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Monday, May 02, 2016

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Home Depot’s Jewish Secret to Success

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This State is Giving Health Insurance To Illegals

In an unprecedented move, California legislators look to extend Obamacare health coverage to the state’s estimated 2.6 million illegal immigrant population. If passed and signed into law, California would be the first state in the nation to request illegal immigrants be covered through a state exchange, the Los Angeles Times reported. 

It is against the law for California to allow illegal immigrants to enroll in Covered California, the state’s Obamacare health insurance exchange, Sally C. Pipes, president and CEO of the pro-free-market Pacific Research Institute, told The Daily Signal in an emailed response. “The law does not allow illegals to enroll in the state exchanges or the federal exchange,” Pipes said.

Source: The Daily Signal

Fired Muslim Workers Claim Discrimination at Plant in Owatonna

Nearly two dozen Muslim Somali-Americans are filing discrimination charges with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity against hardware maker AmesburyTruth and Doherty Staffing Solutions.

The fired workers said they were denied a place to pray at an Owatonna, Minn., manufacturing plant and lost their jobs for trying to practice their religion.

The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is leading the effort on behalf of 21 former workers who were terminated in May and June 2015.

The employees were told that if they could not comply with the plant's break schedule or could not wait until their shifts were over to pray, they could not continue working, according to the council, which goes by the acronym CAIR-MN and is a member of the nation's largest Islamic civil liberties advocacy group.

A number of workers were told to go home and wait for the company to make accommodations but were never called back to work, according to CAIR-MN. Some employees were fired for "violating the bathroom policy" by spilling water on the floor.

Followers of Islam pray five times each day — at daybreak, midday, afternoon, sunset and at night. Before prayer, Muslims are required to wash their faces, hands and feet with clean water, which normally is performed in a restroom sink.

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The Reconquista Movement: Mexico’s Plan for the American Southwest

“Todos los Europeos son Illegals desde 1492”
(All Europeans Illegal since 1492)

—Handwritten sign carried by a street demonstrator, New York City, La Marcha, April 10, 2006

On January 7, 2006, the Minuteman Project held a National Day Laborer Site protest. Often, a day labor site is nothing more than a parking lot outside a building-materials store where the owner sees a business advantage to allowing illegal alien day laborers to stand around and wait for job offers.

At the day labor site in Rancho Cucamonga, the Minuteman Project videotaped an angry Mexican who came out into the street to shout insults. “Go back to Germany where you belong!” he shouted. “Stay in Germany! Get out of here!” Then, pointing demonstrably to the ground with his right index finger, he screamed, “This is Mexico! This is our land! Get out of here, racist pigs! Viva Saddam Hussein! Viva Cuba!”

Clearly, the illegal immigrants at the day labor center didn’t want to be identified, since they were planning to take jobs at below-minimum wages and not pay taxes. Yet, the claim that California is actually Mexico was not made lightly. For millions of Hispanics in the Unites States, and for millions more in Mexico, the assertion is made in deadly seriousness.

The Reconquista Movement Takes Hold

At its core, the claim of the Reconquista (“Reconquest”) movement is that the United States stole large sections of the southwestern United States from Mexico in the 1800s. Mexicans and other Hispanics making these claims seek to reconquer this territory by taking the land away from the United States and returning it to Mexico. The goal of the Reconquista is to “reconquer” these “lost” or “stolen” territories for “La Raza”—the race indigenous to Mexico.

How will the Reconquista be accomplished?

US Weighing Under-the-Radar Routes for Syrian Refugees

The Obama administration appears to be bowing to international pressure and pursuing under-the-radar “alternative” ways to bring in more Syrian and other refugees -- as soon as this year.

The latest indication that the administration is preparing to take in more than the 10,000 Syrians this year it already has committed to follows a March 30 “high-level meeting” on Syrian refugee admission in Geneva, Switzerland -- convened by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

At the meeting, attended by State Department officials, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi called for countries to pursue “alternative avenues” for refugees – such as student and work visas, and expanded family reunification programs.

“These pathways can take many forms: not only resettlement, but also more flexible mechanisms for family reunification, including extended family members, [labor] mobility schemes, student visa and scholarships, as well as visa for medical reasons,” Grandi said. This followed an adviser suggesting the U.S. ask universities to offer scholarships to Syrian students, and help Syrian-Americans bring in their extended families outside the “time-consuming” refugee resettlement process.

The State Department immediately issued a media note reaffirming the “commitment to resettle at least 10,000 Syrians in FY 2016 and increase the total number of resettled refugees from around the world to 100,000 by the end of FY 2017.”

Nayla Rush, senior researcher at the Center for Immigration Studies, said she thinks the administration is “100 percent” behind the idea.

“My fear is they aren’t really going to let anyone know about it,” Rush said.

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[Additional info from U.S. Dept. of State Refugee Reception and Placement Program :

The Department of State’s Reception and Placement program provides assistance for refugees to settle in the United States. It supplies resettlement agencies a one-time sum per refugee to assist with meeting expenses during a refugee’s first few months in the United States. Most of these funds go toward the refugees’ rent, furnishings, food, and clothing, as well as to pay the costs of agency staff salaries, office space, and other resettlement-related expenses that are not donated or provided by volunteers.

Though the Department of State’s Reception and Placement program is limited to the first three months after arrival, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement works through the states and other nongovernmental organizations to provide longer-term cash and medical assistance, as well as language, employment, and social services.

Refugees receive employment authorization upon arrival and are encouraged to become employed as soon as possible...

After one year, refugees are required to apply for permanent residence (commonly referred to as a green card) and after five years in the United States, a refugee is eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship. ]

Re-sharing on Social Media Could Be Making You More Stupid

Re-posting messages on social media makes people stupid, a new study suggests.

Researchers from Cornell and Beijing universities found that the simple act of “re-tweeting” interfered with people’s understanding of the contents of the message.

Professor Qi Wang, a human development expert at Cornell in the US, said: “Most people don't post original ideas any more. You just share what you read with your friends.

“But they don't realize that sharing has a downside. It may interfere with other things we do.”

Two groups of Chinese students were shown a series of messages on Weibo, a Twitter-like social media platform in China.

One group was then given the choice whether to re-post the message or move on to the next one. The other group were not able to re-tweet.

The students were then tested about the contents of the messages.


Subject: Illegal Immigrant Criminals Released Into U.S. Despite Thousands of Vacant Detention Beds

Homeland Security is leaving thousands of detention beds empty even as it voluntarily releases thousands of murderers, kidnappers and other criminals, the chief of deportations admitted to Congress on Thursday as she faced families of those killed by freed illegal immigrant convicts.

“We strive for perfect, but we are human and we fall short sometimes,” Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Sarah R. Saldana told the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Ms. Saldana said the agency now has 2,000 beds vacant out of the 34,000 it is supposed to have available on the average day.

Government statistics show that in 2015, ICE averaged 28,168 detainees — meaning some 5,800 beds left unused, even as the agency released dangerous convicts back into the community to await the outcomes of their immigration proceedings.

One of those people released last year was Jean Jacques, a Haitian who served time for attempted murder and whom ICE tried to deport, but whom Haiti refused to take back. ICE released him, and he would go on to stab a young woman, Casey Chadwick, in her Connecticut apartment.

“If ICE and Homeland Security had done their job, Casey would not have died,” her mother, Wendy Hartling, told lawmakers just minutes after Ms. Saldana testified.


New Jersey Withdraws from Federal Refugee Resettlement Program

Gov. Chris Christie has withdrawn the state of New Jersey from participation in the U.S. Refugee Resettlement program, and Obama administration officials are working quickly to claim the federal government can continue to resettle refugees in the Garden State.

“Federal officials held a conference call Friday morning [April 22] with representatives of nonprofit groups who help refugees resettle in New Jersey, a process that will no longer have the participation of Gov. Chris Christie’s administration,” New Jersey 101.5 reported.

Earlier this week, Gov. Sam Brownback, a Republican, announced that Kansas was also withdrawing from the U.S. Refugee Resettlement program.

The decisions by New Jersey and Kansas now bring the total of states who have withdrawn from the U.S. Refugee Resettlement program to fourteen.

The federal government currently operates the refugee resettlement program in twelve of those states through VOLAGs (voluntary agencies) under Department of Health and Human Services regulations that created the “Wilson-Fish alternative program.” Recently, the statutory authority of those regulations has come under question.

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Fiorina drops like Cruz polls

Obscure Delaware Program Is A Public Housing Miracle

More than 850 families have transitioned out of public housing in Delaware since the state began limiting the length of time residents are eligible to receive housing subsidies, and hundreds more have become homeowners.

“Before we started Moving to Work, we had people who were on their third or fourth generation of the same family who were at the same site,” Rebecca Kauffman, social service senior administrator at the Delaware Housing Authority’s Moving to Work program, told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

The Delaware group is one of only 39 housing authorities out of more than 3,000 in the country that the federal government allows to have its own work requirements and residency time limits. The Moving to Work program was approved during the Clinton administration in 1996.

“It was tough at the beginning because there was no time limit,” Kauffman said. “People could come into public housing and stay forever.”

But the program has compiled an impressive record. More than 850 families have completed the program to enter assistance-free living, and 30 percent of program participants became homeowners when they left. Kauffman said she could probably count on one hand the number of people who ended the program facing possible homelessness.

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Trump Protester: Protesters Have ‘A Right’ To ‘Prevent’ Trump From Speaking

One of the protesters outside of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s speech in Burlingame, California stated that protesters “have a right” to express their “righteous rage” “in the way that they need to,” and to prevent Trump from speaking while speaking to MSNBC on Friday.

The protester said, “I don’t think it is out of control. I think that what you’re seeing people express righteous rage, at the fact that we’ve this hateful bigot coming to speak in our state, and they’re saying, ‘No absolutely not.'”

She added, “We respect the diversity of tactics, right? We planned to lock down the streets and keep him out, and stop him from speaking.”

When asked what she meant by “diversity of tactics,” Brooks stated, “We mean that black and brown and poor people have a righteous rage, and they have a right to express it in the way that they need to, and to prevent this man from speaking in our state.”


US Dept. of Justice Investigating Dole After Deadly Listeria Outbreak

Dole Food Company Inc on Friday said the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating a deadly Listeria monocytogenes outbreak linked to packaged salad products from its processing plant in Springfield, Ohio.

"Dole has recently been contacted by the Department of Justice in connection with its own investigation, and we will be similarly cooperating with the DOJ to answer questions and address any concerns," Dole said in a statement.

Plant officials found evidence of Listeria contamination there as early as July 2014, Food Safety News (FSN) reported on Friday.

A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspection report obtained by FSN and reviewed by Reuters on Friday showed that Dole's tests of surfaces at the plant came back positive for Listeria on nine separate occasions in 2014 and 2015.

Dole said in its statement that the report dealt with issues that had already been corrected.

The report, dated Feb. 5, said the plant's third-party laboratory had notified Dole about positive Listeria test results from internal samples taken on Jan. 5 and 7. But it did not say whether testing was done to determine whether the bacteria posed a threat.

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Limbaugh: Indiana Key to Stopping Trump

Though I won't go so far as to say the Indiana primary is do or die for the Ted Cruz campaign, it couldn't be much more important. As events have unfolded, Indiana has a critical choice to make next Tuesday.

It shouldn't surprise political observers that Donald Trump won decisively in New York and the other Northeastern states. I don't mean to disparage Republicans in that region, but they are more liberal than Republicans elsewhere in the United States, and Trump is far more acceptable to liberal Republicans than Cruz is, especially on social issues.

But the race isn't over. Trump will still have great difficulty acquiring 1,237 delegates before the Republican National Convention. No, Cruz can't reach 1,237 before the convention, but he very well could reach that number if Trump doesn't, either, and the race goes to a second ballot.

This is not to say that Trump doesn't have a strong advantage now or that the candidates' respective delegate counts are irrelevant going in to the Cleveland convention. The more Cruz can narrow the gap between now and Cleveland the greater his case for succeeding on subsequent ballots.

In that sense, all the remaining states are pivotal, but Indiana perhaps more so because it is in the Midwest and is considered more conservative — and right now is up for grabs, according to polls. Though all primary and caucus voters have a grave responsibility, scorching heat is on Indiana Republicans.

We mustn't forget that the Trump phenomenon was born from the gross excesses of the leftist Obama administration and the ineffectiveness of the GOP establishment to stop them. Regardless of the latter's insistence that it did everything it could to resist President Obama, the majority of Republicans, at least, don't buy it.

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Cruz Says Indiana Will Decide GOP Race

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz declared Friday that the 2016 race for the Republican presidential nomination will be decided next week in Indiana – making clear he's staking his underdog bid on a strong performance there.

“It gives me great comfort that this primary is going to be decided by the Midwestern common sense of the Hoosier State,” Cruz said during a one-hour Fox News-hosted town hall in downtown Indianapolis.

Cruz, speaking with anchor Sean Hannity, did not say definitively whether he would drop out if he loses Indiana on Tuesday, but described the "heartland" state as critical.

Cruz trails front-runner Donald Trump by hundreds of delegates. Currently, the delegate count has Trump leading with 994, Cruz in second with 566 and Ohio Gov. John Kasich in third with 153. Cruz, at this point, cannot reach the requisite 1,237 delegates to clinch the nomination before the July convention.

But Cruz said, “Here’s the simple reality – I believe nobody is going to get to 1,237.”

Cruz told the crowd Trump is one of the “greatest frauds in modern electoral history” and is “pretending to be an outsider.”


The EPA Stashes Billions In Slush Fund-Like Accounts

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials have accumulated at least $6.3 billion in more than 1,300 obscure spending accounts akin to slush funds that are essentially beyond congressional, media and public scrutiny.

The accounts – which were created through EPA’s Superfund program – are not technically secret because the agency officially acknowledges their existence. But getting concrete details about deposits and expenditures is extremely difficult.

The EPA deposited more than $6.3 billion into an estimated 1,308 special accounts between 1990 and 2015, according to the agency’s website, and has spent more than half of the total. The agency doesn’t publicly report individual special account balances or expenses.

The “special accounts” are financed by legal settlements between the agency and parties responsible for polluting Superfund sites. Funds are deposited and spent without prior congressional approval.

“This is the very definition of an out-of-control agency, if they can raise their own money and not have to go to Congress to have it appropriated,” Myron Ebell, director of the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Center for Energy and Environment told TheDCNF.

An EPA spokeswoman told TheDCNF the agency manages the accounts “in accordance with the law, congressional intent, and EPA policy and guidance.”


Swastikas spray-painted in largely Jewish DC suburb

Swastikas were spray-painted at a park and an elementary school in a Washington, D.C., suburb with a large Jewish population.

The swastikas were discovered Sunday in Rockville, Maryland, the Washington Post reported Wednesday. A witness said he saw two white boys spray-painting the swastikas, according to the Post.

Montgomery County police told the newspaper they contacted the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington and the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington about the incident.



Salisbury, MD… Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver is pleased to announce that the overhaul is complete and the Whitehaven Ferry will be operational effective 7:00 AM, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. For updates and further information please contact the Ferry Hotline at 410-543-2756. The County Executive wishes to thank everyone for their patience.

Dutch Noah’s Ark Replica Sailing to Brazil for Olympic Games

A Dutch Christian organization is planning to sail a "replica" of Noah's Ark to reach Brazil during the Summer Olympics and the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Longer than an official soccer field, the vessel was built following the biblical measurements given in Genesis 6:15, the director of the Ark of Noah Foundation, Herald A.M.A. Janssen, told ABC News.

The voyage, which is still in its planning stages, intends to stop at multiple port cities in Brazil as well as Argentina, Uruguay and Colombia, before coming to the United States.

"We are so pleased with the very warm support of the private community in Fortaleza, our first stop in Brazil after crossing the Atlantic Ocean," Janssen said. "The target is to reach Fortaleza in July, and reach the Paralympic Games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro by Sept. 7."

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Are Bill Clinton and his Team the Key to the FBI’s Hillary Investigation?

Bill’s aide may be the nexus between the Clintons’ political and financial interests

Several weeks ago, I wrote a column titled “Is Bill Clinton in the FBI crosshairs?” That question appears to be increasingly relevant because of the emergence of another, more central one:

Was Hillary Clinton’s unsecure, private email server set up by her husband’s top political operative in order to turbocharge their own political and financial interests?

Justin Cooper may hold the answer.

Mr. Cooper is a central player in the shadowy worlds of Bill and Hillary Clinton — serving as Mr. Clinton’s top aide since 2015, when his predecessor, former right-hand man and “surrogate son” Doug Band, resigned from the Clinton Foundation — yet he has largely escaped notice.

The obscure Mr. Cooper may, in fact, be the linchpin of the case swirling around the Clintons. Perhaps more than anyone apart from the principals themselves, he is at the nexus of the Clinton Foundation, Hillary’s work at the State Department, and her possession of highly sensitive government documents. After all, Mr. Cooper was the one who, before she became secretary, negotiated with the Obama White House over the parameters of acceptable conduct by Bill Clinton and the foundation to minimize the possibility of “conflicts of interest.”

I have previously reported that the server in question actually belonged to, was paid for and was housed by Mr. Clinton, raising questions about his possible legal exposure. Now it appears that it wasn’t just his server, but his team and their co-motive: to leverage Mrs. Clinton’s position as secretary to expand their contacts and raise ever more exorbitant amounts of money for their foundation.

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Latest presidential poll shows Donald Trump beating Hillary Clinton in head-to-head contest, Trump taking 70% of the electoral votes

The latest 2016 presidential poll has Donald Trump destroying Hitlery Clinton in a head-to-head matchup, 375 electoral votes to Hitlery’s 163. That is an astonishing 70% to 30%, and is very good news if you are a Donald Trump supporter…. and I am!

From Dmitri Voltova,

Based on an average of the RCP (Real Clear Politics) polling data from all the states and all the “head to head” matchups between Donald Trump (by far the winner of the GOP) and Hillary Clinton (The winner of the Democratic Party) shows bad news for the Democrats.


Subject: Cuban-American: America Morphing Into Communist Country

Filmmaker and American citizen Agustin Blazquez never thought his native Cuba would become a communist country, but now he sees the same radical shift happening in America.

In this exclusive video interview for The Daily Caller News Foundation, he says the left has been clever by using “very non-threatening words,” like liberal, progressive and concerned citizens, for advancing government control of American lives. The truth about Cuban politics is hard to find because of media spin and propaganda dominating American discourse.

For Blazquez, watching American youth embrace avowed socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders for president, strikes him as “absurd.” It is the end result, he says, of the cultural marxist education and media propaganda that has anesthetized too many Americans who do not defend the values that made America exceptional.

Watching President Barack Obama travel to Cuba, he says, made him “want to throw up.”

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Group Calling For Hogan To Halt City Election Certification, and Removal of Election Board

A group of voters and activists are going to ask Governor Larry Hogan to order a halt to certifying election results in Baltimore City, to allow the Office of State Prosecutor to investigate irregularities in voting during Tuesday's primary.

Giordano says the effort is not tied to any candidate, or campaign, though some campaigns may launch their own lawsuits to try to block the returns from being certified

Giordano did support former Mayor Sheila Dixon in this year's primary.

He said the group will hold a news conference on Tuesday to announce details of their complaint.

The group is represented by attorney J. Wyndal Gordon.

Giordano announced details of the action today on the Jimmy Mathis Show on WBAL

"We have almost two dozen different voter accounts of irregularities on Election Day," Hassan Goirdano told WBAL NewsRadio 1090.


Marylanders Aiding Ecuador After More Than 600 Are Killed In Earthquakes

BALTIMORE (WJZ)–Two back-to-back earthquakes rip through homes and businesses in Ecuador displacing hundreds of families.

It happened two weeks ago, but emergency workers are still scrambling to get aid and supplies to victims. Some of that help is coming from Maryland’s Ecuadorian Community.

Widespread damage marks Ecuador’s coast, it’s the worst destruction in that country’s history.

Officials say more than 600 people are dead and rescue workers are still finding victims trapped in the rubble.


A Forgotten Tradition: May Basket Day

Maybe there really was a time when America was more innocent.

Back when May Basket Day was a thing, perhaps.

The curious custom — still practiced in discrete pockets of the country — went something like this: As the month of April rolled to an end, people would begin gathering flowers and candies and other goodies to put in May baskets to hang on the doors of friends, neighbors and loved ones on May 1.

In some communities, hanging a May basket on someone's door was a chance to express romantic interest. If a basket-hanger was espied by the recipient, the recipient would give chase and try to steal a kiss from the basket-hanger.


Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Press Release 5-2-16

On April 26, 2016 at approximately 1106 hours, a Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputy responded to the Pocomoke Wal-Mart for a theft complaint.

The Deputy made contact with Asset Protection associates for Wal-Mart, who advised a male had allegedly pushed a loaded shopping cart, with merchandise of Walmart, having a value of $618.85. The subject pasted all points of sale and made no attempt to pay for the items.

Asset Protection Associates attempted to stop the male; he left the shopping cart and fled on foot. An off-duty Deputy observed the encounter, pursued and detained the male.

When asked for identification, the male could not provide any, and gave the Deputies a fictitious name. Through further investigation the suspect was properly identified as Jerry Lee Ellis, 37, of Salisbury, Md. It was also learned that Mr. Ellis had 3 outstanding arrest warrants out of Wicomico County.

Mr. Ellis was placed under arrest for theft less than $1,000.00, false statement to an officer concerning his identity, and the 3 outstanding Wicomico County warrants. Mr. Ellis was taken before the Worcester County District Court Commissioner for the theft and false statement charges, and was released on his own recognizance.

Mr. Ellis was then turned over to the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office for the 3 outstanding Wicomico County warrants.

On April 27, 2016, at approximately 1740 hours, a Worcester County Sheriff's Office Deputy responded to The Walmart, Berlin, Maryland for a reported shoplifter. The Deputy identified the suspect as 48 year old Stephen James Rorke of Berlin, Maryland.

Walmart Asset Protection employees advised the Deputy that Mr. Rorke allegedly took merchandise without paying, he also fraudulently altered various other items.

Mr. Rourk was charged with Theft under $100 and released on a criminal citation. Further investigation for previous fraudulent purchases is being investigated.

On April 29, 2016 at approximately 2240 hours a Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputy was dispatched to Harborside Bar and Grill located in West Ocean City, Maryland in reference to a motor vehicle collision and attempted hit and run.

Upon arrival it was determined that Robert Benjamin Gwinn of Chincoteague, VA, was attempting to leave the bar in a silver mini-van. Witnesses stated that Mr. Gwinn allegedly hit a black Porsche parked in the same lot. The owner of the Porsche made contact with Mr. Gwinn. Mr. Gwinn attempted to give money to the owner before trying to leave the parking lot.

Mr. Gwinn appeared to have been drinking alcoholic beverages. Mr. Gwinn refused any field sobriety testing and was placed under arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol. And charged.

Mr. Gwinn was released pending a trial.

On April 29, 2016 at approximately 0050 hours, units of the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office and Maryland State Police responded to Green Turtle Lane in Ocean City, Maryland in reference to a residential burglar alarm.

Upon arrival it was found that the front door was unsecure. The residence was checked to ensure no one was inside. While the residence was being checked, the homeowner, Harry Janelsins of Monkton Maryland, drove up. While explaining the reason for their presence, the Deputy detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from Mr. Janelsins breath and person. Mr. Janelsins did a walkthrough of the residence and advised that nothing was out of place or missing.

Mr. Janelsins submitted to a series of field sobriety tests. Mr. Janelsins was placed under arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol. Mr. Janelsins was charged and was released on citations pending a trial.


SAINT PAUL, MN – A housekeeping employee is charged with raping a woman who was staying at a St. Paul motel this weekend with her 9-month-old baby.

Nolasco Lopez Ramirez, 25, of St. Paul is head of housekeeping at the Days Inn at 1964 W. University Ave. and told other housekeepers he would clean the woman’s room Saturday afternoon, according to charges filed Monday in Ramsey County District Court. The woman told investigators he trapped her in the bathroom and raped her when she went in to gather up some dirty towels.

Ramirez was taken into custody and is charged withfirst-degree criminal sexual conduct.

According to the criminal complaint, Ramirez came to the woman’s door about 4:20 p.m. Saturday telling her he was there to check out the room. The woman said she propped open the door with her baby stroller and sat down to do some homework while Ramirez made the bed. Afterward he lingered in the room and at one point the woman told him to back up because he was making her uncomfortable.

The woman then got up and went to the bathroom for the towels in an attempt to get Ramirez to leave, but he followed her in and closed the door behind him, according to the complaint. He kissed her and she pushed him away, telling him to stop. Then he grabbed her, turned her around, pulled down her pants and raped her, saying “I know you want it. Stop lying. That’s the only reason you opened the door.”


Donald Trump's vice presidential pick is anyone's guess

Donald Trump's victories in a series of northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states over the past two weeks coupled with his lead on the eve of Tuesday's Indiana's primary have made one thing clear: He is the unquestioned favorite for the Republican presidential nomination.

Which raises the question: Who is Trump going to pick as his vice presidential nominee?

The short answer: No one knows. Trump relishes being unpredictable, so trying to game out how this most unconventional of politicians will make up his mind is a bit of a guessing game. Add to that the fact that Trump's inner circle remains, largely, devoid of establishment types, and you quickly get into a situation where the people talking don't know much and the people who do know aren't talking.

Trump has been open about the lack of thought he has put into the process. "I just don't want to think about it right now," he said of the veepstakes following his five-state sweep six days ago.


The Road To Big Mill- History Of An Eastern Shore Town

A Viewer Writes: Desperate (Daily) times call for desperate measures

"Gannet (the daily times) continues to send this junk to my email. Is this what they do to try to get back customers they lost to due to terrible journalism and awful editing... What would really work is equal opportunity journalism without spin..."


BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard assisted a man Saturday who was injured in a personal watercraft accident near Ocean City.

A 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water crew from Coast Guard Station Ocean City was on patrol when friends of the injured man flagged the crew for assistance.

The man sustained a leg injury and displayed signs of hypothermia.

“After realizing EMS transport from the island would be impractical and time consuming, I decided to intentionally ground our vessel on the northern side of the island and sent two crewmen to assist the victim and to transport him back [to our boat] to be taken to our station where EMS were waiting for him," said Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Sumski, the coxswain aboard the SPC-SW.

Awaiting EMS personnel transported the man to Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.

From Under the Water Tower To Under the Big Lights: The Story of Alex “Skitter” Ellis

If you walked into the town of Delmar Delaware on any fall Friday night, you might think it was a ghost town. Standing on the street you might hear a muffled roar coming from the high school stadium. When you found that stadium you would have looked up in the crowd and seen every single person dressed in blue and orange. The Delmar Wildcats are a beacon for the love the people have for their town and the pride they feel for where they live. The town of Delmar seems to have been plucked from the heart of Texas. In Delmar Delaware football is life.

Looking back a few years in this tiny town of Delmar, one may have seen the stereotypical small town all-American quarterback Alex “Skitter” Ellis. Everything in his life seems to be going great. He has the perfect girlfriend, great friends, and popularity that can only come from being quarterback of the high school football team. The Delmar football team works hard and they win. They have the support of the town rallying behind them. Skitter Ellis seems to have the world at his finger tips. Little does he know the next five years will consist of a constant battle to achieve his goals. He has the ambition of a young boy with a big dream, a dream to play big time football. “I knew that it would take a lot of work to get on the field,” he said, “especially coming from a walk on position.” He has the desire to prove he has what it takes, not just in Delmar, but out in the big world, past the water tower.

After graduating high school Ellis makes a decision for himself. He decides to attempt walking on the University of Tennessee football team, no easy feat for a kid out of Delmar Delaware. He will battle multiple injuries throughout his career. He will not even play a game until his fourth year in the Vols’ program. His Junior year he would have to endure the pain of an injury and battle through mentally and physically to finish his season. His senior year is when he would find all of his hard work finally paying off. By the time it was all over Ellis would become an inspiration and finally achieve his dreams.


Latest: Sick-out prompts 43 Detroit school closures

DETROIT — The Latest on Detroit Public Schools closures (all times local):

11:45 p.m.

Detroit Public Schools says at least 43 schools will be closed Monday amid a sick-out by teachers.

District spokeswoman Michelle Zdrodowski made the announcement late Sunday night.

The Detroit Federation of Teachers earlier Sunday urged members to call in sick Monday. The union pointed to a weekend announcement that the district will have no money to continue paying teachers this summer without further funding from the state. In March, Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law emergency funding that is keeping DPS operating through the end of the school year as the state Legislature considers a $720 million restructuring plan.

Sick-outs earlier this year caused tens of thousands of students to miss class.


Former Delmar player signed with Titans

No Vols drafted, but three find teams after draft

For the first time in the history of the NFL draft, the University of Tennessee has gone back-to-back years without at least one player taken.

The 2015 draft was the first time since 1963 that the Vols did not have at least one player taken. The only other year since the draft's inception in 1936 that the Vols did not have a player taken was the 1938 draft. The drought extended on Saturday when the seven-round draft concluded without a UT player taken.

Three players were known Saturday night to have signed free agent contracts. Wide receiver Marquez North and safety Brian Randolph both signed with the Los Angeles Rams, and linebacker/defensive end Curt Maggitt signed with the Indianapolis Colts. Tight end Alex Ellis said at press time he was expecting to sign with the Tennessee Titans, but was still waiting on the contract papers.


UPDATE: Looks like Alex Ellis, former Delmar Wildcat and University of Tennessee tight end has signed with the Titans.

Ringling Bro. circus elephants take final bow

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The final performance for elephants at Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus took place on Sunday night. This after years of pressure from animal rights groups.

The greatest show on earth is letting go of its biggest performers. Eleven Asian elephants, performing their last head stands, and taking their final bows. Ending a 200-year spectacle that has enthralled fans and enraged animal activists for years.

Kenneth Feld is chairman of the parent company who owns Ringling Brothers.

"It is a bittersweet decision, there is no question about that, but it is the best thing. And we felt this was the right time to do it," he said.


The Salisbury Chamber Of Commerce Liberal Agenda

While Salisbury News has traffic in the MILLIONS and has served the community for more than a decade, I wonder why we've never received such an award.

Could it be because we don't kiss their Liberal A$$?

Could it be because we tell the TRUTH?

Could it be because we break news stories well before any local media source and it ticks them off?

Could it be because we deliver news and information SEVEN days a week and we don't suck up to advertisers or community leaders/organizations?

Last year Mr. Bassett received an award from our Delegates and Senators for, (get this) being in business for ONE YEAR. 

This is all OK Folks and allow me to explain why.

I'd rather get an award from the Salvation Army because I/We served ringing the bell to help others. 

I'd rather get a hand shake and a thank you from organizations we make donations to or the homeless we deliver meals to. 

No pictures necessary. We will be rewarded by a much higher power for all the right reasons. 

By the way, congratulations Mr. Bassett. Nice picture.

Are Ted Cruz delegates starting to freak?

After walking away with the majority of delegates in Wyoming and Colorado, Sen. Ted Cruz was on a roll. His knowledge of the “obscure, internecine” delegate fights gave him a tactical advantage over front-runner Donald Trump, which could end up deciding the Republican nomination for preside

“This is how elections are won in America,” said Cruz.

The Texas senator saw a silver lining to his declining polls as he heads into Tuesday’s critical Indiana primary. According to the National Review, “The political world was captivated – and Trump supporters were infuriated – by the Cruz campaign’s successful effort to elect large blocs of friendly delegates at a series of state-party conventions.”

But then something unexpected happened. It seems delegates, like regular voters, are susceptible to public opinion … and public opinion was swaying toward Trump. The billionaire real-estate mogul trounced Cruz in Florida, Arizona, New Hampshire, and five northeastern states, which abruptly shifted the fickle political winds.

“Mr. Cruz’s support among the party’s 2,472 convention delegates is softening,” noted the New York Times, “threatening his hopes of preventing Mr. Trump’s nomination by overtaking him in a floor fight.”


Why Isn't This Posted Outside All Toll Booths At The Bay Bridge?

When the doors are OPEN this sign disappears. They should be posted outside each toll booth for ALL to see. It sure makes me wonder what Liberal  at the MDTA made this decision. 

Logan, West Virginia: City Officials Say Bill and Hillary Are Simply Not Welcome In Their Town

After the Clinton campaign staff attempted to use the City of Logan Fire Department facilities for the Clinton upcoming visitations to the area, fire department officials contacted the Mayor of Logan about the situation. Logan officials then took matters into their own hands and sent an e-mail sent to Mike Browning, a representative for Senator Joe Manchin.

The e-mail states the following:


While we appreciate all that you and Senator Manchin's office have done for the

City Of Logan over the years we must make the following statement:

Bill and Hillary Clinton are simply not welcome in our town. Mrs. Clinton's anti-coal messages are the last thing our suffering town needs at this point. The policies that have been championed by people like Mrs. Clinton have all but devastated our fair town, and honestly, enough is enough. We wish them the best in their campaign, however we again state they are not welcome on our city properties. We hope that you will respectfully consider NOT visiting our community. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, 304-xxx-xxxx. I am writing this on behalf of the City Of Logan.

Logan officials feel that the Clintons will not adequately support the well-being of its voters.

On March 13, 2014 during a Democratic Town Hall event in Ohio, Hillary Clinton stated ""We're going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business."


PHOTOS: 33 Rescued Circus Lions Airlifted From Peru To South Africa

33 lions have been rescued from circuses in South America and airlifted to a wildlife sanctuary in South Africa.

The group that organized the operation, Animal Defenders International, is calling it the "largest airlift of lions in history," The Associated Press reports.

The animals were rescued from circuses in Colombia and Peru after both countries passed new laws to ban the use of wild animals in circuses, according to ADI.

The US-based group says 24 of the lions were rescued during surprise raids on Peruvian circuses, while nine were "voluntarily surrendered" by a Colombian circus. They were in bad shape: "Almost all of the rescued lions have been mutilated to remove their claws, one has lost an eye, another is almost blind, and many have smashed and broken teeth so would not survive in the wild."


Who Agrees?

Police: Teen Shot By Police Won't Be Charged

The boy shot by two Baltimore City Police officers on Wednesday will not be charged.

Police said two officers in plain clothes Wednesday on Aisquith Street saw the 13-year-old boy carrying what looked like a semi-automatic handgun. Police said the pair identified themselves as officers and the boy ran.

Police said the officers chased him for about 150 yards and then he stopped and turned toward the officers still holding what turned out to be a BB gun. That's when officers shot him, hitting him in the shoulder and leg.

A Baltimore police spokesman told 11 News on Saturday, "After conferring with the State's Attorney's Office, the decision was made not to charge the young man."


SPD Press Release 5-2-16- (Weekly Shoplifting Arrests)

Another Fabulous Parking job On A Busy Saturday At The Salisbury WalMart

Gov. Larry Hogan says state saved Baltimore, quelled riots

ANNAPOLIS, Md. —Gov. Larry Hogan didn't hold back when he spoke out about the state's role in quelling last April's unrest in Baltimore.

The governor said state resources saved the city by making quick and decisive decisions while the mayor sought political advice on how to handle the situation.

The governor told the American Action Forum, a conservative forum in Washington, D.C., that Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake "hesitated" when he offered to send in the National Guard.

"I called the mayor of Baltimore and said, 'We are ready to act and assist in any way possible,' and she said, 'We don't need your help. Everything is under control.' I said, 'It doesn't look like it's under control. It looks like the city is on fire,'" Hogan said.

Hogan said he never expected the mayor to offer a thank you for sending state resources to quell the rioting, and he's certainly not still waiting for one. An audience member at the Q&A session asked Hogan how appreciative the mayor must be.

"She hasn't expressed her gratitude, actually," Hogan said.

The mayor's press office released a statement saying, "The mayor prefers to focus on governing the city rather than obsessing on perceived past slights or difference of opinion."


Man who vandalized Ole Miss statue sentenced

JACKSON, Miss. - A former University of Mississippi student who admitted helping place a noose on a statue of a civil rights activist is going to prison.

WTVA-TV reports a federal judge sentenced Graeme Phillip Harris to six months in prison beginning Jan. 4. During the Thursday hearing in Oxford, he also ordered Harris to serve 12 months' supervised release. Harris' lawyer argued he didn't deserve jail time.


Malia Obama is going to Harvard — but taking a year off first

The wait is finally over. On Sunday, the White House announced that eldest daughter Malia Obama will attend Harvard University

But the Sidwell Friends senior, 17, will not be heading to Cambridge, Mass. this coming fall.

“Malia will take a gap year before beginning school,” read the statement from President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama released late Sunday morning by the East Wing. This means Malia will not attend Harvard until the fall of 2017 as a member of the Class of 2021.

Don’t you feel old?

In September, President Obama shared some advice he had given college-bound Malia: Don’t worry too much about which school you choose — advice that the rest of the world has completely ignored.


April 2016 Salisbury University CrimeBeat

Summary of incidents reported to the University Police Department.
Descriptions of suspects are only given If enough information is available to facilitate identification.
This is a long report.  Please use the "READ MORE" link below.

Stabbing In Fruitland

Fruitland Fire Department has been dispatched to the area of Disharoon and South Camden Ave for a report of a stabbing. 
Victim is laying in the road.  Suspect has fled the scene.  

Suspect is a Gregory Sterling. White male in his 50s wearing blue jeans.

Subject is now being detained by police. Witness is en-route to identify subject.

Listen Up, When Going Fishing Take An Action Figure With You


So Typical In Salisbury

Caption This Photo 5-2-16

Oh Boy!

Remind You Of Anyone?

I Agree, Do You?