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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Reports: ICE has begun raids to round up undocumented migrants

Immigration authorities have begun conducting raids, a senior administration official said Sunday, in an operation expected to target about 2,000 undocumented migrants ordered by courts to be removed from the country.

The Wall Street Journal also confirmed the development, citing a source.

The raids, which will focus on recent arrivals to the country, are slated for Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and San Francisco, a senior immigration official said. New Orleans is also on the list, but the city tweeted last week that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it would suspend operations through the weekend in areas hit by Tropical Storm Barry.

Acting U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ken Cuccinelli took issue with referring to the targets of the raids as undocumented.

"They're not undocumented. They've got a court order on a piece of paper -- federal order -- that says they've gotten due process, and (there are) over a million people with removal orders. That's the pool that ICE is drawing from," he told CNN.

ICE will not comment on operational details of the raids, Cuccinelli said, adding that the priority will be apprehending violent criminals and aggravated felons. ICE agents are not "utilizing" allegations of crossing the border illegally, a misdemeanor, as cause for arrest in the raids, he said.

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Question Of The Day 7-9-19


What improvements would you like to see in Salisbury?

Mayor Jake Day Kills Off 400 Canada Geese In The City of Salisbury Maryland

Hundreds of geese euthanized in Salisbury, meat goes to local shelters

Some leave constellations of droppings along the river, others down fairways, while others are watched happily as they graze.

But hundreds fewer geese are going to be seen waddling around Salisbury for the time being.

Kevin Sullivan of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services confirmed his team humanely euthanized 362 resident Canada geese two weeks ago, brought in by request of the city of Salisbury to manage "an excessive population."

"The city of Salisbury reached out to USDA Wildlife Services to see how they might manage an over-population of Canada geese throughout the city, leaving droppings and over-grazing, habitat damage (and) polluting waters," said Sullivan, director for Maryland, Delaware and Washington D.C.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources conducts an annual waterfowl survey, and the estimated Canada goose population decreased by about 61% from 2018 to 2019 — resting at about 250,200 state-wide as of February estimates.

No estimates from Salisbury could be provided.

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Question Of The Day 7-8-19


USWNT shuts out Netherlands to win another World Cup

LYON, France — The United States won its record fourth Women’s World Cup title and second in a row, beating the Netherlands 2-0 Sunday night when Megan Rapinoe converted a penalty kick in the second half and Rose Lavelle added a goal.

Rapinoe, the pink-haired U.S. captain who grabbed world-wide attention on and off the field, scored in the 61st minute after a video review determined Stefanie van der Gragt had fouled Alex Morgan with a kick to the shoulder in the penalty area.

Two days past her 34th birthday, Rapinoe slotted the ball past goalkeeper Sari van Veenendaal for her 50th international goal, her sixth of the tournament to win the Golden Ball as scoring leader. The oldest player to score in a Women’s World Cup final, she struck a familiar victorious pose with arms outstretched.

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What Are Your Thoughts On This? Could Salisbury Use Another Dog Park?

Geese conversation on nextdoor platform

This was the first conversation between citizens and Jake's response

Below is the 2nd and most recent conversation between citizens. Jake usually sits on this platform and responds to everything, yet on this topic he has absolutely nothing to say, publicly, because he knows people are paying attention.

Minimum wage bill could eliminate 1.3 million jobs, CBO says

Democrats’ signature policy proposal to raise the federal minimum wage would cost roughly 1.3 million jobs nationwide, even as it boosts wages for 17 million workers and lift 1.3 million families out of poverty, according to a report by the Congressional Budget Office released Monday.

The report — which offers the most detailed analysis to date of the proposed $15 hourly federal wage — is a mixed bag for House Democratic leaders, who are just days away from putting the legislation on the floor.

The Democratic bill, which would phase in the $15 minimum over five years, only recently won enough support from across the caucus to reach a floor vote.

CBO’s finding that a $15 hourly minimum would result in 1.3 million jobs lost was a median estimate. CBO's upper estimate of 3.7 million jobs lost poses another test for Democratic centrists, many of whom were skeptical about the impact on local businesses. (CBO's lower estimate was that the number of jobs lost would be "about zero.")


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DONATING GOOSE MEAT TO FOOD BANKS?

Often when we hear that a city is planning a round-up and slaughter of Canada geese, community leaders are quick to inform us that they plan to donate the meat from the slaughtered geese to food banks. Saying this appears to appease many people who might otherwise be opposed to the round-up and slaughter. However, does this really happen?

There is very little information available on reported contaminated goose meat because the cost of testing and processing the goose meat for donation to food banks comes out of the community's budget, i.e. taxpayers pocket. Rather than incur an unnecessary added expense, most community leaders chose to have the geese buried in a landfill.

Canada geese ingest a variety of chemical toxins which are prevalent in the environment. These toxins are absorbed in the birds' tissue. The problem with eating goose meat is not what is known but what is unknown. The following considerations should be taken seriously when goose meat is donated to food banks. 



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Maryland Is The Worst State For Retirement, Study Says

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Despite all of the great things about Maryland from seafood, beaches, wineries, and more — it’s ranked as the worst state for retirement.

For this study, Bankrate looked at affordability, weather and a number of other factors important to retirees.

Maryland ranked dead last at no. 50 overall. It ranked no. 47 for affordability, no. 33 for crime, no. 42 for culture, no. 18 for weather, and no. 37 for wellness.

“Where to live is probably one of the most personal decisions one can make because it’s not just about preferences, it’s also about the financial considerations that are associated with it,” says Mark Hamrick, senior economic analyst at Bankrate.

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Florida principal reassigned after he told parent he 'can't say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event'

A principal of a Florida high school has been removed from his job after he allegedly refused to say the Holocaust actually happened because "not everyone believes" the historical event — in which more than six million people were murdered — actually happened.

William Latson, principal of Spanish River High School in Boca Raton, was reassigned to an unspecified new position, the Palm Beach County School District said in a statement, as the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported.

“In addition to being offensive, the principal’s statement is not supported by either the School District Administration or the School Board," the district said Monday, as the news outlet reported.

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Ocasio-Cortez Blames Republicans For DC Flooding

Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez directed her ire at Republicans after historic flash flooding ravaged the nation’s capital Monday.

Washington D.C. saw 2.79 inches of rain in just one hour, topping the 1945 record of 2.05 inches in the same time period, according to The Washington Post. The freshman Democratic congresswoman appeared to blame Republican support for the fossil fuel industry for the flooding.

“Unprecedented flooding is quickly becoming a new normal,” she tweeted. “Despite that, Republicans are tripling down on fossil fuels w/no plan to transition off them, or make the critical infra investments we need to prep for the climate crisis.”

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Question Of The Day 7-9-19


What improvements would you like to see in Wicomico County?

Welcome To The Eastern Shore...


Sent In By A Viewer....Prisoner Escaped From Detention Center


Somerset County/Westover, MD Residents : Be ALERT! Lock it down! Detention Center escapee on the move...white T-shirt and dreads.

Helicopters are currently searching for the prisoner.  

Caption This Ocean City Photo


USE A CROSSWALK DUMMY!


An Antifa counter-protester was hit by a pickup truck while interrupting the 'March for Jesus' which was organised by Patriot Prayer in Portland.

Baltimore Teen’s Family ‘Blessed With So Much Love…’ After Spinal Injury In OC


OCEAN CITY – The Fourth of July holiday weekend was marred when a Baltimore teen suffered a significant neck and spinal cord injury in the surf.

On July 4, Ben Paepcke, a 2018 graduate of Calvert Hall College High School in Baltimore, was body-surfing with his friends in front of a lifeguard stand when he dove under and did not come up, according to a Go Fund Me page set up in his name by his family. Ocean City Beach Patrol lifeguards immediately assessed the situation and rushed into the water to rescue Paepke.

Other OCBP lifeguards in the area also responded and assisted in stabilizing Paepcke’s neck and back. Once stabilized, Paepcke was transported from the beach. At the hospital, it was discovered Paepcke had broken his neck at C5 and suffered a spinal cord injury. Once he was stabilized, Paepke was transported to Shock Trauma in Baltimore where he was undergoing testing and preparing for multiple surgeries.

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Do You Remember........


Detroit Youth Music Festival Offers Different Ticket Prices For Whites, Non-Whites

A Detroit youth music festival is offering different ticket prices for different races, leading one rapper to withdraw from the event.

AfroFuture Fest tickets for “persons of color” cost half as much as tickets for “non-persons of color,” according to the event page.

Early bird tickets for white attendees run at $20, while early bird tickets for non-white attendees cost $10. After July 17, tickets for white people will cost $40, while tickets for non-white people will cost $20.

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Ilhan Omar calls for advertiser boycott against Tucker Carlson

Rep. Ilhan Omar called for advertisers to boycott Fox News host Tucker Carlson after he offered her as an example of why the U.S. immigration system is dangerous.

"Fox News is now giving a nightly platform to white supremacist rhetoric. It’s dangerous. Advertisers should not be underwriting hate speech," the Minnesota Democrat said Wednesday on Twitter.

Omar said in another tweet on Tuesday that Carlson was a "racist fool."

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Governor's Office on Community Initiatives Receives $50,000 Grant to Preserve, Protect African American Artifacts Inside State’s Banneker-Douglass Museum

ANNAPOLIS, MD –  The Governor’s Office on Community Initiatives received a $50,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to “strengthen African American history and culture” inside the state’s Banneker-Douglass Museum. This grant supports the capacity-building of African American museums and the growth and development of museum professionals at African American museums. A total of $2.2 million in funds has been awarded to 14 grantees. 
“This grant will allow us to protect and preserve many of the pieces of Maryland’s African American heritage and historic artifacts by providing crucial upgrades to the storage facilities at the museum,” said Schillica Howard, Curator of Collections for the Banneker-Douglass Museum. “Our hope is that all Marylanders and future generations will engage with their own history, and this grant paves the way for this important cause.” 
The Banneker-Douglass Museum is home to more than 12,000 historic objects, exhibition spaces, and an archives library. These upgrades will allow the museum to properly store and preserve important pieces of Maryland’s African American history, primarily its Fine Art and African Art Collections. To learn more about the museum’s collections visit our online collections archive
“The Banneker-Douglass Museum was selected as a recipient of this federal investment because of our strong commitment to preserving African American heritage and thanks to Governor Hogan, Lt. Governor Rutherford, commissioners, and staff who support our mission,” said Chanel Compton, Executive Director of the Banneker-Douglass Museum. "We are dedicated to building the capacity of the museum to better serve as a community- and education-based resource that authentically preserves and empowers the future of African American history in Maryland.”
To view the IMLS FY2019 Museum Grants for African American History and Culture applicant webinar, click here. For more information on IMLS, please visit them online at IMLS.gov.
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About the Banneker-Douglass MuseumAs the State of Maryland’s official museum of African American heritage, the Banneker-Douglass Museum documents, interprets, and promotes African American history and culture - particularly in Maryland - through exhibitions, programs, and projects. The museum improves the understanding and appreciation of America’s rich cultural diversity for all. It is a unit of the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives and is supported by the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture. The venue is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and admission is free. To learn about the Banneker-Douglass Museum, visit bdmuseum.maryland.gov.

Ocean City Geese Stage Rally In Support of Salisbury Geese


Attorney General Frosh Joins Coalition Opposing HUD Proposed Rule to Deny Critical Housing Assistance to Immigrants



More Than 55,000 Children Could Be Left Homeless If Implemented

BALTIMORE, MD – Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh, joining a coalition of 23 states, today submitted a comment letter to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) opposing a proposed rule that would deny housing assistance to mixed-status families that include any undocumented immigrants.

The new proposal would result in the eviction of thousands of families, including many children and lawful residents and citizens, who rely on housing assistance for their homes. If enacted, the proposed rule will harm the states, their residents, their local economies, and the public health.

“HUD’s proposed rule is another step in the Administration’s family separation policy,” said Attorney General Frosh. “This rule would force parents out of the homes and lives of their children. It is a policy that is both cruel and counterproductive.”

For more than 30 years, laws governing public housing and HUD rules have prioritized family unity and the preservation of the family unit. Accordingly, the law has for decades allowed families with mixed immigration status to receive public housing subsidies, so long as ineligible family members did not themselves receive any financial subsidies. The new proposal, announced in April 2019, would prohibit family members who are undocumented from residing in their homes. In many cases, the eligible family members are children, and these minors would not be able to live without their parents, resulting in the effective eviction of entire families.

As HUD’s own analysis concludes, the proposed rule would eliminate housing assistance for more than 108,000 people, including at least 55,000 children, many of whom are U.S. citizens or otherwise eligible for housing assistance.

In the comment letter submitted today, the attorneys general argue that this substantial loss of housing benefits will also cause significant economic and social harms to the states, including greater homelessness, reduced productivity, and a higher incidence of major health problems for those impacted by the rule.

States will have to bear significant administrative and social benefit costs if the rule goes into effect. Private housing providers will be far less likely to participate in subsidized housing programs, leaving states to find additional affordable housing options and plan for increased rates of evictions and homelessness.

In addition to Maryland, today’s letter is signed by the attorneys general of California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington.

THIS NEEDS TO STOP!

Father of Kamala Harris Says Her Ancestors Owned Slaves

The father of Kamala Harris detailed how their ancestors owned slaves, an inconvenient part of her history as she has spent much of her campaign focusing on race politics.

The Democrats have been up in arms about an NBC News report that detailed how Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s great-great-grandfathers owned slaves in Alabama in the 1800s.

Donald Harris, a Stanford University economics professor and father of 2020 Democrat candidate, wrote about how they are descendant of an Irishman who owned a slave plantation in Jamaica in a piece titled “Reflections of a Jamaican Father.”

“My roots go back, within my lifetime, to my paternal grandmother Miss Chrishy (née Christiana Brown, descendant of Hamilton Brown who is on record as plantation and slave owner and founder of Brown’s Town),” Mr. Harris wrote in his article for Jamaica Global.

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Lawmaker Proposes Bill Allowing Americans to Contribute for Border Wall When Filing Taxes

Rep. Mark Green (R-TN) has introduced a bill that would allow Americans to directly contribute to a fund for President Donald Trump’s border wall when filing their taxes with the IRS every year, his office confirmed to Breitbart News exclusively.

“Taxpayer dollars should never be used to advance political campaigns. But keeping Americans safe must be our #1 priority,” Green said in a release provided to Breitbart News ahead of its public release. “Americans spoke loud and clear in the 2016 election that we want a wall to secure our southern border. Congress has clearly been unable to get the job done. My bill will give every American the opportunity to directly help President Trump build the wall.”

The bill, officially titled the Dollars for the Wall Act, would change the IRS 1040 form people file when they pay their taxes every year to allow a direct contribution to a border wall fund. Currently, the 1040 form has a box that filers can check that would direct $3–or $6 for joint filers–to what is called the Presidential Election Campaign Fund.

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Bill Clinton Denies Knowing Anything About His Pedophile Friend Jeffery Epstein But Flight Logs Show Otherwise

Former President Bill Clinton, who is longtime friends with pedophile Jeffery Epstein, has released a statement about the billionaire's arrest over the weekend and charges related to child sex abuse and trafficking.

"President Clinton knows nothing about the terrible crimes Jeffery Epstein pleaded guilty to in Florida some years ago, or those with which he has been recently charged in New York. In 2002 and 2003, President Clinton took a total of four trips on Jeffrey Epstein's airplane: one to Europe, one to Asia, and two to Africa, which included stops in connection with the work of the Clinton Foundation," Clinton's spokesperson said. "Staff, supporters of the Foundation, and his Secretary Service detail traveled on every leg of every trip. He had one meeting with Epstein in his Harlem office in 2002, and around the same time, made one brief visit to Epstein's New York apartment with a staff member and his security detail. He's not spoken to Epstein in well over a decade, and has never been to Little St. James Island, Epstein's ranch in New Mexico, or his residence in Florida."

According to extensive reporting and flight logs, Clinton took at least 26 trips to Epstein's private island where much of the abuse occurred. He ditched his Secret Service detail to do so.

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OUTRAGE! Pelosi Tips Off Illegals on Sunday’s Rumored Deportation Raids – Gives ‘Legal Advice’ on How to Evade ICE Agents (VIDEO)

The New York Times reported Thursday that the massive deportation operation President Trump delayed two weeks ago will be deployed this Sunday.

Trump’s deportation operation is targeting illegals who already have deportation orders, yet Democrat leaders are giving them advice on how to evade ICE agents!

AOC fired off a tweet:

“ICE will launch raids across 10 major cities this SUNDAY. Check your neighbors & know your rights. Remember: no one can enter your home without a *judicial warrant.*” she said.

“Sometimes ICE will try to show other papers to get in your house. Judicial warrants are from a court,” AOC added.

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PHOTO: JEFFREY EPSTEIN’S ALLEGED PIMP ATTENDS CHELSEA CLINTON WEDDING

A photograph from 2010 shows the accomplice of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein attending the wedding of Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of President Bill Clinton.

In a Getty Images photograph documenting the July 31, event, Ghislaine Maxwell can be seen smirking at the camera as Bill walks Chelsea down the aisle.

The photo provides further proof of Epstein and his associates’ close ties to the Clinton dynasty.

Maxwell, whose social circle includes members of the UK royal family, has been named in several lawsuits as the woman who helped procure and transport underage girls which provided the billionaire massages and ultimately sexual favors.

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Hurd: 'I Shouldn't Be Only African-American Republican' in House

Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, says he’d like to see a more diverse Republican Party, and that it should be “a broad party.”

In an interview aired Sunday on NBC News’ “Meet the Press,” Hurd lamented the lack of African-Americans in Congress — and said the GOP must be more diverse to win voters.

"I think the Republican Party should be a broad party,” he said.

“I shouldn't be the only African-American Republican in the House of Representatives,” he said, adding that “ruby-red Texas" is "actually purple."

"If we want to keep a Republican Party in Texas, the Republican Party in Texas needs to start looking like Texas,” he said. “I think that goes for the rest of the country as well.”

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[That would work if more black people would run, Mr. Hurd-- but apparently they all want to be Democrats. --Editor]

WHOA! Pervert Jeffrey Epstein Flew Clintons to Orgy Island – Robert Mueller Was Involved, Let Them Off

We reported in November 2018 that the Miami Herald published an extensive report on Democrat donor and Clinton confidant Jeffrey Epstein’s child sex allegations –

Epstein abused dozens, if not hundreds, of teen girls.

It is well documented that former President Bill Clinton flew on convicted child sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s private jet.

And Robert Mueller was FBI director when Epstein was given a lenient 13 month jail stint for his years of child sex abuse.

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