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Monday, September 28, 2015

41 Cheating Spouses Who Got What They Deserved


The man who refused to sign the Constitution

Bill Federer remembers George Mason: 'The laws of nature are the laws of God'

“Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”

Thus began the first of the Ten Amendments, or Bill of Rights, which were approved Sept. 25, 1789.

“The father of the Bill of Rights” was George Mason of Virginia. George Mason was the richest man in Virginia, owning 15,000 acres. When George Washington was chosen to be the commander of the Continental army, George Mason was drafted by the citizens of Virginia to fill Washington’s place in the Continental Congress. George Mason wrote the Virginia Declaration of Rights, from which Jefferson drew from to write the Declaration of Independence.

George Mason stated before the General Court of Virginia: “The laws of nature are the laws of God, whose authority can be superseded by no power on earth.”

This phrase of Mason’s was mirrored in the Declaration of Independence as: “The laws of nature and nature’s God.”

George Mason was one of 55 founders who wrote the U.S. Constitution, but was one of the few who refused to sign it because it did not end the slave trade and did not put enough limits on the federal government’s power.


Next time you think something is difficult, look at this

Next time you think something is difficult, look at this.

Posted by Willy Foo - Photographer, Marketer, Technopreneur on Saturday, April 4, 2015

Revealed, the 10 best stress-busting foods - and the good news is chocolate's on the list!

We've all had those moments when stress leads us to grab junk food - either to cheer ourselves up or get a quick energy fix - only to regret it minutes later.

In fact, stress can make us crave junk food and increase our levels of fat-promoting stress hormones, says nutritionist Charlotte Watts, writing for Healthista.

As she explains in her book, The De-Stress Effect, this can lead to weight gain around the tummy, hips and thighs.

Here, she reveals the ten foods that are proven to relieve stress - and some of they may surprise you...


Senate supports continuing resolution to avoid government shutdown

The Senate has voted in support of a bill that would keep open the government to Dec. 11.

The continuing resolution would hold funding at 2015 levels and including money for Planned Parenthood.

Read the full story

The Economics of Hillary Clinton

In a recent Labor Day speech to union workers in Illinois, Hillary Clinton declared that if she is elected president of the United States, she would make sure that “some employers go to jail for wage theft and all the other abuses they engage in.” Her incendiary comments were obvious “red meat” for the audience, but it also helped to clarify her own economic views and how she would govern if elected.

Even though Clinton is somewhat mired down in a scandal involving her email servers used while she was at Foggy Bottoms, it seems that she will survive it — as she and her husband have survived every other scandal that has defined their political careers — and be the official Democratic Party nominee. Given the current state of US politics and given the fact that there doesn’t seem to be a Republican challenger who can stand up to her star power, at least from this current vantage point, it seems Clinton will slide into the office for where she has been “destined” since 1992.

Given that there is a very good chance Clinton will march into the White House in January 2017, we should scrutinize her economic beliefs and her proposed economic policies, as we may well have to be living them in less than two years. Not surprising for people interested in economics of liberty (or, better put, the economics of prosperity), Hillary’s policies will disappoint and disappoint greatly.


Oh good: Iran will release 3 U.S. hostages if we release 19 actual criminals

When Obama and Kerry inked the Iran nuclear deal without demanding the release of four American hostages as a condition of the deal, they were naturally questioned about that decision. Kerry was his usually smug, irritated self, implying that no one should press the issue publicly because some sort of greater deal was in the works to deal with the hostage issue.

If the deal we're hearing about is the one he had in mind, it's another example of Obama and Kerry either being the world's worst negotiators, or - as the boss suggested on Sunday - simply giving away the store left and right because they really don't give a crap. Remember the trade of five Gitmo terrorists for deserter Bowe Bergdahl? Multiply the number of bad guys being released by nearly four, and you've got the deal that's apparently in the works. The only thing that might make this a little better is that the four Americans actually deserve their freedom.

But that doesn't change the fact that Obama and Kerry are about to give away what they absolutely did not have to:


Wilkinson Walmart brawl sept. 16 '15

3 Found Dogs: UPDATE

I have found 3 large dogs wandering in the Whitesville Rd area of Delmar/Laurel. The owner may contact me, with a description, at 410.422.6931

MEMA National Preparedness Month Lip-Dub Video

Discover the hazards in Maryland learn how to prepare for them in this National Preparedness Month fun and informative video.

Barricade Ends Peacefully In Somerset Co.

(Crisfield, MD) A barricade situation in Somerset County ended peacefully this afternoon when Maryland State Police arrested a man who is believed to have fired at police from his residence before being taken into custody.

The accused is identified as Jamie L. Coulbourne, 32, of the 26000-block of Silver Lane in Crisfield. After consultation with the Somerset County State’s Attorney’s Office, Coulbourne is being charged tonight with attempted first degree murder, first degree assault, second degree assault, illegal possession of a firearm, illegal possession of ammunition, and reckless endangerment.

The situation began about 9:00 a.m. today, when troopers from the Princess Anne Barrack were called to the home where the man was living with his mother. His mother reported he was yelling, screaming and was possibly suicidal. She said he was possibly under the influence of a drug and was accessing a room where firearms were located. She had left the house and no one else was inside with Coulbourne.

A perimeter with state, county and local police officers was established. The Maryland State Police Special Tactical Assault Team Element and State Police negotiators responded to assist. Contact was made by phone with Coulbourne and he told troopers he had an officer in his gunsight and he would kill the first police officer who came through the door. Police saw him walking around inside the home with a rifle.

Shortly after 11:30 a.m., Coulbourne fired a rifle out a rear window toward two troopers on the perimeter. No one was struck by the round. Police continued to attempt to talk with the man by phone and convince him to surrender peacefully.

At about 2:00 p.m. today, Coulbourne walked out the front door of the home, but repeatedly ignored instructions by police about how to surrender. He kept putting his hands into his pockets and pulling them out quickly. Police could not tell if he was armed with a handgun and did not want him to return inside the home to the weapons there and continue the barricade.

A tactical trooper on the STATE Team fired a ‘less lethal’ round which caused the suspect to stumble. STATE Team members were then able to take him into custody without further incident. Coulbourne was not armed when he was arrested.

Investigators obtained a search warrant and recovered a 30-30 rifle believed to have been the one used to fire at police. Two additional long guns were found in the home. All are believed to be owned by the suspect’s mother. The suspect is prohibited by law to be in possession of firearms.

Following his arrest, Coulbourne was transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center for an examination. He was released before 6:00 p.m. and transported to the Princess Anne Barrack, where he will be served with charges. He will be taken for his initial appearance before a court commissioner later tonight.

The investigation is continuing.

Old Farmer's Almanac predicts 'super cold winter' on horizon

A “super cold winter” is coming.

That’s according to the 2016 Old Farmer’s Almanac, the latest installment of the quaint guidebook famous for forecasting the weather since 1792.

“[B]ut the good news is that areas with record-shattering snow last winter — like Boston — won’t have to deal with quite so many flakes,” editor Janice Stillman said in a press release.

Before Bostonians get too excited, the release did include the Northeast among regions that have “a slew of snow” to look forward to, along with the Ohio Valley, northern Plains and Pacific Northwest.

The Almanac derives its forecasts from a “secret formula” developed by its founder, Robert B. Thomas, nearly 225 years ago.


Ever wonder what happens to all large items we throw away? Watch this!

Ever wonder what happens to all large items we throw away? Watch this!

Posted by Obvious Magazine on Monday, July 27, 2015

Governor Larry Hogan: $500 Million Back in the Pockets of Taxpayers

Maine mayor pushing bill to post welfare recipients’ addresses online

A Maine mayor is proposing a controversial name-and-shame strategy for welfare recipients, saying he plans to push a bill requiring the state to publish the names and addresses and other details for “every individual on the dole.”

Robert Macdonald, mayor of Lewiston, Maine, pitched the plan in his regular column for the Twin City Times. He noted that a website already lists information on state pensioners, and complained that “liberal, progressive legislators” think similar information on welfare recipients should be private.

“Well, the days of being quiet are gone,” he wrote. “We will be submitting a bill to the next legislative session asking that a website be created containing the names, addresses, length of time on assistance and the benefits being collected by every individual on the dole.

“After all, the public has a right to know how its money is being spent,” Macdonald said.

Governor Larry Hogan: 55,000 Maryland Taxpayers Now Eligible for Substantial Refunds

O’Malley: Clinton email controversy threatens to define Democratic Party

Martin O’Malley said Sunday that “legitimate questions” remain about fellow 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email account and server from her time as secretary of State, and warned that the issue threatens to define the Democratic Party.

“I believe that there are a lot of legitimate questions still to be answered about this particular controversy – the email, the email server, the FBI investigation and the like,” O’Malley said on CNN’s "State of the Union.”

O’Malley has been fighting for the party to expand the debate schedule beyond the six that are currently on the docket.

He argued Sunday that more debates are necessary, particularly in light of Clinton’s email controversy, because the issue threatens to swallow the race for the Democratic nomination.


Governor Larry Hogan: Largest Tax Refund in Maryland History

This animated map shows how religion spread across the world

Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are five of the biggest religions in the world. Over the last few thousand years, these religious groups have shaped the course of history and had a profound influence on the trajectory of the human race. Through countless conflicts, conquests, missions abroad, and simple word of mouth, these religions spread around the globe and forever molded the huge geographic regions in their paths.


WCSO Press Releases September 28, 2015

Incident: County Wide DUI Enforcement

Date of Incident: 27 September 2015

Participating Agencies: Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office
                                        Maryland State Police Salisbury Barrack
                                        Maryland Natural Resources Police
                                        Fruitland Police
                                        Delmar Police

Narrative: On 27 September 2015 a county wide multi-agency initiative targeting drunk and impaired drivers took place from 9:00 PM to 3:00 AM. During this operation law enforcement officers made the following arrests:

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol:

Meghan Elizabeth Gordy, 24, Salisbury, MD
Asael Gilberto Soriano, 27, Salisbury, MD
Zachary Scott Summers, 19, Forest Hill, MD
Marshall Scott Boykin, 53, Salisbury, MD
Nicolas Paul Garbarino, 20, Binghamton, NY

 Possession of Heroin

Shane Lee Faucette, 29, Delmar, MD

Possession of Marijuana (Charged on a Civil Citation)

Zachary Scott Summers, 19, Forest Hill, MD
LeBraun Markee Williams, 23, Salisbury, MD
Christian Phillip Chandler, 19, Salisbury, MD
Willard Michael Oney, 32, Salisbury, MD

Underage Possession of Alcohol (Charged on a Civil Citation)

Christopher Michael Lloyd, 19, Salisbury, MD
Male Juvenile, 17, Salisbury, MD
Vincent William Posey, 18, Poolesville, MD

Driving While Suspended (Charged on a Traffic Citation)

Robert Ober, 32, Salisbury, MD
Dantoine Thomas Svainkier, 32, Salisbury, MD

Driving Without a License (Charged on a Traffic Citation)

Manasia Mone Ross, 19, Salisbury, MD
Maria Hales, 18, Salisbury, MD

Governor Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot Deliver $200 Million in Tax Refunds

Governor and Comptroller Launch New Website to Help Maryland Taxpayers Receive Refunds Following Supreme Court Decision

Governor Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot today urged eligible Maryland residents who filed and paid income taxes to another state between 2011 and 2014 to apply for a tax refund against the county portion of their Maryland state income taxes. Refunds are now taking place following a recent Supreme Court ruling related to local income taxes.

“For years I have said that Maryland citizens were being overtaxed and overcharged, and now an estimated 55,000 taxpayers are eligible for substantial income tax refunds,” Governor Hogan said. “The Supreme Court’s decision earlier this year allows us to provide another $200 million in tax relief, which will immediately go back into the pockets of Maryland taxpayers, and back into our state economy.”

“For the thousands of Maryland taxpayers impacted by the Wynne decision, the Comptroller’s Office is working diligently to get your money back to you, where it belongs,” Comptroller Franchot said. “We have dedicated an enormous amount of resources, technology, and staff to getting refunds out the door as quickly as possible. To date, my office has processed more than 4,000 claims, returning more than $53 million to Marylanders.”

Maryland taxpayers should visit to get more information on whether they are eligible for a refund. Individual circumstances vary and taxpayers are encouraged to have a tax professional advise them regarding how this decision affects them. In general, Maryland residents who have paid taxes on income earned in certain jurisdictions of another U.S. state may be eligible for a tax refund. However, these refunds are not automatic, and taxpayers who believe they may be entitled to a refund are encouraged to file as soon as possible.

Earlier this year, Maryland residents Brian and Karen Wynne won their case in the U.S. Supreme Court after challenging that payment of local income in both Maryland and other local jurisdictions was illegal double taxation. The Wynnes won their case when a majority of justices ruled that Maryland’s income tax law was unconstitutional.


Ocean City Fire/ EMS on scene 33rd st. and the beach. Numerous water rescues with possible drowning victims. MSP Trooper 4 requested for a pediatric neck and back. Multiple units on the scene. Fire EMS rescue swimmers deployed, still searching for more victims.

UPDATE: Ocean Pines, Berlin and Bethany Beach Paramedic units just requested to respond to the scene at 33rd st. and the beach.

MSP DUI Press Release 9-21-15 thru 9-27-15 (Berlin Barrack)

McCarthy announces run for House speaker

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, as widely expected, announced Monday that he will run for speaker as John Boehner prepares to step down at the end of next month.

"I have decided to run for Speaker of the House and graciously ask for your support," he said in a statement.

McCarthy, R-Calif., made the announcement three days after Boehner stunned Washington by announcing his resignation. Even before Monday's statement, McCarthy was seen as the heavy favorite to replace the Ohio Republican in the top post, though he faces a challenge from Florida Republican Rep. Daniel Webster.


Jury Awards Maryland Man $45K In ‘Excessive Force’ Lawsuit

BALTIMORE (AP) — A federal jury has awarded $45,000 to an Anne Arundel County man in an excessive force case against an Ocean City police officer.

The Daily Record reports the jury’s decision was given last week after a three-day trial in U.S. District Court in Baltimore.

Brenden Thomas’ attorney Patricia Cresta-Savage says the jury ruled that officer Ryan Flanagan violated Thomas’ constitutional rights by falsely arresting him and using excessive force.

The lawsuit says Thomas was leaving an Ocean City nightclub in August 2012 when Flanagan allegedly confronted him without cause and then knocked him unconscious.


You're Fired

Salisbury’s record win saves the day for Maryland football

WASHINGTON – At least one Maryland state school won Saturday in college football.

After the Terps lost 45-6 at West Virginia, Salisbury won a 91-7 victory over Southern Virginia, the first home game in their new conference, the New Jersey Athletic Conference.

This was a record for the Sea Gulls — the previous record was an 84-7 win over Husson University back in 2010. The record for most points scored in a single Division III football game is 105, set by Rockford against Trinity Bible in 2003.

Despite the score, the Gulls didn’t “run it up” on Southern Va., who are in just their second season in Division III football and only won one game last season



WASHINGTON, September 22, 2015 – API President and CEO Jack Gerard said Hillary Clinton’s anti-Keystone XL pipeline position demonstrates an unwillingness to follow the will of American voters who strongly support the project.

“Hillary Clinton’s decision to oppose Keystone is a missed opportunity to seize the true potential of our energy renaissance,” said Gerard. “It is most unfortunate for American workers and consumers that she has joined the forces of delay and denial. The years of indecision by this White House on this project are mind boggling. Who thought seven years ago when the Keystone permit was first initiated that 2016 presidential candidates would be weighing in on KXL?

“Instead of embracing our neighbor to the north, this administration continues to snub Canada and turns a deaf ear to our other allies who have appealed to the U.S. to move more oil onto the global markets. How can the administration advocate a deal that would help Iranian oil producers but not do the same for U.S. and Canadian producers? This is not how you harness America’s economic and diplomatic potential.”

API is the only national trade association representing all facets of the oil and natural gas industry, which supports 9.8 million U.S. jobs and 8 percent of the U.S. economy. API’s more than 625 members include large integrated companies, as well as exploration and production, refining, marketing, pipeline, and marine businesses, and service and supply firms. They provide most of the nation’s energy and are backed by a growing grassroots movement of more than 25 million Americans.


Where 'gays' are heroes, pedophiles victims, Christians crazy

Traditional morality regarding sex isn’t just collapsing, it’s being inverted.

Homosexuals, whose behavior once was illegal and reviled, are heroes. Pedophiles, considered among the lowest of the low for millennia, are being characterized as victims.

And if you think there’s something wrong about all of this, you might have a mental disorder.

It’s a perspective that Paul Kengor, a university professor, historian and author of “Takedown: From Communists to Progressives, How the Left Has Sabotaged Family and Marriage,” argues is being pursued aggressively by Democrats.

More work emails discovered in Hillary Clinton's private account

Officials say the Obama administration has discovered a chain of emails that Hillary Rodham Clinton failed to turn over when she provided what she said ... 

BREAKING NEWS: NASA confirms evidence that liquid water flows on Mars

Scientists announce that new findings from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on Mars.

There's Something Going On In Salisbury or Wicomico County

We've been getting reports of all kinds of emergency vehicles running up and down Rt. 50 in Wicomico County but we've yet to confirm what it is. Some are saying they are seeing swat like vehicles. If anyone knows what's going on let us know through comments. 

Salt on Power Lines May Cause Momentary Service Interruptions

2nd Annual Ferguson Games

Republican lawmaker mounting campaign for Senate

A high-ranking Republican state lawmaker from Baltimore County is building a campaign for U.S. Senate, giving some state GOP leaders hope that the party can compete for the seat now held by retiring Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski.

Del. Kathy Szeliga, the minority whip in the House of Delegates, is alerting fellow Republicans that she plans to seek the seat, despite the advantage Democrats will have in Maryland next year. Her effort is drawing early support from some of the state's best-known GOP figures.

Republicans, a minority in Maryland, will face steep odds in the Senate race next year, when the presidential election is likely to spur more Democrats to the polls. Low turnout in Baltimore and Montgomery and Prince George's counties last year helped Republican Larry Hogan upset Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown in the governor's race.


Primary Absurdity: Our Expensive Presidential Beauty Contests

State presidential primaries have strayed far from their original purposes. So why must taxpayers pick up the tab?

Feb. 9, 2016, looms larger by the day. That's the date of the iconic New Hampshire presidential primary, famous for dashing the dreams of so many White House wannabes and vaulting previously obscure candidates onto center stage.

So is this also the day reserved for loyal Granite State Democrats and Republicans to reflect carefully on their respective parties' bedrock principles as they weigh who their party's standard-bearers deserve to be? Think again.

Today, 44 percent of New Hampshire's approximately 900,000 voters are none-of-the-aboves, officially registered as "undeclared." Yet every one of these voters is eligible to cast a presidential primary ballot in either party's contest simply by registering in one party or another on the spot. Once they've done their electoral duty, they can switch back to the party status (or lack thereof) that they enjoyed when they woke up that morning. Most do exactly that.


Ben Carson: Muslims Welcome, But Can't Change Who We Are

Ben Carson on Thursday continued his defense of his words on "Meet the Press" Sunday when he said a Muslim should not serve as president.

Carson has since clarified that he has no problem with a person with a Muslim background being president, but not someone who places Islam over the U.S. Constitution.

"This is America. We have our own set of values and principles," Carson said Thursday on Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor." "I'm not willing to subjugate that to another belief system, to another philosophy.

"This is America," Carson continued. "If you want to live in another system, go somewhere else. You are welcome to be here, but no one else gets to change who we are."


Maryland cracking down on domestic violence

SILVER SPRING, Md. (WJLA) — Beginning Thursday, District and Circuit Courts in Maryland will have stricter control over non-marital cases of domestic abuse.

Under the new law, if a man or woman beats their romantic partner, a judge can now force them to immediately surrender their gun[s], no questions asked. The law also doubles the length of dating restraining orders from six to 12 months.

"This is going to make a difference," said Laurie Duker, vice president of the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence (MNADV). "Victims of dating violence deserve all the same protection that spouses who are being abused receive, and now they're going to get it. I think more people in abusive relationships will now come to court, say what's happened and have the court change it."

According to MNADV, guns were behind nearly 74 percent of domestic violence deaths in Maryland last fiscal year.


NAACP Wants Special Prosecutor in Delaware Police Shooting

The fatal shooting of a wheelchair-bound man by Wilmington police is being investigated by a new unit within the Delaware attorney general's office that was established to help instill public trust in government, but the state NAACP is calling for an independent investigation by a special prosecutor.

Authorities say Jeremy McDole, 28, was shot Wednesday afternoon after police responded to a 911 call about man who had shot himself and was still armed with a handgun.

Police Chief Bobby Cummings said Thursday that McDole, who was left paralyzed by a shooting 10 years ago, failed to obey officers' commands to show his hands and put his weapon down, and that he was shot as he began to remove the gun from his waist.

Cummings said he did not know if McDole pointed the gun at any of the four officers, "but when he went to remove the weapon, they engaged him."

Video of the shooting posted online, which the chief said appeared to be authentic, shows an officer approaching McDole with a gun drawn, shouting "show me your hands" and "drop the gun." Other officers then appear in the video with their guns drawn, yelling similar commands.

McDole moves around in his wheelchair and reaches into his jeans, but it's unclear from the video what he is doing. The officers, who are not in the video at this point, fire multiple shots and McDole falls out of his wheelchair.

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The Most Distrusted Administration in History

In 2006, a relatively unknown U.S. senator named Barack Obama told an audience at the University of Nairobi, Kenya, that one of the most important values a government should foster is openness and integrity. “In the end, if the people cannot trust their government to do the job for which it exists — to protect them and to promote their common welfare — all else is lost,” Obama said. In 2007, as a candidate for president, he announced a plan to restore trust in government. “The American people want to trust in our government again,” he said. “We just need a government that will trust in us.” Throughout his presidency, Obama has repeatedly made a big deal out of restoring trust in government. And in June 2014, he declared, “Government is simply the name we give to the things we choose to do together.”

And then on Saturday, Gallup released a poll...

Why Europe Is Losing the Refugee War

While hundreds of thousands of Middle Eastern and Afghani refugees pour into the European Union’s member nations, the EU seems to be treating the crisis as an academic exercise. It can be better understood as a war game that the EU is losing.

It’s neither a faculty lounge problem nor a war game, of course. An estimated four million refugees from Syria, Iraq, Libya and Yemen — as well as Afghanistan — are fleeing the conflicts in their nations for the possibility of a more peaceful home in Europe. As is often said, it is the largest refugee crisis Europe has endured since World War II.

However, if you analyze the crisis in war game terms, it becomes clearer why and how Europe is losing and will be defeated.

There are three sides in our war game scenario and it’s possible for more than one to “win.” On one side are the 28 European Union nations, many of which are members of NATO. They are not-quite-governed by the not-quite-sovereign European Union.

They face a tidal wave of refugees that threatens to radically change their demographic identity. It is something less than an invasion but much more than what peace can accommodate. It is, in short, a significant threat to their national security and their economies.


Judge Tosses ACLU Suit Over Indiana Nativity Scene

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a Nativity scene on an Indiana county's courthouse lawn, which has been placed there by a private group for many years.

The lawsuit, filed last year by the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana against Franklin County, accuses the county of violating the First Amendment by allowing a Christian symbol on public property, suggesting that the government favors one religion over another.

But that allegation no longer holds, federal district Judge Tanya Walton Pratt said in a ruling issued Wednesday, because a newly passed ordinance already allows Franklin County residents to erect their own displays — religious or not — outside the courthouse.

Officials enacted the ordinance about a month after the lawsuit was filed.

The ruling comes a little less than a year after the ACLU of Indiana sued Franklin County in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana on behalf of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a Wisconsin-based nonprofit, and two Franklin County residents who oppose the display of the Nativity scene.

More here

Donald Trump Unveils Tax Plan

On Monday, the billionaire candidate will lay out his plan, which also includes cutting rates for corporations and the middle class and eliminating payments for more of the poor.

Criticized by Republican presidential rivals as having a loose grip on policy, billionaireDonald Trump laid out a tax plan on Monday that he said will increase the burden on hedge fund managers, cut rates for corporations and the middle class, and eliminate payments for more of the poor.

The plan is “going to cost me a fortune,” Trump said at a news conference at Trump Tower in New York.

It would eliminate the alternative minimum tax, the so-called marriage penalty, the estate tax, and the carried interest deduction while keeping the mortgage interest deduction, he said. Single people earning less than $25,000 per year or married people earning less than $50,000 per year would pay no income tax.


Frederick Police Department rolling out souped-up new cruisers

When Frederick police Sgt. Jay Brown hits the streets in one of the department’s new 2015 Ford Police Interceptors, it doesn’t take long for people to notice.

“I’ve had a couple of people come up to me saying, ‘Man, those are sweet! Those are nice. I didn’t know Frederick Police Department could afford something like that!’” Brown said with a laugh.

The department’s budget allowed it to buy a total of 12 vehicles: six marked interceptors, four unmarked sedans and two SUV-type vehicles referred to as “utility vehicles” by Ford, said Lt. Joseph Hayer, who oversees the department’s fleet. While the vehicles, all of which are built loosely on the frame of a Ford Taurus, were hardly free, the department made the most of the funds available to it, Hayer said.


BREAKING NEWS-Obama taunts Putin at U.N.: 'I lead the strongest military the world has ever known'

President Obama told the United Nations Monday that the world cannot stand by while Russia violates Ukraine’s sovereignty with impunity — and he left little doubt about which leader in attendance has the world’s strongest military.

“I lead the strongest military the world has ever known,” Mr. Obama told the general convention.

“I will never hesitate to protect my country…by force when necessary,” he added.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping are expected to follow Mr. Obama at the U.N. podium.

Mr. Obama is also set to meet with Mr. Putin privately later in the day.

Earlier, the U.N. secretary-general for the first time called Monday for the situation in Syria to be referred to the International Criminal Court, as world leaders including President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin were addressing a global gathering with conflict at center stage.


Standing O at Values Voter Summit as Rubio Announces Boehner's Resignation

Conservative voters roared in a standing ovation Friday at the Values Voter Summit in Washington after Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) announced Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) plans to retire.

Rubio, who is running for president, shared the news that broke just before his speech, working it into prepared remarks where he questioned why a Republican Congress isn't "able to stop our country from sliding in the wrong direction."

"Just a few minutes ago, Speaker Boehner announced that he will be resigning," Rubio said to thunderous applause.

He told the crowd it is time for Republicans to "turn the page."

"With all due respect to people who serve in government, it is important at this moment, with respect to him and the service he has provided to our country, it’s not about him, and I’m not here today to bash anyone, but the time has come to turn the page."

Boehner shocked Washington on Friday morning by announcing that he will resign the Speakership and his congressional seat in October.


Empty Tables, Deserted Streets For Pope’s Philadelphia Visit

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — One restaurant owner spent $7,500 on food she couldn’t sell. A smoothie shop’s business was down more than 50 percent.

Even as hundreds of thousands of people thronged the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Sunday for Mass with Pope Francis, his weekend visit to Philadelphia apparently failed to deliver the economic boon predicted by organizers.

Some businesses closed early, downtown hotel rooms went unfilled and normally bustling city streets were deserted over the weekend as residents either stayed home or left town, and pilgrims kept their wallets in their pockets.


TX Mayor: More to Muslim Student’s ‘Clock’ Story Than Is Being Revealed

IRVING, Texas – The mayor of Irving, Texas is speaking out about the case of Ahmed Mohamed, a 14-year-old Muslim student who was arrested after bringing a homemade clock to school that looked like a bomb.

Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne and Center for Security Policy’s Jim Hanson appeared on Glenn Beck’s 'The Blaze' to discuss Mohamed’s arrest, which the teen’s family and others have blamed on Islamophobia.

Pictures of the device and Mohamed’s arrest quickly spread online this month prompting support for the teen from celebrities including President Barack Obama, who tweeted support for Mohamed and invited him to the White House, The Washington Post reports.

But Van Duyne and Hanson believe there’s more to the story than the public realizes, and they’re sounding the alarm.

Van Duyne told Beck that news reports are “one side of the story, but the other side of the story is not coming out,” adding that she’s urged the Mohamed family to allow school officials to release all details on the case.

“Attorneys advised the family not to sign a release, according to a spokeswoman with the Council on American-Islamic Relations,” WFAA 8 reports.

Van Duyne also questioned why President Obama was quick to pat Mohamed on the back. The president commended the student for his “clock,” Van Duyne said, well before anyone described the device as a clock.

“In fact,” the mayor said, “I don’t even think the picture of the hoax bomb was released before [President Obama] tweeted out, ‘Cool clock, kid.'”

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Mayors Of 18 Cities Say They Are Ready To Take More Syrian Refugees

Mayors from eighteen U.S. cities signed a letter to President Obama saying they are willing to take even more refugees than what has been proposed by the administration.

“We will welcome the Syrian families to make homes and new lives in our cities,” wrote the mayors, all of whom are part of the Cities United for Immigration Action coalition.

“Indeed, we are writing to say that we stand ready to work with your Administration to do much more and to urge you to increase still further the number of Syrian refugees the United States will accept for resettlement.”

“This is a challenge we can meet, and the undersigned mayors stand ready to help you meet it,” they wrote.

The mayors who signed included New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh.


Poll: Most U.S. Muslims Would Trade Constitution For Shariah

'Quran should be highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion'

Ben Carson’s comment that he would not support a Shariah-compliant Muslim for president because Islamic law is incompatible with the U.S. Constitution led to the former brain surgeon’s roasting among media talkers and politicians of all stripes.

He has been excoriated as “anti-Muslim,” “bigoted,” even “anti-American” and unfit for office.

“For any candidate to suggest that someone should not be elected president because of what he or she may believe is nothing short of religious bigotry,” said Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., one of two Muslim congressmen.

But what do American Muslims believe?

The Council on America-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, which has been most vocal in its calls for Carson’s withdrawal from the GOP presidential race, claims to speak for American Muslims. The organization has a long history of ties to terrorists, as documented by WND’s “Rogues gallery of terror-tied leaders,” but it is still treated by most U.S. media as the Muslim equivalent of the American Civil Liberties Union.

According to a local newspaper report, Omar Ahmad, a founder of CAIR, told a conference hall packed with California Muslims in July 1998 that Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant.

The reporter paraphrased Ahmad saying, “The Quran … should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth.”

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Students Gather For 'See You at the Pole' Prayer

Thousands of Christian students in the US and other countries got together at their school flagpoles on Wednesday last week for the yearly "See You at the Pole" movement to pray.

"See You at the Pole" started in 1990 through the initiative of a youth group in Burleson, Texas.

"The teenagers felt led to go and pray at night at several area schools during a weekend youth group retreat. They had a profound time of prayer, and their experience was shared with thousands of other youth from across Texas in the form of a challenge in June 1990 at a large conference," according to the movement website.

That year, more than 56,000 students in 1,200 campuses in Texas and three other states held the first "See You at the Pole" in September 1990.

About 145 students at Fultondale Elementary School in Fultondale, Alabama, gathered before classes started, according to

"The heart and the desire of those kids to stand out from their peers and pray, it was beautiful," said James Cato, an area director for First Priority of Alabama. "They were thankful they had the freedom to do that, thankful for who Christ made them."


Resort braces for impact as H2Oi audience returns

Although the actual event isn’t until next weekend, cars for this year’s H2O International show will likely be rolling — or scraping, given some of the ride heights — into the resort starting early next week.

Colloquially known as H2Oi, this year’s show will be the 18th, taking place Oct. 3-4. It will also, quite possibly, be the make-it-or-break-it year in terms of Ocean City’s ability to continue dealing with its fallout.

“I’m excited to hopefully clear up some of the problems we’ve had recently,” said show organizer Jay Shoup. “Quite frankly, there are a ton of old-schoolers, some of the older guys and even the young guys, who are here for their love of VWs and don’t want to deal with the nonsense anymore.”

For the past three years in particular, H2Oi — a rally for Volkswagen and Audi enthusiasts — has become notorious for the level of disruption it causes in the resort. But very little of this is directly related to Shoup’s car show, which takes place at the Fort Whaley campground in Whaleyville, many miles from Ocean City.


This Little-known Tax Credit Could Save You $1,000

Most people know they should save more for retirement, but many can't — or won't — because they say it's hard, confusing, or it is simply not their only priority.

A recent survey by Charles Schwab found 35 percent of 401(k) participants say they aren't willing to sacrifice dinner out, vacations and other "quality of life" expenditures to save more.

But would you forgo a night out at Olive Garden or a trip to Disney if you knew that that Uncle Sam would help you cut your tax bill dollar-for-dollar depending on how much you save?

Many low- and moderate-income workers may think they don't have enough money to save for retirement, but they may be unaware of the Saver's Tax Credit.

Fewer than one in four American workers who are eligible are aware of this tax break that can reduce or even eliminate your tax bill entirely.

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Top GOP Official Seeks McConnell Ouster

With John Boehner now departing as House speaker, an influential Republican Party official is now seeking the ouster of another GOP leader who has frustrated conservatives: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

“McConnell needs to resign!!” Louisiana GOP Chairman Roger Villere wrote in a Facebook posting.

Mr. Villere isn’t just any Republican. He’s the longest-serving state GOP chairman in the nation, with 12 years on the job, and is the vice chairman of the Republican National Committee, the GOP’s national governing body. He also serves on the RNC’s executive committee that makes decisions alongside Chairman Reince Priebus.

“Mitch is a good and honorable guy, but the base is leaving our party,” Mr. Villere said in an interview with The Washington Times. “I’m out in the field all the time and we have all our elections this year for state offices, and it’s hurting us tremendously with our elections.”

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Huge Fire at 'Europe's Largest Mosque'

A huge fire broke out Saturday morning at a mosque in south London that describes itself as the largest in Western Europe.

London Fire Brigade said that 70 fire-fighters attended the scene in Morden Saturday afternoon with ten fire engines as well as specialist equipment.

According to ITV News, one witness said the smoke was so thick it was almost impossible to see the fire-fighters tackling the blaze.

The fire broke out Saturday morning at the Baitul Futuh Mosque in London Road, Morden. Its website describes it as the largest mosque in Western Europe, with capacity for 10,000 worshippers. The London Evening Standard says that it was completed in 2003 and cost about £5.5 million to build.

Eyewitness Mark Gale said: “It just solid smoke, it’s so thick you can hardly see the firefighters through it. There must be about a hundred emergency vehicles down there.”

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The infamous Ground Zero Mosque project is officially dead. We won. We the People.

Crains New York reports that the unsavory developer behind the Ground Zero Mosque initiative, Sharif El-Gamal, is now making different plans: “Mr. El-Gamal’s Soho Properties has proposed a 667-foot condominium tower at lower Manhattan’s 45 Park Place. The glass skyscraper, which has yet to break ground, will include at least 15 full-floor units of 3,200 to 3,700 square feet, and average prices higher than $3,000 a square foot, according to plans released to Bloomberg by the developer.”

If El-Gamal hopes to snag $3,000 a square foot, there is no way he would sneak a controversial mosque into a superlux apartment building at the site of the worst attack in American soil. Who would want to live in such a high profile target?

But El-Gamal’s announcement makes it official: The Ground Zero Mosque project is dead.


The Dangerous Feeding Practice I Can't Condone

By Dr. Becker

Today I want to talk about a dangerous practice that seems to be growing in popularity: feeding dogs and cats a vegan or vegetarian diet.

First of all you should know that I'm a vegetarian. Oftentimes people make the switch away from meat after learning about the realities of factory farming, especially the inhumane treatment of food animals, as well as the negative impact these practices have on the environment and potentially, our bodies. So I certainly understand and appreciate the decision many people make to adopt a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle.

I also really appreciate people who do eat meat, but recognize the difference between factory-farmed animals and free-range, ethically grown animals. Free-range food animals are able to be outdoors in the sunshine where they can move around freely and live a wholesome, natural life.

While I appreciate the personal decision to adopt a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle, or alternatively, to eat only animal products from free-range food animals, what I will never understand is why many vegans and vegetarians think it's okay to force their personal viewpoints – their personal dietary choices – onto other species.
Dogs and Cats Are Carnivores

Humans are omnivores, meaning our bodies can digest both plant material and animal tissue. Dogs and cats are carnivores, which means they are meat-eaters and aren't designed to digest plant material efficiently.

Dogs are scavenging carnivores; cats are obligate carnivores. Nature designed the bodies of carnivores to thrive on nutrients provided by animal flesh and organ meat. Obligate carnivores (cats) must eat meat to sustain life. As scavenging carnivores, dogs can survive on plant material but they can't thrive on it alone. To thrive means to grow vigorously – to flourish.

Meat eaters must consume meat to unlock the body's healing potential, and to provide all the raw materials the body needs to function optimally. Carnivores, including dogs, fed a diet of plant material will not live a long, healthy life, and will have medical and degenerative conditions along the way.

When a carnivore is fed a vegetarian diet, or an herbivore like a rabbit is fed a meat-based diet, health problems are the inevitable result. Some species are better able to eat biologically inappropriate diets than others (I call this nutritional abuse).

However, a very delicate creature like a hummingbird, for example, if forced to eat anything other than it's evolutionary diet of nectar, will be dead within a few days.

Dogs and cats, on the other hand, are quite resilient. They can suffer a great deal of nutritional abuse and survive, however, their bodies will degenerate over time. Just because they can withstand nutritional abuse doesn't make it okay to feed diets that are inappropriate for their species.


Harper’s Index

Estimated percentage change since 2010 in household food consumption in Greece : –15

Amount won by a Czech family in June for completing a reality show that re-created rural life under Nazi occupation : $40,000

Rank of Syria among the world’s largest sources of refugees last year : 1

Number of consecutive years before 2014 that Afghanistan held that rank : 32

Portion of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Iraq and Syria under the control of the Islamic State : 1/3

Number of Twitter users who follow @ISILCats, an Islamic State propaganda account featuring pictures of kittens : 5,188

Portion of anti-Muslim discrimination and harassment in France that is directed at women : 4/5

Number of celebrities, politicians, and athletes currently under investigation by British police for sexual abuse : 261


Children Battling Cancer Join Governor Larry Hogan to Cheer on Ravens

September Is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Governor Larry Hogan today attended the Baltimore Ravens home opener against the Cincinnati Bengals, along with four children who are also battling cancer. At the game, Governor Hogan appeared on the field with his four friends, Adrian (6), Madison (15), Olivia (16), and Gregory (22), to recognize Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

“While receiving chemotherapy treatments from the University of Maryland Medical Center, I have met many amazing patients, doctors, and nurses,” Governor Hogan said. “The children, who approach their cancer diagnosis with unimaginable courage and positivity, have been especially inspiring. They are fighting a battle much more difficult than my own, and I am honored to have the opportunity to raise awareness with these extraordinary kids.”

Throughout his treatment, Governor Hogan has encouraged support for cancer research and organizations that assist people and families fighting this disease. Shortly after his diagnosis, the governor started HoganStrong to raise awareness and resources for cancer-fighting organizations.

Earlier this month, the governor joined with the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Redskins to raise awareness for childhood cancer and blood cancer. The governor’s office also held a blood drive and bone marrow registry at the State House with theAmerican Red Cross, There Goes My Hero, and Delete Blood Cancer on World Lymphoma Day, September 15.

New York State Man gets state prison for lighting puppy on fire

BALLSTON SPA - A 20-year-old man will spent a year and a half in jail for lighting a pit bull puppy on fire earlier this year.

Scott Cusson Jr., the Halfmoon man who pleaded guilty in August to aggravated cruelty to animals was sentenced Friday to 18 months in state prison by Saratoga County Court Judge James A. Murphy III.

The sentencing took place at the Saratoga County Municipal Plaza in Ballston Spa.

Cusson was arrested in February and later indicted for intentionally lighting a nine-month-old pit bull named Roxy on fire. In his August 21 guilty plea, Cusson admitted he intentionally caused serious injury to Roxy with no justifiable purpose. He acknowledged in open court that on Feb. 9 he sprayed isopropyl alcohol on the dog and lit the alcohol, causing injuries to the dog’s face and ear.


Barack Obama – The Best Friend of America’s Muslim Enemies

With the passing of another week, we have seen yet another manufactured controversy involving Donald Trump – this time involving his “failure” to “correct” a questioner at a campaign event in New Hampshire who asserted that President Obama is a Muslim. The media went into spasm of joy over this supposed “gaffe” that they are now assuring us will doom his presidential campaign. Turning aside for the moment from the possibility that the questioner was actually a serial Democrat plant who makes a habit out of trying to mob Republican events, the question he asked reignited the debate over whether Barack Obama is a Christian or a Muslim. While dismissed by left-wingers with a “Pshaww!,” this is actually an interesting question whose answer helps to explain why Obama does some of the things he does, and helps us to better understand, and thus develop defenses against, the many dangerous things he has done to weaken this country, both at home and abroad.

It should be pretty obvious to anyone who knows anything about it that whatever else he may be, Barack Obama is not a Christian. He has never professed a genuine Christian testimony of repentance and salvation. He demonstrates no evidences of a changed life (“by their fruits ye shall know them…”). He hasn’t regularly gone to church since leaving the congregation of “Reverend” Jeremiah Wright and his anti-Christian socialistic “liberation theology” doctrine. His support for a plethora of extremist left-wing social positions ranging from abortion on demand to gay “marriage” to radical feminism marks him out as someone who is certainly is not a Christian.


Poultry industry squawking again

Who says city sewer problems aren't getting addressed? Only the poultry industry claiming to be hen-pecked aga

In a recent letter to the Sun, a spokesperson for the Delmarva poultry industry, Bill Satterfield, claimed that environmental advocates have been "strangely silent" concerning Baltimore City's sewer overflow problems ("If chicken houses are bad for the bay, Baltimore sewer pipes are worse," Sept. 23).

Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, as the Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper, my job is focused entirely on stopping pollution from entering Baltimore's waters, and Blue Water Baltimore has been a persistent watchdog over the city's troubled sewer infrastructure since our founding in 2010. We have and will continue to use all tools at our disposal — including legal action — to ensure that the city meet its obligations to reduce stormwater and sewage pollution and achieve water quality standards.

Nobody could claim that the chicken industry is silent, however, as its spokespeople take any opportunity to blame the Chesapeake Bay's woes on anything — the Conowingo Dam, for example — that distracts the public from the 228,000 tons of excess poultry manure that is spread on Eastern Shore farm fields each year.


Catholic Church collects $1.6 billion in U.S. contracts, grants since 2012

Not to be lost in the pomp and circumstance of Pope Francis’ first visit to Washington is the reality that the Catholic Church he oversees has become one of the largest recipients of federal largesse in America.

The Church and related Catholic charities and schools have collected more than $1.6 billion since 2012 in U.S. contracts and grants in a far-reaching relationship that spans from school lunches for grammar school students to contracts across the globe to care for the poor and needy at the expense of Uncle Sam, a Washington Times review of federal spending records shows.

Former Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan of New York once famously noted in 1980 that the government funded 50 percent of Catholic Charities‘ budget, commenting “private institutions really aren’t private anymore.” Today, those estimates remain about the same, according to Leslie Lenkowsky, who served as the chief executive officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service under George W. Bush.


Watch: 7-Foot Tall, 440-Pound High School Lineman a Nightmare for Opponents

According to Stephen Spiewak of MaxPreps, John Krahn has always been big for his age. He was six-foot tall in sixth grade, six-foot-five inches tall as a freshman and six-foot-eight inches tall (and 330 pounds) as a sophomore. And he has just continued to grow into his senior year.

Now at seven-foot tall, 440 pounds, Kahn now makes any NFL player look small, so one could only imagine how he makes high school football players feel, but according to his highlight footage, he is tough for teams to handle, even when they double-team him.