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Tuesday, February 02, 2016

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Valentine's Day Is Just Around The Corner.....

Homeless Vet Denied Help And Dies In The Cold…Same Night, As Refugees Get Free Food And Housing…

This took place in Sweden, but could have just as easily happened here in the US. Refugees are being given housing, entitlements and jobs, while citizens are losing their livelihoods and are being kicked out on the street in the name of diversity. Among the saddest of these cases are the homeless that die while refugees are set up in comfort. In January, a homeless Swedish vet froze to death on the streets while a Muslim African family was given free housing and taught how to use a toilet for the first time. I kid you not. Just beyond deplorable.

From BuzzPo:

This is what happens when bleeding heart liberals (is there any other kind?) decide that bringing in refugees is more important than addressing homelessness in their own nation. This happened in Sweden in early January. But it’s also happening here in America.

‘Refugees’ arriving in Sweden are plied with an endless list of entitlements, as seen in the video. But during the same time frame this family was getting free housing, a homeless Swedish vet froze to death.


Driver cards now issued to undocumented residents In Delaware

Driver privilege cards are now available for undocumented Delaware residents in an effort to allow them to drive legally.

The card requires drivers to provide proof of identification at the state Bureau of Identification and be fingerprinted. They must also provide two years of tax records and pass vision and rules of the road tests.

State lawmakers recently joined the Delaware Hispanic Commission at an information session and kickoff party for the new cards at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Georgetown.

State Sens. Bryant Richardson, R-Laurel, Robert Marshall, D-Wilmington West, and Brian Townsend, D-Newark, agreed the new law was a bipartisan effort to make the roadways safer in Delaware.


Three Muslim Migrants Get 30 Years After Celebrating Eid By Gang-Raping A White 16-Year-Old Girl

Mass Muslim migration is celebrated by liberals as something that must be done in order to be ‘accepting,’ and ‘diverse’ and ‘heartwarming.’ Except, it comes with a huge price known as gang-rape.

It’s a fact that gang-rape used to seemingly uncommon in Western culture parts of the world. However, now that Muslims from backwards cultures are migrating to places like Germany and Sweden, gang-rape has become an epidemic all over the world, putting women most at risk.

Three Somali men who gang-raped a white 16-year-old girl in the bathroom of a hotel where they went to celebrate Eid have been jailed for 30 years.

Muhyadeen Osman, Bilal Ahmed and Mowled Yussuf, all now 20, were just teenagers when they attacked the girl at the Victoria Park Hotel in Manchester, regarding her as ‘easy prey’, the court heard.

The group, then all aged 17, had spent the previous night in the hotel with a number of other men as part of Eid celebrations when one of their friends, who had met the girl on BlackBerry Messenger, brought her round saying she should ‘meet his boys.’

In the run up to the assault the group moved from room to room looking for unlocked doors to hide from a porter.


Downtown Trolley Service Resumes for Spring 2016

Chinese Photos Show Moon’s Surface In Vivid Detail

Beijing (CNN) China has released hundreds of high-resolution photos taken by its Chang'e-3 lunar lander and rover, showing the moon's surface in vivid detail.

The China National Space Administration made the images, video clips and scientific data available on its website in a rare show of openness for the country's usually secretive space program.

China sent its first unmanned lunar probe, the Yutu, or "Jade Rabbit," to the moon in 2013 as part of its Chang'e-3 mission, becoming only the third nation after the United States and Russia to land on the moon's surface.

Despite a shaky start to its mission, the Jade Rabbit is still working and sending images and data back to earth.


Hillary Clinton Critics Raise Questions After Video Captures This Moment in Polk County, Iowa

Though the Hillary Clinton campaign is claiming victory in Iowa following Monday’s caucuses, a video from one Democratic caucus event is leading some observers to question whether she actually won the state. And several Democrats are now raising allegations of voter fraud.

At Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, supporters of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders asked for a recount and didn’t get it.

Drew Gentsch, the Des Moines District 43 Democratic caucus chairman, told the assembled crowd at the high school that the count from that precinct would not make a difference in the state delegate count.

The video that someone uploaded onto the C-SPAN website carries the headline, “Clinton Voter Fraud in Polk County, Iowa Caucus.” The description states, “Caucus chair and Clinton precinct captain do not conduct actual count of Clinton supporters and deliberately mislead caucus.”


Trans-Species! It’s Here. Girl Claims ‘Born a Cat’

Army, Navy leaders say women should sign up for draft

The uniformed leaders of the Army and Marine Corps said on Tuesday that they believe women should sign up for the draft now that the combat ban has been lifted.

Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley both said women should be required to sign up with the selective service in case the country ever needs to implement a draft.

"It's my personal view that based on this lifting of restrictions … that every American who's physically qualified should register for the draft," Neller said at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.


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Before Zika Virus, Rubella Was A Pregnant Woman's Nightmare

Before the Zika virus outbreak, which appears to be causing serious birth defects in babies in Brazil, there was rubella, also known as German measles, which terrified the pregnant women of my mother's generation.

In the 1964-1965 rubella pandemic, an estimated 50,000 pregnant women in the United States were exposed to rubella in pregnancy, resulting in miscarriages, stillbirths, and 20,000 babies born with congenital rubella syndrome, which caused blindness, deafness, brain and heart damage. At the height of the pandemic, an estimated 1 out of every 100 babies born in Philadelphia was afflicted.

A vaccine for rubella was introduced in the 1970s, so parents no longer have to live in fear. But I still remember David, my first-grade friend Kathy's little brother. Kathy's mom came down with rubella while pregnant and David was born mentally retarded. He never learned to speak, but would flap his hands and burble excitedly in the doorway when Kathy and I were playing Barbies, then flit away. As an adult, I met Kathy again. She told me David died and her face crumpled.


A Message From The Salisbury Fire Department

Now that we’ve managed to get through January, many of us will turn our thoughts to the upcoming Valentine’s Day event taking place on Sunday 14 February. Thoughts of love, roses, candy, dinners, etc…enter our minds. However, be sure to take some time to ensure you and the ones you wish to show your affection to remain healthy and safe. The following are offered as tips to maintain a healthy, happy, balanced lifestyle not only on Valentine’s Day, but throughout the year:

Be Heart Healthy
Make A Date With Your Heart! February is American Heart Month, and Valentine's Day is a great time to start taking steps to be heart-healthy.
• Prevent and control high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes.
• Avoid smoking and secondhand smoke.
• Limit alcohol use.
• Maintain a healthy weight.
• Be active.
• Eat healthy

Be Food Conscious
Consider making a healthy meal for Valentine’s Day. Serve food lower in salt and fat content, provide more fruits and vegetables, and make less sugary sweets for an overall healthy Valentine’s Day.

Spread love, not germs
Protect yourself from the cold and flu.
• Wash hands often.
• Avoid close contact when you or someone you know is sick.
• Get your flu vaccine.

Prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unintended pregnancies.
• Abstain from sex.
• If you choose to have sex, use latex condoms which can lower the risk for some STIs and unintended pregnancy.
• Having a long-term mutually monogamous relationship with an uninfected partner may help lower your risk.

What's The Best Way To Keep Mosquitoes From Biting?

Don't get bitten by mosquitoes.

That's the advice offered to the public in virtually every article on the rapidly-spreading, mosquito-borne Zika virus.

There's no arguing with the advice. Zika, once considered a relatively mild flu-like illness, has now been linked to a surge in severe birth defects in Brazil and possibly to cases of paralysis.

But anyone who is a mosquito-magnet must be asking: Can humans really keep the blood-sucking bugs at bay?

To find out how people can best protect themselves. NPR talked with researchers, many of who spend lots of time in mosquito-infested jungles, marshes and tropical areas.

Which repellents work best to stop mosquitoes from biting?

If A Wild Uneducated ANIMAL Can Get It Right 38% Of The Time...

What the heck is YOUR excuse then?

WBOC claims tonight that they investigated the groundhogs accuracy over the past 100+ years and found the GROUNDHOG actually got it right 38% of the time. 

Now let's see. The groundhog doesn't have Doppler Radar, computers and multiple satellites and what we HUMANS might call technology.

Yet doesn't it crack you up that weathermen can actually sit there and laugh at a groundhog who may just get it right more often then several meteorologists who actually get paid. Hypocrites. 

Interesting how we didn't hear any of these college graduate WBOC meteorologists tell their viewers IF we're going to see an early Spring or not. 

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Obama DHS to Slash US Border Surveillance By 50% as Illegal Alien Crossings Surge

Gov. Greg Abbott and U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Laredo Democrat, pressed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Monday to explain why the agency plans to reduce its aerial surveillance on the Texas-Mexico border.

In a letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, the lawmakers said the cut to a requested 3,850 hours of aerial detection and monitoring in 2016 amounts to 50 percent less coverage than recent years.

“Given the recent surge of migrants from Central America and Cuba along the southern border, we believe DHS should request more surveillance and security resources, not fewer,” Abbott and Cuellar wrote in a letter.


It's official: the dumbing down of America is a success!!!

It's official: the dumbing down of America is a success!!!“Politically-Challenged” produced by PoliTech. Posted by Gorilla Pig™.

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WCSO Press Releases February 2, 2016

Copes, Pierre
Incident: Theft from Motor Vehicle
Date of Incident: 27 January 2016
Location: 30000 block of Cannon Drive, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Pierre Jeremy Copes Jr., 19, Willards, MD
Narrative: On 27 January 2016 a deputy arrested Pierre Copes for his involvement in the theft of credit cards from a vehicle and their subsequent illegal use in Salisbury. The investigation revealed that a subject later identified as Copes took a wallet from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 30000 block of Cannon Drive and used one of the purloined credit cards to make purchases at a convenience store in Salisbury. The illicit purchases were caught on video.
Upon arrest the deputy transported Copes to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of a District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained Copes in the Detention Center in lieu of $25,000.00 bond.
Charges: Rogue and Vagabond, Theft and Credit Card: Steal Another’s

Incident: Fugitive from Delaware
Date of Incident: 27 January 2016
Location: Wicomico County
Suspect: Shannon N. Carmean, 33, Milton, DE
Narrative: On 27 January 2016 a deputy arrested Shannon N. Carmean as a fugitive from the State of Delaware. Authorities in that state wanted Carmean in a case where she had been charged with Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle.
Following processing at the Central Booking Unit Carmean was detained without bond by the District Court Commissioner pending extradition back to Delaware.
Charges: Fugitive from Delaware 

Calloway, Adam
Incident: Fugitive from Delaware
Date of Incident: 27 January 2016
Location: Wicomico County
Suspect: Adam Matthew Calloway, 27, Seaford, DE
Narrative: On 27 January 2016 a deputy arrested Adam Calloway as a fugitive from the State of Delaware. Authorities in that state wanted Calloway in a case where he had been charged with Burglary and Theft from a Senior.
Following processing at the Central Booking Unit Calloway was detained without bond by the District Court Commissioner pending extradition back to Delaware.
Charges: Fugitive from Delaware 

Scott, Brandi
Incident: Assault 2nd Degree
Date of Incident: 27 January 2016
Location: 800 block of Shad Point Rd, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Brandi Antinett Scott, 23, Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On 27 January 2016 at 5:10 PM a deputy arrested Brandi Scott in connection with an assault she allegedly perpetrated. In this incident Scott is accused of assaulting and stabbing a male subject.
Following her arrest Scott was processed at the Central Booking Unit where she was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner, who detained her in the Detention Center in lieu of $7,500.00 bond.
Charges: Assault 2nd Degree 

Releasing Authority: Lt. Tim Robinson Date:  2 February 2016

To Rebuild 'The Collapse Of Parenting,' It's Going To Be A Challenge

As many know, parenting isn't an easy job. It can be hugely frustrating and even lonely trying to figure out what's best for your kid. Should you be a taskmaster or a best friend? Is there a middle ground? The pressures of full-time work and round-the-clock activities can make that question even more challenging to tackle.

Dr. Leonard Sax has experience in guiding these relationships as a family physician and psychologist in Pennsylvania. His new book, The Collapse Of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown Ups is informed Sax's personal and professional observations.

"That's what motivated it, but this is not a rant. It's not a sermon," he says, adding that his book is grounded in more than 400 studies.

In an interview with NPR's Rachel Martin, Dr. Sax discusses what he sees as a widespread trend of dissolving healthy relationships between kids and their parents.


Former Md. judge pleads guilty to civil rights violation

WASHINGTON — A former Charles County Circuit judge will be sentenced next month after pleading guilty to violating a defendant’s rights by ordering a deputy sheriff to inflict a painful electrical shock to make the man stop talking.

The disruptive defendant was fitted with stun cuffs, wireless control devices, when, acting as his own lawyer, he appeared in Judge Robert Nalley’s courtroom nearly two years ago.

Repeatedly ignoring the judge’s orders, the man continued to read a statement when the judge told a deputy sheriff to activate the cuffs, which deliver a painful, but non-lethal jolt of electricity.

“The defendant wasn’t posing any threat to the judge. The decision to use force against him, to administer this electric shock was a violation of his constitutional rights,” says Rod Rosenstein, U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland.

Nalley, who served as judge on the Charles County Circuit Court from 1988 to 2014, faces a maximum of one year in prison, and a fine of up to $100,000, when he’s sentenced March 31.


WCSO Press Releases February 1, 2016

Jackson, Jeffrey
Incident: Theft / DUI
Date of Incident: 30 January 2016
Location: 200 block of Branch Street, Mardela Springs, MD
Suspect: Jeffrey Lind Jackson, 54, Vienna, MD
Narrative: On 30 January 2016 at 5:45 PM, a deputy responded to
the Dollar General Store in Mardela Springs for a reported shoplifting. Upon arrival, the deputy was informed that a suspect, who would be identified later as Jeffery Jackson, had just driven away and was suspected of taking DVD’s and razor blades without paying for them.
The deputy located Jackson operating his vehicle nearby and detained him for the investigation of the shoplifting. During this investigation, the deputy suspected that Jackson was under the influence of alcohol due to a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from Jackson along with an open 24 oz. can of beer at Jackson’s feet. Following sobriety testing, the deputy placed Jackson under arrest for DUI.
The deputy then discovered that Jackson’s privilege to drive in Maryland was suspended due to unpaid child support. Examination of the registration plates on Jackson’s car revealed that they had expired back in 2015. Someone had used a marker to make “15” appear as “16.”
The deputy arrested Jackson for shoplifting and DUI and transported him to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner who released Jackson on $10,000.00 unsecured bond.
During processing at the Sheriff’s Office – Jackson submitted to a breath test that registered .11.
Charges: Theft under $100.00, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol Per Se, Driving While Suspended and Driving without a Current Registration

Moorer, Brandy
Incident: False Name
Date of Incident: 1 February 2016
Location: N. Salisbury Blvd. at William Street, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Brandy Michele Moorer, 37, Dover, DE
Narrative: On 1 February 2016 at 5:17 AM a deputy stopped a vehicle operated by a subject later identified as Brandy Moorer for speeding while driving through Salisbury. During the encounter Moorer told the deputy she did not have her driver’s license with her and provided the deputy with a name that would subsequently be proven false. After 45 minutes, the deputy finally discovered that Moorer attempted to assume her sister’s identity in an attempt to prevent the deputy from discovering that he driver’s license had been both revoked and suspended by the State of Delaware.
The deputy placed Moorer under arrest and transported her to the Central Booking Unit where she was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner released Moore on unsecured bond.
Charges: False name to Avoid Prosecution, Driving While Revoked and Driving While Suspended

Incident: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
Date of Incident: 28 January 2016
Location: Levin Dashiell Road at Naylor Mill Road, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Kirk B. Vazal, 46, Pocasset, MA
Narrative: On 28 January 2016 at 3:33 AM a deputy responded to the report of a vehicle off the side of the road in the area of the intersection of Levin Dashiell Road and Naylor Mill Road. Upon arrival, the deputy observed that vehicle in question and observed that the operator Kirk Vazal was sitting behind the wheel and that the engine was running. Upon making contact with Vazal the deputy detected as strong odor of an alcoholic beverage. The deputy also detected that Vazal slurred his words while speaking and had trouble maintaining his balance when he exited his vehicle. Vazal told the deputy that he was fine and only had “two beers.”
Following the administration of sobriety testing, the deputy placed Vazal under arrest for DUI. During subsequent processing Vazal refused to submit to a breath test.
The deputy released Vazal upon the issuance of citations.
Charges: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol

Releasing Authority: Lt. Tim Robinson Date: 1 February 2016

For More Than A Million Food Stamp Recipients, The Clock Is Now Ticking

One month down, two to go.

For unemployed adults in 22 states, that's how long they can count on help with the grocery bills: Starting this January, they have three months to find a job or lose their food assistance.

SNAP benefits — formerly known as food stamps — have been tied to employment for two decades. Unless they are caring for children or unable to work, adults need to have a job to receive more than three months of benefits.

But after the recession began, that three-month cap was waived in many areas, as state and federal governments acknowledged that jobs were hard to come by.


Dirtbike Into A House SFD Responding

SFD is being called to the 300 block of Princeton Ave for a dirt bike into a house

February Schedule of Boards and Commissions

NY Court: Farmers to Be Re-Educated, Pay Fines for Not Hosting Homosexual Wedding

( – A couple who hosts occasional wedding ceremonies on their New York farm have lost an appeal to overturn the $13,000 in fines levied against them by the state’s human rights agency, which ruled that their refusal to host a wedding for two women was discriminatory.

On Jan. 14, the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department, upheld the agency’s order and the fines, a decision the Alliance Defending Freedom - which represented Robert and Cynthia Gifford - said amounted to confirming, “that the government can punish the Giffords for declining to coordinate a ceremony that conflicts with their conscience.”

The couple lives in a barn they built on their farm and have occasionally hosted weddings on the first floor and the surrounding backyard area, according to ADF.


Countdown To The Superbowl: Pigs In A Pretzel Blanket

Pigs In A Pretzel Blanket
Posted by Tasty on Sunday, January 10, 2016

Here's what you need:
1 Package Cocktail Franks/mini hot dogs
1 Ball Pizza Dough
5 Cups Water
1/4 Cup Baking Soda
1 Egg - beaten
Sea Salt

Bring pizza dough to room temperature. Cut the dough into strips and stretch/roll out. Roll up mini hotdogs in pizza dough so the dough wraps around twice - leaving the ends sticking out and cutting off any excess. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet until ready to boil.

Bring 5 Cups of water to a light boil. Add in 1/4 cup of Baking Soda. Once dissolved - boil wrapped hot dogs in water mixture for 20-30 seconds each (working in small batches). Remove and place back on baking tray. Brush each lightly with beaten egg and sprinkle with sea salt.

Bake in a preheated oven at 425˚F (220˚C) for 15-20 minutes - until the dough is nicely browned. Enjoy!

DOD Will Allow Troops On Duty to Breastfeed

( - As part of his commitment to build the military "force of the future," Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Thursday announced a series of "family-friendly" initiatives to attract and retain "the best America has to offer."

"We are not Google. We are not Walmart. We're war fighters. But that doesn't mean we should not be challenging ourselves just like the private sector," Carter told reporters at the Pentagon.

He said the goal of the new initiatives is to boost the support provided to families so more of them will enlist -- and stay.


Raiders Of The Lost Walmart Find Strange And Useless WebTV

Do you remember the WebTV? You may not have even known anyone who used them, but they were a device that turned a regular TV into a slow Internet terminal. Some people who find computers intimidating really liked the idea. However, they should not pick up this unit that Liz found on the shelf at her local Walmart, mostly because there’s not much you can do with it.

Microsoft owned WebTV, and they shut down the service that powers the device more than two years ago. Much of the technology that went into the WebTV ended up in the Xbox or in set-top boxes.

The retail price of the WebTV was about $200 when it was on the market. How much is Walmart selling it for now that the product has possibly been sitting on a shelf for 10 years, and can’t actually connect to the Internet?


48.9% of Union Members Worked for Government in 2015

( - The percentage of American wage and salary workers who belonged to a union was only 11.1 percent in 2015, but the percentage of union members who worked for government was 48.9 percent, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

“The union membership rate--the percent of wage and salary workers who were members of unions--was 11.1 percent in 2015, unchanged from 2014,” the BLS said in press release published today.

But the 7,241,000 government workers whom the BLS estimates were members of unions in 2015 equaled almost half of the estimated total of 14,795,000 union-member wage and salary workers in the nation.

And these unionized government workers outnumbered the Census Bureau’s estimated 2015 populations for all but 12 of the states.


State Police Investigating Bomb Threats

Sussex County - The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a pair of bomb threats that were called in at two area schools this morning.

The first incident occurred around 9:35 a.m. this morning, Tuesday, February 2, 2016, when an unknown male suspect called the Shields Elementary School, located at 910 Shields Avenue, Lewes and advised that there was a bomb inside of the building. The school was evacuated and was then searched by responding Lewes Police Department, Delaware State Police units and school administration. Nothing out of the ordinary or suspicious was located and staff and students were allowed to resume their daily activities.

The second incident happened at approximately 9:47 a.m. this morning, as a male suspect placed two phone calls to the John M. Clayton Elementary School, located at 252 Clayton Avenue, Frankford, and advised that there was a bomb outside the school. The building was placed in a low level lockdown status as it was searched by school administration with the assistance of Delaware State Police K-9 units. Again, nothing out of the ordinary or suspicious was located and staff and students were allowed to resume their daily activities.

Both of these incidents remain under investigation by the Delaware State Police at this time. It is unknown if these bomb threats are related to the series of bomb threats which have been occurring throughout the state over the past few weeks.

If anyone has any information in reference to any of the bomb threats which have occurred, they are asked to contact Troop 2 Youth Aid Division at 302-834-2620, Troop 3 Youth Aid Division at 302-697-4454, or Troop 4 Youth Aid Division at 302-856-5850. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."

Volunteers Help Clean Up OCMD After Storm Damages Beach, Pier

OCEAN CITY, Md. (WJZ) — The blizzard has come and gone, but damage left behind is keeping crews in Ocean City very busy.

Now a team of volunteers are lending a hand to get to resort town back to normal.

Jessica Kartalija has more on their efforts.

The good news is according to town officials, reports show minimal damage to the resort town. But there’s still a lot of cleaning up to do.

The inlet parking lots looks a lot like the beach, as public works crew move and dump tons of sand.


Hillary Is Finally Asked About Non-Disclosure Agreement That Obliterates Her Classified Email Defense

Hillary Clinton was finally asked on Sunday about a non-disclosure agreement she signed in Jan. 2009 which completely undermines the defense she uses to downplay the existence of classified information on her private email server. But as is often the case with the Democratic presidential candidate, she dodged the question and gave an inconsistent answer.

“You know, you’ve said many times that the emails were not marked classified,” said ABC News “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos.

“But the non-disclosure agreement you signed as secretary of state said that that really is not that relevant,” he continued.

He was referring to the “Classified Information Nondisclosure Agreement” — or Standard Form 312 — that Clinton signed on Jan. 22, 2009, a day after taking over as secretary of state.


Clinton: ‘Deploy Half a Billion More Solar Panels by End of My First Term’

Clinton: ‘Deploy Half a Billion More Solar Panels by End of My First Term’

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Obama learned of Hillary Clinton's email use through news

President Obama discovered former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of personal email at the same time as news readers.

Obama, after delivering a Saturday speech in Selma, Ala., was asked when he found out about Clinton’s personal email system run from her Chappaqua home.

“The same time everybody else learned it through news reports,” he told CBS News.

Obama waded into the controversy for the first time since Clinton’s use of a private email account was revealed last week — raising questions about whether key messages were preserved.

Clinton’s use of the “” address drew widespread criticism from Republicans. The revelation has come at a delicate time for Clinton, who is preparing to launch a second bid for the presidency in the coming weeks.



Polls show deep discontent with the direction of the country

In interviews with dozens of voters in both parties, the driving motivation across the state is anger and uprising.

They’re fed up with lawmakers in Washington, who seem to work two or three days a week and get little done aside from raising money to stay in office. They’re mad about stagnant wages, companies sending jobs overseas and terrorists sneaking in across the border.

The rage is driving the campaigns of the “outsiders.” For Republicans, that’s the bombastic Trump and his chief rival, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, with verbal assaults against his own Republican colleagues.

Trump rallies can be boisterous affairs, with the audience turning on hecklers as Trump urges security to “get ’em the hell out of here.” News cameras captured several white men in November apparently kicking and punching a Black Lives Matter protester at a Trump event. In Vermont in January, he called on his security guards to “confiscate” a protester’s coat. “You know it’s about 10 degrees below zero outside,” he said from the stage. “You can keep his coat. Tell him we’ll send it to him in a couple of weeks.”



Obama emailed Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton at least 18 times to her private, non-secure server

President Barack Obama was caught in another lie, this one involving his former secretary of state’s email scandals.

The New York Times reported Saturday that the president had emailedDemocratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton at least 18 times to herprivate, non-secure server while she serves as secretary of state:

The State Department on Friday said for the first time that “top secret” material had been sent through Hillary Clinton’s private computer server, and that it would not make public 22 of her emails because they contained highly classified information.

The department announced that 18 emails exchanged between Mrs. Clinton and President Obama would also be withheld, citing the longstanding practice of preserving presidential communications for future release. The department’s spokesman, John Kirby, said that exchanges did not involve classified information.

However, in May of last year, Obama told CBS News that he’d first learned of Clinton’s use of a private server “the same time everybody else learned it through news reports.”

Watch the exchange, via CBS Evening News.


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State Prison Inmate Homicide Under Investigation

(JESSUP, MD) – Maryland State Police investigators are continuing an investigation into the death of a state prison inmate that has been ruled a homicide.

The inmate is identified as Glenn E. Smith, 58. Smith was a state prison inmate serving time at the Jessup Correctional Institution in Jessup, Md.

A suspect, also an inmate, has been identified. He is being held in another location within the Division of Correction. He has not been charged at this time and is not being identified until charges are placed.

On January 21, 2016, the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit was contacted by investigators from the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Internal Investigative Unit (DPSCS IIU) about an inmate death. Investigators told State Police Smith was found in his cell with multiple injuries on January 18, 2016. He was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center and died at the hospital on the morning of January 21st.

State Police Homicide Unit investigators received results late last week from an autopsy conducted at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore. The autopsy determined Smith’s death was a homicide, resulting from multiple blunt force injuries.

The preliminary investigation indicates Smith was last seen uninjured on the evening of January 17th, before the cells were locked for the night. Smith shared a cell with another inmate. The next morning, Smith’s cellmate reported to the tier correctional officer that Smith was injured. Correctional officers responded and could see Smith had sustained injuries to his face. Medical assistance was summoned and Smith was transported to the hospital.


Hackers release 631 aircraft and radar videos, 2,143 flight logs and data on 2,414 employees

Members of the AnonSec hacking group have released more than 276GB of data after allegedly spending months inside NASA’s internal network.

The collection of files, provided to Infowars by AnonSec admin Dêfãult Vírüsa prior to being made public Sunday, include 631 videos from aircraft and weather radars, 2,143 flight logs as well as the names, email addresses and phone numbers of 2,414 NASA employees.

A “zine,” or self-published paper detailing the hack, dubbed “OpNasaDrones,” reveals everything from AnonSec’s motives to the specific technical vulnerabilities that enabled the extensive breach.


A Rape Survivor Speaks Out About Transgender Bathrooms

There’s no way to make everyone happy about transgender bathrooms and locker rooms. So the priority ought to be finding a way to keep everyone safe.

A few months ago, I registered for “The Story Workshop” at the Allender Center in Seattle. Primarily aimed at helping survivors of sexual abuse find the purpose and weight in their fractured personal narratives, the conference promised to be intense but deeply healing.

So when three unrelated friends randomly mailed me substantial checks with notes that said, “I don’t know why, but I think God wants me to give this to you” all within the same week, I took the hint and signed up for the workshop. I had been waiting more than seven years.

I don’t know exactly what I expected. I was naively hopeful that I would get a few good writing tips that would enable me to beautify my past and approach it like one of Aesop’s fables—third-person fiction with a perfect little moral at the end of the story.

Hating the Little Girl I Once Was

That’s not what happened. One of the pre-assignments was to write 700 words about a painful childhood memory. I was surprised at the one I chose. It wasn’t a heavy hitter, so to speak. I wrote about a Polaroid picture I kept rediscovering in a shoebox at my parents’ house, and my inability to figure out why looking at it made me want to rip it to shreds.




Independent socialist U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders says his “Medicare for all” single-payer nationalized medicine plan would cost taxpayers $1.38 trillion … a year. Crazy, huh?

Hold up … how can there still be $1.38 trillion a year worth of “uncovered” Americans? Wasn’t U.S. president Barack Obama‘s socialized medicine law supposed to take care of them?


Anyway … Sanders has a way to pay for his plan.

“We will raise taxes,” Sanders told a Democratic town hall earlier this week. “Yes we will.”

Wow. That’s one way to do it … but a platform based on broad-based tax hikes is not what the Democratic establishment wants to be touting heading into the upcoming November elections. In fact Sanders’ scheme is so far to the left even uber-liberal former U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi – who rammed “Obamacare” through a reluctant, Democratic-controlled U.S. Congress in 2010 – doesn’t support it.


Maryland Democrats Push For Affordable College, Retirement

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Democrats on Monday outlined plans for legislation to help people save for college and retirement.

They are backing a measure to create a matching program to encourage thousands of families to begin saving early for college. The state would provide a $250 match for money put in a college savings plan. The amount people would have to save each year to get the $250 match would vary based on income.

“Those people who earn more money will have to put in more to get the $250,” said Sen. Edward Kasemeyer, D-Baltimore County. “Those people who earn under $100,000 would only have to put in $25 to get a $250 match.”

The measure also would create a tax credit program to help middle class workers with student debt exceeding $20,000. It would provide a tax credit of up to $5,000 for about 1,000 people.


Could You Be Ruining Your Children’s Dental Health?

Acclaimed Dentist Corrects Common Bad Habits

As hard as parents try to set the right examples, teach the right lessons and reinforce the right habits to their children, we all manage to, at some point, mess up along the way.

While some things in life are complicated and offering the proper parenting can be tricky, imparting the right dental habits shouldn’t be. But Dr. Peter Vanstrom – a leading authority in dentistry today – says a tradition of bad habits continues to plague unnecessarily many households.

“For example, many people still believe that hard-bristled toothbrushes are the way to go – and that rigorous brushing is a good method for getting the mouth reliably clean, but that’s wrong,” he says. “Today, we’re seeing more and more young people in their 20s and 30s with receding gums and other problems that could be avoided.”

Vanstrom, a dental consultant for CNN medical as well as a member of the editorial board for WebMD, discusses ways for parents to set a good example for their children’s lasting dental health.

• Ditch hard-bristled toothbrushes. Don’t be someone who takes out their aggressions on your teeth while brushing – especially if you’re an older person. Over time, forceful brushing with hard bristles can accelerate gum recession, which may increase sensitivity. The soft-but-firm is the way to go in a toothbrush. That can be accomplished by using a much higher count of soft bristles, as found in products such as Curaprox (

“With this kind of brush, you can actually improve gum health by gently messaging them, which stimulates blood flow to the area,” Vanstrom says. “I’m seeing more patients suffer from gum recession and disease at a younger age, including some in their 30s and 20s. That’s why it’s important to implement good habits when kids are young!”

• Avoid a negative stigma toward oral hygiene. “Another bad legacy parents sometimes impart to their children is to put a stigma on brushing,” he says. “In many homes brushing is considered a chore, probably because parents see it that way.”

An easy way to take the work out of oral hygiene is to have easy-to-use products that feel good. Fun products that are visually stimulating are good for smaller children, who are usually more prone to making a game out of brushing and flossing time. There are other products on the market that make flossing easier.

• Be mindful of the development of casual bad habits. For many, especially children, it’s easy to develop bad oral habits – thumb-sucking, nail-biting, straw-chewing, ice-crunching and teeth-grinding, to name some. And, because they’re not as strong as adults, children may be prone to using their teeth to open plastic bags and such. Of course, the habits of our childhood often stay with us in adulthood, so lead first by example, and make sure your child doesn’t pick up these habits on their own or through someone else.

Lead Levels in Flint Water Exceeds Filters Ability

DETROIT — Local, state and federal officials late Friday afternoon said that recent water testing in the city of Flint found more than two-dozen samples exceeded the lead levels that can be effectively treated by filters handed out to residents.

Dr. Nicole Lurie of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said the lead level in some Flint locations has exceeded 150 parts per billion, which is the level for which water filters are graded. In one case, it was in the thousands. She said people with levels over 150 parts per billion were being notified and their water being retested.

“We aren’t completely sure” why the readings are so high, Lurie said.

The level were found in 26 samples of more than 4,000 collected.


Store Closings By State 2016: All Going Out of Business Sale Location

Store closing news has and will continue to focus mainly on the status of the largest U.S. retail chains that are closing the largest number of retail brick-and-mortar stores in 2016. Inferences will be made about the health of the store-closing retail companies specifically, as well as the U.S. retail industry in general.

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But one aspect of retail store closings in 2016 (and every year) that gets overlooked is the impact that store closings have on the retail economies of the states where the store closings are happening.

Looking at the 2015 State-by-State Store Closings Roundup, it's easy to see that the states of Arizona, California, Florida, Pennsylvania, and Ohio were among those hardest hit by a sizable number of U.S. retail chains closing a sizable number of brick-and-mortar retail locations.

Trying to analyze the significance of store closings in a particular state is a tricky chicken-and-egg exercise.

Is it that the consumers and the economies in certain states aren't active and robust enough to support a healthy retail industry? Or is it more a matter of a retail chain losing its retail relevance, forcing a massive downsizing (orbankruptcy) that just happens to be concentrated in a particular geographic area?


Facebook bans Private Gun Sales

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook is cracking down on private gun sales.

The Menlo Park, Calif., company said late Friday it will ban users from coordinating private sales of firearms on the social network and on mobile app Instagram. The ban does not apply to licensed gun dealers for purchases completed off Facebook.

President Obama and state attorneys general have increased pressure on Facebook to tighten restrictions on firearms because of the proliferation of posts that offer guns for sale, often without background checks.

Facebook and Instagram users will no longer be able to offer or coordinate the private sale of firearms, gun parts and ammunition, the company said. That brings firearms in line with Facebook's ban on the private sales of marijuana, pharmaceuticals and illegal drugs.



When it comes to gaining a sense for the story of the Underground Railroad, the Eastern Shore is about as good a destination as it gets in this country. It is, after all, the birthplace of Harriet Tubman and the site of her 1849 escape into freedom—and then of her many fearless journeys back into the danger zone to help others escape.

Tubman is certainly the most famous of the Eastern Shore’s Underground Railroad heroes, but she is far from the only one. Spend a day traveling the 125-mile-long Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway, and you’ll be amazed at how the dramatic tales of flight keep piling up, one after another and another.

But first things first: This Byway is a different sort of daytrip from most of the others you’ll find here on the Secrets website or in my forthcoming book, “Fun Daytrips on the Eastern Shore.” Most other daytrips are straightforward jaunts to cool towns, fun museums, and natural wonders.

What we have here is a long drive, with 35 stops along 125 miles of backroads connecting Cambridge, Church Creek, Madison, Bucktown, East New Market, Preston, Denton, and Greensboro. Some stops are private homes; you’ll only be able to look from a distance. Others are old church buildings that are open only on rare special occasions. Still others are still-functioning public facilities—think courthouses and marinas—where important things happened in slavery times.


After 40 year Ban, US Starts Exporting Crude Oil

America is wasting little time getting back into the oil exporting business.

Just weeks after Congress lifted a 40-year ban on exporting oil, the first shipments of the black stuff left U.S. ports for Europe.

The first freely-traded shipments of U.S. crude are symbolic of the country's newfound role as a leading producer of oil. America's entry into the world market can also be viewed with relief by those worried about potential supply disruptions. After all, many big oil producers are located in volatile parts of the world susceptible to geopolitical shocks.

"The fact that producers have free access to the global market will make it easier for U.S. supply to respond to disruptions around the world," said Jason Borduff, a former energy adviser to President Obama who is currently a professor at Columbia University.


“Conservatives” Blast Trump

National Review spins even further into irrelevance.

National Review has published a collection of short blasts against Donald Trump by 22 “conservatives.” They worry about some of his policies, but mainly they call him names. In an introductory essay called “Against Trump,” the editors set the tone: The Republican front-runner is “heedless and crude,” “a huckster,” “a menace to American conservatism,” and “a philosophically unmoored political opportunist.”

Their writers then get to work. Mr. Trump is a “con man” (Mona Charen), a “know-nothing demagogue” who suffers from “raging egomania” (Mark Helprin), “the politicized American id” (John Podhoretz), a “glib egomaniac” and “bombastic showoff” (Thomas Sowell), a “political conman” (Katie Pavlich), a “narcissist” (Cal Thomas), a harbinger of “two-bit Caesarism” (William Kristol), a peddler of “know-nothing protectionism,” “nativism,” and “one-man rule” (David Boaz), etc.

You know you’ve won the argument when your opponents are reduced to name-calling.

But there are a few substantive complaints amidst the roaring. One is that Mr. Trump is too ignorant to run the country. According to Mark Helprin, Mr. Trump “doesn’t know the Constitution, history, law, political philosophy, nuclear strategy, diplomacy, defense, economics beyond real estate,” and so on. This is true of almost the entire political class. Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush were genial ignoramuses, but Reagan is a hero toNational Review.


A Viewer Writes: High Speed Chase

There was a high speed chase last night, E Side, E Church and Brittingham area. Guy baled out of the vehicle. Not sure what the out come was, or what started it.

A day for the dogs

Winner in Iowa is Goldman, Sachs, in Both Parties!

Map of 1980 Primaries

Baltimore mosque set for Obama visit has controversial ties

Barack Obama is making his first presidential visit to a U.S. mosque on Wednesday, but the historic occasion is being overshadowed by criticism that the Baltimore-area center he chose has extremist ties.

The controversy centers around the Islamic Society of Baltimore's former imam, who has ties not only to the Muslim Brotherhood but the Northern Virginia mosque where the radical Anwar al-Awlaki used to preach.

“As a Muslim American I’m just insulted, this is disgraceful that this is one of the mosques -- or the mosque -- that he’s chosen to visit,” Zuhdi Jasser, of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, told Fox News on Sunday. “This mosque is very concerning.”

The former imam in question is Mohamad Adam El-Sheikh, who served at the Baltimore mosque from 1983-1989 and 1994-2003. A member of the Muslim Brotherhood in Sudan, he had moved to the U.S. in 1978 and went on to receive several advanced law degrees as he became involved in the religious community.


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Most Irish town in America in danger of losing its St. Patrick’s Day parade

The most Irish town in America still has a way to go in raising funds for its St. Patrick’s Day parade, scheduled to be held this year on March 20.

Scituate, Massachusetts, a seaside town about 30 miles from Boston, was named the most Irish town in America in 2011 when data from the 2010 census revealed that 47.5% of the population is of Irish descent. Many of the nearby towns along the South Shore, once referred to as the Irish Rivera, also exceptionally high percentages of residents with Irish roots.

According to the Wicked Local site for Scituate, organizers of the town’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade are currently scrambling to find a way to pay for it.


Staff at the Crisfield Clinic Helps Somerset Student

The staff of the Crisfield Clinic recently had the opportunity to assist several SCPS students after a bus accident on January 4, 2016 near the clinic. Transportation Supervisor Gregg Sutton wrote, “The staff at the Crisfield Clinic is to be commended for the actions they took on January 4, 2016. On that afternoon, bus 19 was travelling southbound on Maryland 413 with 20 students on board when a trailer dislodged from an SUV, went airborne and tore the hood off the bus and hit the bus windshield. The students were evacuated from the rear of the bus and the staff at the Crisfield Clinic took quick and decisive action. They escorted the 20 students to their building, out of the cold weather where they remained until they were seen by EMS staff and subsequently released to their parents. Although the results could have been tragic, none of the students was injured. The Crisfield Clinic is to be commended and recognized for their actions in providing a safe haven for these students in the wake of this accident.” Clinic director Dr. Kerry Palakanis received an award from the Board of Education on behalf of the clinic.

Students Win Spelling Bee at Deal Island School

Seven Schools in Somerset County Public Schools are participating in this year's Sripps National Spelling Bee. The schools will choose top spellers to participate in the regional spelling bee which will be held on March 5, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Ella Fitzgerald for the Performing Arts at UMES. Participating are Woodson Elementary School, Crisfield Academy and High School, Somerset Intermediate School, Washington Academy and High School, Greenwood Elementary School, Princess Anne Elementary School and Deal Island Elementary School.

Photo One - Photograph-Champion -Austin Culotta-5th grade

Photo Two - Photographs Runner Up-Caleb Parks-4th grade

African American Read-In at Crisfield Academy and High School

CAHS instructional facilitator Karen Smith wrote, “This year Crisfield Academy & High School students in the 8th and 9th grades are going to have the opportunity to participate in the African American Read-In. CAHS’s African American Read-In (AARI) will take place at the school at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, February 19, 2016.

During the month of February, schools, churches, libraries, bookstores, community and professional organizations, and interested citizens are urged to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month by hosting an African American Read-In. Plans are underway at CAHS to host the event for interested students. People from within the Somerset County Public Schools Community will read a selection from a favorite African American poet or author. Students are being encouraged to read selections or to develop a related presentation that can be shown.

Students who participate will be entered into a drawing for a book by an exciting new African American writer, Jason Reynolds. Mr. Reynolds is an author of four books. He is the author of critically acclaimed When I Was the Greatest, for which he was the recipient of the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent; the Coretta Scott King Honor books Boy in the Black Suit and All American Boys (co-written with Brendan Kiely); and As Brave as You, his middle grade debut.”

Stand Up For America

Somerset County Board of Education Selects its Leadership

Sumpter and Nicholson Elected to Positions of Leadership on the Somerset County Board of Education

At its monthly meeting on January 19 2016, the Somerset County Board of Education reelected a member to a leadership position and elected a board member into her first position of leadership on the Board. Warner Sumpter was selected again to serve as Chairman of the Board. Penelope “Penny” Nicholson was chosen as Vice Chairwoman of the Board of Education.

Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Warner I. Sumpter is president of the Maryland Association of Boards of Education. (BG) Sumpter has served over 52 years in federal, state, county and community positions in both career and volunteer positions. He has served as the Director of Public Safety/Chief of Police for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Prior to that position he served as Director for Shore Transit. In addition he has served as Assistant Secretary for Law Enforcement and Security Operations for the Maryland Department of General Service. He had over 30 years of military service with part of that service in numerous positions of command. He has also served in the Maryland State Police eventually holding a position of major. Sumpter is a decorated veteran who is active in numerous community and church organizations.

Penny Nicholson has been in the medical profession for over 40 years serving in numerous capacities including Triage Nurse, Staff Nurse, Charge Nurse, Medical and Surgical ICU Staff Registered Nurse, Emergency Services Nurse, Ambulatory Surgery Nurse, Supervisor, Patient Representative, Program Director, Division Chief, Clinical Instructor, Interventional Radiology RN and Education Coordinator. She has a Registered Nurse Diploma, a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and a Master’s in Business Administration. She is active in community affairs as a member of the Princess Anne Chamber of Commerce and St. Andrews’s Episcopal Church.