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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The Murders That Were NOT Reported — And Why

On average, according to the latest FBI statistics, there are 46 people murdered in the U.S. every day — though it is notable that since President Donald Trump’s election, the murder rate is declining.

On Saturday, the whole nation heard about one murder. A sociopathic assailant and self-proclaimed anti-Semite attacked the Chabad of Poway synagogue near San Diego, leaving one dead and three others injured. This attack followed a similar sociopathic hate template of the heinous attack against the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh last October, which left 11 dead and seven wounded. The California attack was stopped by a good guy with a gun — Navy veteran Oscar Stewart and Border Patrol Agent Jonathan Morales, who were in the congregation, charged the assailant and chased him from the premises. Morales fired at the assailant. Stewart concludes, “It takes a good guy with a gun to stop a bad guy with a gun.”

The 19-year-old San Diego assailant was said to have taken his inspiration from the deadly attack on a mosque in New Zealand in March, though that attacker was an “eco-fascist” who did not fit the Left’s “right wing” profile. Far more consequential in terms of loss of life is the worldwide assault on Christians by Islamists — including the Sri Lanka attacks last week, in which 253 Christians were murdered by Islamists at Easter church services. But that does not fit the Democrats’ political narrative either.


Want to decrease suicide? Raise the minimum wage, researchers suggest

  • A new study finds that economic policies can reduce so-called "deaths of despair."
  • Raising the minimum wage and the federal Earned Income Tax Credit by 10 percent each could prevent 1,230 suicides per year.
  • By contrast, boosting pay and federal aid for lower-income workers doesn't significantly reduce drug-related deaths.

What some experts call "deaths of despair" -- fatalities related to alcohol, drugs and suicide -- have risen in recent years among Americans without a college degree, contributing to a decline in life expectancy in the U.S. Now new research suggests a way to deter people from killing themselves: pay them more.

Increasing the minimum wage by 10 percent reduces suicides among adults with a high school degree or less by 3.6 percent, according to a study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. A 10 percent hike in the Earned Income Tax Credit -- a federal subsidy for low-income families -- reduces suicides among the same group by 5.5 percent. Increasing both measures by 10 percent would prevent a total of 1,230 suicides per year,


How New Yorkers are making bank ratting out idling drivers

Dropping a dime on trucks and buses that keep their engines running while parked is paying big bucks to some New Yorkers.

The number of summonses issued for violating the city’s anti-idling law skyrocketed to 1,038 last year — up from just 24 in 2017 — following the creation of a reward program for ratting out offenders, The Post has learned.

Meanwhile, the city Department of Environmental Protection has handed out nearly $20,000 to 13 whistleblowers who each got a 25 percent share of the fines generated by their tips, according to official data.

Leading the list is lawyer David Dong, who pocketed $4,912.80 from 47 summonses, followed by theater worker Zachary Tinkelman, who scored $4,600, also from 47 summonses.


NR 4/30/2019 Mill Pond Village Apartment Fire



SALISBURY, WICOMICO COUNTY (April 30, 2019) – Fire Investigators with the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office are crediting an automatic fire sprinkler system, required fire separation and quick fire department response for saving a large property dollar loss and preservation of life at an early morning fire located in the Mill Pond Village Apartment complex.
The Salisbury Fire Department and mutual-aid departments were dispatched at 1:37 am for an apartment building fire at 312 Mill Pond Lane. The incident was quickly upgraded to a second alarm assignment. Units arrived on scene to find a significant fire condition involving a 3rd floor balcony and roof assembly above. The incident was placed under control after 45 minutes with 42 firefighters on the scene.
The apartment building is an approximate 25,000 square foot three story wood framed structure and contains 24 separate living units. A total of 35 occupants were displaced due to the fire and no injuries were reported. Damage to the structure is estimated to be $400,000.00 and additional damage to the personal contents of tenants is estimated at $100,000.00.
Fire Investigators determined the origin of this fire to be a third floor balcony. After a thorough fire scene examination the cause was determined to be accidental as a result of discarded smoking materials.
The investigation determined that the activation of only one automatic fire sprinkler head was able to prevent the spread of the fire from the balcony into the habitable living space. The fire did however access the attic space where the required fire separations prevented further fire damage.

Mill Pond

At these 7 Bay Area schools, more than half of the students are unvaccinated

At seven schools in the Bay Area, more than half of the students are unvaccinated, according to the most recent data available from the California Department of Public Health.

One of these schools, the small Marin Waldorf School in San Rafael, is among the state's top 10 schools with the lowest vaccination rates, according to a list generated by the department. Only 22 percent of its 36 students have all immunizations. The Berkeley Rose School, which also has a small student body, was 13th highest ranked in the state with just 29 percent of 21 students vaccinated.

See the schools with lowest vaccination rates in the Bay Area below, according to 2017-18 kindergarten data.


Oklahoma grandfather who claims a drug for DOGS cured him of cancer is tumor-free

In January 2017, Joe Tippens was certain that he would die of small cell lung cancer.

But then a veterinarian suggested he try something unconventional, to say the least: a drug for dogs.

The medication, fenbendazole, is an anti-worm compound used to treat hookworms, roundworms and other gut parasites in animals, primarily dogs.

In recent years, studies suggesting anti-worm drugs might have cancer-fighting properties have been cropping up in a growing number of journals.

It's far from a proven treatment, but with three months to live and nothing to lose, Joe decided to take a chance on it.


Population Math Is Adding Up to a Problem in the U.S.

For the first time in our world's recorded history, there are more elderly folks than kids.

“Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.” The directive from the Creator had a purpose. But the embrace of several ideas propagated by the political Left is proving to be a problem in our current culture related to the diminished value of legacy through family.

A new United Nations report notes that for the first time in our world’s recorded history, the world has more elderly folks, aged 65 years and up, than kids, birth to five years of age. Demographers track these data not for Trivia Night, but to anticipate future economic consequences, the impact to health-care systems, the needs of infrastructure and housing, and the implications of other policies and politics. In 2018, the number of seniors were tallied at 705 million, while there were just 680 million kids five and under. That gap is projected to widen as years pass, meaning the math isn’t adding up to a sustainable future.

First, it’s an important premise to understand that each of the ideas contributing to the decline in birth rate are borne out of the belief that the more educated, sophisticated individuals all align on the Left and, therefore, the philosophies espoused by this collective must truly reflect not only intellectual superiority but also the moral high ground.


Young Democrats Desperate for Officers

The Young Democrats of Maryland have become so desperate for officers that they had to advertise on Facebook to recruit some.

It probably isn’t going to work out for them very well since the individual who shared this with Red Maryland was a Republican.

When called out about this on Twitter, Young Democrats President Joseph Kitchen scoffed at the notion, saying “so ensuring that our members know they can file to run, when the deadline is = desperate.”

Normally that would be done through email, phones, and social media for the members who actually want to be part of the organization but it appears that the Young Democrats have run out of luck and run out of interest in people who actually want to lead the organization. Competently run organizations don’t need to advertise on Facebook begging people to run for office.


WATCH: Who Wants to Live in America?

Trump, 3 of his children and his business sue Deutsche Bank and Capital One in bid to keep them from giving financial records to Congress

Washington -- President Trump has filed suit against Deutsche Bank and Capital One in an attempt to block congressional subpoenas for his business records.

The lawsuit by the president, sons Donald Jr. and Eric and daughter Ivanka, was filed Monday in federal court in Manhattan. The Trump Organization and the Donald J. Trump Revocable Trust are among other plaintiffs.

Two House committees subpoenaed Deutsche Bank and several other financial institutions earlier this month as part of investigations into Mr. Trump's finances.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said at the time that the subpoenas were part of an investigation "into allegations of potential foreign influence on the U.S. political process." He has said he wants to know whether Russians used laundered money for transactions with the Trump Organization. Mr. Trump's businesses have benefited from Russian investment over the years.


City Council Considering Measures To Remove Mayors From Office

Amid the Mayor Catherine Pugh "Healthy Holly" book scandal, the Baltimore City Council is considering four bills that could limit the powers of future mayors, including giving the council power to remove a sitting mayor.

The current charter only allows a sitting mayor of Baltimore to be removed after being charged and convicted of a crime.

At Monday night's regular City Council meeting, members presented several changes to the city's charter to reduce the number of votes needed for a veto override, measures to allow council members more say in the budgeting process and give the council power to remove a sitting mayor from office.


Teen pays tribute to fallen Marines with prom dress design

A high school student is honoring 25 fallen Marines with her prom dress – which reportedly took her two years to make.

Aubrey Headon, who attends Rochelle Township High School in Rochelle, Ill., designed the patriotic dress to resemble an American flag, with streamers of red and white that flow down the blue skirt. The matching blue halter top features embellishments that look like stars.

However, it’s not the striking color scheme that has sparked attention — it’s the detail. On the red and white ribbons are 25 names printed in white and black belonging to the members of the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, also known as 3/5 or Darkhorse, that were killed in action between September 2010 and April 2011 while conducting operations in the Sangin District of Helmand Province in Afghanistan.

Hearing about the battalion inspired Headon to pay tribute to the men’s sacrifice.


Who Are the Racists?


A felon-turned-city councilman in Flint, Michigan, berated a young reporter in the council chambers, calling her “nasty” and repeatedly saying she was ignorant.

“You’re a nasty woman. Maybe it’s a cultural difference,” Councilman Eric Mays said to reporter Zahra Ahmad, who is Muslim. “She ain’t from Flint.”

Mays also threatened to call the police on Ahmad.

Ahmad is one of the only print reporters to cover the impoverished city’s government, but Mayor Karen Weaver has prohibited her administration from speaking to journalists, according to one elected official.

“The mayor has told her staff not to talk to any media,” Councilwoman Eva Worthing told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “They use Facebook Live, she’ll go on radio to get her message across, where it’s her own broadcast. Employees are not allowed to talk to the media. There’s a lot of corruption with this administration, so they don’t want to be transparent.”


City Employee Allegedly Downloaded More Than 4,000 Sexually Explicit Pictures While At Work, Baltimore Officials Say

BALTIMORE, Md. (WJZ) — A Baltimore city employee allegedly used a city computer to download more than 4,000 sexually explicit images in a span of one month.
The city’s Office of the Inspector General conducted an investigation into the misuse of city computer.
OIG determined the employee was in possession of more than 4,000 images he downloaded in less than a month. he admitted to accessing and downloading the images and knew he was violating city policy. He was also downloading the photos while at work.

VP Mike Pence To Visit Baltimore Tomorrow

Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to visit Baltimore tomorrow.

Pence will speak at the Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association Aguila Awards Luncheon to be held at the Embassy Suites Inner Harbor and the Grand Edinburgh Room

Following the luncheon the vice president will tour the ICE Baltimore Field Office and meet with ICE employees.

Get a job with the Census

Wanted: Census workers!

MAC, Inc., the Area Agency on Aging, will host a program on Friday, May 3, offering the opportunity to learn about the importance of the 2020 Census, available job opportunities and the chance to apply for Census jobs in person.

The program will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All are welcome.

Representatives from the U.S. Census Bureau will be on hand at the program to assist with completing job applications.

For more information, call MAC at 410-742-0505, ext. 118.

Voting for Dollars

What if correctional facility prisoners throughout the country were allowed to vote for any candidate they wanted and there just so happened to be a candidate who ran on the promise that if elected all sentences would be commuted to time served? And by voting together these prisoners constituted a majority, are there any doubts as to who would win and what the results would be?

Well, there is no need to think in the hypothetical for the answer because the results of such a system are seen in most major liberal cities across the United States. And it's all done legally by nonworking people who vote for Democrat candidates promising to overtax hardworking Americans to pay for the stuff they say is "free." Ronald Reagan put it as direct as possible, “When you rob Peter to pay Paul, you can always count on Paul's vote.” And Benjamin Franklin also warned against such practices when he said, “When the people find that they can vote themselves money that will herald the end of the republic.”

Because this system has been ongoing for decades, people accept it as business as usual when a Democrat is in office, yet outside the world of politics, people commonly refer to the practice as theft.


Iraq Combat Vet: 'I Scared the Hell' out of Synagogue Shooter Read Newsmax: Iraq Combat Vet: 'I Scared the Hell' out of Synagogue Shooter

An Iraq combat veteran who ran toward the man firing shots inside the Chabad of Poway synagogue in San Diego Saturday and yelled at him until he dropped his weapon is denying he's a hero and says he thinks there may have been an angel behind him speaking through his voice.

“I knew I had to be within five feet of this guy so his rifle couldn’t get to me,” the veteran, Oscar Stewart, 51, told The Daily Caller. "I ran immediately toward him, and I yelled as loud as I could. And he was scared. I scared the hell out of him.”

The priest of a neighboring church heard Stewart yelling at the man, and others at the church told the veteran it sounded more like four or five people were shouting.

Stewart said his military training had kicked in. He was in the Navy from 1990 to 1994 and then enlisted in the Army in 2001 after the 9-11 attacks.


Transgenderism. A Logical Look. Part 1

After admitting he planned to carry out ISIS-inspired attack at National Harbor, man pleads not guilty

GREENBELT, Md. — Weeks after he told the FBI he was going to drive into crowds of people at National Harbor, Rondell Henry signaled he intends to fight the first federal criminal charge brought by prosecutors so far.

Henry, 28, pleaded not guilty to interstate transportation of a stolen vehicle, after he admitted to law enforcement that he intended to carry out an ISIS-inspired truck attack.

“I was just going to keep driving and driving and driving,” Henry told investigators. “I wasn’t going to stop.”

The incriminating statements are laid bare in court papers and in sworn testimony from an FBI special agent.


2 suspended Pugh aides 'no longer employed by city'

BALTIMORE —Two suspended aides to Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh are no longer employed by the city.

A spokesman for Ex-Officio Mayor Jack Young said Bruce Williams, chief of staff, and Karen Stokes, who was director of government relations, are no longer with the city

The development comes days after three other Pugh aides -- Gary Brown Jr., Poetri Deal and Afra Vance-White -- were terminated.


Marine vet congressman rejects Ocasio-Cortez's claim of the VA not being broken

Rep. Seth Moulton, Mass., a Marine veteran and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, says he disagrees with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's, D-N.Y., claim the Department of Veterans Affairs operates smoothly.

Moulton said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" he also disagrees with President Trump's recent tweet bragging the VA is not broken anymore, because he fixed it.

"When people show up at the VA and they can’t even get seen for months. When I get sent home with the wrong medications after having a minor surgery, I mean, that is not a good healthcare system," he said.


This dad is admiring a car he sees parked in a restaurant parking lot, **Tissue Alert**

Now we know for sure that Trump is the better man

Those of us who live in solid Democrat strongholds amid single-minded leftists will know what it is like to attempt a civil conversation about President Trump. This is especially true if one encounters those true-blue Dems in the wealthiest areas of California, N.Y., and D.C. Because they are wealthy, successful, often educated at one of the prestige colleges, they know, with every fiber of their being, that they are smarter, wiser, and better than any of us lowly, deplorable Trump-supporters.

If they are Jewish, and you ask them if they appreciate Trump's support of Israel, they will look at you, roll their eyes as if you were even more verklempt than they thought. They hate Trump more than they love Israel. If you ask them if they are bothered by the open acceptance of anti-Semitism by the Democratic Party, they will shrug at the lunacy of your question and say something like "anti-Semitism has always been with us." They will deny to their death its escalation across the world at this moment in time, despite the obvious overt escalation and implicit approval of and by the global left. Their identities since the 2016 election are defined by their opposition to Trump. They have sold their souls because their candidate lost the election.

Ask them if they are not pleased with his phenomenal success regarding the economy. Are not the economic developments under Trump great for them, their 401(k)s, their stock portfolios? Have not his foreign policy maneuvers been successful? Are we not immeasurably better off overall than under Obama? Again, they will regard your question with disgust and disdain. As many others have observed, they hate the president more than they love this country, this country that made their privilege, wealth, and safety possible.


More from the intolerant left

Is there any  "ism or obia" that they forgot?   Maybe the democrats should work on corruption.  There seems to be a lot of that in their party.   Below is an article from last year that lists only a few things.  I'm sure the readers can add to the list. 

Democrats' tolerance of corruption gets more evident

Border Patrol: Central Americans Entering U.S. With Contagious Health Conditions

"Well, we're seeing an unprecedented number of people crossing the border illegally as family units," Aaron Hull, the chief for the El Paso Border Patrol sector, told "Sunday Morning Futures" with Maria Bartiromo.

Hull said there's been a 600 percent increase in arrivals, most of them family units, in the current fiscal year to date, compared with the same period in the prior fiscal year.

And many of those people are sick, he said, a situation that forces Border Patrol agents to divert from their main mission.

Hull called it a "huge resource drain."

"Agents join the Patrol to secure the border, to enforce the law, but increasingly they're being tasked with things that they never thought they would be doing -- heating up baby bottles, literally changing diapers, caring for more and more sick people, because a lot of these aliens coming in are carrying contagious health conditions, things like chicken pox, scabies, tuberculosis, lice."

Hull said 90 percent of the illegal aliens walking into the El Paso sector are from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.

And he repeated what so many Americans have heard over and over again:

Here's who Newt Gingrich thinks will win Democratic presidential race

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich thinks California Sen. Kamala Harris is "most likely" to be nominated to the Democrats pick to challenge President Trump in the 2020 presidential race. Gingrich, speaking to CBSN on Monday, said Harris' base of California and general likability make her a serious contender for the nomination.

"She's very articulate and I think a likable person, and I think that she represents a new generation in a way that [Joe] Biden and [Bernie] Sanders are going to work very hard to be able to match," Gingrich added. The lifelong Republican said that while Biden and Sanders both have the advantage of national name recognition, the larger dynamic of the Democratic party as it stands now leans so far left that it presents a potential challenge for traditional candidates like the former vice president and the Vermont senator.

"It's also [open] to newer faces in a way that I think Sanders has a hard time coping with." Gingrich's forecasting isn't far off either, according to recent polling by Monmouth University, Harris placed third, behind both Biden and Sanders with 8 percent support.


Man charged in Capital Gazette shooting enters not criminally responsible plea

The man charged in the Capital Gazette shooting case on Monday entered a plea of not guilty and not criminally responsible after three deadline extensions.

Anne Colt Leitess, Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney, said Monday her office will respond in writing in the next couple of days to ask the court to order the defendant be evaluated by the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

A circuit court judge will then order the accused be examined by a forensic psychiatrist with the state health department. The evaluation is to be completed within 60 days of the judge signing the order, though it can be extended if the health department experts request more time.

William Davis, the lead public defender representing the accused, did not respond Monday to a request for comment.


Trump proposes an application fee for asylum-seekers

President Trump has proposed charging an application fee to asylum-seekers as his administration tries to stem the flow of migrants surging across the southern border with Mexico.

Trump announced the proposal in a presidential memo on Monday and also called for the attorney general and secretary of Homeland Security to overhaul the immigration system.

According to recent stats, more migrants seeking asylum have been denied their applications since Trump became president.


Judge Denies Mosby Request To Dismiss Marijuana Convictions

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Judges have denied a request from Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby to dismiss convictions in nearly 5,000 cases of marijuana possession.

Mosby announced in January that she would cease prosecuting cases of marijuana possession as well as ask the courts to throw out thousands of old convictions.

She said those cases clog the system.

The State’s Attorney’s Office said it is considering its options following the judge’s ruling.



The May Delmarva History Lecture offered by Westside Historical Society on May 20 will be delivered by Dr. Stephen Gehnrich at the MAC Center in Salisbury, beginning at 2:00 pm. The topic will be a familiar figure to many local residents, General Amos W.
W. Woodcock, native of Salisbury. The title of his talk is “General Amos W.W. Woodcock of Salisbury, Maryland (1883-1964): Gentleman, Soldier, Scholar, and Good Citizen”

General Amos W. W. Woodcock was a prominent citizen of Salisbury, MD who served his community, state, and country in numerous capacities. His life (1883-1964) was intertwined with many of the major events in the first half of the 20th century, and he played a significant role in many of them; from guarding the Mexican border in 1916, fighting in World War One, enforcing Prohibition, and Prosecuting Japanese War Criminals after World War Two. He was also actively involved in Maryland, serving as
the U.S. District Attorney, the President of St. John’s College, President of the Wicomico School Board, and active member of Asbury Methodist Church. Why has this Renaissance man of great accomplishments and public service been virtually forgotten,
even in his hometown? This will be the approach Dr. Gehnrich will examine in his talk.

Dr. Gehnrich, who was awarded a PhD in Biology from Tufts University in  Massachusetts and did research at Harvard, joined the Department of Biiological Sciences at Salisbury University in 1988. As he explains, his interest in local Salisbury history began
when he asked the late Salisbury historian Richard Cooper about a low brick wall just off Riverside Drive. Mr. Cooper explained that the wall surrounded a well that had part of a garden in the estate of General Amos W.W. Woodcock, a prominent citizen of Salisbury
who had been the commander of Salisbury’s National Guard Company while fighting in France during World War One. Steve was already a World War One buff, so this was perfect fit! He decided to pursue a Master’s degree in History, which he completed in 2008. His thesis was a biography General Woodcock.

Steve has been fortunate to visit many of the World War One battlefields in France and Belgium, and he is particularly interested in the men from our area that served in the War. He is a member of the Western Front Association, an international organization
based in England that promotes the study and remembrance of World War One.

This should be another very interesting and provocative talk and one not to be missed! As always, this lecture is free and open to the public. The talk will be held in the Bradford Room of the MAC Center and begins at 2:00. Audience members are welcome
to ask questions and participate in the discussion following Dr. Gehnrich’s presentation.

For more information email or phone Westside Historical Society at , cell 410-726-8047.

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