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Monday, August 15, 2016

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More Adult Americans live w Parents / Grandparents

Despite the end of the Great Recession, there’s been a surge in multigenerational households.

Both the number and share of Americans living in multigenerational family households has continued to rise in recent years, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center, a nonprofit think tank in Washington, D.C. In 2014, a record 60.6 million people, or 19% of the U.S. population, lived in a multigenerational household, up from 42.4 million (17%) in 2009 and 27.5 million (12%) in 1980. Multigenerational families — households with two or more adult generations, or one that includes grandparents and grandchildren — is growing among nearly all racial groups and age groups, says D’Vera Cohn, a senior writer and editor at Pew.

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There are some demographic reasons. The Asian and Hispanic populations are growing more rapidly than the white population, Cohn’s analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data found, “and those groups are more likely than whites to live in multigenerational family households.” What’s more, foreign-born Americans are more likely than the U.S.-born people to live with multiple generations of family, and Asians and Hispanics are more likely than whites to be immigrants. Some 28% of Asians lived in multigenerational households versus 25% of Hispanics and African-Americans and 15% of Caucasians.


Suck It Up Cupcake And Get it done!

4 Tips For Helping Your Child Disconnect From The Electronic World

Ever since Nintendo made the Pokemon Go video-game app available, young people have been exploring their communities with their eyes firmly fixed on their smartphones rather than on the wonders of the world.

If endless hours spent capturing imaginary creatures seems like an electronic addiction, it very well may be, but that’s nothing new. Many children have been plugged into electronic devices for a long time now, rarely looking up as they help virtual animals save the day, keep race cars on track and watch endless loops of videos on YouTube.

And that can be a concern, says Elaine Fogel Schneider, Ph.D., a therapist and author of “7 Strategies for Raising Calm, Inspired & Successful Children” (

“They are so attached to technology at such an early age and it’s changing their brain circuitry,” Schneider says. “They begin to lose the back and forth communication with their parents, and/or siblings, and the whole notion of empathy. For really young children, these devices have become the babysitter. I fully understand that parents need a break (as do grandparents), but there have to be limits.”

Schneider has tips for parents who worry about how they can control their child’s electronic pastime.

• Set rules. Limit the amount of time your child can spend on an electronic device and be consistent in enforcing those rules. This way your child knows that when you say he or she only has two minutes left, then there really is only two minutes left, not three or four hours.
• Use a timer. A timer does not “lie” and can take the blame away from you when you’re limiting your child’s time on the device. Use the timer that measures down the time your child is spending on the tablet, smartphone, and/or technological game, so that your child knows the end for using that device is approaching, and it won’t be a surprise when time is up. You can even have your child select a tone on the smartphone that he or she likes.
• Be ready with another activity. Plan an alternative way of engaging your child so when the device is turned off, some other interest can be provided and take his or her mind off the electronic device. “Describe what you’re going to do so the child’s interest is piqued into doing something else that he or she enjoys,” Schneider says.
• Use these tips in your home at first. As with everything, at first there’s a learning curve, so there may be tantrums, tears, melt downs and even depression. That’s why Schneider recommends following these tips at home first. “I wouldn’t think of trying this out in public right away since I don’t think you want to endure the wrath or glances of diners or shoppers as they hear your child scream,” Schneider says. In time, though, the child will know what is expected, she says, and will be able to disconnect from a smartphone, tablet, or other electronic device without major meltdowns.

“In the long run, you’re doing a service for your child by limiting the amount of time spent on an electronic device,” Schneider says. “I can remember hearing my own mother’s words, ‘I’m doing this for your own good!’ And that’s really true.”

What Happens When A Liberal Tries Talking About Guns

This Republican mayor has an incredibly simple idea to help the homeless. And it seems to be working.

Republican Mayor Richard Berry was driving around Albuquerque last year when he saw a man on a street corner holding a sign that read: “Want a Job. Anything Helps.”

Throughout his administration, as part of a push to connect the homeless population to services, Berry had taken to driving through the city to talk to panhandlers about their lives. His city’s poorest residents told him they didn’t want to be on the streets begging for money, but they didn’t know where else to go.

Seeing that sign gave Berry an idea. Instead of asking them, many of whom feel dispirited, to go out looking for work, the city could bring the work to them.

Next month will be the first anniversary of Albuquerque’s There’s a Better Way program, which hires panhandlers for day jobs beautifying the city. In partnership with a local nonprofit that serves the homeless population, a van is dispatched around the city to pick up panhandlers who are interested in working. The job pays $9 an hour, which is above minimum wage, and provides a lunch. At the end of the shift, the participants are offered overnight shelter as needed.


Changing Chesapeake: Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Could Vanish

The Chesapeake Bay is swallowing up hundreds of acres of coastline so quickly experts say low-lying areas like Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge will probably vanish within our lifetimes.

“When we look at historical maps of the loss, it’s just dramatic,” says Matt Whitbeck, a supervisory biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

It’s happening because the land is sinking and the water is rising, according to Zoe Johnson with the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration.

“The sinking is due to a process called glacial isostatic adjustment,” she explained. “The land is readjusting as the pressure from the glacial period about 18,000 years ago lifts.”


Dems 'Have Their Head In the Sand' If They Don't Think Clinton Fdn Doc Dump Could End Clinton Candidacy

On Thursday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” Real Clear Politics Associate Editor A.B. Stoddard stated that “there is a possibility of a big document dump of emails” indicating access was provided to Clinton Foundation donors, which “really could” end Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s candidacy, “and if they don’t think that that could happen, they have their — Democrats have their head in the sand.”

Stoddard said, [relevant remarks begin around 4:00] “Huma Abedin ended up with four payrolls — four paychecks from a private firm, from the State Department, from the foundation, and probably personal funds from the Clinton family, as well, but she’s sort of the worst case example. But all of them have interwoven interests and potential conflicts that are overlapping, and it’s clear that you don’t have to read the book to know that the foundation was tied into her tenure at the State Department. Any Democrat who doesn’t believe there is a possibility of a big document dump of emails indicating that there — this kind of access was provided, and I’m not even talking about, maybe favors on policy prescriptions were not provided, but any kind of pattern of access and pattern of just answering people’s questions who were donors really could end her candidacy, and if they don’t think that that could happen, they have their — Democrats have their head in the sand.”


Maryland bears damage more crops than state can afford

OAKLAND, Md. (AP) — Ka-ching! That’s the sound of a bear biting into an ear of corn in a field in Garrett County.

Ka-ching, ka-ching, ka-ching! That’s the sound of a lot of bears biting into $23,800 worth of crops during 2015, mostly corn, but some oats and even beehives.

“Garrett County farmers are good at feeding bears, but with the price of sweet corn it’s not cheap,” said Jay Maust, whose farm and cornfields stretch out alongside Aiken Miller Road just a rifle shot from Accident in the heart of the state’s bear country.

A year ago, Maryland Wildlife & Heritage Service officials assessed the damage by black bears to Maust’s sweet corn at $1,200 and reimbursed him $190.80.

None of the other 12 certified claimants did any better, each receiving 16 percent of cost of the damage at their farms. Here’s the breakdown:


Changing Chesapeake: Terrapins Coming Back From the Brink

The man-made Poplar Island in the middle of the Chesapeake is bursting with new and unexpected life.

Poplar Island is so popular, new residents no one expected would show up are now moving in daily.

It’s bursting with new life thanks to a massive restoration project using dredged material from the bottom of Baltimore’s shipping channel in the Chesapeake Bay.

The island was once on the verge of extinction, according to Justin Callahan of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. “By the time I first got here in 1993, there were about three to five acres left.”


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More Gun Control: Registration, $2,250 Fees for Some Gunsmiths

The State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) has issued a letter setting forth more executive gun controls–guidelines for gunsmiths to register with the DDTC and pay fees requisite to that registration.

The registration requirement is presented as being based on the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, but the Arms Export Control Act and the Gun Control Act also play a role.

The DDTC’s letter sets forth certain activities that correspond with “manufacturing” and require registration/fees if being done by a gunsmith. The letter also lists a number of activities that a gunsmith can do that do not require registration. The combination of the two–register for this; don’t register for that–is cryptic at best and resulted in the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) issuing a statement, which Breitbart News possesses, in which NSSF observed the DDTC’s guidelines have “created considerable and understandable confusion and concern among gunsmiths and gun owners.”


America’s Abandonment of Traditional Values Has Hurt the Black Community

One of the unavoidable consequences of youth is the tendency to think behavior we see today has always been. I’d like to dispute that vision, at least as it pertains to black people.

I graduated from Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin High School in 1954. Franklin’s predominantly black students were from the poorest North Philadelphia neighborhoods.

During those days, there were no policemen patrolling the hallways. Today, close to 400 police patrol Philadelphia schools. There were occasional after-school fights—rumbles, as we called them—but within the school, there was order. In contrast with today, students didn’t use foul language to teachers, much less assault them.

Places such as the Richard Allen housing project, where I lived, became some of the most dangerous and dysfunctional places in Philadelphia. Mayhem—in the form of murders, shootings, and assaults—became routine.


Delaware police hunt for woman who poured BLEACH on shopper and girl at a Target

Police in Delaware are asking for the public’s help in finding a woman who they say poured bleach on a department store customer and her baby daughter during a heated argument last week.

According to the Delaware State Police, the incident took place at the Target Store at 1050 Brandywine Parkway in Wilmington at around 5.50pm on Thursday.

A 24-year-old woman was shopping with her one-year-old daughter when she was confronted by another customer who was upset that the young mother was blocking the aisle with her cart.


Islam's "Quiet Conquest" Of Europe

"Islam is a French religion and the French language is a language of Islam." — Tariq Ramadan.

In 1989, Dalil Boubakeur, rector of the Grand Mosque of Paris, justified the persecution of Salman Rushdie by Ayatollah Khomeini. Last year, Boubakeur called for the conversion of churches into mosques.

In Britain, mainstream Muslim organizations are dispensing "Islamic justice" through more than 85 sharia courts attached to mosques.

Civil war in France is what the Islamic State is looking for: unleashing a blind repression so that the Muslim population will show solidarity with the revolutionary minority. Yet, there is still worse possible outcome: that nothing happens and we continue as is.

Real "moderate Muslims" are silenced or murdered.

Last month, the Wall Street Journal published an interview with France's director of domestic intelligence, Patrick Calvar. "The confrontation is inevitable," Mr. Calvar said. There are an estimated 15,000 Salafists among France's seven million Muslims, "whose radical-fundamentalist creed dominates many of the predominantly Muslim housing projects at the edges of cities such as Paris, Nice or Lyon. Their preachers call for a civil war, with all Muslims tasked to wipe out the miscreants down the street."

These Salafists openly challenge France's way of life and do not make a secret of their willingness to overthrow the existing order in Europe through violent means, terror attacks and physical intimidation. But paradoxically, if the Islamists' threat to Europe were confined to the Salafists, it would be easier to defeat it.


Changing Chesapeake: Smith Island Unites to Save Itself

A fiercely independent group of people is uniting for the first time to save its way of life. By inviting outsiders in, Smith Islanders say they’re ready to change to stay the same.

As he hauled bushel after bushel of soft-shell crabs out of his boat on a 100-degree day, Mark Kitching made no bones about it: Smith Islanders don’t want to hear from outsiders about what to do with their island.

As he sorted through soft-shell crabs caught just that morning, Kitching, who can trace his family's history on the island back 12 generations, said they're just trying to protect their way of life. "I can't say we want our way and that's it, but we're out here working on the water, trying to make a living, trying to feed our families."


Troopers Commended For Actions In Arresting Assault Suspect In Queen Anne’s Co.

(STEVENSVILLE, MD) – A Maryland State Police barrack commander is commending the actions of two of his troopers last week when they were dealing with an extremely aggressive individual who drove a vehicle at them before assaulting and threatening to kill them.

Lt. Tim McDonald, commander of the Centreville Barrack, today commended Trooper Houseman and Trooper Bruzzese for their actions during the night of August 12, 2016, when they were dispatched shortly after 10 p.m. to the 200-block of State St., Stevensville, for a report of a disorderly person who was threatening to kill his girlfriend. When the troopers arrived, the suspect, identified as Cody D. Holtman, 28, of the same address, became very aggressive and immediately began screaming at the troopers.

Holtman got into a pickup truck and ignored the troopers’ orders to get out. Instead, he accelerated, driving toward the troopers, who both had to jump out of the way to avoid being hit. Holtman got out of the truck and continued to refuse the directions of the troopers.

Tpr. Bruzzese attempted to arrest Holtman, but the suspect began hitting and kicking both troopers. A violent struggle ensued and the troopers used muscling techniques and closed empty hand strikes as they defended themselves. They were able to handcuff the suspect, even though he continued to resist. He threatened to kill the arresting trooper and members of his family.

Emails Show Hillary Clinton Email Cover-Up

The American public may have learned much earlier than it eventually did that Hillary Clinton exclusively used a private email account. But two of her State Department aides intervened in late 2012 and early 2013 to block a Freedom of Information Act request seeking records for Clinton’s email accounts.

On Wednesday, Judicial Watch released two emails which show that Clinton insiders Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson were made aware of a “significant” FOIA request seeking those records. The liberal watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) had filed the request on Dec. 6, 2012.

But even though Mills, Samuelson, and dozens of other State Department officials knew that Clinton used a private email account, the agency inexplicably and improperly rejected the request in May 2013, several months after Clinton & Co. left office.


SPD Press Release 8-15-16 (Shoplifting)

Franchot On Tax Free Shopping, Post Labor Day School Start & Fiscal Health

Tax Free Shopping Week starts today.

From now until Saturday, clothing and other purchases less than $100 are free of the state's sales tax

This is the sixth year for Tax Free Shopping Week.

Comptroller Peter Franchot says this week in August is the second busiest shopping week of the year.

He told Maryland's News This Week, that the state gives up about $600,000 in sales tax revenue for this week, but he notes that the state actually gains $1-million in extra tax revenue from the week as people shopping for back to school, also buy taxable items.


Ocean City pier jumper hits head, airlifted to hospital

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a person hit his head and had to be airlifted to a hospital after jumping off an Ocean City pier.

Maryland Natural Resources Police spokeswoman Candy Thomson says the person suffered neck injuries after jumping from the pier Saturday evening.

The swimmer was airlifted to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.

Authorities did not release the person’s identity or condition.


Major drama at Newsmax when host calls out network LIVE for not letting him defend Trump

Dennis Michael Lynch, who hosts Newsmax TV’s “Unfiltered,” went completely unfiltered and off-script Wednesday, and predicted that, “This will be, odds are, my last night.”

After asking if everyone in the media has “lost their integrity,” Lynch answered in the negative.

“I can guarantee you that one man cannot be bought, one man cannot be controlled, and this man certainly cannot be filtered,” he said, referring to himself.

Lynch, a fervent supporter of Donald Trump, told his viewers that he has “been restricted” in “fighting for Trump” and was told by Newsmax executives that he “will no longer have editorial discretion.”

He told his viewers that Newsmax was pushing him to broadcast “pre-made packages” and took issue with one that “tried to slam Fox News for the unfortunate things that are taking place over there right now.”

Lynch, who has been a frequent Fox News contributor, was referring to the numerous allegations of sexual misconduct lodged against its former CEO Roger Ailes.

“There’s no room on this show for that,” he said.

Lynch recorded a separate video of his opener, and what happened immediately afterwards to hisFacebook page.


Inmate Charged with Prison Homicide

(JESSUP, MD) – Maryland State Police have charged a state prison inmate with the murder of his cellmate earlier this year.

The accused inmate is identified as Johnnie L. Sellers, Jr., 37, who is a state prison inmate in the Maryland Division of Correction. He is charged with second degree murder, manslaughter, first degree assault and second degree assault.

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

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.

An autopsy was 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 investigation revealed 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.

At the conclusion of their investigation, State Police Homicide Unit investigators reviewed the case with the Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office. After consultation with members of the state’s attorney’s office, investigators were directed to obtain an arrest warrant charging the suspect with the listed charges.

State Police Homicide Unit investigators were assisted in the investigation by the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Internal Investigations Unit. Assistance was also provided by State Police crime scene technicians and investigators from the State Police Criminal Enforcement Division, as well as members of the Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Changing Chesapeake: The Billion-Dollar Man-Made Island

When Justin Callahan first arrived on Poplar Island, there wasn't much to see.

"There was literally nothing left out here," he said.

A project manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Callahan explained how the once-inhabited island had eroded away from 1,140 acres in 1847 to less than five in 1993.

But the island is now bigger than ever because the government needed a place to put thousands of gallons of dredge.

"We're actually taking something that doesn't really have any particular use and we're using it to restore a vanishing habitat here in the Chesapeake Bay,” Callahan said.


Japan's Emperor Akihito hints at wish to abdicate

Japan's Emperor Akihito has strongly indicated he wants to step down, saying he fears his age will make it difficult to fulfil his duties.

The revered 82-year-old emperor's comments came in only his second-ever televised address to the public.

Emperor Akihito did not explicitly say he wanted to abdicate as he is barred from making political statements.

PM Shinzo Abe said the government would take the remarks "seriously" and discuss what could be done.

"Upon reflecting how he handles his official duty and so on, his age and the current situation of how he works, I do respect the heavy responsibility the emperor must be feeling and I believe we need to think hard about what we can do," he said.


Video of Flooding Victim's Dramatic Rescue

Access is central to Md. medical marijuana program

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Plenty of states have rolled out medical marijuana operations before Maryland, but as the state prepares to announce its top candidates for licenses to grow and process the drug, it’s determined not to repeat the mistakes of others.

Maryland takes one of the more liberal approaches toward medical marijuana access, and that’s caught the notice of businesses that flooded regulators with more than 1,000 applications.

“It’s failed in other states because they’ve been too restrictive about the kinds of diseases and ailments that could be utilized by physicians, and I think in Maryland they’ve taken the opposite approach, which generates the interest because they appreciate that Maryland is forward thinking on this,” said Gerard Evans, a lobbyist for license applicant Holistic Industries.

Medical marijuana will be available for any condition that is severe in which other medical treatments have been ineffective, and if the symptoms “reasonably can be expected to be relieved” by marijuana. Patients with a chronic or debilitating medical condition that causes severe appetite loss, severe or chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures or severe muscle spasms also can have access, as well as people with glaucoma or post-traumatic stress disorder.


Hacking Democracy - The Hack

Newcomer topples establishment choice in Minnesota congressional race

Political newcomer Jason Lewis won a Republican primary battle in Minnesota's second congressional district Tuesday, coasting to a relatively easy victory in spite of opposition from a seven-term Republican incumbent who hailed from the establishment wing of the party.

The results came as a blow to retiring Republican Rep. John Kline, whose ties with Washington party elders run deep. Kline, first elected to the chamber in 2003, has served as chairman of the House Education Committee since 2011, the same post held for five years by former Ohio Rep. John Boehner before he propelled to majority leader in 2006 and House speaker in 2011.

Those credentials were not enough to enable Kline, who developed a reputation for consistently siding with Washington leadership, to name his successor. Business executive Darlene Miller, whom Kline had endorsed for the seat, held just 28 percent of the vote at 9:40 p.m. local time, with a little over 42 percent of precincts reporting. Former Minnesota state Sen. John Howe stood at 19 percent, while Lewis was set to emerge as the party's candidate with 46 percent.


Schweizer: 'There Are More Emails' About the Clinton Foundation, State Dept 'Doing the Bidding of the Clinton's'

“Further confirmation to what we’ve been talking about for more than a year."

On Wednesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Kelly File,” Breitbart editor at large and author of “Clinton Cash” Peter Schweizer stated that there are more emails pertaining to the Clinton Foundation that will come out and that “The State Department’s not doing the bidding of the American people. They’re doing the bidding of the Clintons, and it has to stop.”

Schweizer said newly-released emails regarding the Clinton Foundation are “further confirmation to what we’ve been talking about for more than a year, that there’s been pay to play at the Clinton State Department related to the Clinton Foundation, and the Clintons have failed to deal with any of the substance of these issues.”

He added, “I know there are more emails. There are emails that are being produced almost on a weekly basis for both Judicial Watch and Citizens United. You have Julian Assange saying that we’re probably going to see more emails. Look, here’s the bottom line, and you saw a little bit of it today with the State Department, but the media has to hold Hillary Clinton accountable and ask her to answer these questions. Here’s why this is so troubling. This is not a typical money in politics story. We’re used to Wall Street, oil companies, etc., giving donations to politicians, getting access, but federal law prevents foreign businessmen and governments from doing so. The Clinton Foundation is a gateway around that.”


Ryan Lochte, 3 other US Swimmers Robbed by Armed Men in Rio

The U.S. Olympic Committee says Ryan Lochte and three other American swimmers were robbed by armed men who stopped their taxi.

USOC spokesman Patrick Sandusky says Lochte and the others left the French Olympic team's hospitality house early Sunday in a taxi headed for the athletes village, hours after the last night of Olympic swimming.

He says "the taxi was stopped by individuals posing as armed police officers who demanded the athletes' money and other personal belongings."

Sandusky says the four swimmers are "safe and cooperating with authorities."


Fifth Unexpected Death Tied to DNC

Clinton’s campaign, the Democratic National Committee (DNC), and the Clinton Foundation. Even more alarming is the media blackout on these mysterious deaths and the overwhelming evidence that those who died had insider knowledge that could have taken down Hillary and the whole Democrat Party.

Over the last month, bodies close to the Clintons and DNC have been dropping like flies. Five more have been added to the Clinton body count, adding to the speculations that Hillary won’t let anyone stand in her way, no matter what it takes. As the mainstream media seemingly avoids these stories, here’s what we know about those who met an untimely death after their ties to the Clintons and the DNC seemed to threaten Hillary’s presidential aspirations.

DNC staffer Seth Conrad Rich was the Operations Director for Voter Expansion at the DNC. Rich had all the top secret information about the DNC’s inner workings, and when he shockingly turned up murdered, it had Washington insiders talking cover-up.

It looked like a robbery gone bad until further details emerged. “There had been a struggle. His hands were bruised, his knees are bruised, his face is bruised, and yet he had two shots to his back, and they never took anything,” his mother, Mary Rich, told NBC News.


Robert Spencer: GOP National Security Leaders ‘Intellectually Bankrupt’ to Attack Trump

Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch, author of the new book The Complete Infidel’s Guide to Iran, joined SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon on Breitbart News Daily to discuss the open letter from 50 Republican national security officials, who declared, “None of us will vote for Donald Trump.”

“It’s really astonishing when you think about Hillary Clinton’s sorry record as secretary of state, in Benghazi, and everything else. The world on fire, the creation of ISIS, all these things can be laid at the feet of Obama and Hillary Clinton,” said Spencer.

He said:

These military leaders, who are indeed chop-blocking Donald Trump, are obviously part of a foreign-policy establishment that has failed, and knows that it has failed, and knows how threatened it is by the candidacy of Donald Trump, and is trying to protect its hold on power. But it’s really, incredibly, almost intellectually bankrupt for them to be going after Trump in defense of such a pitiable record.

Spencer agreed with Bannon that these officials denouncing Trump are the same people who have attacked critics of radical Islam, including himself, Frank Gaffney, and Pamela Geller, over the years.

“These are the same ones who made sure that I was removed as an FBI trainer and a trainer of the military,” Spencer recalled, adding:

I used to go in routinely, from 2005 to 2010, and show them the mindset of the terrorists. You can’t defeat an enemy that you don’t understand, much less one yourefuse to understand. They are the foremost exponents of the idea that Islamic terrorism has nothing to do with Islam. Meanwhile, the terrorists keep insisting that it does. And until we listen to them, and until we study what their motives and goals are, we will never be able to defeat them.


Top Clinton State Department aide helped Clinton Foundation

(CNN)A top aide to Hillary Clinton at the State Department traveled to New York to interview job candidates for a top job at the Clinton Foundation, a CNN investigation has found.

The fact that the aide, Cheryl Mills, was taking part in such a high level task for the Clinton foundation while also working as chief of staff for the secretary of state raises new questions about the blurred lines that have dogged the Clintons in recent years.

Upon entering office as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation agreed to a set of rules to ensure any activities by the foundation would not "create conflicts or the appearance of conflicts for Senator Clinton as Secretary of State."

On June 19, 2012, Mills, then the chief of staff for Clinton at the State Department, boarded a New York City-bound Amtrak train in Washington's Union station.

CEO Pay: How Much Do CEOs Make Compared to Their Employees?

CEO pay in the U.S. has grown exponentially since the 1970s, according to the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), rising almost 1,000 percent compared to a rise in worker salaries of roughly 11 percent over the same time period (adjusted for inflation.) Starting next year, the Dodd-Frank Act, enforced by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), will require publicly traded companies to publish their CEO-to-worker pay ratio, a move that could bring this issue further into the public consciousness. To get a sense of what might be revealed once companies begin reporting this new information, PayScale partnered with Equilar, a leader in executive compensation and corporate governance data solutions, to calculate ratios for some of the highest-paid CEOs in the U.S. Only companies with annual revenue over $1 billion were considered. PayScale also surveyed employees to find out how they feel about their CEO's compensation, and talked to a few CEOs (including our own) to understand how they communicate to employees about executive pay today.

The average CEO-to-worker pay ratio for the 168 companies included in this report stands at about about 70-to-1, with some CEOs making more than 300 times the median salary of their employees – just in cash (base pay, bonuses, profit sharing, etc.). Many CEOs receive substantial stock/option grants and perks as part of their compensation, which can more than quadruple their total annual pay. But similar data for employees by company is not readily available, so we looked solely at cash compensation for both CEOs and workers to calculate ratios for this report.

Larry Merlo, the CEO of CVS Health Corp, made roughly 434 times the salary of the median CVS employee in 2015, the largest ratio between CEO and employee pay at any company on this list.

It wasn't always this way. In 1965, the CEO-to-worker compensation ratio in the United States stood at about 20-to-1, according to a 2015 report by the EPI. But starting in the 1970s up through 2014, "inflation-adjusted CEO compensation increased 997 percent, a rise almost double stock market growth and substantially greater than the painfully slow 10.9 percent growth in a typical worker's annual compensation over the same period."



For 150 years, WICOMICO COUNTY has historically elected a majority of Democrat County Councils with a smattering of Republicans and an occasional Independent. But even with Democrats primarily in control for a large part of a hundred and twenty five years, WICOMICO remained rather conservative largely due to the rural nature of the County. But the tide began to turn before the end of the of the last century. Some people thought that WICOMICO COUNTY should be more like some of the counties across the Bay. The push was on to grow government.
With the help and support of two left wing liberal organizations, THE GREATER SALISBURY COMMITTEE and THE SALISBURY CHAMBER OF COMMERICE, a charter review committee was initiated and a referendum ballot was forwarded to change the WICOMICO COUNTY charter to a Executive form of government. As with most ballot questions, unless there is a lot of opposition, it passed. This greatly increased the cost of government to the citizens of WICOMICO COUNTY beyond most citizens' expectations.

The first election held under this new form of government produced the County's first County Executive, RICHARD M POLLITT. Pollitt's first task at hand was to rid the County of the evil Revenue Cap that had been imposed by the taxpayers in the early 1990's. Then the local liberal appointed BOARD OF EDUCATION pushed the County Council to almost double the property taxes. Fortunately in 2006, and 2010 the taxpayers were at least wise enough to elect somewhat of an conservative County Council to hold off any attempt of a reversal without a referendum, which never happened.


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Texas-Based Concealed Weapons Sports Bras See Record Sales

A Texas-based active-wear company with an obvious name is seeing record sales of its signature item after a spate of assaults on female joggers.

Start-up Austin outfit Booby Trap Bras claims that it has seen an 80 percent increase in sales due to recent violent attacks against female joggers in central Texas and other states. The company’s product line launched in 2015 offering a variety of sports bras and athleisure garments with varying price points, according to WFAA.

The signature item contains a front-and-center “knife sheath” layered into the garment, made of nylon neoprene with a magnet affixed to keep a properly-sized concealed weapon contained with easy access in the case of an emerging threat. “The fact is, you just don’t have time to dig in the bottom of your purse when someone is already posing a threat,” the company’s website notes in its marketing materials. Five different colors of the sports bra are currently offered, retailing between $50 and $55 apiece. The clothing company also offers a “Mommy and Me” kit with matching tops and yoga pants for young girls, equipped with a similar storage compartment.


What makes marijuana users different from everyone else

A massive study published this month in the Journal of Drug Issues found that the proportion of marijuana users who smoke daily has rapidly grown, and that many of those frequent users are poor and lack a high-school diploma.

Examining a decade of federal surveys of drug use conducted between 2002 and 2013, study authors Steven Davenport and Jonathan Caulkins paint one of the clearest pictures yet of the demographics of current marijuana use in the U.S. They found that the profile of marijuana users is much closer to cigarette smokers than alcohol drinkers, and that a handful of users consume much of the marijuana used in the U.S.

"In the early 1990s only one in nine past-month [marijuana] users reported using daily or near-daily," Davenport and Caulkins write. "Now it is fully one in three. Daily or near-daily users now account for over two-thirds of self-reported days of use (68%)."


Official expects 1 in 4 people to be infected with Zika virus in US territory of Puerto Rico by end of year

A HEALTH expert has warned he expects one in four people in the US territory of Puerto Rico to be infected with the Zika virus before the year’s end.

The Caribbean island has reported 1,914 new cases of the disease in the last week, and there are said to be 10,690 cases there altogether.

The island’s Health Secretary Ana Rius has said that of the total cases 1,035 involve pregnant women.

The virus is thought to cause serious birth defects including ‘shrunken heads’ in babies.


96 Percent of Clintons’ Charity Donations Went to Family Foundation

Hillary and Bill Clinton funneled 96 percent of their charitable donations to their own family foundation, according to the Democratic nominee’s 2015 tax returns.

Last year, $1 million of the total $1,042,000 that the Clintons deducted in charitable contributions went to the Clinton Family Foundation, the Daily Caller reported Friday.

The tax return showed that the other $42,000 in contributions went to Desert Classic Charities, a nonprofit that organizes an annual charity golf tournament. The organization then in turn contributed $700,000 to the Clinton Foundation. A foundation adviser and longtime Bill Clinton assistant, Doug Band, was on the organization’s board of directors through 2014, according to IRS filings.


Trump starts petition urging DOJ to probe Clinton Foundation

Donald Trump is organizing a petition calling on the Justice Department to investigate the Clinton Foundation.

“The Clinton Foundation has time and time again exposed itself as a culture of corruption, pay-to-play deals, and downright fraud,” reads the petition, which was sent to supporters Thursday afternoon via text message.

The petition alleges the FBI advised the Justice Department to investigate the Clinton Foundation but was turned down.

“The DOJ’s decision to deny the FBI’s request is an obstruction of justice and a flagrant dereliction of duty from our elected officials.”


Hillary Headquarters Raided By FBI, Here’s What We Know!

Hillary’s headquarters raided by the FBI, here’s what we know! The DNC is so thick with layers of corruption, one couldn’t cut it with a chainsaw! Recently, Heat Street News got footage of an FBI raid on Hillary Clinton’s headquarters in Philadelphia after the DNC was held there.. The Clintons and Obama are all in cahoots with top dogs who run big business’s, media, unions and the list goes on. These billionaires pay to play the game of the rich and famous in the political arena of fraud, lies and videotape. Here is an example of the videotape captured by Sean Brown of America’s Freedom

The office of Philadelphia’s most powerful construction union served as the Democratic headquarters for Hillary Clinton’s campaign. It was raided by federal agents one week afterwards. The office of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98 and “Johnny Doc” Dougherty, who heads the Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council, also had his home and a pub he runs raided by federal agents.

Video uploaded to Facebook appears to show a Penske Rental truck being loaded up by agents with boxes of documents, computers, filing cabinets and printers.


The Massacre at Wounded Knee

I saw this glaring headline in the newspaper that said Donald Trump incited people to violence against Hillary Clinton. After reading 80% of an article telling me why I should think he had, I finally came to what he actually said. What the…?! That’s incitement to violence? Where? There are song lyrics out there that actually do incite violence, but no one can criticize those because then you’d be doing guess what? Censorship, right. Ok, well, this all began because Hillary is beating the “common sense gun laws” tom-tom with much fervor and pantsuit aplomb.

Let’s try something new. Let’s not worry about her getting elected and successfully banning the so-called “assault rifles” and “high-capacity magazines” (the panty-twisted screech sirens actually call them “high-capacity clips”, which they are not.) So what if she does? How’s that going to affect people that actually know a thing or two about effective firearms? Excuse me, but the AR-15 is the civilian version of a pile of crap the army was arm-twisted into buying by the air force who got it from an aerospace defense contractor and not an actual firearms company. Once the army dolefully accepted the plastic and aluminum tinker-toy, then the Marines were not long afterward browbeaten into taking this pathetic example of squirt gun technology gone awry. This is a souped-up .22, okay? If this weapon defends our freedom, beg pardon, but we need to get a new pair of glasses.

See here, folks. The weapons that actually defended homesteads back in the day they often came under attack by various folks were as follows: Shotguns, lever-action rifles, and revolvers. The revolver alone successfully brought us through a Gold Rush, Mississippi riverboat shindigs, the Civil War, untold numbers of wagon trains, lawless cowtowns and mining camps, the frontier, and so on and so forth. The lever-action rifle was the “assault rifle” from the Civil War up into the early 1900s. And the shotgun was “everyman’s” on-the-premises law-and-order. Read up on U.S. history from the 1840s up into the early 1900s and tell me how the AR-15 and a 9mm could have done it better.


New York Times, Gannett ask court to unseal Donald Trump’s divorce records

The New York Times and USA Today parent company Gannett have requested the New York Supreme Court to unseal the 1990 divorce records of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

The news organizations argue that unsealing the records of Mr. Trump’s divorce from Ivana Trump would help “resolve an ongoing campaign controversy” over whether Ivana accused the business mogul of sexual assault during the separation proceedings, USA Today reported.

The divorce was granted on the ground of “cruel and inhuman treatment,” but Donald and Ivana Trump later reached a settlement. Ivana has since said that she and Donald Trump remain close friends, and she has endorsed his candidacy. She has also downplayed claims of assault during their marriage, USA Today reported.

The news organizations argued that the divorce records are also relevant because of Mr. Trump’s focus on Hillary and Bill Clinton’s marriage, specifically the former president’s extramarital affairs.


New Clinton effort tries to tap the power of 'Dreamers'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton's campaign is launching a new effort to tap into the political power of young, undocumented immigrants, hoping to capitalize on Donald Trump's promises to make deporting them a top priority of his presidency.

The 730,000 young people brought to the U.S. as children without legal status are prohibited from voting. Known as Dreamers, they've proven themselves to be a powerful organizing force in American politics, mounting a high-profile public campaign that pressured President Barack Obama to grant many of them and their parents reprieves from deportation though two executive orders.

Clinton's national voter registration program, called "Mi Sueño, Tu Voto/My Dream, Your Vote," is being launched on the four-year anniversary of the 2012 order that temporarily shielded from deportation some young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children and allowed them to work legally.

Organizers will remind voters that a Trump presidency would end that program, according to the campaign, which is already at risk after a June Supreme Court effectively killed Obama's efforts to give legal status to some of the 11 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally.



How one family is sending 13 kids to college, living debt free — and still plans to retire early

Sam and Rob Fatzinger, second and third from right, of Bowie, Md., have 13 children, including, from left, Barbara, Robert, Kolbe, Alex, Mary, Cecelia and Dominic. (April Greer/For The Washington Post)

Sam Fatzinger prowls the aisles of an Aldi grocery store with an engineer’s precision. Workers greet her, mostly by name.

She puts several trays of chicken into a huge cart. Then it’s on to fresh blueberries for $1.79 a pint, in February. And she recalls the time the no-frills store had a sale on potatoes: 10 pounds for 99 cents. She bought 60 pounds. Her husband loves them.

To get these best buys, “it’s just watching and waiting and knowing,” Sam says.“Every cent counts.”

At the cashier, her groceries fill every inch of the conveyor belt. My silent guess: $250 in all. The bill: $127, half of my estimate.

Very impressive. But not as impressive as this:

Rob and Sam Fatzinger, lifelong residents of Bowie, Md., lead a single-income family in one of the country’s most expensive regions. Rob’s income never topped $50,000 until he was 40; he’s now 51 and earns just north of $100,000 as a software tester.

They have 13 children. Which means they require things like a seven-bedroom house and a 15-passenger van. Four children have graduated from college, three are undergrads and six are on the runway.

Yet they paid off their mortgage early four years ago. They have no debt — never have, besides mortgages. And Rob is on track to retire by 62.

This family gets the gold medal for being frugal. This family is the Einstein of economical.

These days, frugality is not about clipping coupons. It’s about rethinking your finances, and maybe your life.

Rob’s philosophy: “Spend money on what makes you truly happy and on what you enjoy. ... The thing that people need to understand is that we don’t feel deprived or poor. ... We pick and choose carefully.”

The Fatzingers are getting it done.

Could you?


Publishers Notes: I happen to know this Family personally. They have ALWAYS been incredible people and especially parents. 

Sue Obama administration to block Internet grab, group urges

A coalition of technology groups and conservatives wants Congress to sue to stop the Obama administration from handing over control of Internet domain names to an international board, charging it could give authoritarian regimes power over the web.

Since 1998, an arm of the U.S. Commerce Department called the National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA) has handled domain names. However, in September, the Obama administration plans to allow the U.S. government’s contract to lapse so the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will be run by a global board of directors with the domain-naming responsibility. Many fear this will allow governments such as Russia, China and Iran to have a stake in Internet governance and the “de facto” power to tax domain names and stifle free speech.

Congress twice included riders in appropriations bills to expressly prohibit tax dollars from being used for the transition, which President Obama signed into law. So, if the Obama administration allows the contract to lapse in September it could mark yet another questionable executive action by the administration.

“Congress twice told the White House to pause the transition, yet the Commerce Department is blatantly ignoring the law,” Szóka said in a statement. “Congress cannot just let this slide. It must defend the Constitution’s separation of powers, which gives the ‘power of the purse’ to the House. That means making clear to the administration that the House will sue if NTIA does not extend the contract.”

However, the Obama administration contends it isn’t bound by the appropriation bills.


New Unrest in Milwaukee After Police Shooting Sparks Violence

At least one person was wounded after shots were fired and protesters threw objects at police in Milwaukee late Sunday night, a day after violence erupted overnight in the wake of the fatal shooting of a man by police, authorities said.
Police said they were deploying armored vehicles to protect officers and to rescue a shooting victim, who was rushed to a hospital. At midnight Monday, police declared the protest an unlawful assembly and announced that they would begin making arrests.
The National Guard was activated Sunday, but Mayor Tom Barrett said they wouldn't be deployed unless police deemed that they were needed. "I'm hopeful that that will not be necessary," Barrett said. "But if it is necessary, we will do so."
Barrett urged parents to keep their children home Sunday night.
"This is still a volatile situation. I don't know what's going to happen tonight," he said, adding that a curfew would be enforced if needed. At least 150 specially trained officers will be patrolling in pairs Sunday night, police said.

Donald Trump's temperament issue

Anyone who says Trump’s is lacking should check out Hillary’s

If you are wondering about Donald Trump’s temperament after some of his remarks, you might want to compare it with Hillary Clinton‘s.

On a daily basis, Hillary treats the Secret Service agents who protect her with such nastiness and contempt that being assigned to her detail is considered a form of punishment.

For my book “The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents,” agents who would give their lives for her described the living hell of dealing with Hillary.

When in public, Hillary smiles and acts graciously. As soon as the cameras are gone, her unbalanced personality, nastiness, and imperiousness become evident.


HUD Doing Little About Fugitives In Public Homes

Federal law bans fugitives from living in taxpayer-funded public housing, and federal officials have no idea how many criminals are doing it anyway.

An estimated 1,300 felony fugitives were found living in federally funded homes in just one region of the country in 2012. Local public housing authorities refused to evict them, according to an unpublished Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Inspector General (IG) investigation first reported July 26, 2016, by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

Those residents faced warrants for crimes ranging from felony theft to rape and murder. But four years later, HUD officials don’t know what happened to the 1,300, or how many live in taxpayer-funded residences now.

“No data to report to you,” agency spokesman Brian Sullivan told TheDCNF after repeated inquiries over a nearly three-week period.


Justice Department officials pushed for Clinton Foundation probe

Top Justice Department officials pushed for a public corruption probe of the Clinton Foundation earlier this year, but were overruled by their colleagues after a bank alerted the FBI to the "suspicious activity" of a foreign donor to the charity.

Three Justice Department field offices agreed that the agency should pursue the investigation at the behest of the FBI, CNN reported Thursday.

During a previously unreported meeting earlier this year, high-ranking Justice Department officials clashed over the possibility of pursuing a public corruption investigation. According to CNN, the agency had already looked into the Clinton Foundation in 2015 following the publication of a book, Clinton Cash, that detailed allegations of influence peddling.

Hillary Clinton's involvement in the activities of foundation donors while serving as secretary of state has raised questions about whether she followed the ethics requirements imposed on her and her husband at the outset of her tenure.


New Clinton email fight: Bill Clinton's schedules

Republicans have opened a new front in the sprawling legal war over the release of State Department emails: a battle to open up thousands of pages of schedules for former President Bill Clinton.

But the clock is ticking down on the GOP's hopes to use the trove of details on Clinton's post-presidency against his wife, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, before the November election.

The records turned up recently in response to a broad-ranging Republican National Committee Freedom of Information Act lawsuit for all emails between various aides to Hillary Clinton during her four-year tenure as secretary of state and certain private Web domains used by the Clintons, the Clinton Foundation and related organizations.

State turned over 14 pages of heavily redacted Bill Clinton schedules to the RNC in June amid a smattering of other records. Just about the only substantive information left in the daily calendars for the former president were weather forecasts for the Clintons' home in Chappaqua, New York.

Last week, the State Department acknowledged that the 14 pages are only the tip of the iceberg: an estimated 5,400 pages of Bill Clinton schedules are due to be processed for release to the GOP — more than half the records covered by the suit.

A spokesman for the former president declined to comment on the unfolding legal dispute over the release of his schedules.


Changing Chesapeake: Rising Sea Levels Change Assateague Island

Mercedes DeMasi has been coming to Assateague Island National Seashore to camp for more than 20 years.

She books her favorite spot, nestled in the dunes between the ocean and the island’s famous wild horses, months in advance.

But this year, she said, she noticed her spot doesn’t quite look like it used to. “Things have changed a lot around here,” DeMasi said. “I've definitely noticed like the dunes eroding a lot."

Kelly Taylor with the National Park Service said most visitors don’t really think about sea level rise here on the island until they can’t find their favorite campsite. “They're like, ‘Number 14 is the best site,’ and they turn around and are like, ‘Ah, what happened?’"


Ad Watchdog: Comcast Should Stop Claiming “Fastest Internet In America”

If you live in one of the many parts of the country served by Comcast, you’ve likely seen the company’s nearly endless ads claiming that its Xfinity broadband “delivers the fastest internet in America,” and the “fastest, most reliable in-home WiFi.” However, an ad industry watchdog group has asked Comcast to rein in its bragging.

The National Advertising Division — an independent industry watchdog administered by the Council of Better Business Bureaus — investigated a complaint from Verizon that Comcast may be misleading consumers with claims about delivering the fastest internet and in-home WiFi.

The issue at the core of NAD’s decision is whether the data presented by Comcast accurately represents the products it sells. Making a statement that you deliver the “fastest internet in America” seems to imply that your service offers a superior speed to the competition. Of course, Comcast doesn’t just sell one tier of service. Instead, it sells a variety of tiers based on average download speeds. So does the “fastest internet” claim apply to all or just some tiers?


Hillary Clinton Has Not Done One Thing for Israel

Democrats and anti-Trump Republicans have been using false Hitler analogies to frighten Jewish voters away from Donald Trump, after several successive presidential elections in which more Jews have been voting for the GOP.

However, aside from attacking Trump’s comment in February that he would be “neutral” in negotiations (though not in general) between Israelis and Palestinians, Democrats struggle to name a single thing Hillary Clinton has done for Israel in decades of political life.

It is easy to find several anti-Israel things Clinton has done. These include: supporting the Iran deal, which places Israel in grave danger as Iran slowly expands its nuclear program and continues supporting terrorists; tattacking on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for approving apartments in a Jewish neighborhood of Jerusalem; comparing Israel to Iran and the Jim Crow South; and kissing Yasser Arafat’s wife, Suha (above), after she falsely accused Israel of using poison gas against Palestinians. While at the State Department, Clinton also surrounded herself with anti-Israel advisers and distributed anti-Israel articles. And he running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA), not only backed the Iran deal, but actually boycotted Netanyahu’s speech to Congress last year.

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NOI 8/14/16 Wicomico Vacant Dwelling Mineola Ave.


Date:  8/14/16
Time:  3:39 p.m.
Location / Address:  1109 Mineola Ave., Salisbury, Wicomico Co.
 Type of Incident:  Fire
Description of Structure / Property:  Vacant one story wood frame single family dwelling
Owner / Occupants:  Eric Watson
Injuries or Deaths:  None
Estimated $ Loss: Structure:  $2,000                      Contents: $0
Smoke Alarm Status:  Present and activated
Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status:  n/a
Arrests(s):  None
Primary Responding Fire Department:  Salisbury
# of Alarms:  1     # Of Firefighters:  20
Time to Control:  15 minutes
Discovered By:   Neighbor
Area of Origin:  Living room
Preliminary Cause:  Arson
Additional Information:  Anyone with information is urged to call the Salisbury Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office at (410) 713-3780.