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Sunday, May 26, 2019

The Week In Review


The below posts with today's date were the most 
popular posts last week.

Attention Mardela Residents


Salisbury Maryland Mayoral Candidate Denied Access To Amphitheater Because It's A Political Event

"Called city hall today about having the rally and they said I will probably get denied the amphitheater because my event is political. Weren't there LGBT parades, pro-abortion rallies in the park? Isn't a political rally a first amendment right of free speech? Supposedly, Jake is one of the decision makers. I asked them for a law or statute that says I can't do a political event and the woman rushed me off the phone; she said she had to find out."

Let's keep in mind that it was the City Taxpayers who paid for that amphitheater. Jake should WELCOME any person who chooses to challenge him. IF he is so liked, what's he got to worry about? IF they rig the election, (cough, cough) what's he got to worry about?

Having a challenger brings forth new ideas, something Jake and staff desperately need anyway, just like Ireton did in the past. You know, you can swim in the river within 10 years, how's that working for you folks!

Of course you'll never read about the above denial in any of the other news outlets. That's what makes SBYNews so important to this community. I guess they're not lying if they simply don't cover stories where the LIBERALS are cheating the system. 

A Comment Worthy Of A Post 5-25-19

Joe, I was just on PAC-14's web page and saw the Wicomico County Council Budget Work Session for Thursday, May 23, 2019 and it can be found on the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDSSMKJzHgA

At about 35:40 John Cannon is saying that he sits on a lot of City Boards and that the County should kick in and help pay for Jake Day's National Folk Festival. What the HELL is he talking about. Because Salisbury is the largest municipality in Wicomico County he said the taxpayers should fund the Folk Festival. Then at 36:35 Josh Hastings said he was going to bring that up and that it was embarrassing that the County doesn't help fund the Folk Festival. Then later on, of all people, Marc Kilmer said he would agree to pay the Folk Festival $10,000 if they cut $15,000 from the Elections Board. WTH?? Our so-called Conservative councilman wants to cut a county core function and waste $10,000 on a Ghetto Fest. Good darn thing he is leaving. This is crazy that our council members want to give anything to the City for the Foke Festival. It's not a county event. How much does the City of Salisbury kick in for the Wine Festival, the Good Beer Festival, the girls Softball tournament, the County Fair? How much does Salisbury kick in for the County?? NONE!! Joe this is a comment worthy of a post. Click on the video and watch it yourself.

No, Abortion Isn't a Constitutional Right

In the past several weeks, a bevy of states have passed extensive new restrictions on abortion. Alabama has effectively banned abortion from point of conception. Georgia has banned abortion from the time a heartbeat is detected, as have Ohio, Kentucky and Mississippi. Missouri has banned abortion after eight weeks. Other states are on the move as well.

This has prompted paroxysms of rage from the media and the political left — the same folks who celebrated when New York passed a law effectively allowing abortion up until point of birth and who defended Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s perverse statements about late-term abortion. According to these thinkers, conservatives have encroached on a supposed “right to abortion” inherent in the Constitution.

This, of course, is a lie. There is no “right to abortion” in the Constitution. The founders would have been appalled by such a statement. The Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade (1973) is a legal monstrosity by every available metric: As legal scholar John Hart Ely wrote, Roe “is not constitutional law and gives almost no sense of an obligation to try to be.” The court’s rationale is specious; the court relied on the ridiculous precedent in Griswold v. Connecticut (1965) that a broad “right to privacy” can be crafted from “penumbras, formed by emanations.” Then the court extended that right to privacy to include the killing of a third party, an unborn human life — and overrode state definitions of human life in the process.

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Report: Flamingo in zoo had to be put down after child threw a rock at it

A Miller Park Zoo flamingo was euthanized Monday after an elementary school student threw a rock inside the animal's exhibit.

A representative from the Bloomington, Illinois zoo told CNN affiliate WMBD the rock broke the flamingo's leg and caused injuries that led to it being put down.

The zoo said it's working with the student's family to make sure this is a learning experience, WMBD reported.

The greater flamingo exhibit at the zoo opened in June 2016, according to the city of Bloomington.

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Laughing All The Way To The Bank At Seacrets

Call it a tradition or whatever you like, most of us simply cannot understand why someone would be willing to pay out $40.00 just to get into the door and pay some of the highest prices for drinks on the entire eastern shore. Nevertheless, the atmosphere is incredible, the employees are 2nd to none and while I personally wouldn't wait in line for just about anything, obviously others will. 

Please be safe out there people, drink responsibly and no matter what, DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE. 

California schools are teaching that PEDOPHILIA is just another "sexual orientation."

Criminal Justice Academy, Wor-Wic Dispute Negligence Claims

SALISBURY — Officials from the police academy at Wor-Wic Community College last week denied any wrongdoing after a pair of recruits filed suit in March alleging negligence and sexual discrimination after allegedly suffering brain injuries during training.

In March, Cynthia Mowery, a candidate for a full-time position with the Elkton Police Department, and Brian Alexander, a seasonal officer with the OCPD who had been offered a full-time position with the department, filed suit in U.S. District Court against the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy (ESCJA), Wor-Wic Community College, which hosts the academy, the academy’s director and assistant director and tactical defense instructor Barry Smith. The suit alleges Mowery and Alexander each suffered traumatic brain injuries during the boxing segment of the academy’s tactical defense training that left them with permanent neurological and cognitive deficits and ultimately led to them leaving the academy and abandoning potential law enforcement careers.

According to the complaint filed in U.S. District Court in March, Alexander graduated with an associate degree from community college in May 2017 and took a seasonal officer position with the OCPD. A short time later, Alexander was offered a full-time position with the OCPD and was sent to the ESCJA to complete entry-level training. Near the close of the training, Alexander was required to complete a boxing segment of the defense tactics curriculum, during which he was struck in the head. According to the complaint, Alexander then sat on the mat and lost consciousness.

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MSNBC’S RACHEL MADDOW’S RATINGS PLUMMET TO YEARLY LOW

MSNBC primetime host Rachel Maddow brought in her worst weekly ratings of the year last week.

Her show last week averaged 2,324,000 viewers, with an average audience of 337,000 in the 25-54 age demographic, both of which mark yearly lows for the liberal television host, according to Nielsen Media Research.

Maddow first saw a dramatic drop in ratings following the conclusion of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Her previous low for a week in 2019 was the last week in March, the first full week after Mueller submitted his conclusion to Attorney General William Barr, where she averaged 2,458,000 viewers with 392,000 in the demo.

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Study: 75 American Colleges Offer Black-Only Graduation Ceremonies

A study by the National Association of Scholars revealed that at least 75 American colleges have black-only graduation ceremonies and 43 percent of surveyed colleges offer segregated residential halls. The organization refers to this as “neo-segregation.”

According to a study by the National Association of Scholars, graduation ceremonies at American universities are becoming increasingly segregated.

The study revealed that as many as 75 total colleges segregated graduation ceremonies. And that’s not all. 43 percent of the colleges included in the study offer segregated residential halls.

What we found was that neo-segregation is widespread if not pervasive. About 46 percent (80 colleges out of 173 surveyed) segregate student orientation programs; 43 percent (75 colleges out of the total) offer segregated residential arrangements; and 72 percent (125 colleges out of the total) segregate graduation ceremonies. Though these arrangements are ostensibly voluntary, students can’t easily opt out. We tracked numerous indicators of neo-segregation, from “Diversity Fly-Ins,” (68 percent of the total) where colleges offer minority students an expense-paid segregated preview of the experience that awaits them should they enroll, to segregated alumni groups. 

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Here's why Harriet Tubman won't appear on the $20 bill next year

WASHINGTON (ABC7) — In 2016, then-Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew decided to make Harriet Tubman the new face of the $20 bill.

Today, however, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced a reversal to that decision.

Mnuchin, appearing before the House Financial Servies Committee on Wednesday, said the update of the $20 bill would most likely be postponed to 2026.

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Saturday, May 25, 2019

Separation


Electoral College Opponents Attempt to Have It Both Ways

Electoral College foes have been trying to get their way in Nevada for a decade. Have they finally succeeded?

Nevada’s state Senate approved National Popular Vote legislation on Tuesday. The measure is now awaiting approval from Gov. Steve Sisolak, a Democrat.

The governor’s signature will add Nevada to a growing movement to ditch the Electoral College. Worse, Maine and Oregon could be close behind: National Popular Vote’s plan has already been approved by both states’ senates.

After years of stagnating, National Popular Vote has obtained support from four states in just one short year—or five states, if you count Nevada.

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FAA investigates religious discrimination complaints after two airports exclude Chick-fil-A

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating Texas’ San Antonio International Airport and New York’s Buffalo Niagara International Airport over allegations of religious discrimination following the exclusion of fast-food chain Chick-fil-A from their premises, according to a new report.

"The Department of Transportation has received complaints alleging discrimination by two airport operators against a private company due to the expression of the owner’s religious beliefs," the agency’s statement to Fox News read.

Chick-fil-A has faced nationwide backlash and calls for boycott because of its continued charitable donations to faith-based groups such as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Salvation Army, which has outraged pro-LGBT groups. Chick-fil-A gave $1,653,416 to the fellowship and $150,000 to the Salvation Army in 2017, per tax filings released earlier this year.

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The Passing of Maureen Beebe

It is with great sadness that the Chincoteague Vol Fire Co announces the death of our dear friend, Maureen Beebe. A true Chincoteague icon with a huge heart and huge personality. She was so much more than the little girl depicted in the MISTY book. She was a legend, a testament to good works, a heartfelt soul who cherished her independence and her family. This island will never be the same and we as individuals and company as a whole have been forever blessed by her gift of love and friendship that she bestowed to each of us. Ride high Maureen, we will love you forever!


From Wikipedia
Misty of Chincoteague begins with an account of the wreck of a Spanish galleon on the shores of Assateague Island off the coast of Virginia. The ponies in the hold of the galleon swim to Assateague and become feral as the years and eventually the centuries pass.

The book then tells the story of two orphan children, Paul and Maureen Beebe, who move in with their grandparents after their parents die. Paul and Maureen work to earn money to buy a Chincoteague pony mare named the Phantom, who has escaped the roundup men on Pony Penning Day for the past two years. Paul and Maureen save enough to buy Phantom, and Paul is able to capture her on the roundup because she is slowed down by her new foal, Misty.

Good Job Coach!

Americans Are in Desperate Need of a Lesson on the History of Slavery

Democrat hopeful Pete Buttigieg recently advocated removing Thomas Jefferson's memory from the public square and ending the practice of naming public events in his honor. The legacy of Jefferson, he said, is "problematic." "There's a lot to admire in his thinking and his philosophy," he said, "but then again if you plunge into his writings, especially his notes on the state of Virginia, you know that he knew slavery was wrong."

It's a stunning display of his ignorance, certainly. But interestingly, Buttigieg has unknowingly pinpointed precisely why Thomas Jefferson should be eternally revered by our society, which believes that enslaving other human beings is wrong.

That is, that Jefferson knew that it was wrong at the time.

Thomas Sowell explains, brilliantly as ever:

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Linda Hamilton Returns as Sarah Connor for 'Terminator: Dark Fate'



It hasn't been an easy couple of decades for fans of James Cameron's Terminatorfranchise, but the just-dropped trailer for Dark Fate looks like the magic might be back.

Released in 1984, writer-director Cameron's The Terminator didn't do much at the box office, but the sci-fi action flick became a sensation on pay cable. The low-budget special effects look dated, but still good enough to move the girl-power story along to its necessary conclusion. Then in 1991, Cameron came back with a huge budget, groundbreaking digital special effects, and a true cultural phenomenon with Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

How many lines can you recite from that movie? I think my wife and I mouth the whole script each time we watch it.

Then everything started going to hell.

The franchise went dark for a dozen years before Terminator 3: Rise of the Machinescame out in 2003. It wasn't a bad flick by any means, and even had a nice twist or two, and the action sequences were as creative and well-shot/edited as ever. The downbeat ending I thought was a particularly brave choice. But something was just not completely fulfilling about T3. I'm not sure Nick Stahl was quite right as twentysomething John Connor. Or maybe there was just no good way to cast Connor, who previously had either been a young boy or an unseen near-legend from the future.

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Neighbors Suing Spurs 'Right-to-Farm' Push

Agriculture interests this year have successfully lobbied for a host of new state laws to protect farms from litigation over foul smells, loud noises and declining water quality.

The push comes after years of nuisance lawsuits the agriculture industry blames for decimating some livestock producers. All 50 states already had a “right to farm” on their books, but the new laws will make it even more difficult to bring such lawsuits against farmers.

Some of the laws prohibit all but the nearest neighbors from filing a claim. Others limit the awards that plaintiffs can win, or hold them financially liable for a defendant’s legal fees if their lawsuit is dismissed.

Nebraska, Oklahoma, Utah, West Virginia and Washington enacted laws this year. Lawmakers in Louisiana, Oregon and Vermont introduced legislation that is still under consideration. In Georgia, a House bill died in a Senate committee, but the Georgia Farm Bureau intends to keep lobbying for it ahead of next year’s session.

Much of the action has been spurred by legal activity in North Carolina, home to 9 million hogs and 2,400 swine operations — and the pig waste that goes with them. The state’s pork industry has long been criticized for harming the environment, but last year a jury awarded $473.5 million to neighbors of industrial-scale hog farms over “obnoxious, recurrent odors” and other nuisances.

In a column titled “Our Right to Farm,” the American Farm Bureau Federation rallied the troops.

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The Left Ruins Everything

Brooklyn soldier slams Mykonos hotspot over $937 lunch bill

A US Army soldier from Brooklyn is warning tourists to avoid a hotspot in Greece, saying he and his friends were ripped off to the tune of $937 for a light beachside lunch in Mykonos.

The soldier, a member of New York’s 69th Infantry Regiment, detailed his trip to DK Oyster in a terse, blistering review on TripAdvisor after getting the staggering check earlier this month for six plates of calamari, three Caesar salads, six beers, two waters and a glass of tomato juice.

“This place is a rip off, look at the picture I posted,” read the review by the Brooklyn-based soldier whose profile identifies him as Ciscorock. “AVOID THIS PLACE AT ALL COST! No pun intended.”

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Salisbury MSP DUI Checkpoint

 

Somerset County Memorial Day Underage Alcohol Checks

Somerset County, Maryland-

On Friday May 24th, 2019 during the beginning of the Memorial Day Weekend, Troopers from the Maryland State Police Princess Anne Barrack executed a covert underage alcohol buy operation in Somerset County. During the operation two underage individuals volunteered from the Wor-Wic Community College Criminal Justice Club to assist. Troopers deployed the underage volunteers into retail establishments who possess a Somerset County Liquor License to ensure they were denying sales of alcoholic beverages to persons under the age of 21 years old. Both assigned volunteers, entered these establishments and attempted to purchase alcohol. In the event they were requested to furnish identification they would display their vertical Maryland Driver’s License, which clearly stated below the age of 21.

A total of 19 retail establishments were checked. Most were found to be in compliance with underage alcohol sales however, two establishments were not. The “Goose Creek” of Westover, Maryland and “Goose Creek Marina” of Westover Maryland each failed to appropriately check identification and served alcohol to the underage intern. Each of the below retail establishments that were subject to an alcohol compliance check, complied with the provisions of the law and denied the sale of alcoholic beverage to minors:
  • Eden Quick Stop, Eden Maryland
  • Juniors Wine Stop and Shop, Princess Anne Maryland
  • Dash Inn, Westover, Maryland
  • Brew Thru, Crisfield, Maryland
  • Shore Stop, Crisfield, Maryland
  • Crisfield Oceanic, Crisfield, Maryland
  • Kash and Karry, Princess Anne, Maryland
  • Washington INN, Princess Anne, Maryland
  • Spikes Pub & Subs, Princess Anne, Maryland
  • Goose Creek, Princess Anne, Maryland
  • Peacock’s, Princess Anne, Mayland
  • Becky’s Market, Princess Anne, Maryland
  • Kings Creek, Princess Anne, Maryland
  • Linton’s Seafood, Crisfield, Maryland
  • Crab Place, Crisfield, Maryland
  • Cove Market, Crisfield, Maryland
  • Big Willy’s, Crisfield, Maryland
In an effort to keep minors safe before, during and after the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend, Troopers will continue to conduct thorough and unannounced compliance checks to ensure that alcoholic beverages stay out of minor’s possession. The beginning of the summer season, specifically the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend, Law enforcement encounters an uptick in underage consumption and purchase of alcohol. With that the State of Maryland shows an increase in alcohol related collisions, many of these collisions involve serious bodily injury or death.

The alcohol compliance checks were made possible by funding provided by an in partnership with the Somerset County Local Management Board.

Mayor Young resolute: City will not pay to unlock ransomware

BALTIMORE —Baltimore Mayor Jack Young said he's not paying ransomware attackers who have shut down city computers for 17 days.

The Baltimore City government is being held hostage by RobbinHood ransomware that has shut down computers. Whoever is responsible is demanding 13 Bitcoins worth about $100,000 to unlock the system. Experts said the code for the virus is impossible to break.

"The data is being encrypted by a strong encryption function called RSA, which we don't know how to break without the key," said Avi Rubin, a computer science professor at Johns Hopkins University.

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2 men killed after attempting to drive car over opening drawbridge

Two men died early Friday when a driver tried to jump a car over an opening created by a pontoon swing bridge in southwestern Louisiana, state police said on Facebook.

According to the post, shortly before 2 a.m. CT, Louisiana State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash in the water at the Black Bayou Bridge on Louisiana Highway 384 near Lake Charles.

A witness told police that the driver of a 2016 Chevrolet Cruze stopped at the bridge, which was closed to vehicular traffic as a boat passed on the Intracoastal Waterway. The 165-foot section of the bridge on pontoons had been moved to allow the ship to pass.

A passenger got out of the car and pushed up a gate arm to allow the driver to continue. The driver picked up the passenger and went up to a section of the bridge that is raised as boats pass.

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Tucker: Are sanctuary cities protecting MS-13 murderers?

What's It Gonna Be...A Welfare State or Open Borders?

You can have open borders or a welfare state, but not both!

Listening to political pundits as much as I do can be frustrating. They are employed, I assume, because of their intelligence and savvy presentation. Lately I have been less and less impressed. They strap on a position and won’t take it off, even if it displays no common sense.

Geraldo Rivera of Fox News, on Friday, was arguing with fervor for open borders like we had in the early history of our country. He would be correct insofar as we had relatively open immigration until the late 1800s. But, he smoothly never mentioned that our early immigration policy never included bed, bath, and beyond..


Let this sink in deep…You Can Have Open Borders or a Welfare State, but Not Both! Financial collapse will surely result. Even Cher tweeted this realization last month, witnessing all the homeless living on the streets in Los Angeles.

After the Civil War, several states passed their own immigration laws. In 1875 the Supreme Court stepped in declaring immigration to be a federal responsibility. As a result, as immigration rose in the 1880s, with economic conditions worsening in some areas, Congress began passing immigration legislation.

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Iran’s Secret Weapon Against America Is Our Own Sanctuary Laws

Believe it or not, there are other countries besides Russia that are a threat to the United States. Chief among them is Iran, long regarded by the U.S. government as the world’s foremost sponsor of terror.

Relations between the U.S. and Iran may now be at their lowest point since 1979, when revolutionaries took over the American embassy in Tehran and held Americans hostage for 444 days.

It can be argued that the situation today is far worse than 40 years ago. The hardline Iranian theocracy still regards America as “The Great Satan” while its aggressive navy acts as if it owns the Persian Gulf, a crucial part of energy markets and global economic stability. Iran has been transparent in its pursuit of nuclear weapons, and President Trump recently deployed an aircraft carrier strike force to the Gulf region to back up his strong rhetoric. If neither side blinks, this could end very badly.

Iran has become far more than just a regional irritant to the interests of the United States in the Gulf. They are now staging operations in our backyard. Iran’s primary terror client, Hezbollah, has a growing presence in Latin America. This year, Navy Admiral Craig Faller, commander of the U.S. Southern Command, warned Congress that “Iran has deepened its anti-U.S. Spanish language media coverage and has exported its state support for terrorism into our hemisphere.”

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently confirmed that Hezbollah also maintains “active cells” in Venezuela. Iran is clearly taking advantage of the political chaos in Venezuela to establish a terror operation within striking distance of the United States.

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Sowell: Twisted history

One of the reasons our children do not measure up academically to children in other countries is that so much time is spent in American classrooms twisting our history for ideological purposes.

"How would you feel if you were a Native American who saw the European invaders taking away your land?" is the kind of question our children are likely to be confronted with in our schools. It is a classic example of trying to look at the past with the assumptions -- and the ignorance -- of the present.

One of the things we take for granted today is that it is wrong to take other people's land by force. Neither American Indians nor the European invaders believed that.

Both took other people's land by force -- as did Asians, Africans and others. The Indians no doubt regretted losing so many battles. But that is wholly different from saying that they thought battles were the wrong way to settle ownership of land.

Today's child cannot possibly put himself or herself in the mindset of Indians centuries ago, without infinitely more knowledge of history than our schools have ever taught.

Nor is understanding history the purpose of such questions. The purpose is to score points against Western society. In short, propaganda has replaced education as the goal of too many "educators."

Schools are not the only institutions that twist history to score ideological points. "Never Forget That They Owned Lots of Slaves" is the huge headline across the front page of the New York Times' book review section in its December 14th issue. Inside is an indictment of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.

Of all the tragic facts about the history of slavery, the most astonishing to an American today is that, although slavery was a worldwide institution for thousands of years, nowhere in the world was slavery a controversial issue prior to the 18th century.

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US Probes Suspected Chlorine Attack

A suspected chlorine attack on Sunday by the Syrian government in northwest Syria is under investigation by the United States, State Department officials say.

Syrian Special Envoy Jim Jeffrey told the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday that the United States so far could not confirm the specific chemical agent used.

“We at this point do not have any confirmation that chlorine, which was the substance that was suggested or alleged has been used — but again, we haven’t finished our review of that,” Jeffrey said.

On Tuesday, State Department spokeswoman Moran Ortagus said that the United States “continues to see signs” that Syrian President Bashar al Assad’s government “may be renewing its use of chemical weapons, including an alleged chlorine attack in northwest Syria.” Ortagus said the Trump administration considers the use of such weapons unacceptable.

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Trump mends fences with Maryland crab houses


Selling crab meat has been the livelihood of Aubrey Vincent's family since at least the mid-1980s, when her father bought Lindy's Seafood on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

It's a business that relies on the federal H-2B visa program, through which migrant workers — chiefly from Mexico — are hired to pick meat out of the indigenous crustaceans from the start of the spring through the autumn.

“The program essentially has kept the Maryland crab meat industry alive,” Vincent, the sales manager at Lindy's, told the Washington Examiner. For roughly 24 years, Vincent said, Lindy's had little trouble securing the 105 visas it needs.

Then came 2018, when the Trump administration distributed visas through a lottery rather than according to the order of requests, and Lindy's and several of the crab plants on the Eastern Shore were unable to get their share of the 500 seasonal workers the industry typically requires.

The lottery compounded the problems from a decision by Congress two years earlier to let lapse a rule allowing workers from previous years return without counting toward a cap of 66,000 on new visas, which left the supply far short of demand from businesses.

As a result, Vincent's Dorchester County operation lost six months of work and 50% of its sales revenue. It wasn’t until October, as the season neared its end, that she was able to secure 75 H-2B visas after the government allotted additional ones.

If the crab house had lost the visas it needed this year, "I'm not sure we would've been able to stay in business," said Vincent, who's elated by the Trump administration's decision to allocate 30,000 more visas.

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Does the Constitution Mandate Universal Birthright Citizenship?

Who is a United States citizen by birth? This question has increasingly received national attention, in large part because of President Donald Trump’s promise to “end birthright citizenship.”

As I explain, however, in my recent Heritage Foundation legal memo titled “The Citizenship Clause’s Original Meaning and What It Means Today,” Congress definitively settled that question in 1866 when it passed the 14th Amendment. The problem is that Congress’ answer was far different from what Americans today often assume.

Even though the U.S. government has long abided by a policy of universal birthright citizenship—that is, of treating all persons born in the United States as citizens, regardless of the immigration status of their parents—the reality is that the Constitution doesn’t mandate this policy.

In fact, while the Citizenship Clause eliminated race-based barriers to birthright citizenship, Congress expressly intended to limit birthright citizenship based on the strength of a person’s relationship to the United States.

More importantly, the government today need not amend the Constitution in order to restrict citizenship for the U.S.-born children of illegal or non-immigrant aliens. It could simply stop abiding by a broad policy never required by the Constitution in the first place.

Context and Legislative History:


[Amy Swearer is a senior legal policy analyst at the Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation.]

Former Clinton Adviser and Feminist Author Realizes Giant Error In New Book While On-Air

Former Bill Clinton adviser and feminist author Naomi Wolf saw a central part of her upcoming book debunked during a BBC interview that aired Tuesday.

In her book Outrages: Sex, Censorship, and the Criminalization of Love, Wolf posits that a revolution in British law's approach to homosexuality took place in the 19th Century, eventually coming to America. One of her most dramatic claims was that many homosexuals were executed under sodomy laws in the U.K. after 1835, the consensus date of the last execution for sodomy in Britain.

"I found several dozen executions, but that was, again, only looking at the Old Bailey records and the crime tables," she said during an interview on "Arts and Ideas" with broadcaster Matthew Sweet. "This corrects a misapprehension that is in every website, that the last man was executed for sodomy in Britain in 1835."

However, this was based on a misunderstanding of the British legal term "death recorded," created in 1823, which meant the death penalty was not carried out. Sweet pointed this out, reading her the definition of "death recorded" with which she was unfamiliar.

"I don't think any of the executions you've identified here actually happened," Sweet said.

"Well, that's a really important thing to investigate. What is your understanding of what ‘death recorded' means?" Wolf asked...

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I was forced out of my PhD program because of my open faith in Jesus Christ.

While as an undergrad at Salt Lake Community College in 1991, I gave a presentation in front of my humanities 101 class arguing Jesus Christ is the messiah, citing evidence for his resurrection.

My professor literally cut me off during my presentation and told me it was over, that I couldn’t proceed. He later informed me that I was no longer welcome in the course because of proselytizing.

Here’s the backstory. My professor had been teaching on myth for about six weeks, listing Jesus among them. So after he assigned a project in which students were free to present on virtually anything, I made my move with “when myth became fact, the fulfillment of Messianic Bible prophecy.”

Next I received an “F” for proselytizing. I called a lawyer, met with the college president to notify him that a legal letter was on its way, then waited to see who would flinch first. He persuaded the professor to let me back in the classroom so long as I would shut up.

I wish I could say things got better after that. But they got much worse.

Universities claim to prize diversity and inclusivity. But this means little more than a fixation with certain skin pigment and private parts. It doesn’t include viewpoint diversity—at least not if it is a conservative Christian perspective.

Fast forward several years. I was completing a time working in pastoral ministry with high school and college students. I was sick of seeing my students fall away from their faith whenever they’d attend the secular baptismal font: universities.

Then an idea struck.

Salisbury MSP Press Release 5-25-19 (Fatal MVC)


Male student takes stand against ‘toxic masculinity’ narrative

Jermelle MacLeod is a man, and he’s not going to apologize for it.

The San Diego State University freshman and budding philosopher recently took to the pages of the campus newspaper The Daily Aztec and let the world know what he thinks of the term “toxic masculinity” and those who wield it.

“Toxic masculinity doesn’t exist,” he wrote in his op-ed. “Traits that one person considers toxic, may not be to another person; the entire phrase is based on a subjective scale with absolutely no objective ground and is used as a shaming tactic for ‘modern feminists’ and anybody else buying into their horrible rhetoric.”

“For example, one person may like the typical ‘alpha male,’” MacLeod wrote. “Confident, loud, powerful, buff, etc. But another person may find those traits unlikeable, and so they’ll brand that male as ‘toxic’ because ‘toxic masculinity’ is a catch-all term for any traits a man has that are considered unlikeable or ‘overly masculine.’”

“ … The problem is, by shaming men on a completely subjective scale, you intimidate, which is exactly what the left and most ‘feminists’ want, they want to intimidate the men that go against the grain and reject the weak and feminized version of men you see portrayed everywhere.

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What Is Mitt Romney Doing in the Senate?

Mitt Romney’s biggest accomplishment was moving into his office last month.

On Sunday, Willard Mitt Romney visited CNN to praise Rep. Justin Amash’s call for President Trump’s impeachment as “courageous”. He also claimed that it’s “way too early” to support Trump.

The Senator from Utah then claimed that, "the president has distanced himself from some of the best qualities of the human character.”

It’s never “way too early” for Mitt Romney to rise to the heights of moral condescension based on stunning accomplishments of character such as stabbing conservatives in the back.

Perhaps, Mitt could delight and entertain us with his own show of “the best qualities of the human character”, at the best dinner theater in the D.C. area followed by a juggling act.

Or, more relevantly, who cares what Romney thinks?

Romney is a 71-year-old freshman senator. He’s one of 9 Senate freshmen. None of whom, even the Democrats, get a fraction of the coverage, the platforms and the attention that the famous failure does.

Before this year, the last time Romney held elected office was in 2007. Twelve years ago.

Since then he lost two elections, one to McCain and one to Obama, burning through half-a-billion dollars, before heading to Utah and out-spending his opponent 5-1 on a Senate race he couldn’t lose.

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Comey Was a Commie?

In college, I was left of center,” explained James Comey in an interview with New York magazine, “and through a gradual process I found myself more comfortable with a lot of the ideas and approaches the Republicans were using.” Comey voted for Jimmy Carter in 1980, but says that four years later, in 1984, “I voted for Reagan — I’d moved from Communist to whatever I am now. I’m not even sure how to characterize myself politically. Maybe at some point, I’ll have to figure it out.”

Comey was once a communist. And look deeper at his statement: “I’d moved from Communist to whatever I am now. I’m not even sure how to characterize myself politically. Maybe at some point, I’ll have to figure it out.”

Which leaves us wondering if James Comey has yet figured it out.

Kudos to Tyler Durden of Zero Hedge for unearthing this gem from an interview Comey gave to New York magazine back in 2003 when he first arrived in Washington.

This odd blast from Comey’s past explains some things. While somewhat surprising, it actually makes sense, because James Comey is politically puzzling. You can’t quite figure him out, and apparently neither can he. He’s hard to pin down politically, to take seriously. He’s sort of a political-ideological enigma, a jester (clown seems too harsh). This weird communist statement is kind of instructive.

Granted, James Comey did full penance in 1984 by swinging all the way to the other side and voting for Reagan. He was far from alone. I could rattle off names of individuals who were once communists but by 1984 joined the rest of respectable America in voting for Reagan. Sources as diverse of David Horowitz, Marvin Olasky, Ron Radosh, Joseph Farah, even Father Robert Sirico, among others, were far left but eventually became Reagan conservatives.

And yet, as Tyler Durden notes, the same can’t be said of John Brennan, the Obama CIA director who around this same time voted for the Communist Party presidential ticket of Gus Hall and Angela Davis and has remained on the left ever since. Brennan admitted publicly, in September 2016, that when he took his polygraph test for the CIA in 1980, he had already cast a ballot for Gus Hall as president of the United States. Hall was a stooge of the Kremlin, a shameless lackey for Moscow, and he was John Brennan’s choice. Remarkably, Brennan even suggested he had been a member of the Communist Party. He recalled telling the polygrapher: “I said, ‘I’m not a member of the Communist Party,’ so the polygrapher looked at me and said, ‘OK,’ and when I was finished with the polygraph and I left and said, ‘Well, I’m screwed.’”

Busted, right? Apparently not.

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The frontline effects of the open border don’t stay at the border. They’re all around DC

What happens at the border doesn’t stay at the border. Elite East Coast politicians might not care about Arizona ranchers, but 95 percent of illegal immigrants traipsing through the ranchers’ land don’t stay in Arizona. Most of them go to the East Coast. The hardest-hit areas? Right around the nation’s capital.

Fredrick, Maryland, used to be a quiet town that was shielded from the crime problems plaguing the Baltimore-Washington metro area for years. Sitting at the foothills in the mountainous western part of the state, it was a sort of asylum for those who wanted to escape the Baltimore-area problems when I was growing up in central Maryland. Now, it is a hotbed for MS-13 activity, thanks to our open border.

Late last week, the Washington, D.C., medical examiner confirmed the identity of the mutilated body found near the Potomac River inside the nation’s capital. It was that of Eberson Guerra-Sanchez, a 16-year-old student at Tuscarora High School in Frederick. Police suspect this was an MS-13 killing because the area was marked with the gang’s colors, but the search for the killers is still ongoing. This coincides with last week’s gang-style butchering of a 14-year-old girl with a bat and a machete in Prince George’s County, a suburb on the other side of D.C., allegedly by illegal aliens who were recipients of catch-and-release and shielded by a sanctuary government.

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DHS Releases 7.9K Illegal Aliens into U.S. in 8 Days; 185K Released in 5 Months

President Trump’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released about 7,900 border crossers and illegal aliens into the United States in the past eight days, federal data confirms.

Catch and Release totals obtained by Breitbart News reveal that between May 14 and May 21, DHS has released about 7,900 border crossers and illegal aliens into the interior of the U.S. This indicates that about 1,000 border crossers and illegal aliens were released every day over the past week by federal officials.

The catch and release process often entails federal immigration officials busing border crossers into nearby border cities and dropping them off with the hope that they show up for their immigration and asylum hearings. The overwhelming majority of border crossers and illegal aliens are never deported from the country once they are released into the U.S.

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RENEGADE STATE: The Four Families Of California And The Private Company That Controls The Internet

Report: Missing Maryland woman who went on hike several weeks ago in Hawaii found alive

MAUI, Hawaii (FOX 5 DC) - A 35-year-old Maryland woman who went missing after going on a hike in Hawaii several weeks ago has reportedly been found alive.

According to the Findamanda Facebook page and a family friend, Amanda Eller was found injured in the forest Friday. Her family says she was found by their own search team captains who were in a helicopter searching the general area when she spotted them and waved them down.

Eller's family says she was "deep in a creek bed between two waterfalls." She is now "doing great" and even talked to her dad from the evacuation helicopter.

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Attorney General Frosh Joins Coalition Calling for Automatic Discharges of Student Loans for Totally and Permanently Disabled Veterans

BALTIMORE, MD – Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh today joined a total of 52 attorneys general in urging the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) to automatically forgive the student loans of veterans who became totally and permanently disabled due to their military service. The bipartisan coalition issued its letter as the country prepares to honor fallen troops on Memorial Day.

Last year DOE identified more than 42,000 veterans as eligible for student loan relief due to a service-related total and permanent disability, the attorneys general note in their letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Fewer than 9,000 of those veterans had applied to have their loans discharged by April 2018, however, and more than 25,000 had student loans in default.

The letter calls on DOE to develop a process to automatically discharge the student loans of veterans determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs to be eligible for such relief. While the automatic discharge process is in development, the letter proposes, DOE should halt debt collection efforts targeting disabled veterans, and clear their credit reports of any negative reporting related to their student loans.

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Flag Status Alert: United States Flag and Maryland Flag Are at Half-Staff

Flag Status Alert: United States Flag and Maryland Flag Are at Half-Staff

President Donald Trump has ordered the United States Flag be flown at half-staff from sunrise until NOON on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2019. This is in honor and memory of the patriots who have laid down their lives in defense of our country. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag is lowered to half-staff. No flag may fly higher than the United States flag.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Troopers To Target Impaired, Aggressive, Distracted Drivers Over Memorial Day Weekend

(PIKESVILLE, MD) – With extra traffic expected this Memorial Day weekend, additional Maryland state troopers will be on patrol and using a variety of initiatives to keep traffic moving, respond quickly to highway incidents and take appropriate enforcement action when violations are observed that threaten the safety of travelers.

Beginning Friday, troopers from each of the 23 Maryland State Police barracks statewide will be focusing enforcement efforts on impaired driving, aggressive driving, speeding, distracted driving and other violations that often contribute to highway tragedies. Additional troopers will be working overtime assignments funded by highway safety grants from the Maryland Department of Transportation Highway Safety Office.

Last Memorial Day weekend, troopers conducted 7,496 traffic stops, made 121 DUI arrests, 40 criminal arrests and 66 warrant arrests. State police also issued 1,840 speeding citations, 188 seat belt citations, 3,009 additional citations and 4,420 warnings over last year’s holiday weekend, which spanned from May 25 to 28, 2018. Troopers also responded to 371 crashes, including two that were fatal over that span.

This year’s holiday weekend also coincides with the national “Click It or Ticket” campaign that has troopers and other law enforcement agencies focusing on seat belt enforcement efforts. The effort also included an additional focus on enforcement of “Move Over” laws. On May 16, a day where law enforcement specifically targeted such enforcement, Maryland State Police issued 77 citations and 372 warnings to Move Over law violators.

In addition to working enforcement in cooperation with local police departments, troopers will be working closely with personnel from the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration. MDOT SHA provides significant help arranging detours at crash sites and conducting courtesy patrols to assist motorists.

According to AAA, an estimated 918,000 Marylanders are planning a getaway for Memorial Day weekend, including 819,000 who plan to drive to their destination. This represents a 3.4 percent increase in travelers from a year ago.

With so many motorists expected to be on the road, drivers can check travel conditions and delays before traveling. SHA provides up-to-date traffic and road conditions at roads.maryland.gov, or chart.state.md.us. Traffic conditions are also available at md511.org, or by safely dialing 511 on your cell phone.

Every year more than 160 lives are lost and thousands more are injured in Maryland in crashes involving impaired drivers, according to the Maryland Department of Transportation. Please don’t drink and drive this weekend.

If you are attending a Memorial Day gathering:
  • Designate your sober driver in advance and give that person your car keys.
  • If you’re planning on driving, avoid drinking.
  • Consider using public transportation, call a taxi or use a ride-share service if you don’t have a sober driver.
  • Don’t let a friend drive if you think they are impaired.
  • If you see someone who you believe is driving impaired, call police.
  • Always buckle up.
  • Don’t text, use a cellphone that is not hands-free or drive distracted.
If you are hosting a Memorial Day gathering:
  • Remember, you can be held liable if someone you served alcohol to ends up in an impaired-driving crash.
  • Serve plenty of food and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Ensure sober drivers or alternative modes of transportation are set up in advance for guest who are planning to drink alcoholic beverages.
  • Have contact information for local taxi companies readily available.
  • Take away the keys from anyone who is thinking of driving impaired.

Men Paid More Than Women in Kamala Harris’s Senate Office and Campaign


A new plan from Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) to eliminate the gender pay gap would fine companies if they are unable to prove they're paying men and women equally, something Harris isn't currently achieving in either her official office or on her campaign, a Washington Free Beacon analysis found.

The policy proposal from Harris mandates large companies to obtain an "equal pay certification" by showing they are paying men and women equally. Companies would be fined 1 percent of their daily profits for every 1 percent of a gender pay gap that exists, unless they could prove the gap could be explained by other factors, such as experience or performance.

The California senator and presidential contender has some explaining to do.

Analysis found men were paid a higher median salary than women both in Harris's Senate office and on her campaign.

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PELOSI STUTTERS, GOES BLANK During Presser — After Trump BLASTS Her in White House

Where am I?

President Trump spoke with reporters on Wednesday morning following his meeting with Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.

This was also after Pelosi told reporters earlier that President Trump was involved in a “cover-up.”


President Trump left the meetings and held an impromptu press conference with the liberal White House press corps.

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The Deep State’s ‘Insurance Policy’ Was Obstruction – But President Trump Never Obstructed and Crushed Obama’s Deep State!

The Deep State players in the FBI left a clue of their plans when they called what they were doing an ‘Insurance Policy’. Their plans were to catch President Trump obstructing their fraudulent investigation. But the President outsmarted them and by not obstructing ended their soft coup!

As previously reported, a portion of the approximately 10,000 texts messages sent between FBI agent Peter Strzok and lawyer Lisa Page were released in 2017. Among the messages is an exchange revealing Strzok and Page discussed an ‘insurance policy,’ against a Trump presidency.

The text from Peter Strzok to Lisa Page said this:

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US Attorney John Durham Examining Documents Generated by Inter-Agency “Fusion Cell” Set up by John Brennan in Mid 2016

According to DOJ sources, US Attorney John Durham is examining documents generated by an inter-agency “fusion cell” that former CIA Chief John Brennan set up in mid 2016.

Attorney General Barr appointed special prosecutor John Durham to investigate the origins of Spygate and it was recently revealed the probe is much broader than previously known.

Barr and Durham are working closely with CIA Director Gina Haspel, Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats and FBI Director Christopher Wray on surveillance issues related to Trump’s 2016 campaign.

This suggests a broader inter-agency effort is underway which is why former CIA Director John Brennan, whose fingerprints are all over Spygate, is lashing out at Trump and Barr on Twitter and in media appearances.

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Photo Release: Governor Hogan Celebrates Start of Summer In Ocean City

ANNAPOLIS, MD - Governor Larry Hogan today celebrated the unofficial beginning of summer by placing the first umbrella of the season on the beach in Ocean City, Md., bringing back a special event that took place more than 70 years ago. This ceremonial event first took place in 1946, when Maryland Governor Harry O’Connor joined Ocean City Mayor Daniel Trimper Jr. to officially start the summer season in Ocean City by placing an umbrella in the sand. Governor Hogan was joined by Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan as well as Ocean City Council Members.
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“Today, I’m pleased to join Mayor Meehan as we bring back a great Ocean City tradition and officially plant the first beach umbrella of the summer season,” said Governor Hogan. “There are a total of 100 umbrellas here today to represent the 100 days of summer, from Memorial Day to Labor Day.”
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Ocean City receives around eight million visitors annually, with the majority visiting during the summer months. Visitors can enjoy up to ten miles of beach, a three-mile boardwalk, seventeen championship golf courses, and over 200 restaurants. You can find a list of free summer family events here.

Mexican national, 19, 'stabs to death a grandmother, 75

A 19-year-old man has been arrested on a capital murder charge in Texas after police say he confessed to stabbing a 75-year-old woman for refusing to help him fix his broken-down truck.

Marco Cobos, who is a Mexican national living in Houston, was arrested on Monday night in the death of Etta Nugent after returning to the scene of the crime.

Cobos is homeless and had been living in a stolen truck in the area of Nugent's home in the 8100 block of Neff Street for at least two days leading up to the deadly home invasion.

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Democrat Congresswoman Accuses Border Patrol Of Murdering Kids In Bizarre Rant

I’m sure this will spawn dozens of breathless fact checks in the media right?

Today, acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan was testifying before the House Homeland Security Committee, specifically dealing with the emergency on the border. Then things got really weird.
“Why do these tragedies keep happening,” Rep. Underwood asked
I just want to point out how ludicrous this question is. We have over 100,000 people a month crossing the border illegally. Some of those people arrive sick, dehydrated, or otherwise dealing with physical ailments brought on by the brutal journey north. It’s actually a minor miracle that more people aren’t dying given the circumstances.
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George Washington's Error and the Corruption of Banking

President George Washington received a bill that would create a national bank if he didn't veto within 10 days. National-government power to print money not backed 100% by reserves of gold or silver had been voted down by Washington's Constitutional Convention by a supermajority of 9 to 2. Four short years later, Treasury secretary Alexander Hamilton claimed the opposite: that the Constitution implies that the national government can create a national bank that prints fractional-reserve money. Washington ran with this, didn't veto, and instead signed the bill creating the national bank.

President Andrew Jackson received a bill that would renew the charter of a national bank that printed fractional-reserve money if he didn't veto within ten days. Jackson vetoed.

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In Money We Trust?

Look at the dollar bills in your wallet. They say they are "legal tender for all debts."

But are they? What makes them valuable? What makes them worth anything?

Each bill says, "In God We Trust." But God won't guarantee their value.

The $20 bill depicts the White House. Congress is on $50s. But neither guarantees the value of our dollars.

I wouldn't trust them if they did. I don't trust politicians, generally, but I especially don't trust them with money. Since President Richard Nixon took the U.S. off the gold standard, the dollar has lost 80 percent of its value.

So what makes money trustworthy? 


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NYC Department of Education: ‘Individualism’ Is ‘White Supremacy Culture’

The New York City Department of Education has instructed its teachers that “objectivity” and “individuals” are “white supremacist” concepts.

According to a report from the New York Times, Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza gave a presentation about “white supremacy” culture. In the lesson, Carranza claims that concepts like “perfectionism,” “paternalism,” and “objectivity” are part of “white supremacy culture.”

Surprisingly, documents from Carranza’s presentation do little to tie these concepts to “white supremacy.” A graphic from Carranza’s lesson explains why “objectivity” is a negative concept. “This can lead to the belief that there is an ultimate truth and that alternative viewpoints or emotions are bad, it’s even inherent in the ‘belief that there is such a thing as being objective,'” the graphic reads.

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Pete Buttigieg: Acting in America’s Interests Not Always Right

Mayor Pete Buttigieg believes that choosing America first is not always “the right thing to do.”

Buried in a glowing Newsweek profile of his military service, Buttigieg chose Graham Greene’s The Quiet American to dissect American foreign policy.

To me, it’s about how Americans can persuade ourselves to do all kinds of things, based on the idea that our interests by definition are good, and morally good. And it just doesn’t work that way. Even for an exceptional country like us, it is not true as a matter of course that anything that appears to make America better off is the right thing to do.
The main character in The Quiet American is a CIA agent who tries to overthrow the ruling regime in Vietnam using guerrilla tactics.

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Legalization Gave Police Time to Fight Real Crime

A key promise of legalization is that it will free up police resources to fight real crime.

That appears to have happened in the first two legalization states, Washington and Colorado.

In a 2018 study in Police Quarterly, ‘Marijuana Legalization and Crime Clearance Rates’, an independent Washington State University research team crunched the FBI’s crime statistics and saw “no negative effects of legalization on crime clearance rates. … Moreover, evidence suggests some crime clearance rates have improved.”


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BETO SPREADS FALSEHOODS ABOUT TRUMP IN CNN TOWN HALL

Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke shared multiple statements during his town hall on CNN Tuesday night that were false. O’Rourke tried using this town hall, among other recent media hits, to jumpstart his campaign.

O’Rourke referenced a debunked claim about President Donald Trump in his answer to the first question asked by an audience member.

“Describing those immigrants who come to this country as rapists and criminals, though they commit crimes at a far lower rate than those who are born in this country, describing asylum seekers as animals or an infestation — an infestation is how you might describe a termite or a cockroach, something you want to stamp out, something less than human,” he explained.

O’Rourke’s claim that Trump referred to immigrants as “animals,” was a reference to a statement the president made during an immigration roundtable back in May, 2018. In the full clip of Trump’s remarks, it becomes clear that the president specifically called MS-13 gang members “animals.” The hoopla began when a shortened clip, that cut out a participant’s comment about the gang, went viral.

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Black man, 27, 'LAUGHED from behind bars in calls to his girlfriend about the white woman he shot dead

A suspect charged with fatally shooting a woman and wounding seven others at a Nashville church in 2017 reportedly laughed about it with his then-girlfriend.

The October 2017 calls were replayed in court Thursday in the trial of 27-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson. The shooting rampage killed 38-year-old Melanie L. Crow of Smyrna, Tennessee.

She was shot in the church parking lot while heading to her car to get a cough drop, and dropped her Bible and notes from the worship ceremony that had just concluded, Deputy District Attorney Amy Hunter said.

Jurors began deliberating in the afternoon and will resume Friday. A transcript of the calls shows Samson said he heard the shooting victims saying 'some funny (expletive)' when he was on the floor of Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in September 2017 after being shot during a tussle with a churchgoer.

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Joe Biden’s Shift on Marijuana Came Days Before Fundraiser With Pro-Legalization Donor

Former vice president Joe Biden's policy reversal on marijuana, which he just a few years ago called a "gateway drug," came just a few days before a Tuesday night fundraiser with Florida mega-donor and marijuana legalization advocate John Morgan.

Morgan is a well-known political fundraiser in Florida who raised millions of dollars for Hillary Clinton's campaign in 2016. He has also used his wealth to fund ballot initiatives in support of liberal policies such as legalizing medical marijuana. Morgan spent over $9 million on the 2016 ballot initiative that legalized medical marijuana in Florida and recently expressed his desire to commit resources to a potential 2020 recreational legalization ballot measure. Morgan has now begunorganizing and donating to efforts to get a recreational marijuana legalization initiative on the Florida ballot in 2020.

Morgan endorsed Biden shortly after he officially entered the Democratic primary, calling him a "compassionate capitalist" and "a man of character." But his support of marijuana legalization puts him at odds with Biden, who has a long record opposing measures supported by marijuana legalization advocates.

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Trump unloads on Nancy Pelosi: 'She's a mess'

President Trump unloaded on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday, calling her "a mess" as the White House escalates political attacks over Democratic investigations of Trump.

"She's a mess, look, lets face it," Trump said, accusing Pelosi of not understanding the pending United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade, which must pass the House.

"She does not understand it. And [administration trade officials] sort of feel she is disintegrating before their eyes," Trump said.

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Feinstein Had Dinner Meeting With Iran's Foreign Minister

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) had a dinner meeting with Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif, Politico Playbook reported Thursday morning—a move even the left-leaning media outlet called “unusual.”

Feinstein’s staff told Politico the meeting, which took place a few weeks ago, was “in consultation with the State Department” but it was not at State’s request that she go.

"The office was in touch with State in advance of the meeting to let them know it was happening and to get an update on U.S.-Iran activity," the California Democrat’s office said.

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Dems Tied to Obama’s Pro-Iran ‘Echo Chamber’ Spread Terror Regime’s Anti-Trump Talking Points

A cadre of former top Obama administration figures and their allies in Congress have been working to amplify anti-Trump talking points issued by a senior Iranian regime official in what sources have described as an effort by Obama's pro-Iran echo chamber to drive a wedge between President Donald Trump and his national security team.

As tensions mount between the United States and Iran, leading Democrats have become embroiled in controversy for widely repeating anti-Trump talking points first issued by Iran's hardline regime.

Additionally, former top officials from the Obama administration have taken to social media and other outlets to push a narrative that Trump is at odds with his hawkish National Security Adviser John Bolton over how far to go in punishing Tehran for its global support of terrorism and continued efforts to secure contested nuclear technology.

The effort to push this narrative to the media has gained steam following a war of words between Trump and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, who is said to have been in contact with top Democrats in Congress and their allies in the Obama administration, sources said.

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Human Composting, Liquid Cremation: People Want to Go Green, Even After Death

Katrina Spade grew up on a dead-end dirt road in New Hampshire. Her family raised cows, and they ate what they raised. She watched the animals die -- sometimes naturally, sometimes slaughtered for food. Spade’s parents worked in the health-care industry and often spoke about their patients’ end-of-life struggles and their deaths. None of it was morbid to Spade. “From an early age,” she says, “I always had a good idea of the cycle of life.”

Later on, while she was pursuing a degree in architecture, Spade began thinking about Western death rituals. Dying is an inherent, natural part of life. Why, she wondered, did humans insist on being cremated or else embalmed with formaldehyde, sealed inside a lacquered casket and entombed in the ground? Both practices are harmful to the environment.

“They didn’t feel meaningful to me,” she says. “Back when I was thinking about cremation and burial, I didn’t want the very last thing I did on this earth to be toxic.”

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