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Monday, February 03, 2020

NOI 1/31/20 Wicomico Dwelling Fire Poplar Street

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Date:  January 31, 2020
Time:  8:30 p.m.
Location / Address:  201 Poplar St., Fruitland, Wicomico Co.
Type of Incident:  Fire
Description of Structure / Property:  One story wood frame single family dwelling               
Owner / Occupants:  Alan Goodman (Owner)   Natisha Walker (Occupant)
Injuries or Deaths:  None
Estimated $ Loss: Structure:  $35,000                      Contents: $10,000
Smoke Alarm Status:  Present, did not activate
Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status:  n/a
Arrests(s):  None
Primary Responding Fire Department:  Fruitland Fire Department
# of Alarms:  1     # Of Firefighters:  20
Time to Control:  20 minutes
Discovered By:  Occupant
Area of Origin:  Kitchen
Preliminary Cause:  Under Investigation
Additional Information:  

Censored: Second Amendment adventure in Virginia more than a hundred thousand

Time has no power over the spirit and will of man

The wolf shall dwell with the lamb,
and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat,
and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together;
and a little child shall lead them.- Isaiah 11:6

The speaker, a sheriff from one of the many counties which rejected Virginia governor Ralph Northam’s attempt to undermine the constitution, couldn’t be heard outside the East German style fence erected by Virginia’s double digit IQ’ed State Police and their Richmond counterparts.

The latter; physically as motley a collection of real life mutts as any make believe cast from Hollywood’s Police Academy, looked scared to death as patrols of armed militia men, obviously better drilled in street warfare and crowd control than they are, patrolled the perimeter of the hundred thousand plus crowd. Communication between militia units was carried on as per “Phil’s” recommendation; with two way radios. When moving through the crowd they held on to each other’s backpacks to prevent separation which would weaken the units’ combat effectiveness.


Evening News Spin: 100% Negative on Trump Defense, 95% Positive Dems

Before the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump was gaveled into session, Chief Justice John Roberts presided over a swearing-in ceremony where all 100 senators pledged to be impartial jurors. The liberal media zeroed in on that pledge and decried Senate Republicans who seemed to be siding with the President.

But a Media Research Center study of broadcast evening news coverage of the opening arguments of both sides, found ABC, CBS, and NBC did not live up to the standard they demanded of Republicans. They gave Democrats double the airtime and showered their arguments with mostly praise, while expressing only criticism of the President’s legal team.

Between Wednesday, January 22, when Democratic House impeachment managers launched their opening arguments, and Tuesday, January 28, when the President’s defense team rested, evening newscast reporters and anchors made a total of 34 evaluative statements about the merits and effectiveness of both sides.


Chinese Coronavirus Test Took Four Attempts to Positively Identify One Carrier

A 55-year-old Chinese man living near Beijing was diagnosed with the Wuhan coronavirus on Thursday, almost two weeks after he was hospitalized with a fever. Three previous tests had indicated he did not carry the Wuhan virus, but the fourth test confirmed he did.

The South China Morning Post (SCMP) on Monday quoted China’s health commission stating that up to three tests are often needed to confirm the presence of the Wuhan virus in patients. A dismaying number of Chinese travelers have been arriving at airports around the world with Wuhan infections that are caught during airport screening for the infection.

The Wuhan virus is particularly insidious because infected people can be contagious for up to two weeks without displaying any outward symptoms. Wired reported on Saturday that epidemiologists are worried about “super-spreaders,” people who carry the Wuhan virus and can infect others while going for exceptionally long periods without experiencing any sign of illness.


Rahm Emanuel: Democrats Must Build ‘Metropolitan Majority’ to Rule for ‘Years’

Former Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal on Saturday in which he declared that Democrats should use the 2020 election to establish “a new Democratic ‘metropolitan majority’ that could last for years.”

The only problem, he said, was that the party was moving too far to the left. “Democrats May Be Blowing Their Chance,” the article is titled.

Emanuel wrote:
The next nine months will present our raucous coalition a rare opportunity to establish a new Democratic “metropolitan majority” that could last for years. We can’t afford to let internecine disagreements about how to reach our common goals get in the way.

In recent months both Presidents Clinton and Obama have come under withering criticism—not from conservatives but from Democrats arguing they were insufficiently progressive while in office. Set aside the unforced error of attacking fellow Democrats at a moment when retiring Donald Trump ought to be our singular goal. The underlying critique fundamentally misunderstands how we should judge any given leader’s stewardship of our agenda.

Chiefs player celebrates Super Bowl win by paying adoption fees for shelter dogs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WDAF) – Derrick Nnadi is helping homeless dogs find new homes in the wake of his Super Bowl win.

The defensive tackle is paying the adoption fees for all the dogs currently available at KC Pet Project.

Nnadi has been helping out homeless animals all season though the Derrick Nnadi Foundation‘s partnership with KCPP.


Health Officials Quarantine Portland To Prevent Spread Of Communism

PORTLAND, OR—The CDC has announced a full quarantine of Portland to prevent the spread of a dangerous virus known as communism.

While communism has been around for a while, experts believe the 2020-Antifa strain could develop into the worst communism pandemic in decades.

"We are enforcing a ban on all travel in and out of Portland until a cure is found," said one CDC official. "We simply can't risk deadly viruses like communism spreading out into the world. Millions will die."

Although there is no known cure for communism, there are preventative measures that experts recommend, such as reading history books. Signs that someone you love may have communism already include wearing ski masks, sporting Che Guevara shirts, and not showering regularly.


Democrats Are Now OPENLY CHEATING And Don't Care, Leftist Democrats TOO WEAK To Actually Stand Up

California Sued After Concealing $320 Billion In Annual State Payments

Just a few of the serious financial problems facing California include unfunded public employee pension promises, a potential state credit downgrade, an unprecedented homeless crisis, and a net out-migration of 912,000 residents since 2010.

One easy step California can take is to join every other state in the union and open up its state checkbook for review. Allowing citizens, journalists, watchdogs, academics, and public policy experts to review state spending would help the state get its fiscal house in order.

Unfortunately, last fall, California State Controller Betty Yee (pictured) rejected our sunshine request for the state checkbook. Oddly, the rejection didn’t argue the law, but instead claimed that the controller couldn’t locate a single one of the 49 million bills she paid last year.

This admission provides a troubling clue to California taxpayers who are wondering how and where their money is being spent. The answer is the people spending it literally don’t know. Or they at least say that don’t.


Trial for prison guards who were on duty the night Jeffrey Epstein killed himself is postponed for two months

A judge on Thursday postponed for two months the trial for two jail guards charged with failing to make required checks on Jeffrey Epstein in the hours before his death.

U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres moved the date from April to June 22 after defense lawyers said they needed more time to prepare for trial. The lawyers had sought a six-month delay.

Guards Tova Noel, 31, and Michael Thomas, 41, have pleaded not guilty to lying on prison records to make it seem they had checked on the disgraced financier before his August 10 death at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan.


Franklin Graham: ‘Pepsi Showing Young Girls that Sexual Exploitation of Women Is Okay’

Christian evangelist Rev. Franklin Graham expressed disappointment with the lack of “moral decency” displayed at the Super Bowl LIV halftime show and the message it purportedly sent to children, writing Pepsi showed “young girls that sexual exploitation of women is okay” and urging society to raise its standards.

The Super Bowl LIV entertainment featured pop megastars Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, both of whom busted out in a series of crotch-grabbing, hip-thrusting moves throughout the performance.

The highly anticipated show also featured J-Lo swinging from a stripper pole..

“I don’t expect the world to act like the church, but our country has had a sense of moral decency on prime time television in order to protect children,” Graham said, lambasting the show for sending the message “that sexual exploitation of women is okay.”

“We see that disappearing before our eyes. It was demonstrated tonight in the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show—with millions of children watching. This exhibition was Pepsi showing young girls that sexual exploitation of women is okay,” he continued.

“With the exploitation of women on the rise worldwide, instead of lowering the standard, we as a society should be raising it. I’m disappointed in Pepsi and the NFL,” he added.

Several users adamantly agreed with Graham’s assessment.

“Me too, it was like a porn production,” one wrote.


China says US hasn't given any significant help in coronavirus outbreak, created panic

China's Foreign Ministry said on Monday that the U.S. has failed to give China any substantive help in its fight against the coronavirus outbreak and instead contributed to the international panic surrounding the illness, a report said.

China said it is unreasonable that the U.S. is preventing people from entering its borders, according to Reuters. The virus thus far is blamed in 361 deaths and 17,205 infections, mainly in the area around Wuhan, China, the virus' epicenter. The foreign ministry added that some countries, like the U.S., overreacted to the outbreak and Beijing hopes nations around the world begin to make reasonable, calm and science-based judgments, the report said.

"All it has done could only create and spread fear, which is a bad example," foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said, according to the news agency. He said countries like the U.S. have "strong epidemic prevention capabilities and facilities," but instead of following World Health Organization guidelines, the U.S. concentrated on travel restrictions.


Trump expands travel ban to six new countries

President Trump signed an order Friday expanding his travel ban to six new countries, targeting nations the government says pose a threat because they don’t issue electronic passports or don’t do enough to share information with American authorities to vet their citizens looking to travel.

The six countries are Burma, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania. They join seven countries who are still part of the president’s previous travel ban: Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen.

“It is fundamental to national security, and the height of common sense, that if a foreign nation wishes to receive the benefits of immigration and travel to the United States, it must satisfy basic security conditions outlined by America’s law-enforcement and intelligence professionals,” said White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham.

The new countries aren’t subject to a total ban.


Band of herpes-ridden monkeys are roaming residential neighborhoods in northeast Florida after just 12 were introduced in the 1930s but reproduced at alarming rates

A band of herpes-ridden monkeys are roaming across northeastern Florida after escaping from a state park miles away, threatening the locals and the environment.

The rhesus macaques were living at the Silver Springs State Park near Ocala, Florida, but the creatures, native to south and southeast Asia, escaped the area and have since been spotted in Jacksonville, St. Johns, St. Augustine, Palatka, Welaka, and Elkton, Florida, according to First Coast News.

While the monkeys tend to keep to themselves, over a quarter of the 300 feral creatures counted at Silver Spring State Park carried Herpes B, according to a 2018 survey by National Geographic.

While it's extremely rare for herpes B to spread from monkey to human, when it does it can be fatal.


Powerful Drug Combo Offers Potential Osteoarthritis Relief

Two may be better than one, at least when it comes to fighting arthritis. Recent research at the Salk Gene Expression Laboratory has found that a combination of two osteoarthritis drugs is better than either one alone. In fact, researchers say the medicinal cocktail actually reversed signs of the condition in rats.

Osteoarthritis, known as “wear and tear” arthritis, causes joint stiffness and pain. Over time, the cartilage that cushions bones breaks down and there is overgrowth on the underlying bones. So far, pain relievers and joint replacement surgery are about the only remedies offered for the 30 million U.S. adults who have this disease.

But that may change with the powerful one-two punch drug combo currently being studied for potential use in humans.

Scientists considered two drugs that singly offered some degree of success in treating osteoarthritis in animal studies. The first drug, known as αKLOTHO, keeps the mesh of molecules surrounding articular cartilage cells strong and healthy. The other, TGFβR2, stimulates growth in the cartilage cells themselves.

They wondered what might happen if the two were combined. Scientists conducted experiments on rats and isolated human cartilage cells in a laboratory setting, and found that the two drugs together reverse cellular and molecular symptoms of osteoarthritis.

“What’s really exciting is that this is potentially a therapy that can be translated to the clinic quite easily,” says Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, lead author and a professor at the Salk laboratory, in a news release.


Tissue Alert: This will tugs at your heart strings a little

Has Democracy Gone Belly Up? (may contain elements of rant)

Seeking Applications: Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council Maryland Obligatory Seat

Banner showing large boat

On behalf of Governor Larry Hogan, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fishing and Boating Services is seeking qualified applicants to nominate for the Maryland Obligatory seat on the Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council
The Maryland Obligatory seat currently held by Earl Gwin, who is completing his first term, will become vacant August 2020.
The Governor’s Office will nominate three applicants for selection by the Secretary of Commerce, United States Department of Commerce, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Applicants should have fisheries experience (recreational, commercial, or other relevant expertise), be committed to attending Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council meetings along the Atlantic coast and associated duties and be able to pass a background check.

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please contact:
Angel Willey
Coastal Fisheries Program Manager
410-643-4601 ext. 2101

The deadline for submitting applications is Feb. 14, 2020.

The NFL Endangers Police With Super Bowl Ad

Hillary Clinton ended the practice of humble concessions: Goodwin

If past is prologue, the losing team in Sunday’s Super Bowl will swallow its bitter disappointment and graciously offer its congratulations to the winners.

Our politics used to be like that.

After Vice President Al Gore lost the 2000 presidential election by a 5-4 vote in the Supreme Court, he expressed his disagreement and frustration, but declared that “partisan rancor must now be put aside.”

“I accept the finality of the outcome,” Gore said in a televised address. “And tonight, for the sake of our unity as a people and the strength of our democracy, I offer my concession.”


Rep. Mike Gallagher Files Bill Giving Immigration Judges Contempt Authority.

Ronald Reagan once quipped, “They say the world has become too complex for simple answers. They are wrong.” That’s a lesson Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., proved on Jan. 29 with his simple, but much needed, bill to improve our overburdened immigration courts.

His bill, barely more than a page long, would fix a long-standing weakness of the immigration courts by giving immigration judges the power to hold lawyers and litigants in contempt if they disobey court orders or ignore deadlines.

This would give immigration judges a power that every other state and federal trial court judge in the country has. It also would address a big reason the immigration courts are crushed under enormous and seemingly irreducible caseloads.


Study Reveals the Absurd Conformity of Higher Education

A recently released study confirms the suspicion that American higher education has become absurdly and ruthlessly monolithic in terms of political ideology.

The study found that the ratio of college professor donations to Democrats as opposed to Republicans was 95:1.

Besides federal agency employees, few other industries outside working for the Democratic National Committee or the media are so strongly skewed toward Democrats and the left.

The authors of the study, Heterodox Academy Research Director Sean Stevens and Brooklyn College Professor Mitchell Langbert, admit to some uncertainty on the numbers.

But even if the disparity in donations isn’t quite so high, it’s still clearly extreme and highly problematic, as the researchers explain.

“Researchers have raised concerns that ideological homogeneity may lead to questionable research practices,” Stevens and Langbert wrote. “This concern is grounded in research on confirmation bias, group polarization, motivated reasoning, and the tendency for these phenomena to be even more pronounced among the highly educated. As well, partisan polarization has been leading to Republicans’ increasing skepticism about higher education.”

Beyond problematic research is the larger problem that, at all but a handful of Americans colleges, young Americans are being dropped straight into left-wing indoctrination centers.



Law enforcement officials in Phoenix, Arizona arrested a man on Thursday who was alleged to be the former leader of an Al-Qaeda terrorist group in Iraq. Ali Yousif Ahmed Al-Nouri is accused of murdering two Iraqi police officers in 2006 in the Iraqi city of Fallujah.

Al-Nouri allegedly participated in the killing of two officers in the Fallujah Police Directorate as part of a division of Al-Qaeda that focused on killing Iraqi police.

After an Iraqi judge issued a warrant for Al-Nouri's arrest, the government of Iraq requested Al-Nouri's extradition.

According to a news release from the Department of Justice, Al-Nouri's arrest was carried out by the FBI Phoenix Field Office and the U.S. Marshals Service.


WCSO CAT Press Release - Isaiah Phillips - January 28, 2020

Incident: Possession with Intent to Distribute Narcotics School Zone/Possession with Intent to Distribute Large Amount Heroin/Fentanyl Mixture
Date of Incident: January 28, 2020
Location: 1000 block of John Street Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Isaiah D Phillips (30 years of age)
Over the course of the last month, the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office Community Action Team (CAT) conducted a drug investigation into Isaiah D. Phillips selling large amounts of heroin from the 1000 block of John Street, Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland, 21804. On 01/28/2020, surveillance was established on Phillips. Phillips was observed selling heroin to another subject at a location in Salisbury, Maryland. A traffic stop was conducted on the buyer after meeting with Phillips. A K-9 scan was conducted and the buyer was found to be in possession of 200 bags of heroin. Later in the day, a traffic stop was conducted on Phillips after leaving his residence. Phillips was found to be in possession of 70 “buns” (700 individual bags of heroin). A search and seizure warrant was then authored for Phillip’s residence located on the 1000 block of John Street, Salisbury, MD. The following was located inside the residence:

  • 100 “buns” of heroin (1,000 individual bags of heroin)
  • 299.22 grams of unpackaged heroin/ fentanyl mixture
  • 350.76 grams of cocaine
  • A digital scale and packaging material.
Phillips residence is located across the street from Bennett High School. A total of 1,900 bags of heroin, $2,031.00, a large amount of unpackaged cocaine and unpackaged heroin was located and seized during the operation.

The Delmar Police Department assisted with the operation. This investigation is ongoing at this time and additional charges are pending against Phillips and his co-conspirator.
Based on the manner of packaging/distribution methods utilized by Phillips, the controlled dangerous substances seized have a street value of over $110,000.00.

Charges: Possession with intent to distribute heroin, Possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl, Possession of large amount of heroin, Possession with intent to distribute cocaine, Possession with intent to distribute narcotics in a school zone

Early missteps and state secrecy in China probably allowed the coronavirus to spread farther and faster

It was almost the Lunar New Year and Pan Chuntao was feeling festive.

He knew there were reports of a virus in his city, Wuhan. But local officials urged calmness. There was no evidence it was transmitted person to person, they said. They had not reported a new case in days.

On Jan. 16, the 76-year-old left his two-bedroom apartment to attend a government-organized fair.

“We told him not to go because we saw some rumors on WeChat of doctors getting infected,” said Pan’s son-in-law, Zhang Siqiang. “But he insisted on going. He said, ‘The government says it’s not a problem, there are no cases anymore.’ ”

Pan and his daughter may now be among the the 14,300-plus people infected with a new strain of coronavirus — an outbreak that has killed at least 304 people in China, spread to more than 20 countries, disrupted the global economy and left 55 million people in China’s Hubei province under an unprecedented lockdown.

Pan was one of millions of Chinese who mingled, traveled and carried on with daily life during the critical period from mid-December to mid-January.


[Fears of new virus trigger anti-China sentiment worldwide]

Continetti: DNC Boosting Bloomberg to Be Backup Nominee

Washington Free Beacon founding editor Matthew Continetti on Friday said that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) is opening the door for Michael Bloomberg if other establishment candidates fail to defeat Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) in early primary states.

On Friday, the DNC eased requirements to qualify for future debates, despite a crowded primary field. Continetti said the gambit shows that the party is looking to the billionaire as Plan B if former vice president Joe Biden continues to struggle.

"If Bernie wins Iowa, he’s already very well positioned in New Hampshire. That will set the Democrat party on fire," Continetti said during Fox News’s Special Report. "And that’s why I think you’ve had this rule change to allow Mike Bloomberg into the debates. This is their insurance policy if the Biden campaign collapses."


DEBUNKED: Democrats' Student Loan Grift | Louder with Crowder

This was the Super Bowl moment Andy Reid deserved

MIAMI — It’s unfair. Always has been, not that anyone particularly cared.

The outside perception of Andy Reid always felt unfair despite the fact that he’s been a better head coach than his reputation would lead you to believe.

Not anymore, though.

Not after Reid’s Chiefs captured Super Bowl 2020 with a stirring 31-20 comeback win over the 49ers at Hard Rock Stadium before a decidedly pro-Kansas City crowd of 62,417.

Reid is a Super Bowl champion now and no one — not even the cynical detractors in Philadelphia — ever can take that away from him.


Dylann Roof appeals conviction, death sentence in Charleston massacre

Dylann Roof on Tuesday appealed his federal convictions and death sentence in the 2015 massacre of nine black church members in South Carolina, arguing that he was mentally ill when he represented himself at his capital trial.

In a 321-page legal brief filed with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Roof's lawyers asked the court to review 20 issues, including errors they said were made by the judge and prosecutors that "tainted" his sentencing.

One of their main arguments is that U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel should not have allowed Roof to represent himself during the penalty phase of his trial because he was a 22-year-old ninth-grade dropout "who believed his sentence didn't matter because white nationalists would free him from prison after an impending race war."


White House told Bolton to scrub classified info from book before publishing

The White House National Security Council told former National Security Adviser John R. Bolton that he couldn’t publish his book manuscript, now sought by Democrats to bolster their case in President Trump’s impeachment trial, unless he deleted top-secret material.

NSC senior director for records Ellen Knight told Mr. Bolton’s lawyer, Charles Cooper, in a letter obtained by The Washington Times that the book manuscript “appears to contain significant amounts of classified information.”

“It also appears that some of this classified information is at the TOP SECRET level,” she wrote on Jan. 23.


[Revealing classified information to unauthorized people is a federal crime under the Espionage Act of 1917. Former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison for leaking classified information to a New York Times reporter. --Editor]

Lindsey Graham: Senate Intelligence Committee will call Ukraine whistleblower

The Senate Intelligence Committee plans to call the whistleblower whose complaint was the impetus for impeachment proceedings against President Trump, according to a top Republican senator.

With impeachment headed to a likely acquittal next week, Sen. Lindsey Graham described on Sunday how Republicans in the chamber are gearing up for investigations on three fronts.

"The Senate Intel Committee under Richard Burr has told us that they will call the whistleblower," the South Carolina Republican said on Fox News's Sunday Morning Futures.

"I want to understand how all this crap started," he added.


Maryland lawmakers override several bills Hogan vetoed last year

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland lawmakers overrode Gov. Larry Hogan’s vetoes five times on Thursday, but had to give up on three other bills, including a bill one designed to make freight rail safer.

A major economic development project played a role in that bill’s doom.

The concurrent votes in the two chambers of the Maryland General Assembly were the first time this session Democrats have exercised their veto-proof majorities after postponing these votes several times this session.

The votes passed generally along party lines.

Democrats were successful in overriding vetoes on five bills, including a “ban the box” measure that will make it illegal for employers to ask about an applicant’s criminal history before the first interview, and a “Dream Act,” which eases restrictions on when an undocumented immigrant can pay in-state tuition at state colleges and universities.


Bolton's Security Clearance in Jeopardy

In the late summer of 2018, just a few months into John Bolton’s national security adviser tenure, he strongly defended President Trump’s decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, the pugnacious anti-Trump critic the president has called a “leaker,” “a liar” and ringleader of the debunked Russian collusion investigation.

At the time, Bolton accused Brennan of “politicizing intelligence,” both during the Obama administration and afterward, which he deemed a “very dangerous thing to do.”

“If there is any kind of misconduct, I think there are lots of grounds to have your security clearance revoked for behavior that calls into question your ability to hold the material in confidence,” Bolton told ABC News’ Martha Raddatz. “…For me, the issue is whether he abused information that he attained while he was director of the CIA or he may have attained erroneously or incorrectly after he left.”

Nearly a year and a half later, the shoe is on the other foot..

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