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Friday, February 28, 2020

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Since 2000, March has been dedicated as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. As the third most common cancer and the second leading cause of death from cancer in the United States, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is found most often in people 50 years and older, and affects all races and ethnicities. Although more than 90% of colorectal cancer cases are found in those 50 years and older, other risk factors include having an inflammatory bowel disease, a family history of colorectal cancer, a genetic syndrome like familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) or hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (Lynch syndrome), and other lifestyle factors (lack of exercise, poor diet, overweight/obesity, alcohol consumption, and tobacco use).

Changing lifestyle risks and getting regular screenings are two simple steps to help prevent colorectal cancer. In 2016, approximately 67.3% of adults in the United States aged 50 to 75 years were up-to-date on their colorectal cancer screenings while 25.6% of the same population had never been screened. The Wicomico County Health Department’s Colorectal Cancer Program provides no cost screenings to eligible individuals as well as help navigating the healthcare system. Last fiscal year, the program helped 35 eligible clients receive preventative screenings and has helped 20 more since July 2019.

The program also educates the community about colorectal cancer through health fairs, outreach events and social media. This March, the Colorectal Cancer Program will provide outreach at Chesapeake Health Care, Wor-Wic Community College, and MAC Inc. and will join Peninsula Regional Medical Center at Bennett High School for their annual HealthFest Event. Additionally, on March 21st, Oasis Radio will have a segment on colorectal cancer that will include discussion about the health department’s screening program. To help spread awareness about colorectal cancer, the Wicomico County Health Department will participate in Dress in Blue Day on March 6, 2020.

For more information on colorectal cancer and its awareness month, visit the Colorectal Cancer Alliance at or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at . For information on the local Colorectal Cancer Program, including program eligibility or outreach opportunities, call (410) 548-5175 or connect with us on our website , Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.


Students at the University of Oklahoma staged a sit in protest after a professor quoted a historical document that contained the n-word before demanding that a Popeyes chicken restaurant be opened inside the university as part of “diversity” reparations.

Yes, really.

A letter sent by OU President Joseph Harroz Jr. explains how a female professor gave a “trigger warning” before using the word but that this did “not lessen the pain caused by the use of the word.”

“For students in the class, as well as members of our community, this was another painful experience,” wrote Harroz Jr.

In response to the incident, the university is now instituting mandatory “diversity, equity, and inclusion” training for all faculty and staff, which will include “implicit bias” training.


Hunter Biden must be at March deposition 'unless his hair is on fire': Judge

An Arkansas judge has ruled that Hunter Biden must make himself available for a March deposition in connection to his ongoing child support battle with a former stripper, despite his attempts to postpone the matter until April, according to court papers and a report from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Independence County Circuit Court Judge Holly Meyer handed down the order during a Wednesday afternoon conference call, the Gazette reported.

“He needs to make himself available and unless his hair is on fire, he needs to be in Arkansas and he needs to be in a deposition,” Meyer told attorneys during the call, according to the outlet.


Lawsuit: 1.6K Dead People Registered to Vote in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

A lawsuit filed against Allegheny County, Pennsylvania alleges that nearly 1,600 dead people are registered to vote in the 2020 election in the county.

The Public Interest Legal Foundation filed suit against Allegheny County, where Pittsburgh is located, for their alleged ineffectiveness in cleaning up their voter rolls. The lawsuit claims there are about 1,583 dead people still on the county voter rolls:
The Foundation reviewed birthdates from a portion of the County’s voter registration list against records in the Social Security Death Index. After matching other biographical information, the Foundation found 1,583 deceased registrants whose registrations should have been canceled, yet they remain actively registered to vote in the County. [Emphasis added]
Similarly, the lawsuit claims there are close t0 7,500 voter registrations that have been flagged as duplicates but that remain on the voter rolls. In one case, the lawsuit claims, an individual registered to vote up to seven times in one day while out of state.


Report: 38% of Americans would avoid Corona; company assures 'no link' to virus

WASHINGTON (SBG) — Name recognition is everything in business. But what happens when your brand name is associated with a deadly epidemic?

According to reports, more American consumers are linking the coronavirus to Corona beer amid growing fears about an outbreak.

"By and large consumers understand the virus has no connection to our business," said Stephanie McGuane a spokesperson for Corona's parent company, Constellation Brand.


Police: Syringe used in Maryland assault was filled with semen

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, Md. — Police say that they have learned the syringe used to stab a woman at an Anne Arundel County grocery store was filled with semen.

Suspect Thomas Stemen, 51, is being held without bond after he was arrested Wednesday. Police believe he is the same attacker who can be seen assaulting the victim on surveillance video.


Bodycam video: Ada County sheriff's deputy has hilarious run-in with group of turkeys

Japanese prime minister orders the closure of ALL schools in the country for a month in a bid to halt the spread of coronavirus

The Japanese prime minister has today ordered the closure of all schools in the country for a month in a bid to halt the spread of coronavirus.

Shinzo Abe said: 'The government considers the health and safety of children above anything else.

'We request all primary, junior high and high schools... across the nation to close temporarily from March 2 next week until their spring break.'

More than 200 people in Japan have so far contracted the virus and four people have died.


CT scans may help doctors diagnose coronavirus patients four DAYS faster than the CDC's test by revealing lung damage

CT scans may be faster than nasal and throat swabs at diagnosing coronavirus, a new study suggests.

Doctors from The Mount Sinai Health System in New York were the first in the US to analyze lung scans of patients in China with the highly contagious disease.

They said they were able to identify specific patterns in the lungs as markers of the virus, also known as COVID-19, as it developed over the course of about two weeks

The researchers say these quicker diagnoses could help keep patients isolated in early stages of the disease, perhaps even before symptoms appear and when it may not show up on other scans such as chest X-rays.


Twice-deported illegal immigrant suspected of killing three people in California

A twice-deported illegal immigrant accused of murdering three people is on the run in California.

Three bodies were found in a Perris, California, cemetery, and the Riverside County sheriff said 33-year-old Mexican national Jose Luis Torres Garcia is the primary suspect in what appears to have been an execution-style killing. He is on the run and considered armed and dangerous.

"At this time, we believe this person acted alone in the homicide. He should be considered armed and extremely dangerous," Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco told the public. "Do not make contact with him. Notify law enforcement immediately."


Top Marine Corps official orders removal of all Confederate symbols from bases worldwide as over a third of active-duty troops claim to have witnessed racism in the military

The Marine Corps top commander called on his senior officials last week to review the removal of Confederate symbols or Confederate-related paraphernalia from bases worldwide.

A spokesperson for Commandant General David Berger confirmed on Wednesday that a directive was sent to his senior staff ordering that all Marine Corps installations remove symbols related to the Confederate States of America.

It is not known when they need to be removed by, and the exact types of symbols to be stripped were also not identified.

The order comes after a recent poll revealed 36 percent of active-duty troops in the U.S. military have witnessed white supremacy and racism in their ranks.


A Zoo Comment And My Reply

Jim said...

If it has been over a year, why havn't the animals already been removed. 

And Joe, if your wife was the vet how did she let 5000 animals die? Or is a vet tech someone not responsible for the care of the animals. I am sure I am missing something there, as well as 5000 seems like a high number. What kind of animals? Just curious.

My Wife was not there 24 hours a day and being the Vet Tech wasn't her only responsibility. Each Zookeeper, (at the time) worked a particular exhibit for six months and then transferred to a different exhibit for another six months. If the particular inexperienced Zookeeper didn't inform my Wife there was a question about the health of a particular animal she couldn't know something was wrong.

I can tell you a story in particular that really pissed me off. One of the Zookeepers was working a duck exhibit. When his six months was up and my Wife walked into that exhibit for the first time she found a mummified scull and bones of an exotic duck with an egg inside its body cavity. That means that duck had been dead for over a month and while the duck exhibit was small, clearly the drinking buddies of the former Director didn't do sh!t to clean or care for the animals. That's just SICK when someone is being paid and they ignore such mentioned animals.

That being said, my Wife complained to deaf ears for over a decade, hence why I personally went to the Mayor with documentation. The staff at the Zoo hate me because I called these a$$holes out and ultimately over time they've all been removed with the exception of a few. That Zoo should've been shut down years ago. If ALL people knew what goes on there they'd force it to be shut down.

So let's look at their current situation. No accreditation with the AZA, meaning the only oversight that held them even slightly accountable is gone. The Mayor now claims it doesn't mater, they don't need the AZA because he's spending millions on bike paths and couldn't care less of the gem of Salisbury, the Zoo. Do you not worry about these animals at this point?

The Zoo has always known in the past that they are in a flood plain. Hundreds of animals, (yes hundreds) have died by drowning, especially the Prairie Dogs. Jim, my Wife tried but couldn't save these animals and it broke her heart as she raised many, (if not most) of these animals at home when they were infants. The former Director insisted on putting sand in the soil and every veteran Zookeeper there begged him not to do so. The problem was, when it floods the burrows would collapse each and every time drowning hundreds of animals over the years. He was a very young a stupid Director but he was an a$$ kisser to the Mayor. 

Shall I go on Jim???

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3rd patient in Maryland now being tested for possible coronavirus

A third patient in Maryland is being tested for possible coronavirus, state health officials say, a day after Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced two people who had recently traveled to China have undergone testing for the virus.

As with the two patients Thursday, the third patient met the criteria from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to be tested for the new virus, known as COVID-19. This means the CDC will examine their cases and determine if they actually have the virus.

It’s unclear if the third patient recently traveled to China. Charlie Gischlar, a Maryland Department of Health Spokesman, told WTOP that two of three patients now under investigation traveled internationally. “At this time, we have no additional information about the third case,” he said in an email.


State-run Cuban newspaper lauds 'unstoppable' Bernie Sanders after he voiced his support of Fidel Castro

US Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders has received a glowing report in a communist Cuban newspaper after he praised some of former dictator Fidel Castro's social programs in a TV interview.

Communist Party newspaper Granma referenced in its report the US Senator's praise of 'some of the social programs implemented by the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro' including its 'progress in education and Cuba's role in 'sending doctors worldwide'.

Senator Sanders has been vocal in his praise for parts of Cuba's history of late, insisting communist dictator Fidel Castro's regime was 'not all bad' and praising his health care system during the 1980s.


CDC: More Than 4 in 10 Americans Are Obese

In a sign that suggests America's obesity epidemic is far from under control, a new government report shows that more than 40% of people in the United States are obese.

And almost 1 in 10 is severely obese, the researchers added.

"Over the time period from 1999 to 2018, the obesity prevalence increased about 12% — from 30.5% of Americans to 42.4% of Americans. Severe obesity almost doubled," said study author Dr. Craig Hales. He's a medical epidemiologist with the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Much more than just a cosmetic issue, obesity is associated with type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, fatty liver disease, sleep apnea, arthritis, gallbladder disease and more, according to the U.S. National Institute for Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.


Globalist Response to Coronavirus: Open America’s Borders to the World

Globalist ideologues, bureaucrats, and elected Democrats have said the United States’ response to protecting American citizens from the coronavirus should be to keep America’s borders open to the world.

While the deadly coronavirus spreads across the globe, The Atlantic writer James Hamblin wrote this week that the U.S. should actually consider opening its borders:
Italy, Iran, and South Korea are now among the countries reporting quickly growing numbers of detected COVID-19 infections. Many countries have responded with containment attempts, despite the dubious efficacy and inherent harms of China’s historically unprecedented crackdown. Certain containment measures will be appropriate, but widely banning travel, closing down cities, and hoarding resources are not realistic solutions for an outbreak that lasts years. All of these measures come with risks of their own. Ultimately some pandemic responses will require opening borders, not closing them. At some point the expectation that any area will escape effects of COVID-19 must be abandoned: The disease must be seen as everyone’s problem. [Emphasis added]
To the contrary, President Trump’s administration has imposed a travel ban on China where not only are Chinese nationals barred from entering the U.S. at this time, but foreign nationals who have recently visited China as well.


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Ohio market owners charged with running $10M food stamp fraud scheme

Two Somali specialty market owners in Ohio were recently charged with running a $10 million food stamp fraud operation.

Hassan Nuriso and Abdurahim Nuriso, former owners of Towfiq Market in Columbus, Ohio, were charged by a federal grand jury with conspiring to fraudulently redeem benefits over a nine-year period, according to WCMH.

“It’s very clear in all the regulations what you can and can’t do,” Assistant U.S. Attorney David Bosley said about the case. “You can’t give food stamps for cash, you can’t buy items that are not allowed under the food stamp program, you can’t buy things that aren’t food, and you can’t give credit.”


Some Democrats fear Trump outreach to black voters might just work

Some Democrats are worried that the Trump campaign's outreach to black voters is working.

"It keeps me up at night," HIT Strategies partner Terrance Woodbury told the Washington Post. "The Trump campaign recognizes that while the Democratic Party is spending a significant amount of resources and effort to persuade white, suburban women back into their coalition, the Trump campaign has found a very susceptible and very different swing voter in black men."

President Trump won 13% of black male voters and 32% of Hispanic men but only 4% of black female and 25% of Hispanic female voters, according to 2016 exit polls, and campaign events in minority neighborhoods have brought in mostly men, Republican officials told the Washington Post.



The Milwaukee man who killed five co-workers at a beer company’s corporate office is a black Elizabeth Warren supporter, providing a clue as to why the mass shooting disappeared from the discussion so quickly.

51-year-old Anthony Ferrill showed up at the MillerCoors facility from where he had been fired earlier in the day wearing his uniform and carrying a silenced gun.

He proceeded to gun down five colleagues before turning the weapon on himself.

It subsequently emerged that Ferrill was an African-American Elizabeth Warren supporter (presuming that Ferrill shared the same political beliefs as his wife, who took a selfie with Warren at a rally last year).


The Politics of a 'Fear Pandemic'

Democrat Party leaders Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi are in a quandary.

They have to decide which of the headline tragedies today make for better political fodder — do they keep feeding the coronavirus fears, or do they put that on pause and politicize the Milwaukee murders in order to advance their gun-confiscation agenda?

Yes, their political modus operandi is just that causticly crass.

It follows the model perfected by Barack Obama and his then-chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, who openly declared, “You don’t ever want a good crisis to go to waste; it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” And that is exactly what they did in 2008, when Obama used a pandemic of financial fear as his ticket to the presidency. At the time, even Bill Clinton admitted that the Democrats were responsible for that crisis because they resisted “efforts by Republicans in the Congress … to put some standards and tighten up a little on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.” Clinton himself had loosened up those standards 10 years earlier, with disastrous financial consequences but fortuitous political consequences.

My point is not to re-litigate how the Democrats used that “fear pandemic” to ensure Obama’s election but to say they are experts at converting tragedy into political triumph. Their current “Hate Trump” platform is constructed on their perennial political foundation of fear, anger, and division.


Illness forces the Pope to cancel an event in Rome a day after showing solidarity with coronavirus sufferers and shaking hands with congregation at weekly audience

Pope Francis has been forced to cancel a planned Mass in Rome with other clergy after suffering a 'slight illness'.

The Vatican said the 83-year-old pontiff had a 'slight indisposition' that meant he did not attend an event at the St John Lateran basilica in Rome on Thursday morning.

A spokesman said Francis would continue with the rest of his day's business, but preferred to stay within the Vatican rather than travel across the city.

There was no word from the Vatican about the nature of his illness, but the pope was seen coughing and blowing his nose during the Ash Wednesday Mass.


Green New Deal: $75,000 per house in first year, $40,000 after

The Green New Deal is going to put a lot of Americans in the red.

According to a new analysis, the liberal plan backed by Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will cost households an average of $75,000 in the first year and $40,000 extra every year after.

The study of 11 states found that the initial year of the program will be especially high because businesses and households will have to get new equipment. The price tag includes increased costs for electricity, upgrading vehicles and housing, and shipping.


McConnell slams Schumer for 'partisan political attacks' with coronavirus

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Democrat leader has launched political attacks against the White House over the funding for coronavirus, calling for bipartisanship.

“As the administration did take action, to the apparent puzzlement of basically everyone, including his fellow Democrats, the Democrat Leader began launching partisan political attacks at the White House instead of working together to get this done,” the GOP leader said Thursday.

The Kentucky Republican said Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer urged the funding request, but when it arrived, he began saying it was too little too late.


Tebow Would Rather Be Known for Saving ‘A Lot of Babies’ than ‘Winning the Super Bowl’

Former NFL player Tim Tebow recently said that he would rather be known as someone who saves babies, than for being a Super Bowl champion.

The current Double-A baseball player spoke at a banquet for Kansans for Life and said that his pro-life activism “really does mean a lot more than winning the Super Bowl,” National Rights to Life News reported.

The Heisman Trophy winner related the story about his own mother’s decision not to abort him even though doctors said the pregnancy could “cost her life.”

“You see, my mom 32 years ago had doctors tell her she needed to abort me because if she didn’t, it was going to cost her life,” Tebow said. “And they didn’t even believe that I was a baby. They thought I was a tumor.

“When I was born, they found out the placenta wasn’t actually attached,” Tebow continued. “So, the doctor looked at my mom after 37 years of being a doctor and said, ‘This is the biggest miracle I’ve ever seen because I’m not sure how he’s alive.’… I’m so grateful that my mom trusted God with my life and her life."

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The Highest-Stakes Moment Brings the Worst Debate

The debate would have been only marginally less incoherent, noisy, and grating to the ears if CBS had broadcast two hours of static.

The last debate before the South Carolina primary featured so much shouting, you would think that the candidates had just been told their microphones weren’t working. This could well be the last debate for some of these candidates, and Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, and Elizabeth Warren have rapidly shrinking paths to the nomination. Every candidate was itching to interject, interrupt, shout over, and have a dramatic moment.

If the polls are accurate, South Carolina will end with a Joe Biden win or a Biden tie with Bernie Sanders, and Sanders set to do well in most or all of the Super Tuesday states. Last week’s debate was Get Shorty. The mission of everybody on that stage tonight who wasn’t named Bernie Sanders was to go on stage and beat the tar out of Bernie Sanders. Bloomberg is not on the ballot in South Carolina, and he’s won no delegates so far.


In Depth: Maryland Leaders and the History of Corruption

BALTIMORE (WBFF)--One the most notable Baltimore City leaders to get caught up in corruption is former Mayor Sheila Dixon.

In 1987, Dixon won a seat on the Baltimore City Council representing the 4th Council District, where she served twelve years. In 1999, Dixon was elected president of the city council, the first African-American woman elected to this position.

In 2003, she won her re-election race for president of the Baltimore City Council, defeating her nearest competitor and she became Mayor of Baltimore in January 2007 when then-Mayor Martin O'Malley resigned after being elected Governor of Maryland


Collins: Dems Don’t Want to Acknowledge ‘Coup Attempt’ from the FBI

Thursday during an appearance on Fox News Channel, Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), formerly the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, emphasized the threats of not putting into place FISA reforms, which is being held up by congressional Democrats.

The Georgia Republican congressman, who is running for U.S. Senate, accused his Democrat colleagues of playing “games.”

“[T]hey’re wanting to play games with the FISA,” Collins said. “I mean there are certain provisions that we do need to extend, and those are things like roving wiretaps, things that we’ve been dealing with that deal with terrorists around the world so that we can keep safe. But what they don’t want to deal with is the actual FISA process and FISA court itself, which — because they don’t want to acknowledge the Horowitz report."

He went on to add that Democrats are reluctant to acknowledge the need for changes to the FISA process because it would “acknowledge” the attempted “coup” against President Donald Trump.

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Cuccinelli: Trump’s ‘Public Charge’ Ensures New Immigrants No Longer Burden American Taxpayers

President Trump’s newly implemented “Public Charge” rule ensures that American taxpayers are no longer burdened by a massive inflow of legal immigrants who cannot support themselves, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli says.

In an exclusive interview with SiriusXM Patriot’s Breitbart News Daily, Cuccinelli said Trump’s initiative to more effectively regulate legal immigration to the U.S. now requires that legal immigrants prove their ability to support themselves financially before they are given permanent residence.

“What it means is that people who apply today and after for a green card … we will filter through their ability to stand on their own two feet economically, whether it’s earning their own way or whether they have family that supports them who commit to doing so … to make sure that the American taxpayers aren’t going to be bearing the burden of new immigrants,” Cuccinelli said.

“The law we’re working from was passed in 1996 and signed by Bill Clinton. Steny Hoyer voted for it, Chuck Schumer voted for it.."


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Chicken and Dumpling Dinner!!! Tonight In Delmar

Delmar VFW Post 8276 at 200 W.State Street DELMAR, MD invites the public to A chicken and dumpling dinner this Friday Feb. 28 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Menu includes Chicken and Dumplings, green beans,mashed potatoes gravy and pickled beets. Cost: $12.00. Carry outs may be ordered in person only after 5:00 PM.

Proceeds benefit the many local charities and organizations supported by the Delmar VFW.



read the newspaper ad ..

Ms. Sally Mulligan of Coral Springs in Florida read it, and decided to apply for one of the jobs that most Americans are not willing to do.

She submitted her application for a job in a Florida lemon grove, but seemed far too qualified for the job. She has a liberal arts degree from the University of Michigan, and a master’s degree from Michigan State University.
For a number of years, she had worked as a social worker, and also as a school teacher.

The foreman studied her application, frowned, and said, "I see that you are well educated, and have an impressive resume. “However, I have to ask you,
have you had any actual experience in picking lemons?”

"Well, as a matter of fact, I have," she said. "I've been divorced three times, owned two Chryslers, voted twice for Obama, and once for Hillary.”

She started work yesterday.