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Friday, August 23, 2019

Lyme Disease Meeting Monday, August 26, 2019

Happy late Summer to everyone! At our August meeting this coming Monday, we will be viewing a video combination from the 2017 Annual Scientific Conference hosted by the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society that includes two half-hour presentations as follows:
Part 1: Overview & Basic Science of Botanical Medicine in the Treatment of Tick-borne Infections presented by Mischa Grieda, ND

 Part 2: Clinical Application of Key Botanical Medicines in the Treatment of Tick-borne Infections presented by Jacob Leone, ND

Part 1 discusses the recommended treatment objectives of 1) infection management; 2) immune modulation; and 3) functional repair. Dr. Grieda presents the conventional vs. botanical approaches to each of these objectives in the treatment of tick-borne diseases. He emphasizes that treatment of tick-borne diseases is not all about killing the bugs and he provides a basic understanding for the importance of including immune modulation and functional cell repair in the treatment plan.

He also introduces three main herbs that he and Dr. Leone chose to highlight in their talks - artemisia, curcumin and andrographis. Many other herbs are also discussed in the talks, but the two speakers spend a lot of their time on these three that they consider important in the treatment of tick-borne diseases. And they tie the three herbs into the treatment objectives mentioned above, as well as to the treatment of several individual tick-borne diseases.

In Part 2, Dr. Leone gets more heavily involved in the clinical use of herbs in the treatment of tick-borne diseases by addressing key considerations - such as inflammation, pain, autoimmune disorders, gastrointestinal issues, neurological problems - in the context of actual case studies.

Both speakers provide a brief history of herbal medicines and their use in the development of certain pharmaceutical drugs, and they provide clinical studies referencing the increased effectiveness of antibiotics when used with certain herbal medicines. Herbal safety and selection of quality herbs are also mentioned. Each presentation is a half hour in length.

6:30 p.m.
Greater Salisbury Building (next to WMDT-TV)
200 Camden Street (not "Avenue")
downtown Salisbury, MD

The meeting is free and open to the public. There is free parking in the large open-air parking lot next to the Wicomico Free Library (you will have to take a ticket but you will not have to pay on the way out). The Greater Salisbury Building is the gray building located next to WMDT-TV on one side and the yellow building with the walk-over on the other side. There will be a question and answer session following the video presentation, and the meeting will be concluded with refreshments and a social time.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please call Marilyn at 410-726-4573 or e-mail . Hope you can join us for this information-packed meeting!

P.O. Box 5360
Salisbury, MD 21802

Young Turks contributor blames Reagan after backlash for mocking Dan Crenshaw's war wounds

A contributor to a left-wing online show who sparked outrage for crudely mocking Rep. Dan Crenshaw for war wounds sustained as a Navy SEAL in Afghanistan issued a statement that shifted blame to President Trump and former President Ronald Reagan.

Hasan Piker, who works for his uncle Cenk Uygur's liberal YouTube show, scoffed at Crenshaw's missing eye during his commentary on the Texas congressman's recent appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience. "Didn't he go to war and like literally lose his eye because some mujahideen — a brave f--king soldier — f--ked his eye hole with their d--k? Isn't that how he f--king lost his dumbass eye, because he got his f--king eye hole f--ked, by a brave soldier?" he said.

Piker also said that the U.S. deserved the 9/11 terrorist attacks because of its "foreign policy decisions."


Is Logic the Same as Common Sense?

Some truth in this….

1 - Eleven teens die each day because of texting while driving.
Maybe it's time to raise the age of Smart Phone ownership to 21.

2 - If gun control laws actually worked, Chicago would be Mayberry, USA.

3 - The Second Amendment makes more women equal than the entire feminist movement.

4 - Legal gun owners have 300 million guns and probably a trillion rounds of ammo.
Seriously, folks, if we were the problem, you'd know it.

5 - When JFK was killed, nobody blamed the rifle.

6 - The NRA murders 0 people and receives $0 in government funds.
Planned Parenthood kills 350,000 babies every year and receives $500,000,000 in tax dollars annually.

7 - I have no problem with vigorous background checks when it comes to firearms.
While we're at it, let's do the same when it comes to immigration, Voter I. D. and Candidates running for office.

8 - You don't need a smoke detector; that's what the fire department is for.
Now... if you think that sounds stupid, you know how I feel when you say I don't need a gun.

9 - Folks keep talking about another Civil War. One side knows how to shoot and probably has a trillion rounds.
The other side has crying closets and is confused about which bathroom to use.
Now tell me, how do you think that's going to end?

Don’t be afraid to share this. There is more logic and common sense expressed here than probably anything you’ve seen in the news today.

Bernie Sanders wants to double union membership and allow federal workers to strike

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is proposing a radical re-working of federal workplace law with the aim of swelling the ranks of organized labor.

The Democratic presidential candidate’s “Work Place Democracy Plan,” released Wednesday, would end state right-to-work laws, make union organizing radically easier, and even give federal workers the right to strike.

“When Bernie Sanders is president, we will make it easier, not harder, for workers to join unions by implementing the Workplace Democracy Plan and establishing a national goal to double union membership during his first term in office,” the campaign said.


Special Forces Launch War Drill In 21 North Carolina Counties Next Week

At the end of next week, residents across North Carolina will see a series of Special Forces war exercises, including heavy caliber gunfire, simulated bombs, helicopters, and whatever else encompasses a warzone, is being held in 21 North Carolina counties starting Aug. 03. The Army told residents don't panic if they hear gunfire at the middle of the night or early morning.

The war exercise, known as "Robin Sage," is considered one of the most extensive training exercises in the US and started in the early 1950s, reported The Charlotte Observer.

Robin Sage will be held in complex urban environments in North Carolina. Hostile forces will battle Special Forces students, volunteer civilians, and soldiers from Fort Bragg. The training concludes on Sept. 12, said an Army press release.


Stephanie Grisham says New York Times 'weaponizing journalism' against Trump

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham accused the New York Times of "weaponizing journalism" against President Trump.

Grisham lashed out at the news outlet, which her boss often dubs a purveyor of fake news, while commenting on the emergence of decade-old tweets from New York Times politics editor Tom Wright-Piersanti that have been criticized as offensive and racist.

“I am disgusted but not surprised by this latest revelation out of the New York Times,” Grisham said in a statement to Breitbart. “Will there be consequences? Doubtful. The New York Times is too busy weaponizing journalism to harass this President and the people who work for him to bother holding their own people accountable.”


The Extinction Of Christians In The Middle East

  • "I don't believe in these two words [human rights], there are no human rights. But in Western countries, there are animal rights. In Australia they take care of frogs.... Look upon us as frogs, we'll accept that — just protect us so we can stay in our land." — Metropolitan Nicodemus, the Syriac Orthodox archbishop of Mosul, National Catholic Register.
  • "Those people are the same ones who came here many years ago. And we accepted them. We are the original people in this land. We accepted them, we opened the doors for them, and they push us to be minorities in our land, then refugees in our land. And this will be with you if you don't wake up." — Metropolitan Nicodemus.
  • "Threats to pandas cause more emotion" than threats to the extinction of the Christians in the Middle East. — Amin Maalouf, French-Lebanese author, Le Temps.

Jeff Landry: State Attorneys General ‘Have Had Enough’ of Big Tech

Louisiana Attorney General (AG) Jeff Landry told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview Wednesday that many state attorneys general have “had enough” of big tech, and they will “take action” after significant investigations.

AG Landry spoke with Breitbart News as a Wall Street Journal report revealed that many state attorneys general could launch an antitrust investigation into America’s largest technology companies as soon as September. The report suggested that they could focus on whether these companies stifle competition by using their concentrated marketplace powers. The attorneys general would likely issue civil investigative demands, which act similarly to subpoenas, to tech giants and other companies.

Landry told Breitbart News that the attorneys general have had several bipartisan meetings, including meetings with the Department of Justice (DOJ), over issues regarding big tech. He also said that they met with Attorney General William Barr. The Louisiana Republican said that they will “take action” after gathering evidence against big tech.


SPD Press Release Robbery Investigation 8-23-19

5 arrested in identity theft scheme targeting disabled and elderly veterans

The Justice Department announced charges in a foreign-based conspiracy Wednesday in what it called the largest-ever identity theft scheme against military members and their families, with the alleged co-conspirators specifically targeting disabled and elderly veterans.

The DOJ said there were at least 3,300 victims of the fraudulent scheme, and that they weren’t done identifying victims in the case. The thefts and attempted thefts of personal information began in 2014 and continued through this summer, totaling in the millions of dollars.

“To our knowledge, this is the largest criminal case ever involving identify theft of military-affiliated personnel,” U.S. Attorney John Bash of Texas said in a press conference yesterday.


WCSAO: Aziz Seck Convicted of Possession With Intent To Distribute Cocaine

San Fran Changes ‘Felon’ to ‘Justice-Involved Person’

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has adopted new “person first” language guidelines aimed at rewriting labels for criminals, which will see them called ‘justice-involved people’ or ‘returning residents,’ instead of ‘felons’ or ‘convicts.”

The nonbinding resolution, which was passed last month, purports to change the way California’s criminal population is viewed, as current terms supposedly “only serve to obstruct and separate people from society and make the institutionalization of racism and supremacy appear normal.”

“Inaccurate information, unfounded assumptions, generalizations and other negative predispositions associated with justice-involved individuals create societal stigmas, attitudinal barriers and continued negative stereotypes.”


Cleveland cop, 34, is charged after 'attempting to kidnap a 12-year-old girl

An off-duty Cleveland cop has been charged after he tried to entice a 12-year-old girl waiting for a school bus into his car and then filmed himself urinating on her.

Solomon Nhiwatiwa, 34, was arrested Tuesday by Euclid police, according to a release from Michael C. O'Malley, the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor.

'These actions are impossible to comprehend,' O'Malley said in the release. 'My office will hold him accountable and ensure that he never holds the position of police officer again.'


Comey FBI Willfully Ignored "Highly Classified" Hillary Clinton Emails; Barr Radio Silent

President Obama's FBI, ran by disgraced former director James Comey, knew about - but purposefully ignored - "highly classified" evidence in the Hillary Clinton email investigation before they downgraded their initial assessment of her crime from a felony to a "grossly negligent" mistake.

As The Hill's John Solomon reports, a Senate staff memo updating an ongoing inquiry by Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) reveals that the FBI decided to back off their pursuit of this damning evidence "even though the agents believed access to the sensitive evidence was "necessary" to complete the investigation," writes Solomon.

What's worse, Trump's DOJ has known about this egregious failure of justice since at least 2018 thanks to a classified report by the agency's Inspector General Michael Horowitz, who explained what happened in a briefing.


Forget Gun Control: Knife Crime Is Plaguing U.K. (But You Can't Notice Who's Responsible!)

Guns are hard to get in Britain (although not that hard). So the more commonplace types of lethal interpersonal violence - notably underclass gang warfare - are stabbings with knives.

Where the soundtrack to a warm night in Chicago, Baltimore, or Detroit features gunshots, the corresponding audio for London, Birmingham, or Manchester is of metal blades penetrating human flesh.
This is quite a new thing. Yes, yes, I know about Jack the Ripper. Statistically, though - culturally - knife crime has not been a British thing.

Growing up working-class British in the years before mass immigration, I absorbed the idea that fighting with knives was sneaky and unmanly.


Reporter testing the 'availability of guns at Walmart' fails background check

A senior correspondent for Business Insider investigated "the availability of guns at Walmart" by attempting to purchase a firearm, but proved unable to do so after failing a background check.

"I went to Walmart with the intention of buying a gun last week as part of an investigation into the placement, selection, marketing, and security of firearms in Walmart's stores, and to learn more about the retailer's processes governing gun sales," Hayley Peterson said in article should wrote for Business Insider. "My journey to bring a gun home from Walmart turned out to be far more complicated than I expected."

Walmart's lack of advertising and the fact they only sell guns in certain stores frustrated Peterson's attempt to buy one. After failing a background check, she decided that buying a gun at Walmart was not worth it.


Do School Dress Codes Unfairly Target Girls of Color?

Hasana Alidu likes to dress for her mood. A student at North Valleys High School in Reno, Nev., Alidu loves to express herself through clothing, wearing yellow when she’s happy or black when she’s sad. But on a cool morning this past February, Alidu didn’t think much about the outfit she wore to school: an off-the-shoulder black top tucked into crimson-colored pants. She pulled her long afro curls neatly into a low ponytail. She certainly never imagined her clothes would result in two school police officers escorting her through the halls, as other students watched.

Her school district, the second largest in Nevada, had a clear dress code ban against exposed shoulders at the time. But Alidu says she wasn’t worried about the particular shirt she chose that day. Classmates wear similar clothing—and even more revealing outfits—all the time, she says, without any consequence. For Alidu, the trouble started during lunch when an administrator asked her to cover her shoulders. Alidu initially obliged by pulling up her sleeves. Later in the period, however, the sleeves had slipped back down. When the administrator again saw her with bare shoulders, she called the school officers to take Alidu to the office. As punishment, she received an in-school suspension, and her mother was called. The Washoe County School District did not confirm whether the suspension would be reflected on her record. “I think it’s ridiculous,” Alidu says. “I had to miss class for what I was wearing.” The dress code is unfair, she says. “Most guys wouldn’t even have to deal with that problem; most of the dress code is targeted toward girls.”

Of the 39 restrictions listed in the district’s 2018 handbook, at least half a dozen mentioned items more likely to be worn by female students. Among them: no low-cut necklines, exposed cleavage, or spaghetti straps; no halter tops, tank tops or tube tops; skirts and dresses must be at least mid-thigh in length. Since the incident, a revised policy published online lists 17 restrictions that do not specifically mention exposed shoulders.


On Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, we don’t have to be victims

Friday is supposedly Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. But I’m a black woman and I don’t buy into it. Neither should you.

Black Women’s Equal Pay Day is a symbolic holiday meant to represent the day in 2019 when black women’s earnings catch up what white men earned by the end of 2018.

This holiday falls four months after Equal Pay Day for all women because, according to some, black women are not just the victims of widespread gender discrimination, but also racial discrimination. It doesn’t stop there. Native Women’s Equal Pay Day is Sept. 23 and Latina Women’s Equal Pay Day isn’t until Nov. 20.


NYC 'Truly A Sanctuary City' After De Blasio Allows Illegal Immigrants In Taxpayer-Subsidized Housing Pool

New York City Mayor and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Bill de Blasio just made it easier for illegal immigrants to obtain taxpayer-subsidized apartments. His administration changed the city's affordable housing lottery by doing away with the requirement that any adult applying for "affordable housing" -- aka cheaper apartments paid in for in part by city taxes in typically hard to get neighborhoods -- must have a Social Security Number or Tax Identification Number in order to be considered for the draw. In New York, residents apply for the lottery several times throughout the year. But critics of the old system said that it harmed minority residents who may be more likely to have little to no credit. The SSN and TIN made it possible to check their credit history, thus potentially eliminating them as worthy applicants. But now that these pieces of personal information are no longer required, illegal aliens will be able to enter the lottery as there will be little to no way of checking if they are United States citizens.

"It completely opens the floodgates," Ana Nunez, of Churches United For Fair Housing, a nonprofit organization, told New York One.

Nunez also added that illegal immigrants "confide in me. They don't have a social security number or a TIN...They may fear that if they apply especially with this administration they might face some repercussion … so that is now a huge barrier that has been eliminated."


County stalls International Building Code

(Aug. 16, 2019) Builders in Worcester County won’t have to worry about adjusting to the last version of the International Building Code until next March, following the Worcester County Commissioners’ decision last Tuesday to wait on accepting the updated document adopted by Maryland earlier this year.

The county must adopt the code, which details building standards and requirements, within a year of the state adoption. The commissioner’s reasoning to wait until March is to give the builders more time to adjust to the code.

According to Ed Tudor, director of development review and permitting, a code update and adoption occurs every three years. This cycle’s changes are relatively minor, he said.

The county commissioners do not necessarily agree, as Commissioner Ted Elder observed that the rules are rapidly changing and some seemed excessive. He recalled one person who was denied an occupancy permit because of the absence of a two-foot by two-foot concrete piling.


Cops & Courts – August 23, 2019

Hit-And-Run Collision Alleged
OCEAN CITY — An Ocean City woman was arrested on suspected drunk-driving and hit-and-run charges this week after allegedly colliding with another vehicle on Coastal Highway and fleeing the scene.

Brother Versus Brother Assault
OCEAN CITY — A Brookeville, Md. man was arrested on assault charges after allegedly attacking his brother during a domestic dispute about who was supposed to be staying at their father’s north-end condo.

More Scrapping Brothers
OCEAN CITY — Two Pennsylvania men were arrested on assault and other charges last week after allegedly scrapping with security at a midtown bar after being told to leave and never come back.

Identity Theft Charges
OCEAN CITY — An Ocean View woman was charged with identity fraud and other counts last week after allegedly attempting to gain entry to a downtown bayside bar with a stolen passport.

Arrest After Causing Scene
OCEAN CITY — A Fort Washington, Md. man was arrested on disorderly conduct and resisting arrest charges last weekend after allegedly causing a scene along a crowded highway in the middle of a summer afternoon.

Assault Arrest Over Stolen Skateboard
OCEAN CITY — An Ocean City man was arrested on assault and other charges last week after a reported dispute over an alleged stolen skateboard at a downtown residence.

Refused To Leave Bar
OCEAN CITY — Two Newark, Del. men were arrested on various charges last week after failing to leave a midtown nightclub after being told to do so multiple times by police.


Payback: Democrats rig Tulsi Gabbard right out of their next debate

Iconoclastic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard did the unforgiveable in the eyes of the hidebound Democratic Party establishment: She knocked down one their favorites, Kamala Harris.

Now, through the miracle of rule-rigging, the Democratic establishment has maneuvered to exact a price from her: No appearance at the next Democratic debate. No more taking down the next favorite.

Get a load of this from Michael Tracey in a piece written for RealClearPolitics


Sarah Huckabee Sanders will become Fox News contributor

Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will become a contributor for Fox News.

Sanders, who was the press secretary for nearly two years, will make her debut on Fox & Friends during its next live audience show on Sept. 6.

“FOX News has been the number one news organization in the country for 17 years running and I am beyond proud to join their incredible stable of on-air contributors in providing political insights and analysis," Sanders said, according to a Fox News press release.


Race-baiting student CONFRONTS Candace Owens, Watch how she responds

Wicomico Launches Unique Baseball Field Project

SALISBURY – Wicomico County Recreation & Parks launched a capital campaign for the Project 7 ½ initiative at the Henry S. Parker Athletic Complex in Salisbury on Tuesday, Aug. 13.

Announced in the spring, Project 7 ½ is designed to provide individuals with physical or mental disabilities the opportunity to play the sport of baseball.

With a proposed location between existing fields 7 & 8 at the Henry S. Parker Athletic Complex, field 7 ½ would serve as a host facility for Challenger Little League on the Eastern Shore and include other special needs programs.

Capital campaign funds will be combined with funding from Wicomico County and a State of Maryland Project Open Space grant for field construction and the addition of inclusive playground equipment, sensory trail and legacy areas.


ABC Faces Boycott Threat for Casting Sean Spicer on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

ABC is facing calls for a boycott after the network announced that Sean Spicer will join the upcoming season of the popular reality competition series Dancing with the Stars.

Sean Spicer, who served as President Donald Trump’s first press secretary and director of communications, will join a cast that includes Christie Brinkley, Lamar Odom, James Van Der Beek, singer Mary Wilson and country star Lauren Alaina. The show’s 28th season is set to begin airing in September.

But no sooner was the casting announced Wednesday on Good Morning America did threats of a viewer and advertiser boycott began flying on social media.

Scott Dworkin, the co-founder of the Democratic Coalition, an anti-Trump PAC, wrote: “You will face a boycott. A big one. Of the show and of your entire network. And it will be well deserved. Folks will contact every advertiser you have and demand they stop running ads.”

More hate here

Why does alcohol make you gain weight?

Health experts have revealed the real reasons why drinking alcohol can lead to unexpected calories - and it's not just due to 'sugary' mixed drinks and 'high carb' beer.

Alcohol alone contains seven calories per gram so even if you choose 'low carb' and 'low sugar' drink options, you're still consuming empty calories that do nothing for your body nutritionally.

The body also processes alcohol differently to other drinks, so you're far more likely to store calories from food while drinking than you are at other times.


Justice: 64% of federal arrests are noncitizens, with a 200% increase

Federal arrests of noncitizens have jumped over 200% in the last 20 years and now account for 64% of those arrested, according to the Justice Department.

The Bureau of Justice Statistics said that federal arrests of non-Americans rose 234% from 1998-2018. For U.S. citizens, the percentage rose just 10% over those 20 years.

The newly released statistics feed the Trump administration’s narrative that an increase in immigration, especially illegal immigration, has fed a spike in crime.


New automatic voter registration law fraudulently registering minors to vote

Beginning last month, Maryland became the 10th state in the nation, along with the District of Columbia, to enact a voter registration system that automatically puts residents on the voter rolls when using a social service agency, obtaining a driver’s license or even getting a new state identification card. Passed largely along party lines, with Democrats helping to pass this new law earlier this year during the Maryland General Assembly; the party of Andrew Jackson and Barack Obama touted this as being a tool that would help increase voter turnout and participation in local elections.

Problem is, it seems to be increasing turnout too much, enabling minors to become a part of a system that legally they are not allowed to participate.

Earlier this month, Kalil Jaymar Jones – a sixteen-year old Howard County resident – went to the Motor Vehicle Administration with his mother in order to obtain a new state ID. An excited Jones had just had a birthday two weeks prior and was ready to begin the process of finally being able to obtain a driver’s license. But instead of taking the learners permit right away, he decided to get the MVA booklet and study some more before taking the multiple-choice exam. But he did finally get a state-issued identification while he was there, and that enabled state employees to fraudulently issue him a voter registration card.

Asked whether he would like to become a voter in the future, he agreed, after asking his politically-conscious mother what party affiliation he should select. They thought nothing of the question asked by the MVA employee, since young Mr. Jones wouldn’t turn eighteen – the legal age to participate in federal, state and local elections – until August 2021.


UPCOMING AUCTION This Sunday August 25, 2019

Thank God It's Friday

What will you be doing this weekend?

80 Indicted In ‘Sophisticated’ Nigerian Online Fraud, Money Laundering Scheme

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A wide-ranging fraud and money laundering scheme borne out of the well-known Nigerian prince email scams has taken a big hit after a nearly 3-year FBI investigation.

A 252-count federal grand jury indictment unsealed Thursday charged 80 people from around the world, including 11 arrested in Southern California, with participating in a massive conspiracy to steal millions through fraud schemes and launder the money through a Los Angeles-based network. The FBI called it one of the largest internet fraud schemes the agency has ever seen.

The conspiracy involved mostly Nigerian nationals. Two of the defendants named in the indictment were already in federal custody on other charges, six are fugitives believed to be in the United States and the rest are believed to be abroad, with most of them in Nigeria.

According to the criminal complaint, the defendants targeted victims in the U.S. and across the globe in romance scams and with fake emails from known businesses, all in an effort to get money sent under false pretenses. The FBI says the schemes resulted in the fraudulent transfer of at least $6 million.


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