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Friday, January 03, 2020

U.K. Spy Steele Claims John McCain Aide Leaked ‘Pee’ Dossier to BuzzFeed

Anti-Trump dossier author Christopher Steele testified that he was “absolutely flabbergasted” when BuzzFeed published the dossier after an advisor to late Senator John McCain shared the controversial document with the media outlet purportedly against Steele’s wishes.

That tidbit was buried in a footnote on page 176 of the Justice Department’s recently released 476-page Inspector General (IG) report on the FBI’s Russia collusion investigation. Steele made the remarks about Buzzfeed and the McCain staff member during an interview with the IG.

The relevant footnote relates:

Steele testified in foreign litigation that he did not provide his reports to journalists or media organizations and did not authorize anyone to share them. According to the McCain Institute staff member’s testimony in the same litigation, Steele requested that the staff member meet with BuzzFeed, and that Steele neither requested nor prohibited the staff member from sharing the reports with BuzzFeed. Additionally, the staff member testified that Steele was aware that the staff member was furnishing Steele’s reports to The Washington Post.

Steele told the OIG that he trusted the staff member to handle his reports discretely and that the staff member betrayed that trust. Steele explained that the staff member had spent his career handling sensitive intelligence. Steele also said he understood from a former Ambassador that Senator McCain requested that Steele trust the staff member. Steele said he was “absolutely flabbergasted” when BuzzFeed published his election reports.

Pompeo Highlights Iraqis Celebrating Death of Qasem Soleimani

Iraqis celebrated in the streets after the head of Iran’s Quds military force Qasem Soleimani was killed in an airstrike on Thursday night.

Footage of Iraqis celebrating in the streets was shared by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, as they waved the Iraqi flag and cheered the news.

A TV correspondent from Alhurrra News noted that some Iraqis were baking cakes to thank President Trump.


The 'Transgender' Endgame

While listening to the Rush Limbaugh show this past Monday, I heard guest host Todd Herman interview an Australian pediatrician and professor on the issue of gender dysphoria and children. Near the end of the enlightening interview, in which the good doctor detailed the "serious and irreversible damage" done to gender-dysphoric children given radical surgeries and hormones demanded by the perverse LGBT agenda, Mr. Herman asked the important question: "Why?"

I don't recall the exact wording of Mr. Herman's question, and does not provide a transcript for guest-hosted shows, but it was something along the lines of this: why have so many decided that the solution for children — children! — suffering from gender delusions is disfiguring surgeries and dangerous hormone treatments? The doctor didn't have a good answer ready, but I think I know who's really behind this evil and what the endgame is here.

First of all, note the lightning speed in which we've descended down this wicked slope...

Census Test Proves Asking About Citizenship Doesn’t Scare Hispanics

This week, the Census Bureau released the results of its formal test of the once-proposed, and now prevented, census citizenship question. The results are a striking rebuke to a recent leftist orthodoxy: Adding a citizenship question to a test-run of the census had no statistically significant effect on overall response rates. Even in the communities most sensitive to the question, such as neighborhoods with many Hispanics, response rates dropped only slightly.

To understand why this report is significant, step back to March 2018, when Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the 2020 census would include a question about citizenship status. Leftists were immediately outraged, seeing the addition as a racist conspiracy.

They made three main arguments: The question addition was motivated by racial animus; adding a citizenship question would dramatically reduce Hispanic response rates to the census, resulting in a large under-count; and anything resulting in a foreknown under-count would be an unconstitutional denial of fair representation to citizens of affected states. So their theory ran that the Trump administration added the question knowing or suspecting it would cause a Hispanic under-count, which would result in blue state populations being underestimated, and thus their congressional apportionment reduced after the 2020 census.


Helping vets ‘get comfortable being uncomfortable’

A decorated former Green Beret has dedicated himself and a team of “heroes” to seeing that service members successfully reintegrate into American society after returning from Syria and Afghanistan.

Having been deployed three times to Iraq, Jason Van Camp has become acquainted to life in a war zone. While involved in numerous firefights against the enemy, he witnessed one team member killed in combat and several others wounded.

“My Special Forces team and I have gone through quite a bit,” the former U.S. Army soldier confesses to OneNewsNow.

Van Camp says he has always been intrigued about how differently soldiers process their return and reintegration back into society after serving in a war zone.

“We’ve all seen the same stuff, but some guys have a really hard time with it and some guys don’t,” he observes, then asks: “[But] why does one guy struggle, and another have no issues?”


Leonardo DiCaprio thanks Golden Globes organisers for plans to serve '100% plant-based meals' in a 'sustainability push' at forthcoming ceremony

Leonardo DiCaprio has praised a move by the 2020 Golden Globes organisers to serve a 100% plant-based meal to guests at Sunday's ceremony.

The Titanic actor, who has long campaigned on environmental issues despite receiving criticism for private jet usage, praised the move on Twitter on Thursday.

Responding to a tweet from the Hollywood Reporter which confirmed the plan, Leonardo, 45, thanked the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), who organise the event, where he is nominated for the Best Actor gong.


Iranian Revolutionary Guard Spokesman Weeps Over Soleimani's Death on State TV

ICE arrests alien released from local custody charged with fleeing after a fatal hit-and-run

STONY POINT, New York – On December 30, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers arrested Jorge Flores-Villalba, 27, as he exited a residence in Haverstraw, NY. Following his release from local custody where he was charged with a felony for leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in the death of a 35-year old woman on Christmas Eve.

Flores-Villalba, a Mexican national, was arrested by Stony Point Town Police Dec. 25, for fleeing from the fatal hit-and-run. He was released that same day without bail. ICE was alerted to Flores-Villalba’s arrest after his fingerprints revealed he was previously apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol in 2008 when he attempted to enter the country illegally, and was subsequently returned to Mexico. Flores-Villalba re-entered the country illegally at an unknown date and time following that encounter.
“ICE understands people in this community are alarmed about the release of this individual after being arrested for a crime of this heart-breaking nature,” said ICE New York Field Office Director Thomas Decker. “This is exactly why ICE and local law enforcement agencies should cooperate to the utmost extent possible and not be limited on how we work together. Creating laws and policies that prevent cooperation between law enforcement agencies just to promote their political agenda, places the safety of the public in danger. Due to the hard work of our officers, we were able to find and arrest this accused criminal, but there are countless others who are released without ICE even knowing, or whom it may take a great amount of resources to find for arrest.”
Flores-Villalba is expected to remain in ICE custody pending his removal proceedings; ICE will continue to work with the local law enforcement agencies regarding his upcoming court date for his criminal proceedings.

Sanctioned 'skip day' opens door for young pro-lifers

A school system in Virginia is conducting an experiment that could possibly benefit the pro-life movement.

Fairfax County Public Schools, one of the largest districts in the country, has adopted a plan to allow students in grades 7 through 12 to take one day away from school per year for "civic engagement activities," such as marches or protests. The policy is due to take effect January 27, according to reports by news outlets.

Some experts told The Washington Post that allowing students to effectively skip school to attend protests tends to favor liberal causes. But one conservative movement that might benefit is the pro-life movement.

More here

Bigfooting Democrats: Obama, Clinton out to put own spin on 2020 campaign

The ghosts of presidential contests past are threatening to haunt the field of 2020 Democratic candidates just as the primary season gets underway.

Vying for attention will be former President Barack Obama and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, both of whom are embarking on national book tours.

Mrs. Clinton’s comments on her publicity tour for “The Book of Gutsy Women,” co-authored with daughter Chelsea, already have helped set the agenda for the early stages of the Democrats’ 2020 campaign. A memoir from Mr. Obama is expected to arrive this year with a similar effect of bigfooting the Democratic candidates’ message.


Ricky Gervais: I’m Not ‘Going To Water It Down Or Back Down’

In the lead-up to his return as host of the Golden Globe Awards, comedian Ricky Gervais ripped woke culture’s ruination of comedy by refusing to back down from making jokes it has deemed taboo.

Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter (THR), Gervais addressed the intense Twitter backlash he has faced in recent days for making jokes at the expense of transgender activists. Most recently, he jokingly responded to a satirical article from Jarvis Dupont, sarcastically blasting biological women upset over transgenders using their bathrooms and taking over their sports.

“Those awful biological women can never understand what it must be like for you, becoming a lovely lady so late in life,” Gervais said on Twitter. “They take their girly privileges for granted. Winning at female sports and having their own toilets. Well, enough is enough.”


Andrew McCabe Lied to FBI Agents and Now...He's Sorry? Or Just Trying to Avoid Prison?

In April 2018 the Department of Justice Inspector General issued a scathing report about fired Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe's rampant lack of candor. McCabe lied to FBI agents under oath, multiple times. A reminder of the findings:
We found that, in a conversation with then-Director Comey shortly after the WSJ article was published, McCabe lacked candor when he told Comey, or made statements that led Comey to believe, that McCabe had not authorized the disclosure and did not know who did. This conduct violated FBI Offense Code 2.5 (Lack of Candor – No Oath).

We also found that on May 9, 2017, when questioned under oath by FBI agents from INSD, McCabe lacked candor when he told the agents that he had not authorized the disclosure to the WSJ and did not know who did. This conduct violated FBI Offense Code 2.6 (Lack of Candor – Under Oath).

We further found that on July 28, 2017, when questioned under oath by the OIG in a recorded interview, McCabe lacked candor when he stated: (a) that he was not aware of Special Counsel having been authorized to speak to reporters around October 30 and (b) that, because he was not in Washington, D.C., on October 27 and 28, 2016, he was unable to say where Special Counsel was or what she was doing at that time. This conduct violated FBI Offense Code 2.6 (Lack of Candor – Under Oath).

Best Decade Yet: Humanity Grew Richer and More Sustainable in the 2010s

Over the last ten years, energy production has become cheaper and more efficient, Americans and Britons have started to consume fewer resources even as their standards of living increased, and greenhouse gas emissions have decreased. Contrary to the fearmongering of radicals like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Grow Yucca in NYC), life has gotten better for humans and the environment in the past decade.

Writing for Britain's Spectator magazine, Matt Ridley explained that the 2010s have seen "the greatest improvement in human living standards in history. Extreme poverty has fallen below 10 per cent of the world’s population for the first time. It was 60 per cent when I was born. Global inequality has been plunging as Africa and Asia experience faster economic growth than Europe and North America; child mortality has fallen to record low levels; famine virtually went extinct; malaria, polio and heart disease are all in decline."

News often focuses on the tragedies — horrific mass shootings, poverty in Venezuela, war and civil strife in the Middle East — while ignoring the broad positive trends in living standards. Tragedies have been a fact of life for as long as humans walked the earth, but the increasing living standards are new and less shocking.


Video of Joe Biden Saying ‘Our European Culture’ Is ‘Not Imported from Some African Nation or Some Asian Nation’ Causes Controversy

A video clip of leading Democrat presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden talking about “our European culture” not being “imported from some African nation or some Asian nation” at a New Hampshire campaign stop on Monday stirred up controversy when it was posted online Wednesday.

Democrats and liberals in the media claimed Biden was taken out of context and was not celebrating but criticizing America’s cultural heritage. The clip from an ABC News Facebook video was posted by an anonymous Twitter account.

Biden said, “Folks, this is about changing the culture. Our culture, our culture. It’s not imported from some African nation, or some Asian nation, it’s our English jurisprudential culture, our European culture that says it’s alright.” The video clip is clipped at the beginning and the end. Whether that is a fair edit or not is being debated.


Ex-FBI Deputy McCabe admits to leaking info to media, obstructing probe

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe admitted he misled investigators about his role in a media leak and apologized for it, according to transcripts of his interviews with investigators released Thursday.

The transcripts were released by the Justice Department’s inspector general in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.

An unidentified FBI investigator detailed his frustration with Mr. McCabe over the time he spent investigating the leak, only to discover the leak came from the former deputy director himself, according to the transcripts. Mr. McCabe had repeatedly denied he was the source of the leak, but later confessed and apologized when the investigator confronted him, the transcripts said.


Obama’s Assistant Defense Secretary, Evelyn Farkas, Pictured in Ukraine in Burisma Outfit with Shady Atlantic Council

We reported in March 2017 that Obama’s Defense Department Official Evelyn Farkas admitted Obama was spying on the Trump campaign, transition team and Presidency.

Former Assistant Defense Secretary under the Obama administration, Evelyn Farkas admitted that the Obama administration was trying to collect as much intelligence as possible on the Trump administration:
Evelyn Farkas: “…Frankly speaking the people on The Hill..get as much information as you can. Get as much intelligence as you can before President Obama leaves the administration because I had a fear that somehow that information would disappear with the senior people who left so it would be hidden away in the bureaucracy…

Ummm that the Trump folks if they found out how we knew what we knew about the Trump staff dealing with Russians that they would try to compromise the sources and methods meaning that we would no longer have access to that intelligence.”
Hannity later covered this as well:


Judicial Watch Finds Millions of ‘Extra’ Registrants on Voting Rolls – Warns Several States

Democrats sure love their dead voters so Judicial Watch is doing the heavy lifting to clean up dirty voter rolls as we head into the 2020 presidential election.

Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch found MILLIONS of extra registrants on voter rolls in 5 states and sent 19 counties notice-of-violation letters warning them to comply with the law and clean voter rolls within 90 days, or face a federal lawsuit.

California, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia and Colorado were among the states with voter roll issues.

Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Virginia are very important states that are in play in 2020 so it is imperative their voter rolls are purged of ‘extra’ registrants.


Prager U Video: The Myth of Voter Suppression

Do Republicans win elections by preventing minorities from voting? The Left says yes, but the data says no.

In the latest short video from Prager University, Jason Riley, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, settles the argument with hard evidence, separating fact from fiction.

See the video here..

First Trans Person to Obtain Legal 'Non-Binary' Sex Status Changes Back to Birth Sex in Blow to LGBT Movement

This month, the first person to obtain a legal "non-binary" sex designation has successfully petitioned the court originally responsible for his "non-binary" status to order that the sex on his birth certificate be restored to "male." In documents exclusively provided to PJ Media, James Shupe's petition described his "non-binary" designation as a "psychologically harmful legal fiction." He told PJ Media he hopes this decision will prevent a woman currently seeking "non-binary" recognition from following the same lies.

"The charade of not being male, the legal fiction, it's over," James Shupe told PJ Media on Tuesday. "The lies behind my fictitious sex changes, something I shamefully participated in, first to female, and then to non-binary, have been forever exposed. A truthful accounting of events has replaced the deceit that allowed me to become America's first legally non-binary person."

"The legal record has now been corrected and LGBT advocates are no longer able to use my historic non-binary court order to advance their toxic agenda," he added. "I am and have always been male. That is my biological truth, the only thing capable of grounding me to reality."


FISA court review order leaves out key FBI players

Earlier this month, the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) ordered the FBI to re-verify all previous warrant applications involving the FBI attorney who falsified evidence against the former Trump campaign aide Carter Page. However, Fox News has learned the court did not order the FBI to double-check warrant applications involving other officials who made key omissions and errors in warrant applications as the bureau sought to surveil Page.

The FISC's failure to request a comprehensive evaluation of previous submissions has stunned court-watchers who have questioned whether enough is being done to deter future misconduct by the FBI. In the past, the FISC has gone so far as to prohibit some FBI agents from appearing before the court after finding impropriety.


More than 200 Republicans in Congress want Supreme Court to overturn Roe v Wade

Most Republicans in Congress want the Supreme Court to make abortion illegal as it prepares to hear its first major case on the issue since President Trump appointed two conservative justices to the bench.

More than 200 members of the Senate and House of Representatives - all but two of them Republicans - want the Supreme Court to revisit Roe v Wade, the landmark 1973 decision which made abortion legal in the United States.

Thirty-nine senators and 168 House members submitted an amicus brief to the court as it prepares to hear the case of June Medical Services LLC v. Gee.

The case is an appeal filed by a Louisiana clinic challenging a state law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.


'Swamp' continues to water down realities of EMP threat, says expert

A former EMP Commission chief of staff believes a number of Obama-holdovers and "deep state" operatives could undermine America's ability to protect itself from viable threats to the electric grid.

The latest defense bill – the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) – was signed into law by President Donald Trump on December 20, 2019. The bill incorporates the president's previous EMP Executive Order.

Although the law is binding upon all departments and agencies, Dr. Peter Pry – executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security – says it has the potential to be undermined if the threat posed by electromagnetic pulse (EMP) is under-estimated by those inside the U.S. government.

Those responsible for an under-estimation of the EMP threat, Pry argues, would include "Obama-holdovers and Deep Staters" working for Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.


Biden Keeps Senate Documents Secret, Hidden from Public

Thousands of documents pertaining to Joe Biden’s nearly 40-year career in the U.S. Senate are still unavailable to the public after one of the preliminary release deadlines agreed to by the former vice president passed on Tuesday.

The documents, which purportedly fill 1,875 boxes and include 415 gigabytes of electronic records spanning Biden’s time in Congress between 1973 through 2009, were to be made public on Dec. 31, 2019, according to an agreement the former vice president entered into with the University of Delaware in 2011 upon donating his papers to the institution.

Those parameters, however, were changed on April 24—the day before Biden declared his 2020 campaign—when the university announced the trove of documents would now be made public on Dec. 31 or “two years” after the former vice president “retires from public life.” At the time, the university provided no definition for what it considered “public life,” leaving open the final date for release.


Greta Thunberg: A Living Explanation of the Left

It is not easy to understand what the left -- as opposed to liberals -- stands for. If you ask a Christian what to read to learn the basics of Christianity, you will be told the Bible. If you ask a (religious) Jew, you will be told the Hebrew Bible and the Talmud. If you ask a Mormon, you will be told the Bible and the Book of Mormon. Ask a Muslim and you will be told the Quran.

But if you ask a leftist what one or two books you should read to understand leftism, every leftist will give you a different answer -- or need some time to think it over. Few, if any, will suggest Marx's "Das Kapital" because almost no leftists have read it and because you will either not finish the book or reject it as incoherent.

So, then, how is one to understand what leftism stands for?


County Expands Hours For Adult Medical Day Services

SNOW HILL – Worcester County’s only adult medical daycare now offers expanded hours.

Worcester County Adult Medical Day Services is now open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. five days a week. The program, which is open to chronically ill, frail or impaired adults, provides individuals with a place to go so they’re not home alone.

“Having a place like adult medical daycare can help a family keep a loved one aging in place rather than having them go to a nursing home,” said Brandy Trader, program director and social worker for Worcester Adult Medical Day Services. “It’s definitely the more affordable way to go.”

Trader said the medical day service located in Snow Hill was the only one available in Worcester County. Licensed for 60 clients, the program is currently serving about 20 individuals. Officials hope that the service’s recently extended hours will allow more people to take advantage of it.


Williams: How Colleges Dupe Parents and Taxpayers

Colleges have been around for centuries. College students have also been around for centuries. Yet, college administrators assume that today’s students have needs that were unknown to their predecessors. Those needs include diversity and equity personnel, with massive budgets to accommodate.

According to Minding the Campus, Penn State University’s Office of Vice Provost for Educational Equity employs 66 staff members. The University of Michigan currently employs a diversity staff of 93 full-time diversity administrators, officers, directors, vice provosts, deans, consultants, specialists, investigators, managers, executive assistants, administrative assistants, analysts, and coordinators. Amherst College, with a student body of 1,800 students employs 19 diversity people.

Top college diversity bureaucrats earn six-figure salaries, in some cases approaching $500,000 per year. In the case of the University of Michigan, a quarter (26) of their diversity officers earn annual salaries of more than $100,000. If you add generous fringe benefits and other expenses, you could easily be talking about $13 million a year in diversity costs. The Economist reports that University of California at Berkeley has 175 diversity bureaucrats.

'Diversity officials' are a growing part of a college bureaucracy structure that outnumbers faculty by 2 to 2.5, depending on the college.

More here

Thank God It's Friday

What will you be doing this weekend?

A Message From President Trump

Atheist Group Calls for IRS Investigation into Tax Status of Church Hosting Evangelicals for Trump

An atheist group has written a letter to the Internal Revenue Service requesting an investigation into the El Rey Jesus Church in Miami, which is hosting Friday’s Evangelicals for Trump kickoff event.

“The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (“FFRF”) on Tuesday demanded that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) take action and promptly investigate a Miami megachurch over a planned rally in support of President Donald Trump,” Law & Crime reported.

FFRF “said the Ministerio Internacional El Rey Jesús’s (King Jesus International Ministry’s) planned Jan. 3 rally violates the Johnson Amendment, which specifically prohibits tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations, such as churches, from participating in political campaigns,” Law & Crime noted.

Breitbart News spoke with FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor on Thursday and questioned whether the atheist group applies different standards to churches that host Republican candidates, as opposed to Democrat candidates.

“I can assure you that we complained about many Democrats. We have an FAQ on our website about that,” Gaylor told Breitbart News on Thursday.

“I know we did something about Hillary Clinton in a press release,” she added.

Breitbart News reviewed the hundreds of press releases issued by the FFRF between 2015 and 2019 and found no mention of a complaint filed by FFRF against any church that hosted an event for Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democrat presidential nominee.


'Affluenza' teen Ethan Couch, 22, is arrested after 'testing positive for THC while on probation' for killing four and paralyzing one in drunken 2013 crash

'Affluenza' teen Ethan Couch has been arrested in Texas after testing positive for THC while on probation for killing four people in a drunken 2013 crash.

According to Tarrant County Jail online records, the 22-year-old was taken into custody on Thursday afternoon.

Deputies with the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office said Couch violated his probation during a mandatory drug screening when he tested positive for THC, which is the active ingredient in marijuana.

Records show that Couch is currently being held without bond at the Tarrant County Lon Evans Correction Center.


WCSO Press Releases - Jan. 3, 2020

Incident: Possession of Crack Cocaine
Date of Incident: 31 December 2019
Location: 300 block of Carey Avenue, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Desmond M. Marshall, 41, Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On 31 December 2019 at 8:57 AM, deputies responded to a residence in the 300 block of Carey Avenue for a reported domestic related altercation. Upon the deputies’ arrival, they observed a subject later identified as Desmond Marshall, holding on to a female subject who appeared in distress. Upon separating the pair, it was discovered that Marshall had allegedly punched the female subject and pushed her onto the ground then onto a picnic table as she tried to stand. During the investigation, the victim had signs of injury along with disheveled clothing along with grass and leaves in her hair.
Upon investigating Marshall, he became uncooperative with the deputies and had to be detained in handcuffs after a brief struggle. Search of Marshall revealed a baggie containing what was identified as nine individually wrapped baggies of what was recognized as crack cocaine. A digital scale was also found in Marshall’s possession.
The deputy placed Marshall under arrest and transported him to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner, Following an initial appearance the Commissioner detained Marshall without bond in the Detention Center. Marshall remained on a “no Bond” status following a District Court Bond Review.
Charges: Possession of Crack Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of Crack Cocaine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Assault 2nd Degree


Incident: Stabbing
Date of Incident: 31 December 2019
Location: West Road at Dennis Street, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Derrell D. Cook, 27, Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On 31 December 2019 at 12:30 PM deputies responded to the above location for a reported stabbing. Upon arrival a victim was located suffering from multiple stab wounds to his arm. During the investigation, the perpetrator of the stabbing was identified as Derrell Cook. Upon locating Cook and placing him under arrest, the investigating deputy learned that Cook allegedly stabbed the victim over a small debt and because the victim “ran his mouth too much.”
The victim also stated that during the altercation Cook attempted to forcefully remove cash from the victim’s possession.
The deputy transported Cook to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained Cook without bond in the Detention Center. Cook remained on a “No Bond” status following a District Court Cond review.
The injuries to the victim were not life threatening
Charges: Armed Robbery, Assault 1st Degree, Assault 2nd Degree, Reckless Endangerment


Albury and Mann
Incident: Possession of Heroin with the Intent to Distribute
Date of Incident: 1 January 2020
Location: Lake Street and Rose Street, Salisbury, MD
Iantae M. Albury, 19, Seaford, DE
Leon L. Mann, 18, Bridgeville, DE
Narrative: On 1 January 2020 at 12:04 PM, a deputy stopped a vehicle operated by Iantae Albury for a moving violation on Lake Street. Upon contacting Albury and his passenger Leon Mann, the deputy detected the odor of marijuana emanating from within their vehicle. During the subsequent investigation the deputy had Albury and Mann exit the vehicle. It was after exiting the vehicle, that Mann was observed attempting to discard some items. Inspection of these items reveled them to be wax folds that held what was identified as heroin.
During further investigation Albury was found to have over 200 wax folds containing what was identified as heroin in his possession along with a scale. Albury was also discovered to have two individually wrapped baggies of crack cocaine in his possession.
Where the traffic stop occurred was within 1,000 feet of an elementary school.
The deputy placed both Albury and Mann under arrest and transported them to the Central Booking Unit where they were processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained both Albury and Mann in the Detention Center without bond.
Charges: Possession of Heroin with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of Crack Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of Heroin with the Intent to Distribute in a School Zone, Possession of Crack Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute in a School Zone


Incident: Assault
Date of Incident: 1 January 2020
Location: 1000 block of Beaglin Park Drive, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Jonathan M. Parsons, 24, Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On 1 January 2020 at 11:27 PM a deputy responded to a reported domestic related altercation in the 1000 block of Beaglin Park Drive in Salisbury. Upon arrival, the deputy learned that Jonathan Parsons became embroiled in an argument with his live-in girlfriend over relationship issues when the situation turned physical when Parsons allegedly assaulted her. During the investigation the deputy observed signs of injury that corroborated the account of the assault.
The deputy placed Parsons under arrest and transported him to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained Parsons without bond pending a District Court Bond Review.
Charges: Assault 2nd Degree

Most Voters Want Immigration Reductions

Most Americans want sharp reductions to the annual inflow of roughly one million legal immigrant workers, consumers, and renters.

Rasmussen asked 1,250 likely voters in mid-December: “Which is closest to the number of new immigrants the government should be adding each year — fewer than 500,000, 750,000, one million, one and a half million, or more than one and a half million?”

Fifty-one percent said they want immigration sharply reduced, including 36 percent who said they want fewer than 500,000 immigrants and 15 percent who said they want fewer than 750,000 new migrants.

In contrast, just 17 percent said they want legal immigration raised to at least 1.5 million a year.

Those 51 to 17 percent result shows three Americans want immigration reductions for every one American who wants migration increases.

More here

Caribbean Joe's Opens Today At 4 PM (Specials)

Come in today for our Happy Hour, (4 to 6) mention this ad and enjoy a loaded pulled pork sandwich, $7.95 and 12 oz beers for $1.50 each. 

We've also got all the NFL games both Saturday and Sunday on 20 HD flat screen TV's.

*TRAFFIC ADVISORY* Troopers Investigating Serious Crash Involving a Tractor Trailer-Millsboro HWY/Gumboro Road

Millsboro- The Delaware State Police are on scene of a serious motor vehicle crash involving a tractor trailer that occurred on January 3, 2020 at approximately 7:28 a.m., on Millsboro Highway.

As a result of this crash, Millsboro Highway between Whitesville Road and Line Road is closed at this time.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area and seek alternate routes of travel. For updated traffic conditions and road closure information log onto:

The investigation is in the very early stages with further details being released as they become available.

Political Memes

State Department urges U.S. citizens to leave Iraq immediately

The State Department issued a security alert early Friday morning urging Americans in Iraq to leave the country immediately.

The warning comes hours after Iran promised “harsh retaliation” against the United States for an airstrike that killed top Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani at the Baghdad International Airport.

“Due to heightened tensions in Iraq and the region, we urge U.S. citizens to depart Iraq immediately,” the State Department said in the alert.

Friday Morning Funnies

Happy New Year? New Census Data Shows Illinois Lost Population For The Sixth Year In A Row

New U.S. Census data shows that Illinois’ population fell again in 2019, making this the sixth year in a row Illinois has shrunk.

Here are the key facts you need to know:
1. Illinois’ population fell by 51,000 in 2019, the 2nd-most in the nation.

Only New York lost more people than Illinois in 2019.
Illinois also had the third-worst loss as a percentage of population. 

Only West Virginia and Alaska lost more in percentage terms.