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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison Announces ‘Milestone’ Reforms

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore City’s Police Commissioner Michael Harrison announced new policies covering officers’ use of force. They went into effect on Sunday.

They are the first regulations that meet the approval of the Department of Justice as part of Baltimore’s consent decree with the federal government.

“These new policies will go a long way to helping us rebuild trust with the community,“ Commissioner Harrison said. “For that reason, their importance cannot be overstated.“

Harrison said the policies focus on de-escalation techniques.


Girl Scouts' PSA advises parents not to force kids to give hugs

JOHNSTOWN, Penn. (WJAC) - As the holidays approach and family gatherings become more frequent, the Girl Scouts are reminding parents to not force their kids to give out hugs.

In a public service announcement, the organization says telling a child they owe someone a hug can lead to them questioning if they owe another person physical affection later in life.

The Girl Scouts say urging your daughter to hug someone after they’ve done something nice for her, can paint the wrong picture when it comes to consent and physical affection.


JonBenét Ramsey photographer jailed on child porn charges in Oregon

EUGENE, Ore. (KVAL) -- The photographer who sold a portfolio of images from a photo shoot with 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey after her 1996 death is behind bars in Oregon, facing more than a dozen counts of encouraging child sex abuse.

Police arrested Randall D. Simons, 67, in July on accusations he was "regularly accessing images of child pornography on the public wireless network of a local restaurant," police in Oakridge, Ore., said.

The incidents happened between August 2018 and June 2019, according to court filings in the case.

Simons has remained behind bars since his arrest.



Driver killed after trash truck plunges 80 feet at Conowingo Dam

CONOWINGO, Md. (WBFF) - A New York man was killed after the trash truck he was driving fell off the Conowingo Dam in Cecil County overnight.

Luis Garcia, 53, of Ridgewood, N.Y., crashed at about 1:30 a.m., according to a Maryland State Police news release.

Police believe Garcia's dump trailer failed to negotiate a bend in the road, and crashed. The trailer struck the jersey wall, overturned and fell about 80 feet to the bottom of the dam.


Missing From The Crisfield Area.

Grandfather charged in girl's cruise ship death says he's colorblind, calls outcome of case "inconsequential"

Salvatore "Sam" Anello, the Indiana man accused of negligent homicide in the death of his granddaughter Chloe Wiegand, said what happens in the criminal investigation is not important because "the worst thing" has already happened. In an exclusive interview with CBS News, Anello spoke for the first time about the moment 18-month-old Wiegand fell from his grasp out of a cruise ship window in Puerto Rico.

"Chloe being gone is the worst thing ever. So I'm like, whatever," Anello said. "There's nothing worse that they could do to me than what's already happened."

Wiegand fell 150 feet from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship docked in Puerto Rico in July. Anello was holding the girl up against what he thought was a bank of closed windows, when she slipped from his grasp. Despite the family's wishes not to pursue charges, Puerto Rican prosecutors have charged him with negligent homicide.


Second Adam Schiff Staffer Linked to Burisma-Backed Think Tank

Yet another staffer for Rep. Adam Schiff served as a fellow for the Atlantic Council, a think tank that is funded by and works in partnership with Burisma, the natural gas company at the center of allegations regarding Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.

Sean Misko has been described as “close friends” with Eric Ciaramella, whom Real Clear Investigations suggests is the likely so-called whistleblower. Misko reportedly joined Schiff’s staff at the House Intelligence Committee in August – the same month the so-called whistleblower’s complaint was filed after first reportedly interfacing with a staffer for Schiff’s office.

Misko in 2015 was a yearlong “Millennium Fellow” at the Burisma-funded Atlantic Council, which has been under the microscope for its ties to other individuals associated with the Trump impeachment inquiry.

Misko’s former position marks the second Schiff staffer who worked or currently works with the Atlantic Council.

Thomas Eager, a staffer on Schiff’s House Intelligence Committee, is currently a fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Congressional Fellowship, a bipartisan program that says it “educates congressional staff on current events in the Eurasia region.”


The Bay Bridge Deck Rehabilitation Project - A Closer Look

Swing District New Jersey Voters Back Trump on Impeachment, Immigration, Trade

Swing district New Jersey voters back President Trump on impeachment, immigration, and trade, which could spell danger for Reps. Jeff Van Drew (D-NJ) and Andy Kim (D-NJ), according to a report released Sunday.

House Majority Forward, a Democrat group associated with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), released a report on white college-educated and non-educated voters in New Jersey’s Second and Third Congressional Districts and found strong support for Trump going into to next year’s presidential election.

Voters in the focus group found that Trump is a businessman, unlike “mostly useless” politicians. They also thoughts that Trump is working to reverse America’s decline and bring back companies to the United States.

“I watched regulation send out entire industries to other countries,” one New Jersey voter said.



Eastern Shore Felon Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison for Illegal Possession of Stolen Firearms

Admitted Burglarizing at Least Two Gun Dealers

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasnaow today sentenced Ricky Sanabria, Jr., age 27, of Salisbury, Maryland, to five years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for possession of stolen firearms.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur; Special Agent in Charge Rob Cekada of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Baltimore Field Division; Wicomico County Sheriff Michael A. Lewis; Dorchester County Sheriff James W. Phillips, Jr.; and Salisbury Police Chief Barbara Duncan.

According to his guilty plea, on June 10, 2017, Sanabria burglarized a firearms store in Federalsburg, Maryland. Surveillance video shows that Sanabria entered the store by cutting a hole into an exterior wall. He wore a hoodie and gloves, with a mask that partially covered his face. Sanabria stole 27 weapons from the Federalsburg firearms store, and left the scene. Sanabria stole at least 30 weapons total.

Sanabria was not apprehended until July 16, 2017, when Nebraska state troopers arrested Sanabria for speeding on a highway in Lincoln County, Nebraska. Sanabria initially evaded the troopers and abandoned his car, but the troopers found Sanabria in a park nearby and arrested him. They found one of the firearms stolen from the store in Federalsburg—a .40-caliber Glock handgun—directly in front of the driver seat under the floorboard of Sanabria’s car. Sanabria subsequently waived his rights, and admitted that he was driving the car. On recorded jail calls, Sanabria acknowledged that the firearm was his, and that he put the firearm in the car.

Two days later, Maryland investigators executed search warrants at two houses associated with Sanabria. At his home in Salisbury, Maryland, investigators found a 20-gauge shotgun, which was stolen during a separate burglary in August 2016. At his parents’ home in Hebron, Maryland, investigators found an antique weapon—a Colt black powder gun—that Sanabria stole from the Federalsburg gun store during the June 2017 burglary. Sanabria possessed both the shotgun and the antique weapon.

In addition, Sanabria’s DNA sample matched the DNA profile of blood left at the scene of another burglary of a firearms dealer in November 2016. During that burglary, Sanabria stole two firearms—a 9 mm Glock pistol and a .22-caliber Ruger pistol. Although investigators have only found one of those firearms, Sanabria possessed both firearms on the day they were stolen.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

United States Attorney Robert K. Hur commended the ATF, the Wicomico and Dorchester County Sheriffs’ Offices, and the Salisbury Police Department for their work in the investigation, and thanked the Nebraska State Police for its assistance. Mr. Hur thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon Moore, who prosecuted the case.

ICE rages against sanctuaries, claims 90% of arrests face criminal charges

Facing a widening national sanctuary movement for criminal illegal immigrants, Immigration and Customs Enforcement is aggressively pushing back, claiming that soft-hearted political and community leaders are releasing murderers and rapists.

After a county bordering Washington, D.C., joined over 300 sanctuary governments late last week, ICE has released the photos of 66 mostly Hispanic wanted illegal immigrants held by those jurisdictions to drive home its point that those set free are hardened criminals.

It also knocked down claims that it is targeting illegal immigrants facing no criminal charges, noting that 90% of those arrested are convicts or wanted for alleged criminal acts.

“Nationally, approximately 90% of all people arrested by ICE during fiscal year 2019 either had a criminal conviction, a pending criminal charge, had illegally re-entered the United States after being previously removed (a federal felony), or were an immigration fugitive subject to a final order of removal,” said ICE in its campaign against “non-cooperative jurisdictions.”



Visiting Assateague Island National Seashore is going to cost most in 2020, as the National Park Service (NPS) increases park entrance fees.

Beginning January 1, it will be $25 per car instead of $20 per car for a seven-day pass, or $15 per person when entering in a commercial vehicle. An annual pass will go from $40 to $45.

NPS says the $5 increase is happening “to align with standardized rates being implemented nationwide for similar national park areas,” and the additional funds will go towards infrastructure and maintenance to “enhance the visitor experience.” It’s the second rate increase since 2015.

Feee increases will take effect at all of the national parks that currently charge entrance fees. (112 national parks charge a fee; the other 307 will remain free to enter.)

Assateague Island National Seashore breaks down the fee change in the table below:


Obama’s Deadly School Discipline Policy

There are many news stories squandered by CNN, The New York Times, Washington Post, MSNBC, and even FOX News. Many of these stories are easy to find. However, the narrative-driven media are too busy trying to topple the Trump administration and undo the 2016 election. So while all the invented drama of the impeachment hearings are clogging up the 24-hour news cycles, a comprehensive study on school shootings published by the U.S. Secret Service never sees the light of day.

Why? Because the study discovered some inconvenient truths for gun control advocates, specifically how to reduce and prevent school shootings. What is not surprising is that the study found that most students who committed these deadly shootings had a history of disciplinary trouble--their behavior disturbed others but was never reported. It also determined school shootings “are not sudden, impulsive acts where a student gets disgruntled,” and “the majority of these incidents are preventable.” In other words, the system was blinking red, and little was done about it. The report’s conclusion says that schools may need to think differently about school discipline and intervention.

Why does this matter? Remember in 2011, when Barack Obama and his Department of Education were on a socially engineered crusade to artificially manufacture public school safety through race politics? Recall they launched their Supportive School Discipline Initiative that was championed as a national model for discipline reform. Yet, this misguided intervention into local school policy is why the Department of Education should be shut down. Through forced compliance to receive federal funding, this junk science kept many miscreants in the school instead of finding an alternative placement somewhere else and an effective tracking system. States also followed by revising their laws to reduce suspensions and expulsions.


College Students Have No Morals

South Florida Resident Arrested for Soliciting Another to Commit a Violent Crime Against College Deans

Salman Rashid, 23, of North Miami Beach, Florida, was arrested in South Florida based on a criminal complaint charging him with soliciting another person to commit a crime of violence.

John C. Demers, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; Ariana Fajardo Orshan, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida; and George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Miami Field Office made the announcement.

According to court documents, the FBI initiated an investigation of Rashid in approximately April 2018 after reviewing his public Facebook posts, which advocated for the violent overthrow of democracy and the establishment of Islamic law. In May 2019, and without provocation, Rashid solicited a confidential human source to contact members of ISIS and instruct those ISIS members to conduct a terrorist attack on Rashid’s behalf. Throughout the summer and fall of 2019, Rashid continued to instruct the confidential source regarding Rashid’s requested attack, indicating an attack on a religious building or nightclub would be suitable. Based on Rashid’s request, the FBI introduced an additional confidential human source, who held him/herself out to be a member of ISIS willing to conduct an attack.

Ultimately, on or about November 8-9, 2019, Rashid chose two individuals to target - a dean at Miami-Dade College and a dean at Broward College, two colleges from which Rashid had been suspended or expelled – and asked that explosive devices placed by the confidential human source to carry out the attack against the two individuals be as big as possible. Rashid provided information about the locations to place the devices and his assessment of security that might be present at the colleges.

Asylum-Seekers in Arizona Being Bused to Texas, Then Mexico

U.S. immigration authorities have reportedly started busing asylum-seekers who cross the border in Arizona to Texas, where they're sent to Mexico to await court hearings.

The government said its highly criticized program known as Remain in Mexico was now in effect all along the border, the Associated Press reported.

U.S. officials say the program has helped drastically reduce the number of migrants arriving at the border.

The program “works and is a game-changer in addressing the ongoing border crisis,” Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said in a tweet Friday.


The Dark Art of Framing


How much more can the auto loan bubble blow up before it pops?

Total auto loans and leases outstanding for new and used vehicles increased by another 4.3% year-on-year in the third quarter, according to the latest data from the Federal Reserve. This was a factor in pushing total American consumer debt to a new record of $4.15 trillion in September.

Meanwhile, auto loan delinquencies are surging.

Vehicle loans and leases outstanding have soared to a record of $1.19 trillion. Since Q3 2009, auto loan balances have grown by 62%. That compares to a 19% increase in CPI with a population growth of 8%. In other words, the overall burden of auto loans has increased in real terms.


Ron Paul Exposes The Real Bombshell Of The Impeachment Hearings

The most shocking thing about the House impeachment hearings to this point is not a “smoking gun” witness providing irrefutable evidence of quid pro quo. It’s not that President Trump may or may not have asked the Ukrainians to look into business deals between then-Vice President Biden’s son and a Ukrainian oligarch.

The most shocking thing to come out of the hearings thus far is confirmation that no matter who is elected President of the United States, the permanent government will not allow a change in our aggressive interventionist foreign policy, particularly when it comes to Russia.

Even more shocking is that neither Republicans nor Democrats are bothered in the slightest!

Take Lt. Colonel Vindman, who earned high praise in the mainstream media. He did not come forth with first-hand evidence that President Trump had committed any “high crimes” or “misdemeanors.” He brought a complaint against the President because he was worried that Trump was shifting US policy away from providing offensive weapons to the Ukrainian government!


‘Completely bananas’: Eddie Gallagher offered to give up SEAL Trident pin but was told he could keep it

Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, 40, was prepared to surrender his Trident pin "for the good of the SEALs, the president, and the country" but was later informed that he would be allowed to keep it.

Minutes before the Pentagon announced Defense Secretary Mark Esper's decision to force the resignation of Navy Secretary Richard Spencer on Sunday, Gallagher told his attorney Timothy Parlatore he was willing to give up the pin, effectively expelling him from the elite SEAL unit. Soon after Gallagher told Parlatore to write a letter declaring he would give up the pin, he received word that Esper was going to let the SEAL keep it.

“This isn’t a twist any of us saw coming,” Parlatore told Navy Times Monday. "From the beginning, my primary responsibility was to save Eddie Gallagher’s life, then to save his reputation, but Eddie Gallagher loves the Navy and he loves the SEAL teams. He’s been falsely accused of attacking the institution, but it’s an institution we both love and want to improve."


Judicial Watch Sues for Documents on Census Plan to Hire Foreign Nationals

Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Commerce for U.S. Census Bureau records concerning the agency’s hiring of non-U.S. citizens to help conduct the 2020 Census.

The lawsuit was filed after the Census Bureau delayed responding to a September 12, 2019, FOIA request for more than two months.

The request was prompted by a report entitled “Census Bureau Seeks to Hire Non-U.S. Citizens Ahead of 2020,” published on August 6, 2019 by U.S. News & World Report. Federal law generally prohibits the government from hiring of non-citizens, but according to the report, Census Bureau officials believe the law afford them “flexibilities”:

“There are [citizenship] flexibilities within the Appropriation Act that would permit, for example, based on language requirements, some exemptions,” says Tim Olson, associate director for field operations at the Census Bureau. “We are actively working through those flexibilities to see if they can be used in 2020. We are not there yet.”

Asked whether the bureau planned to employ people living in the country illegally [emphasis added], a spokesman said, “There is nowhere in our legal flexibilities that refers to people we could possibly hire as ‘’illegal.’” When pressed as to whether it’s an option under the current law, the spokesman repeatedly demurred, saying that the term “non-citizen” encompasses “anyone who is not a U.S. citizen.”


Millennials In Panic As Outraged Boomers Threaten To Withhold Participation Trophies

U.S.—The nation’s millennials are in a panic as baby boomers, feeling insulted by such things as the “OK Boomer” meme, have now threatened to withhold participation trophies.

“How am I supposed to know I’m special if I don’t have a trophy?!” exclaimed Brendan Stephens as he stress-ate avocado toast. Stephens currently lives at home with his boomer parents as he’s busy “discovering himself.” “I can’t be left on my own like this. I need constant support to achieve anything,” Stephens continued. “I mean, I’m thirty-seven; I'm not old."

“They’re just mad that we’ve correctly pointed out that they’ve destroyed everything,” said millennial Kaylee Forman, a social media consultant. “Especially the environment, which I’m very, very concerned about. Just look.” Forman scrunched her face so that she looked very concerned. “But they can’t stop giving us symbols of how special we are, because if I don’t get that reassurance every day, I’ll start to wonder if I’m not special! What if I’m not special?! What if I’m not?!”

More Satire

CNN host fires back at Nunes after he threatened to sue the network

CNN host John King unloaded on Rep. Devin Nunes after watching him dodge a question about his association with a former Ukrainian prosecutor by accusing the network of "criminal activity."

King explained Monday that Nunes has threatened to sue several media outlets, including CNN, over reports that Rudy Giuliani’s now-arrested associate Lev Parnas is willing to tell Congress that the California Republican had traveled to Vienna to get dirt from a Ukrainian official about Joe Biden on the taxpayer’s dime. Nunes denied any wrongdoing but has made it clear he’s outraged by the reports.

King then aired a clip of Nunes from Sunday Morning Futures in which he refused to answer any questions about his relationship with Parnas.


The Myth Of An Epidemic Of Racist Police Shootings Is Wrong, And Dangerous

A dangerous myth has been propagated by the media: that there is an epidemic of racially biased shootings of black people (primarily black men) in America, by the police.

The false narrative claims that individual police officers, motivated by overt racism or implicit racial bias, are rampantly targeting black Americans. Some go further to allege these shootings are proof of “systemic racism” within American law enforcement. Nonstop broadcast of the anti-police message by radical activists, Hollywood celebrities, professional athletes, politicians, academics, and most mainstream media outlets have made this myth pervasive. The myth, and the powerful voices who perpetuate it, are rarely challenged — even by law enforcement leaders. The result has been fear, distrust, hatred of the police, and a breakdown of the rule of law.

However, this destructive delusion has been completely demolished by a recent study that demonstrates there is no epidemic of racially biased police shootings of black people, that black citizens are not more likely to be shot by white officers, and that the shooting of unarmed people of any race is extraordinarily rare. In fact, an individual American citizen is substantially more likely to be struck by lightning than he is to be shot by the police while unarmed.


Graham won’t be ‘intimidated into doing nothing’ as Biden calls for him to drop investigation of Hunter

Lindsey Graham defended his decision to open an investigation into Hunter Biden amid calls from his longtime friend Joe Biden to drop it.

Graham, 64, announced that he intends to call Hunter Biden to testify about his high paying position on the board of Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian natural gas firm. The South Carolina senator was blasted by the elder Biden, 77, who said he was “embarrassed” on Graham’s behalf when he heard about the promised investigation.

While talking to reporters in South Carolina, Graham stood by his investigation and pushed back on Biden’s criticism.

“My conscious is clear, I love Joe Biden as a person, he is a really decent man. He's had a lot of tragedy in his life, but I have a conscious very clear right now, and I have a duty,” Graham said. “If the House is going to shut it down, the Senate is going to pick it up.”


Twitter users smear Conan the hero dog to own Trump

If Americans can unite around anything, you'd think it would be a heroic dog.

But apparently, it can't be Conan.

The internet’s favorite Belgian Malinois dog, and the very good boy who was injured while assisting the military's mission to take out ISIS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi last month, was honored Monday at the White House. President Trump appeared at a press conference to commend the military K-9 for his service in the Baghdadi raid, announcing, “The dog is incredible.”

We should all agree. Conan provided the bipartisan service of protecting our national security, so we should be able to celebrate this good dog without descending into political attacks.


Polling Tailspin: After Public Hearings, Support for Impeachment Falls, and Democrats Fret

A few caveats before we get to the unmistakable polling trend against impeachment: First, many of the data points highlighted below were gathered before last week's testimony, so public sentiment could shift back in a pro-impeachment direction once the impact of testimony from the last few witnesses -- Amb. Gordon Sondland in particular -- gets baked into the numbers. Second, although the public hearings are likely over, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff is holding out the possibility for more. It's conceivable that various revelations could still emerge that might color voters' views of this question, perhaps during a potential Senate trial. But I suspect that Democrats have likely taken the cleanest, hardest shot they've got. If anything, the upcoming drip, drip, drip of information could benefit Trump, including the Horowitz report and any Burisma/Biden-related theater Senate Republicans may choreograph.

In other words, the waters could very realistically get further muddied in such a way that turns more voters against the proposition of impeaching and removing an American President from office for the first time in our nation's history. We've known that battleground state voters have been highly skeptical of this prospect from the get-go, a reality that was further confirmed by a Wisconsin poll released late last week. But it very much looks like after an initial spike in support for this process as the Ukraine matter took shape, as that process has unfolded, impeachment fever has receded:



A Viewer Writes.........Wicomico County Schools

Below you will find several emails sent and received by parents of a child that attends a Wicomico County School. This post is extremely long and shows the extent parents go for their children, yet are getting no where with the school system. We chose to remove the names of the student and parents.

On Fri, Nov 8, 2019, 8:17 AM ***Father** wrote:

I am writing to follow up on **Mother** emails in regards to **Student** safety.
She has written several emails to everyone included in this email with zero response from anyone.
Her emails where sent on 10/9/19, 10/11/19, 10/22/19, 10/24/19, 10/28/19 and 11/4/19.

She also spoke to Ms. Curtis on 11/4/19, she said she was the attendance officer at Westside Intermediate School. Ms. Curtis was going to follow up with Mr. Nunzio. She also said she agreed that keeping **Student** home was the correct thing to do until we have a resolution to the issues.
I personally am shocked but not surprised at this lack of communication from the school district.
**Student** has been bullied and hit by this same student multiple times this year and when reported the first time only one email saying it would be looked into.
**Student** now has missed school again over the lack of safety and the school district has ignored continued pleas for help.
I also spoke to Deputy Bowers and he said he would ask Mr. Nunzio and Mr. Hughes follow up and still nothing.
**Student** will be not returning to school until you can assure his safety. The afternoon driver has bullied **Student** for 2 years and again with repeated attempts on our part to have the situation corrected he continues to bully **Student**.

It would only be polite for a call and at this point I believe it should be from the top. Dr. Hanlin I would appreciate a phone call. It has been a month of one sided communication. 

Sent: Friday, November 8, 2019 10:30 AM
To: Donna C. Hanlin <DHANLIN@WCBOE.ORG>; David Owens <>; Kimberly Miles <>; Chris Nunzio <>; Desmond Hughes <>; Michael Bowers <>
Subject: Re: **Student's name**

I appreciate the call from Mr. Nunzio today but he said since the assaults and bullying happened on the bus it is Mr. Hughes who is responsible to address them.
However Mr. Hughes out of office reply states he is out intil the 18th.
So again why has no one responded until now? If Mr. Hughes is supposed to address then why no response from him except a brief email after the first assault? Nothing since. Who is his supervisor? Ms. Fields? Nothing from her either. Who is her supervisor? Dr. Hanlin? Nothing from her either. So who is Dr. Hanlin's supervisor?
Dr. Hanlin you sent out a robo call a few weeks ago in regards to Salisbury Middle school and the lack of communication with parents. You claimed it was not true and that the school district has great communication with parents. Well that is not my experience over the last 2 years. We have had to send multiple emails and include the school boards for the state and federal government to get responses. I would think that when safety is in question over communication from the school would be the goal. As the head of the district you are the one ultimately responsible for your people and their actions or lack of actions, I would say you are failing your students in this area.

**Signed Father**

Teachers Strive to Ensure Students ‘Unlearn’ Thanksgiving ‘Myth’

Teachers across America are striving to have their students “unlearn” what progressive activists say is nothing more than a “feel-good” Thanksgiving “myth.”

“Thanksgiving became a national holiday during the administration of President Abraham Lincoln, and the myth of familial relations between colonial settlers and Native Americans has persisted in American culture ever since,” says Education Week:


Someone Has A New Set Of Wheels...

I snapped this picture yesterday at the Walmart in Berlin. A Food Lion shopping cart a good 3 miles from the closest store. Go figure!

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President Trump signs animal cruelty bill into law, making it a federal felony

Animal cruelty has officially become a federal felony after President Donald Trump signed the bill into law on Monday afternoon.

The bipartisan bill, Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act, criminalizes certain acts of animal cruelty. The bill was passed in the Senate by unanimous decision on Nov. 5 after being approved in the House in late October.

"Passing this legislation is a major victory in the effort to stop animal cruelty and make our communities safer," Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., said earlier this month when the bill, which Toomey sponsored along with Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., passed in the Senate. "Evidence shows that the deranged individuals who harm animals often move on to committing acts of violence against people. It is appropriate that the federal government have strong animal cruelty laws and penalties."

The bill, introduced in the House by Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., and Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., is an expansion on the 2010 Animal Crush Video Prohibition Act, which made the creation and distribution of "animal crushing" videos illegal.