Document and Benefit Fraud Task Force (DBFTF) in the Eastern District of North Carolina.
A federal grand jury in Wilmington charged the following foreign nationals with falsely claiming U.S. citizenship to register to vote in North Carolina, and also with unlawfully voting. If convicted, these individuals face maximum penalties of six years in federal prison, a $350,000 fine, and a term of supervised release:
  • Jose Cruz Solano-Rodriguez, age 41, of Mexico;
  • Guadalupe Espinosa-Pena, age 63, of Mexico;
  • Sarah Emilia Silverio-Polanco, age 35, of the Dominican Republic;
  • Elizabeth Nene Amachaghi, age 44, of Nigeria;
  • Maria Rufina Castillo-Boswell, age 31, of Philippines;
  • Dora Maybe Damatta-Rodriguez, age 64, of Panama;
  • Elvis David Fullerton, age 54, of Grenada;
  • Olive Agatha Martin, age 71, of Guyana;
  • Kaoru Sauls, age 54, of Japan.
Separately, criminal charges of voting by an alien were filed against the following foreign nationals. If convicted, these individuals face maximum penalties of twelve months in federal prison, a $100,000 fine, and a term of supervised release:
  • Jose Jaime Ramiro-Torres, age 52, of El Salvador;
  • Juan Francisco Landeros-Mireles, age 64, of Mexico;
  • Alessandro Cannizzaro, age 46, of Italy;
  • Dieudonne Soifils, age 71, of Haiti;
  • Hyo Suk George, age 69, of Korea;
  • Merius Jean, age 54, of Haiti;
  • Rosemarie Angelika Harris, age 60, of Germany; and
  • Daniel Tadeusz Romanowski, age 39, of Poland.
Separately, criminal charges of fraud and misuse of visas, and unlawfully voting, were filed against Diana Patricia Franco-Rodriguez, age 26, of Mexico. If convicted, Franco-Rodriguez faces maximum penalties of 26 years in federal prison, a $350,000 fine, and a term of supervised release.
Denslo Allen Paige, age 66, is charged with aiding and abetting Espinosa-Pena in falsely claiming U.S. citizenship to register to vote. If convicted, Paige faces a maximum sentence of five years in federal prison, a $250,000 fine, and a term of supervised release.
The charges and allegations contained in the indictments are merely accusations. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
The case is being prosecuted federally by the office of Robert J. Higdon, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

South Africans Say Trump is Right: White Farmers Being Slaughtered

Residents of South Africa are creating videos backing up US President Donald Trump’s claims that white farmers in South Africa are being murdered.

In riveting firsthand testimony uploaded to Twitter Monday, several South Africans pushed back against the mainstream media, testifying violence against whites is on the rise.

Danie Barnard, 32, a South African citizen, on Monday thanked President Trump for bringing attention to the issue and said he faces constant violence in the region.
“As you all may know, President Trump last week Wednesday made a tweet about what is going on in South Africa and there was a lot of backlash from the fake news mainstream media, especially in the United States,” Barnard said, going on to say his grandfather was murdered on his farm.

“As a South African boer I can tell you guys that it is 100% correct what Mr. Trump said in his tweet.”

“We do not try to spread any false information, nor are we right wing extremists, or Nazis as they are calling us. We are only citizens that are fearing for our lives because we live in a very violent society in South Africa. And it is true. It’s not only the white South Africans but also the black South Africans, but the big difference here is our government actually encourages violence towards whites and endorses it…”

Hogan Administration Awards More Than $3.2 Million in Strategic Demolition Funding

Announcement Made at Groundbreaking for Indian Head Velocity Center
ANNAPOLIS, MD - Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Secretary Kenneth C. Holt today announced Strategic Demolition Fund awards for Fiscal Year 2019 at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Velocity Center, a planned technology hub in Indian Head, Maryland. During his remarks, the Secretary announced $3,285,000 in awards for 13 projects in nine counties.
The Strategic Demolition Fund supports site acquisition and demolition of derelict buildings and redevelopment to spur economic and community revitalization. The department had received 30 applications requesting nearly $10 million in funding. Funding for demolitions in Baltimore City is provided through the Hogan administration's Project C.O.R.E. initiative, which has provided $33 million to support demolition projects in the city to date.
“This program and these grant awards exemplify our administration’s dedication to improving our communities,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “We are committed to providing opportunities for neighborhoods across the state to rehabilitate or demolish blighted structures, in order to help them revitalize and flourish for years to come.”
"Removing older, unused properties to create the necessary space for neighborhood revitalization can often be a challenge for some communities," said Secretary Holt. "The Strategic Demolition Fund assists with this critical need, providing a clean slate for positive redevelopment."
Joined by Maryland Department of Commerce Secretary Mike Gill, Secretary Holt announced a $550,000 Strategic Demolition Fund award to the Charles County Chamber of Commerce Military Alliance Council for the demolition of the former Ely’s supermarket building to make way for the new Velocity Center. A partnership between the College of Southern Maryland, the Naval Surface War Center, and private investors, the Velocity Center will include a research center, technology incubator and education facility. The 20,000 square foot facility will contain features such as a cybersecurity laboratory and space for the university’s robotics team.
“The state’s support for the CSM Velocity Center helps to advance Indian Head’s progress toward becoming a center of world-class energetics and technology,” said Secretary Gill. “It’s another example of how Commerce, DHCD, and other state agencies have worked together to help the town grow and evolve. We’re very pleased to see this project move forward.”
The FY19 Strategic Demolition Fund awardees are:
Allegany County
  • City of Frostburg, Center Street Redevelopment - Part II, $200,000
  • City of Frostburg, Au Petit Rehabilitation - Part II, $75,000
Anne Arundel County
  • Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis, Newtowne 20 Redevelopment, $350,000
Caroline County
  • Town of Denton, Southern States Property Demolition, $100,000
Carroll County
  • Episcopal Housing Corporation, West End Place, $100,000
Charles County
  • Charles County Chamber of Commerce Military Alliance Council, Inc., Ely’s Property, $550,000
Dorchester County
  • County Council of Dorchester County, West End Historic Property Preservation, $20,000
  • County Council of Dorchester County, Thomas Holliday Hicks Mansion Preservation, $40,000
  • Eastern Shore Land Conservancy, Packing House, $350,000
Kent County
  • Town of Chestertown, Chestertown Business Campus, $500,000
Talbot County
  • Town of Oxford, Oxford MEWS Demo and Historic Stabilization, $175,000
Washington County
  • City of Hagerstown, Urban Improvement Project, $500,000
  • Town of Williamsport/Washington County, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park Headquarters Relocation, $325,000
TOTAL- $3,285,000

Police: Mother Charged with Homicide for Giving Toddler Fentanyl-Laced Drink

A Pennsylvania mother is facing homicide charges after she gave her 17-month-old daughter a drink containing fentanyl in a sippy cup, police said.

Authorities arrested Jhenea Pratt, 23, on Friday and charged her with one count of homicide and one count of endangering the welfare of a child when her daughter, Charlette Napper-Talley, died after drinking the tainted beverage out of her sippy cup, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.

Police found the 17-month-old girl not breathing in Pratt’s Pittsburgh apartment in April, and discovered a pink sippy cup with red liquid on the toddler’s bed.


South Africa Civil War Looms As White Farmers, 'Black Hitler' "Willing To Die" Over Property Confiscation

As South African President Ramaphosa's 'land reform' plans begin to confiscate white farmer-owned lands with no compensation, the rhetoric on both sides of the policy are beginning to signal little hope of avoiding direct inter-racial conflict, or another civil war.

Ramaphosa insists:

“This is no land grab. Nor is it an assault on the private ownership of property... Land reform in South Africa is amoral, social and economic imperative.

“By bringing more land into productive use, by giving more South Africans assets and opportunities, the country is creating conditions for greater, more inclusive and more meaningful growth”

But a number of black South Africans appear to see things a little differently to their president: “Let us kill the white man, the white man must die”


Extinct giant cave bears live on - in the DNA of today's brown bears

They weighed up to a ton each, and stood ten feet high on their hind legs.

Although the giant cave bear was driven to extinction 25,000 years ago, researchers have found in still lives on today - in the DNA of brown bears.

A new study confirms that about 0.9 to 2.4 percent of living brown bears' DNA traces back to the extinct species.


Dow jumps more than 250 points, Nasdaq hits 8,000 as US and Mexico strike trade deal

Stocks jumped on Monday as the United States and Mexico closed a new trade deal, potentially removing a source of uncertainty that had been plaguing investors for months.

The S&P 500 gained 0.8 percent to close at 2,896.74 — a record high — with materials and financials as the best-performing sectors. The Nasdaq Composite climbed 0.9 percent to an all-time high, breaking above 8,000 points for the first time, as Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Alphabet rose. Tech's gains led the Nasdaq to close at 8,017.90.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 259.29 points to 26,049.64 as Caterpillar outperformed. Monday also marked the first time since Feb. 1 that the Dow closed above 26,000.

"The market has been buffeted with a lot of headwinds lately, and the biggest one is trade," said Art Hogan, chief market strategist at B. Riley FBR. "If you were to take trade out of the picture, you would have a smoother ride higher in this market."


Commissioner Redmer to Hold Second Public Hearing on Proposed Affordable Care Act (ACA) Health Insurance Premium Rates for 2019

Public Hearing to be held Monday, September 17 in Baltimore

Maryland Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer, Jr. will hold a second public hearing on insurance companies’ proposed premium rates for 2019 health insurance plans. This quasi-legislative hearing, scheduled from 10:00 am – 12 pm noon on Monday, September 17, 2018 at the Maryland Insurance Administration’s (MIA) office in Baltimore, will primarily focus on plans sold directly to individuals. Comments related to the small group market will also be heard.

“As we evaluate the proposed health insurance rates, we want to give all interested stakeholders an opportunity to present their views to us in this second open forum. The purpose of the second hearing is to address the impact of the 1332 waiver and our state based reinsurance program on proposed rates,” said Commissioner Redmer. “We are looking forward to hearing from interested parties on this important topic.”

Two insurers (four legal entities) filed to sell in the Individual Non-Medigap (INM) market for next year, and four insurers (10 legal entities) filed for the small group market. A summary of their proposed premium rate requests can be found at More comprehensive information can be found at: Public comments may be submitted until 5 p.m. on Friday, September 14, 2018.

Interested parties are encouraged to attend the public hearing. Time limits may be imposed for oral testimony, depending on the number of people who would like to testify. The MIA is located at 200 St. Paul Place, Baltimore, Md., 21202. The public hearing will be held in the Hearing Room on the 24th floor. Written testimony and a request to speak at the meeting may be submitted by or by faxing 410-468-2038 or by mailing the MIA, 200 St. Paul Place, Suite 2700, Baltimore, Md. 21202 attention: Nancy Muehlberger, Office of the Chief Actuary.

For those individuals who are unable to attend in person, the MIA will have a conference call line available. The number is 866-247-6034 and the passcode is 1573490062.

Questions about Maryland’s rate review process should be directed to Tracy Imm at 410-468-2206, or by email at

WCSO Press Release - Aug 24, 2018

Incident: Assault
Date of Incident: 22 August 2018
Location: 28000 Adkins Rd, Salisbury
Suspect: Aaron Marcelo Hernandez, 19, of Salisbury
Narrative: On 8-22-18 at 750 pm, Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 28000 block of Adkins Rd for a disturbance involving two brothers. Deputies arrived and investigated an allegation of an assault. After the investigation, Deputies arrested Aaron Hernandez for the domestic related assault. Hernandez was taken to Central Booking where he was released on his recognizance.
Charges: 2nd degree Assault

Attorney General Frosh Announces Indictments of 13 Defendants for Participating in a Criminal Gang and the Murder of Sebastian Dvorak

BALTIMORE, MD – Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh, joined by Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge of the Baltimore Field Office Gordon Johnson, Baltimore City Interim Police Commissioner Gary Tuggle and Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, today announced the indictments of 13 defendants: Clinton Davis, 36; Joseph Flowers, 38; Duwarn Holt, 29; Markeece Jordan, 25; Robert Lewis, 38; Malik Mungo, 18; Vernon Miller, 29; Dante Neal, 21; Gregory Randle, 34; Harvey Turner, 28; Keith Worthington, 33; Lienell Young, 33; and Timothy Zeller, 36. All defendants reside in Baltimore County, Baltimore City, or Harford County. Charges in the indictments include counts for participating in a criminal gang, the distribution of narcotics, acts of violence including murder and witness intimidation, as well as firearms trafficking. The investigation was led by the Attorney General’s Organized Crime Unit, the Baltimore City Police Department’s undercover and homicide squads, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets Task Force.

Read more in the full press release:

Report: ESPN Paying Jemele Hill Up to $6 Million to Leave

News traveled quickly on Saturday night, that controversial writer and host Jemele Hill had reached an agreement on a contract buyout with ESPN. However, the details of that buyout were not known at the time.

Now, reported details of that buyout are beginning to emerge and it appears that ESPN was willing to pay an awful lot of money to end their relationship with Hill.

According to Real Clear Life:

Following a conversation she requested with network president Jimmy Pitaro, ESPN and Hill reached an “amicable” split and she will be bought out of her $2.5 million contract.

The contract reportedly has at least two years remaining on it so Hill will likely walk away with a package in the seven figures as a result of the agreement.


The Deep State State vs. The American People

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 Donald J. Trump, in the largest upset in modern American political history, was elected the 45th President of the United States of America. And every day since then, his administration has been clouded by the wholly-created “scandal” of the “Russian collusion” investigation being conducted by Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Unequal “Justice”

James Comey, the former Director of the FBI, whose firing by Mr. Trump launched this charade, testified before Congress regarding the hundreds of thousands of Hillary Clinton’s emails found on the Anthony Weiner/Huma Abedin personal laptop computer one month before the 2016 election. His sworn testimony included this jewel;

“I kind of just put it out of my mind,” he said, because he claimed it did not “index” with him that Abedin was loosely connected to Clinton. “I don’t know that I knew that [Weiner] was married to Huma Abedin at the time."

Anyone paying any attention to what was going on politically in this country at this time knew that Huma Abedin was connected at the hip to Hillary Clinton and was also married to Mr. Weiner. And this is the director of the "world's premier investigative organization"? Talk about not passing the smell test!

It would seem that Mr. Comey is either a blatant liar, completely ignorant or both.


US Air Force tests ‘base in a box’

If the U.S. Air Force finds itself in a conflict with Russia, it won’t be able to simply rely on its major operating hubs in Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom. So it’s getting more expeditionary thanks to a new “air base in a box” that will enable the service to rapidly move to a partner nation’s airfield, set up a squadron and begin flying combat missions.

Defense News traveled to Poland’s 31st Air Base near Krzesiny this July for an exclusive look at the first-ever trial of the U.S. Air Force’s new deployable air base system, or DABS — a series of humble-looking shipping containers filled with everything needed to stand up air operations, including temporary billeting and mess facilities, vehicles, airfield repair resources, and power and electrical equipment.

"When we deploy forward, we have very generous hosts, but in a crisis, they’re going to need their capabilities for their priorities, their mission sets, and we’re going to fight jointly and operate jointly,” said Brig. Gen. Roy Agustin, U.S. Air Forces Europe’s director of logistics, engineering and force protection.


Maxine Waters Bucks Dems: Trump ‘Will Be Impeached

Meanwhile, Democrat leadership trying to distance from impeachment talks

President Trump “will be impeached” despite assurances from Democrat leadership they won’t seek impeachment, according to Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.).

“I believe, of course, that this president can be impeached, will be impeached, and certainly has committed the high crimes and misdemeanors that is [sic] identified by the Constitution as such that would qualify him for impeachment,” Waters said Sunday on MSNBC .


Huckabee on Hypocrats, Voter ID: ‘Maybe Russians Can Just Show Up and Vote! No ID Required’

In a Monday morning tweet, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee poked fun at Democrats for their stance on voter ID laws, saying, “Maybe Russians can just show up and vote! No ID required.”

“A satirical blog makes more sense than Dems on voter fraud,” Gov. Mike Huckabee said on his Twitter page. “Dems are fearful of Russian election meddling, but oppose voter ID. Maybe Russians can just show up and vote! No ID required. Russians welcome!”

Gov. Huckabee’s tweet stems from an Aug. 21, 2018 satirical Babylon Bee piece titled “Democrats Demand Vigilance Against Election Hacking Unless It Involves Voter ID Laws” that points to the hypocrisy of some Democratic policies concerning elections, national security.


Arizona Governor Must Pick A Republican to Fill McCain’s Seat

Replacement will serve through 2020

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey will make the appointment that will fill the seat of Sen. John McCain, who died Saturday after a year-long battle with brain cancer.

Under state law the replacement must be of the same party as Mr. McCain, a Republican, according to election experts. That ensures the GOP will maintain control of the Senate — though given Mr. Ducey is a Republican as well, that was likely anyway.

Because the vacancy happened so late in the year, Mr. Ducey’s replacement will serve through the end of 2020, and the seat will next be on the ballot in November of that year. The winner would then serve out the final two years of the term Mr. McCain won in 2016 — his sixth.

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Thiel Says Trump Is the Republican Who Isn't a ‘Zombie’

Peter Thiel is not ready to give up on defending President Donald Trump just yet.

The PayPal Holdings Inc. and Palantir Technologies Inc. co-founder praised Trump’s honesty, adding that unlike other Republican presidential hopefuls from the 2016 election, he isn’t a "zombie" and was the only candidate who addressed what Thiel considers politics’ biggest problem: political correctness.

"I got to meet a lot of people running for president on the U.S. Republican side in 2016 and they all felt like zombies," he said during a Monday event on entrepreneurship in Sao Paulo, Brazil. "They couldn’t say anything different other than programmed ideological soundbites." Trump, Thiel said, is "a very healthy corrective to that."

"I fully understand why people think of President Trump as a rude, mean person," Thiel said. "But I think that’s often better than telling beautiful lies about the way the country is working."


Federal Judge Extends Order Blocking 3-D Gun Blueprints From Internet

A federal judge in Washington State has extended a court order blocking a Texas-based company called Defense Distributed from posting designs for 3D-printed guns on the Internet.

U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik previously issued a temporary restraining order at the end of July blocking the designs; now he has granted a preliminary injunction, which bars the designs from being posted online until a court case is resolved.

The Trump administration recently had decided to allow the release of the blueprints, in a settlement with Defense Distributed that the administration considered to be an international export matter. Multiple states sued to challenge that decision, arguing that the change affected domestic policy too, and that the federal government did not follow the proper process for such a decision.


NBC Poll Finds Trump Support at Near Record-High After Cohen, Manafort News

The latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll shows President Trump’s job approval rating at a near record high and unaffected by the news about Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen.

A poll taken by WSJ/NBC before the news broke about the conviction of Trump’s one time campaign chair Paul Manafort and the guilty plea from Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen, had the president sitting with 46 percent approval and 51 percent disapproval.

These same pollsters went back to the well in the days immediately following the Manafort/Cohen news, those days where the media screamed “impeachment” hundreds of time, and found only statistical noise; no real shift against Trump: 44 percent approve/52 percent disapprove.

That is only a total move of three points, which is well within the poll’s margin of error.

In fact, that 46 percent approval number is a record high for Trump in this particular poll, which means that despite a media jihad that began last month with the fabricated controversy over separating illegal alien adults and children (something practiced by the Obama administration), the president is in superb shape.


Vietnam Wall

This is really sobering. Click on the link below and find the city where you went to high school and look at the names.

Click on the name and it will give details of the death.
First click on a state. When it opens, scroll down to the city and the names will appear.

Then click on their names. It should show you a picture of the person, or at least their bio and medals.

This really is an amazing web site. Someone spent a lot of time and effort to create it.

I hope that everyone who receives this appreciates what those who served in Vietnam sacrificed for our country.

The link below is a virtual wall of all those lost during the Vietnam war with the names, bio's and other information of our lost heroes.

Those who remember that time frame, or perhaps lost friends or family can look them up on this site.

Pass the link on to others, as many knew wonderful people whose names are listed. 

Tiger Woods When It Comes To The POTUS You 'Must Respect the Office'

Labor Day Holiday


Salisbury, MD ...
Wicomico County Government Offices will be closed Monday, September 3, 2018, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.


Salisbury, MD ...
On Monday, September 3, 2018, the Newland Park Landfill, Brush Pile and all Convenience Centers will be closed. The Whitehaven Ferry & Upper Ferry will be open regular hours.

For more information, please contact the Newland Park Landfill at 410-548-4935. Ferry information is available by calling 410-543-2765.

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POTUS Calls West Virginia Gov. to Check on His Son After Medical Scare

IT’S OFFICIAL: ‘Morning Joe’ Is Dead

Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd. — Bertrand Russell

Belonging is a drug and we are all addicted to it. When a “like” validates our social worth, or we ignore work to respond to our most recent email, we confirm our identity in a tribe. Our brains reward the recognition with a dopamine rush.

For years, I started my day with a dopamine hit at six a.m. from Morning Joe.

Actually, I got my fix a little later, recording the show, to feed my craving at a more civilized hour. The debate was fun and stimulating: This tribe was passionate, intelligent, and slightly mutinous. I, along with other beltway viewers, wanted to belong and be insiders, too. When Don Imus self-immolated and left Washington suffering a painful withdrawal, Scarborough Country, then Morning Joe, stepped up to provide a home.


BOATLIFT, An Untold Tale of 9/11 Resilience

The Trump 2020 Movement Continues In Ocean City

This weekend a group of us went to Buddy's Crabs and Ribs on Wicomico Street in Ocean City and watched boat after boat, coming and going with Trump 2020 Flags galore. 

Don't forget to drop by Trader Lee's in West Ocean City September 13th thru the 16th where the Worcester Republican Club will be set up and giving away over 1,500 Trump 2020 Flags. You must have a motorcycle to receive these flags. 

By the way, we'll have incredible Free Live Entertainment day and night for this event along with the best drink prices on the Shore. 

The World I Now Live In


The county is passing a new bill that will lead to more animals being mistreated at the HS because HS is the county designee. This is why I want people to pay attention to the county at this very moment. The county has ZERO power of oversight over HS but the bill will exempt the county or its designee from ALL liability after an animal is picked up. How is that good for people or animals? It is no different than congress exempting themselves from laws so they dont apply to them. The county is giving the HS a free pass with the bill to do what they do. This article barely scratches the surface of how bad the HS is here.

The Wave

The Media’s Latest Scam: Trump’s Going to Be Impeached Because of the Michael Cohen Plea

One of the “it’s so horrible it’s funny” things about the Trump era has been all the “Wow! Pence better get ready because this time we’ve got him for sure” stories. Trump says something, a scandal breaks, the media reports that an anonymous person who may or may not exist has revealed a shocking crime and it’s supposed to be all over! Yet, like Jason from the Friday the 13th series, Trump shrugs off the media’s ax to the forehead or Democrats’ shotgun blast to the chest like it’s nothing and he’s back doing what he does five minutes later while they pull their hair out.

The latest story of this sort is Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen pleading guilty to a number of crimes, all of them unrelated to Trump except for a campaign finance violation. Cohen paid off the porn stars Trump slept with and Trump paid him back.

First of all, is this a campaign finance violation at all? That is arguable because campaign finance laws, beyond the basics, are a murky, byzantine mess that only highly specialized lawyers can navigate and even they only get definitive answers when a judge rules.

Trump’s argument will probably be something akin to, “My personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, paid off those women I slept with and I reimbursed him. No campaign funds were used. Michael Cohen told me it was legally fine and I did it because I didn’t want to cause any embarrassment to my family.” Is this true? We can’t know for sure at this point, but it certainly seems to be an extremely plausible argument. That is doubly so because Trump has a history of setting up nondisclosure agreements and paying out what could be considered “hush money.”


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Chinese State Media to U.S.: ‘Suppress’ Taiwan’s President or Face ‘Nightmare’

China’s state-run Global Times newspaper published an outraged column Thursday condemning the State Department’s disappointed reaction to El Salvador severing ties with Taiwan in favor of China, warning that a “nightmare reality” could befall the United States if it ever recognized Taiwan.

El Salvador, which had long recognized Taiwan’s sovereignty, announced this week that it would no longer do so, instead establishing formal relations with China.

“We are convinced this is a step in the right direction that corresponds to the principles of international law of international relations and the inevitable trends of our time,” President Salvador Sanchez Ceren said in a televised address Tuesday announcing the change.

China rejects any invitation to formal ties with a country that recognizes Taiwan as a sovereign nation, a policy known as the “One China” principle.


19 foreign nationals charged with illegal voting during 2016 election

Nineteen foreign nationals have been charged with illegal voting in the 2016 election, the Justice Department said Friday.

The defendants are from numerous countries, including Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Nigeria and Germany.

Some of them were charged in an indictment handed down by a federal grand jury in Wilmington, N.C. They were accused of filing a false claim of citizenship in order to register, and then voting.

Others were charged separately for illegally voting.

The announcement comes amid an intense debate at the state level over voter fraud and efforts by Republican lawmakers to impose new voter ID restrictions.