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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Which Stores Are Open On Thanksgiving & When Do They Open On Black Friday?

Thanksgiving is usually the big day on the calendar in November, but this year the holiday took a backseat to Election Day — so much so that many people say they delayed the start of their holiday shopping until after the votes had been counted. Now here we are, with only a few days to go before Thanksgiving (and, more importantly to some folks, Black Friday); you’ll need to know which stores are opening when in order to maximize your shopping efficiency.

Below is a list of more than three dozen of the nation’s most popular retailers, along with information on whether that store will be open or closed on Thanksgiving, and when you can expect it to open on Black Friday.

Note that some of these — especially the stores that are most frequently found inside of shopping malls — have hours that can vary greatly depending on location. Additionally, some of the data is based on information we’ve been able to cobble together from store websites or by calling around to multiple locations.

If we get more precise information about the retailers with vague holiday hours, or if we hear from additional retailers about their hours, this list will be updated right up until we call it quits for the long weekend on Wednesday afternoon.


Obama Admin Fines Police Department For Not Hiring Non-Citizens

“Eliminating this unlawful citizenship requirement will help ensure that the Denver Sheriff Department hires the best and most qualified individuals to protect and serve.”

Denver County’s sheriff office has been slapped with a fine by the Department of Justice (DOJ) because it refused to hire non-citizens as deputies.

From the beginning of 2015 through last March, the Denver Sheriff Department went on a major hiring binge, adding more than 200 new deputies. But those jobs ended up only going to citizens, because the department made citizenship a stated requirement on the job application. The department admitted as much in a new settlement with the U.S. government, which requires it to pay a $10,000 fine.

The department will also have to comb through all of its job applications from the past two years, identifying immigrants who were excluded from the hiring process and giving them due consideration.

“Eliminating this unlawful citizenship requirement will help ensure that the Denver Sheriff Department hires the best and most qualified individuals to protect and serve,” DOJ Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta said in a statement. “The entire community will benefit from these reforms.”

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Now that is Punny!


Can Someone Please Tell Me What "Top Talkers" Is?

Original Gerber baby celebrates her 90th birthday


WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The original Gerber baby, Ann Turner Cook, celebrated her 90th birthday on Sunday.

In 1928, Cook was 4 months old and Gerber held a contest to find a face to represent a baby food advertising campaign, according to Gerber Life’s website. Cook’s neighbor, Dorothy Hope Smith, was an artist and she entered a charcoaled sketch of Cook as a baby. Gerber officials loved the sketch so much that they selected it as the winner and trademarked the image in 1931.

Above picture taken at 90th birthday celebration.
“The logo is the essence of who we are,” said David Yates, vice president of Gerber’s North America operations. “It is the epitome of a happy, healthy baby and the symbol of trust we have with parents. It’s everything to our company.”


President Elect Trump Calls For Unity In Thanksgiving Message

1,500 Per Day: Border Patrol Opens Temp Facility to Accommodate Border Surge

Immigration officials at the U.S. Mexico border have been forced to open a new temporary facility in Texas to accommodate a recent surge of illegal alien border crossers, a wave of nearly 1,500 people per day that once again threaten to overwhelm border patrol and create a housing crisis for thousands of alien families and children.

In October alone, Customs and Border Protection apprehended 46,197 illegal aliens crossing into the United States unlawfully via the Southwest U.S. border, including 13,124 members of family units and another 6,754 unaccompanied children. In fact, the number of family unit members apprehended in the first month of FY2017 is already 118 percent higher than those who were caught in October of last year.

Averaged out, border patrol caught about 1,490 illegal aliens per day in October.

Immigration officials said they’re currently housing about 41,000 illegal aliens in detention centers that typically accommodate between 31,000 and 34,000 people.


Virginia’s overdose drug policy welcomed as a good start

WASHINGTON — The heroin and opioid epidemic in Virginia has now reached unprecedented levels, and the state is taking action to make a lifesaving drug more accessible.

The state health commissioner, Dr. Marissa Levine, announced Monday that she has issued a standing order for naloxone, a drug that counteracts the effects of an opioid overdose. Now, any Virginian can walk into a pharmacy and ask for naloxone without a prescription.

Advocates applaud the state’s decision, but some say it needs to take additional steps to curb this crisis, which is expected to take the lives of more than 1,000 Virginians this year alone.

Naloxone, which has the brand name of Narcan, can reverse an opioid overdose, and it has been used to save countless lives. Now that the drug is available without a prescription, officials hope more people will purchase the drug for themselves or loved ones who have substance dependency.


We Are Being Set Up For Higher Interest Rates, A Major Recession And A Giant Stock Market Crash

Global bond investors have seen trillions of dollars of wealth wiped out since November 8th, and analysts are warning of another tough week ahead.

Since Donald Trump’s victory on election night we have seen the worst bond crash in 15 years.

Global bond investors have seen trillions of dollars of wealth wiped out since November 8th, and analysts are warning of another tough week ahead. The general consensus in the investing community is that a Trump administration will mean much higher inflation, and as a result investors are already starting to demand higher interest rates. Unfortunately for all of us, history has shown that higher interest rates always cause an economic slowdown. And this makes perfect sense, because economic activity naturally slows down when it becomes more expensive to borrow money. The Obama administration had already set up the next president for a major recession anyway, but now this bond crash threatens to bring it on sooner rather than later.

For those that are not familiar with the bond market, when yields go up bond prices go down. And when bond prices go down, that is bad news for economic growth.


Judge blocks Obama-backed rule extending overtime pay

A federal judge in Texas this evening blocked a U.S. Department of Labor rule extending overtime pay to more than 4 million U.S. workers.

The Obama-backed rule had been scheduled to take effect Dec. 1, and many employers nationwide had changed the way they pay workers to meet the requirements of the new rule.

The emergency, nationwide injunction may not permanently block the rule change, but does block its Dec. 1 mandatory implementation.

U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant in Sherman heard arguments in the motion for a preliminary injunction on Nov. 16.


Parents of slain DNC staffer beg for information about son's death

The parents of murdered Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich are vowing to not let his case go unforgotten and unsolved.

In a press conference Monday afternoon, Mary and Joel Rich, accompanied by GOP lobbyist Jack Burkman, begged the media for help in solving their son's case. Seth Rich was shot twice in the back and killed in July in what police say was a botched robbery — despite his wallet, phone and watch not being stolen.

In the months since the killing, no arrests have been made. But Mary Rich compared herself to a mother bear looking out for her cubs, saying she refuses to give up on the search.

"My cub is dead, but that doesn't mean anything. We will find his murderer," she said. "But, we need all of you to help us bring his murderer to justice."


Police: Teen tosses homemade glue stick explosive at teacher

An Ohio teen who police say threw a lit firecracker hidden inside a glue stick at a teacher in retaliation for issuing him a suspension has been criminally charged.

The 14-year-old Akron boy is facing a charge of inducing panic for the Oct. 12 incident.

Police say the former North High School freshman tossed what was possibly an M-80 carved into a glue stick toward his teacher's desk, but the explosive didn't detonate. No one was injured.


"Obama Set Up The Next President For A Major Recession"... And A Giant Crash Is Comin

The past many months have carried a lot of noise about the coming crash, about a tipping point that may be fast approaching. The economics are simply giving way, and they can’t hold the illusion forever. Now that Donald Trump will be calling the shots, the money powers can usher in collapse if they wish, and have ready their scapegoat. It won’t just be Trump the man or the president, but the people who elected him, who backed Brexit and who gave up on their system. The people who let loose the chaos that now consumes us.

Their rage, their anger and their desperation is brewing unrest. The ascent of populism in the political arena has put the establishment in retreat, and revealed, at last, a most dangerous atmosphere, from which collapse can properly precipitate … one in which all regulatory steadiness on the part of the system has been thrown off balance and out of whack by popular revolt. By the time the hammer falls, and the markets fall to the ground, the people rioting in the streets and losing their civility when ATMs stop working and store shelves go empty – these people will become the face of the disaster. The banks have been planning the next rise and fall for sometime; the next phase is all digital, and tightly monitored and controlled.
We Are Being Set Up For Higher Interest Rates, A Major Recession And A Giant Stock Market Crash

via Michael Snyder's Economic Collapse blog,

Since Donald Trump’s victory on election night we have seen the worst bond crash in 15 years. Global bond investors have seen trillions of dollars of wealth wiped out since November 8th, and analysts are warning of another tough week ahead. The general consensus in the investing community is that a Trump administration will mean much higher inflation, and as a result investors are already starting to demand higher interest rates. Unfortunately for all of us, history has shown that higher interest rates always cause an economic slowdown. And this makes perfect sense, because economic activity naturally slows down when it becomes more expensive to borrow money. The Obama administration had already set up the next president for a major recession anyway, but now this bond crash threatens to bring it on sooner rather than later.

For those that are not familiar with the bond market, when yields go up bond prices go down. And when bond prices go down, that is bad news for economic growth.

So we generally don’t want yields to go up.



WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) together with U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.)today announced they have introduced legislation to ensure that federal employees who are killed in the line of duty receive death gratuities and funeral expenses. Based on a report from the Office of Personnel Management, families were receiving $10,000 on the death of a loved one killed while serving their country. The $800 they received for a funeral was taken out of the lump sum gratuity, and the amount received had not been updated since 1966.

“I’m fighting on the front lines on behalf of federal employees just as hard as federal employees work each and every day on behalf of the American people,” Senator Mikulski said. “If you are working hard every day for your country and you are killed in doing that duty, your country should do all it can to thank you. Federal employees have been undervalued and underappreciated for too long. Each and every day, federal employees stand up for America. That’s why I continue to stand up for federal employees.”

"Federal employees are hard-working, dedicated, and patriotic public servants. Even civilian employees often are put in harm’s way, and federal employees have been killed on American soil," said Senator Cardin. "I’m proud to co-sponsor this long-overdue bill to update and standardize the death gratuity and funeral expenses. It’s the least we can do for the families of those federal workers who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation."

State Police Investigating Robbery of a Pedestrian North of Georgetown

Georgetown – The Delaware State Police are investigating a robbery of a pedestrian as he was walking through County Seat Garden Development.

The initial investigation has determined that the incident occurred Tuesday November 22, 2016 at approximately 10:40 p.m., as a 35-year old male pedestrian was walking westbound on Garden Circle in the area of Maple Street. A passenger car pulled up behind him and three subjects exited the car and approached him. One of the suspects struck the victim with an unknown object and demanded his money before the victim attempted to fight back. Once one of the suspects forced him to the ground, they removed his wallet containing an undisclosed amount of cash and fled in the vehicle. The victim sustained minor injuries but refused on-scene medical attention.

The suspects were described as a white male with a beard, a Hispanic male, and a black male, all wearing dark colored clothing (no further physical or clothing description available). It is unknown if the suspects were armed. The vehicle was only described as an older model passenger car, possibly an Oldsmobile or Buick.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact Troop 4 Major Crimes at 302-856-5850. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

Troopers Investigating a Pedestrian Struck by a Train

Newark, DE – Troopers are currently on the scene of crash involving a pedestrian who was fatally killed after being struck by an Amtrak train north of Harmony Road.

Preliminary investigation reveals the incident occurred around 3:43 p.m. this afternoon when a northbound Amtrak commuter train struck a pedestrian that was on the tracks. The subject, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene. The conductor was able to bring the train to a stop after the collision.

The investigation into this incident is in the early stages and more information will be released when it becomes available.

Ex-Diplomat: Trump's Election Proves Mainstream Media Worthless

Canadian ex-official eviscerates corporate media as biased, fake news

U.S. public distrust of the mainstream media, or MSM, is now so great that the more they attacked Donald Trump during the presidential election, the more his credibility and popularity grew, retired Canadian diplomat Patrick Armstrong told Sputnik.

One of the reasons Trump won was that the more the MSM reviled him, the more support he gained.

“If the liars accuse him of something, he must be innocent of it,” Armstrong explained.

A survey by research firm TNS UK, commissioned by Sputnik and released Thursday, showed that 80 percent of Americans considered domestic media coverage of the 2016 campaign was biased toward one or the other of the major-party nominees.

Armstrong said he believed the 80 percent distrust figure was in reality too low and that an even higher percentage of Americans refused to believe the distortions they were fed through the New York and Washington-based national media.

“Why as few as 80 percent? The bias and general worthlessness of the MSM as a source of information has been apparent for years,” he said.


Additional Troopers And Enforcement Planned For Holiday Period

(PIKESVILLE, MD) – Extra Thanksgiving holiday traffic this week will include additional Maryland state troopers who will be using a variety of patrol initiatives to keep traffic moving, respond quickly to highway incidents and take appropriate enforcement action when violations are observed that threaten the safety of travelers.

Beginning Wednesday, troopers from each of the 23 Maryland State Police barracks who patrol every county will be focusing enforcement efforts on impaired driving, aggressive driving, speeding, distracted driving and other violations that often contribute to highway tragedies, especially during holiday seasons. Additional troopers will be working overtime assignments funded by highway safety grants from the Maryland Department of Transportation Highway Safety Office.

Troopers from the JFK Highway Barrack patrol I-95 from north of Baltimore to the Delaware line. They will implement Operation Keep It Moving on Wednesday and again Sunday, as they focus on keeping the interstate traffic moving expeditiously and minimizing delays caused by crashes and traffic violations. Troopers will also be working high visibility patrols at the Maryland House and Chesapeake House rest areas to deter crime and assist travelers moving through the state.

Bel Air Barrack troopers will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in cooperation with the Harford County Traffic Task Force, which includes the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, Bel Air Police, Aberdeen Police, and Havre de Grace Police departments. DUI saturation patrols will also be occurring during the week in high crash/DUI areas.

Troopers from the Golden Ring, Westminster and Waterloo Barracks will all be conducting DUI saturation patrols in their counties. Patrols will be occurring each day, from Wednesday through Sunday.

The Frederick, Hagerstown, Cumberland, and McHenry barracks are deploying extra troopers along I-70 and I-68, with the largest number of troopers working during the peak travel times on Wednesday and Sunday. Like troopers working other interstates, they will focus on keeping traffic moving and assisting motorists who need help.

Troopers on the Eastern Shore will be directing their heaviest enforcement to Rt. 50 and Rt. 13. Impaired driving and speed enforcement will be the priorities there.

Troopers from the Rockville, Forestville and College Park Barracks will have increased patrols on I-495, I-95 and I-270. Troopers are being warned to be extra vigilant, due to more than one dozen troopers being struck so far this year on the Capital Beltway alone. A trooper monitoring traffic on I-495 in Prince George’s County last night was injured when a car left the highway and struck his marked patrol vehicle. The driver of the striking vehicle was arrested for impaired driving.

In addition to working enforcement in cooperation with local police departments, troopers will be working closely with personnel from the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration. SHA provides significant help arranging detours at crash sites and conducting courtesy patrols to assist motorists.

Drivers can check travel conditions and delays before traveling. SHA provides up-to-date traffic and road conditions at, or Traffic conditions are also available at, or by safely dialing 511 on your cell phone.

Troopers are urging travelers not to drive distracted and to make traffic safety their first priority whenever they are behind the wheel. Help us keep Maryland highways safe throughout this Thanksgiving weekend.

WCSO Press Release 11-23-16 (PART 2)

Incident: Assault
Date of Incident: 20 Nov 2016
Location: 6000 block of Steve Street, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Charles W. Sparwasser, 24, Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On 20 Nov 2016 at 4:12 AM, a deputy responded to a reported domestic related disturbance in the 6000 block of Steve Street in Salisbury. Upon arrival the deputy learned that Charles Sparwasser and a female subject had engaged in an altercation that turned physical. The deputy learned that Sparwasser was upset because he believed the female subject inadvertently burned him with cigarette ash. It was then relayed to the deputy that Sparwasser became extremely agitated and began throwing items around the house before attempting to choke and punch the victim. At one point, Sparwasser exited the residence, stripped naked and began yelling at the victim. The victim went outside to find that Sparwasser was brandishing a knife. Sparwasser was locked out of the residence until deputies arrived.
The deputy observed that Sparwasser was extremely intoxicated.
Sparwasser was placed under arrest and transported to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained Sparwasser in the Detention Center in lieu of $40,000.00 bond.
Charges: Assault 1st Degree, Assault 2nd Degree, Reckless Endangerment and Dangerous Weapon.

Incident: Assault / False Imprisonment
Date of Incident: 21 Nov 2016
Location: 8000 block of Whitesville Road, Pittsville, MD
Suspect: John M. Nicholas, 38, Ocean City, MD
Narrative: On 21 Nov 2016 at 11:30 PM, a deputy responded to reported domestic related disturbance at a residence in the 8000 block of Whitesville Road. Upon arrival the deputy located the couple involved in the woods behind the residence. As the couple egressed from the woods, the deputy heard an individual later identified as John Nicholas saying over and over “don’t you tell them.” According to the female victim in this incident, she became embroiled in an argument that turned physical with Nicholas. The deputy was told that Nichols pushed her down to the ground and then pulled here in to the woods upon learning that the Sheriff’s Office had been contacted.
The victim told the deputy that Nicholas threw her to the ground, bit her on the nose, and began choking her before smacking her in the head. During the investigation the deputy saw signs of injury, including bite marks on the nose that corroborated the victim’s account.
The deputy placed Nicholas under arrest and transported him to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained Nicholas in the Detention Center in lieu of $10,000.00.
Charges: Assault 2nd Degree and False Imprisonment

Incident: Disorderly Conduct / Indecent Exposure
Date of Incident: 22 Nov 2016
Location: 900 block of West Road, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Yolanda R. Briddell, 49, Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On 22 Nov 2016 at 6:12 PM a deputy responded to a report of a disorderly female at an establishment in the 900 block of West Road in Salisbury. Upon arrival, the deputy met with management and was informed that a subject identified as Yolanda Briddell had come to the establishment while heavily intoxicated and caused a disturbance. A deputy was called to the establishment due to the disturbance caused by Briddell. Upon arrival, the deputy observed Briddell squatting in the parking lot with her pants down below her knees and her genitals exposed as she was urinating in full view of patrons.
The deputy placed Briddell under arrest and transported her to the Central booking Unit where she was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commisisoner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner released Briddell on Personal Recognizance.
Charges: Disorderly Conduct and Indecent Exposure

Incident: Assault
Date of Incident: 22 Nov 2016
Location: 800 block of West Road, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Shally D. Handy, 34, Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On 22 Nov 2016 at 8:50 PM, a deputy responded to a reported assault in progress call at a residence in the 800 block of East Road. Upon arrival, the deputy met with a male subject who advised that he became engaged in an argument with another man, Shally Handy, over a woman. According to the victim, Handy brandished a knife and began moving towards the vicitm in a menacing manner.
During the investigation, the deputy recovered the knife allegedly used by Handy in this incident.
The deputy placed Handy under arrest and transported him to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the Districxt Court Commisoisner. Following an initial appearance, the Commisisoner detained Handy in the Detention Center in lieu of $50,000.00 bond.
Charges: Assault 1st Degree and Assault 2nd Degree

Howard Stern Backs Trump's Push For National Right To Carry

On The Howard Stern Show last week, host Howard Stern questioned why concealed permit holders are only allowed to carry their guns in certain states and voiced support for Donald Trump’s plan to use national reciprocity — or national right to carry — to remove such limitations.

As gun law currently stands, states set up agreements with other states whereby permit holders from a given state can only carry a gun for self-defense in other states with whom they have reciprocity. Under this scenario, a concealed permit holder driving from St. Louis, Missouri, to Louisville, Kentucky, on I-64 would be able to carry a gun in Missouri, Indiana, and Kentucky, but his license would not be recognized in Illinois, through which he must also drive on his way to Louisville.

According to the NRA-ILA, Stern opined on such a scenario, saying, “When you think about it, somebody is a legal and responsible gun owner – let’s say in Massachusetts – why when he crosses the border is he suddenly an outlaw?”

National reciprocity fixes this by making the concealed carry permit from one state valid in all states, similar to a driver’s license. Trump supports such a change, and when co-host Robin Quivers brought up Trump’s position, Stern said, “Makes total sense. I support that.”


How Could Anyone Abandon This Cute Dog!

Obama's Imposed Regulations Cost $1,300 Per Person!

President Barack Obama has imposed hundreds of billions in regulatory burdens on the American people over the course of his presidency, at an average cost of $1,300 for every person in the U.S.

Billion-dollar rules, or mega-rules, are not very common. For instance, the Bush Administration put forth just 1.6 billion-dollar rules per year. Over the course of his eight year presidency, Bush enacted 12 mega-rules that imposed $35 billion in costs.

The Obama Administration puts forth an average of 3.25 mega-rules a year. His administration imposed $42 billion in mega-rules from just 2012 to 2014, managing to exceed Bush’s tenure in just two years, American Action Forum (AAF) reports.





 Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home fires involving cooking equipment!

        STATEWIDE  – The kitchen is the heart of every home and safety must be the first recipe to follow when preparing the family feast.  On Thanksgiving Day a lot of activities are occurring with friends and family in the home.  “Holidays are a time of celebration. Please follow these simple guidelines to ensure a fire safe Thanksgiving Day meal,” states Maryland State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci.
·        Make sure your smoke alarms are working properly by testing them.  Additionally, ensure your guests are aware of all available exits if a fire would occur and have them meet at a designated location outside.
·        The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking.  Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stovetop so you can keep an eye on the food.
·        Establish:  A three foot, “Kids & Pets Free Zone” around any area where hot foods or drinks are prepared.  Have activities that keep kids out of the kitchen during this busy time.  Provide games, puzzles, books, etc. outside of the kitchen to keep them busy.  Kids can also be involved with preparations with recipes that can be made outside of the kitchen area.  Just in case, ensure you turn handles inward on the stove and countertop to avoid spills.

Police Seek Public’s Help In Continuing Search For Critically Missing And Endangered Pregnant Woman

Ashley Lynn Thomas

(Glen Burnie, MD) – Police are asking for the public’s help as they continue to search for a critically missing and endangered pregnant woman.
The woman is identified as Ashley Lynn Thomas, 30, and seven months pregnant. She is described as a Caucasian female with a thin build. She is 5’6”, approximately 140 pounds and has brown eyes, strawberry blonde hair and freckles. She was reported missing from the Glen Burnie area by her husband on Friday, November 11, 2016.
Thomas was last seen wearing a pink hooded sweatshirt, a white Aeropostale sweatshirt, a black t-shirt, black maternity pants with blue jeans underneath, multiple layers of multicolored socks, a pink and white hat, and white sneakers. She is also carrying a backpack with her initials on it.
Thomas is currently wanted through the Anne Arundel County Police Department on charges of drug possession and distribution. She is considered endangered and critically missing due to her pregnancy.
Police believe she may use the alias of Ashley Carroll to avoid identification if located.  Thomas may be in need of immediate medical attention.  Anyone who sees her or has information about her location is urged to call the Glen Burnie Barrack at 410-761-5130.

Practice has begun in Mexico…….

Congressman Harris Condemns Actions of Baltimore County Superintendent

WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris (MD-01) urged Baltimore County Superintendent, Dr. S. Dallas Dance, to consider the repercussions of his troubling actions on election night. On November 8th, Superintendent Dance used his official twitter account to express concern for certain racial and religious groups, while excluding other groups that were the subject of campaign rhetoric as well.

"As a member of the House Appropriations subcommittee that deals with federal funding of education, I am always concerned with how taxpayer monies meant to educate students (and not to advance a political agenda) are being used," Dr. Harris wrote. "I am particularly concerned when taxpayer funds are being used to discriminate based on race or religion."

Full text of the letter can be found here.

#MannequinChallenge - OC Fire Department Cadets Vs Berlin Fire Company Cadets

Who won?

Italy migrant crisis - Women reveal they are scared to leave house

Frightened females have taken to the streets to protest against the opening of a new refugee reception centre, which will welcome the arrival of more than 250 asylum seekers.

In front of the group are banners emblazoned with the powerful message: “No security, no freedom” as shockwaves are sent across the entire community of Aurelio in Rome.

Ilaria, 20, said: "We didn’t want the opening of a new centre.

“It is not easy to get around this neighbourhood at night.

"You feel followed, you feel observed. It is not safe here anymore. “

Soon-to-be-mother Eleanor, 30, added: "I no longer dare to go home alone in the evening, I call my husband after dark.”

Another slogan to support the protest read: ”Some Italians do not give up.”

One protestor, 63-year-old grandmother Simonetta claims she witnessed a migrant man masturbating in broad daylight. She added: "We must defend ourselves”.


HUD Keeps Screwing Up Books

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) officials refuse to explain why they haven’t fixed poor accounting practices and useless financial books their inspector general (IG) has been exposing for four years.

It’s not clear whether HUD officials understand what they’re doing is wrong because, their spokesman, Brian Sullivan, told The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group that “HUD does apply generally accepted accounting standards.”

Not so, said the IG, whose most recent audit found 11 “material weaknesses,” seven “significant deficiencies” in internal controls, and five instances of “noncompliance with applicable laws and regulations.”


President Elect Slams Smug Media in Face-to-Face at Trump Tower

‘We’re in a room of liars, the deceitful dishonest media who got it all wrong’

President-elect Donald Trump invited members of the mainstream media to Trump Tower Monday for an off-the-record pow-wow some described as an “f-ing firing squad.”

Believing they were in for a discussion about the media’s access to Trump, the presidents of NBC News, MSNBC and CNN, in addition to various other media figures, were treated instead to a brutal tongue-lashing.

“It was like a f–ing firing squad,” a source told The New York Post, adding that Trump specifically singled out CNN boss Jeff Zucker saying, “I hate your network.”

“Trump started with [CNN chief] Jeff Zucker and said ‘I hate your network, everyone at CNN is a liar and you should be ashamed,’ ” the source said.

“The meeting was a total disaster. The TV execs and anchors went in there thinking they would be discussing the access they would get to the Trump administration, but instead they got a Trump-style dressing down,” the source added.


Correctional Officer Pleads Guilty In Racketeering Case

A second correctional officer pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal racketeering conspiracy charge.

Stephen Wise, 34, of Pocomoke was charged in the massive contraband and drug smuggling conspiracy at the Eastern Correctional Institution, the largest state prison in Maryland.

Wise admitted to smuggling contraband in exchange for bribes from a prison gang leader affiliated with Dead Man Incorporated. On July 31, Wise had that leader arrange the assault of an inmate who had complained about Wise that led him to be removed from the housing unit. At the time he was taken out of the housing unit, Wise had taken $1,500 in bribes for contraband that hadn't yet been brought in. Later the same day, the inmate at issue was assaulted and stabbed by several members of the Cripps prison gang, who had been paid $500 to do so by the gang leader.


Black Friday Special

Hate Hoax: Student Charged for Claiming Rock Attack by Trump Fans

A black, female Bowling Green State University student allegedly fabricated a hate crime story about white, male President-Elect Donald Trump supporters attacking her on campus and is now being charged for faking a police report.

The day after Trump’s presidential victory, Eleesha Long told Bowling Green police that she had been attacked by three men wearing Trump gear who “began to throw rocks” at her, according to ABC13.

Long took to her Facebook page to share the story, describing in detail what each Trump supporter was wearing and giving a description of as to where the alleged hate crime had occurred, but never actually called the police.

Long’s Facebook post went viral and her father notified law enforcement after he said he was not able to get in touch with her. Local detectives took Long into police headquarters and asked her to share details of the described hate crime.

Long reportedly began telling police multiple stories about the incident, to include changing the location of the alleged incident.

“Several times the complainant changed her story about what happened, where it happened, and when it happened,” Lt. Dan Mancuso told ABC13.


Students Face Disciplinary Action After Hoaxing ‘KKK’ Vandalism

Two Williams College students are now facing disciplinary action after hoaxing vandalism which appeared to be Ku Klux Klan (KKK) inspired days after the 2016 Election.
The two students, whom the college has not publicly named, poured fake blood on staircases of a building and spelled out “AMKKK KILL” on the walls, according to the Williams Record.

On the day that the vandalism was discovered, campus organizations had to cancel meetings in the building as a result.

Shortly thereafter, local police were notified of the vandalism and began investigating the incident, even getting the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and Massachusetts State Police involved in the case.

After investigating more than 40 persons of interest, police concluded that two students performed the act as a statement against President-Elect Donald Trump.

Williams College President Adam Falk said in a statement that the two students admitted “they had committed the vandalism to bring attention to the effects of the presidential election on many within our community.”


Dear Main Stream media

I think we all get it, you don't like President Elect Donald Trump. I think we also now get the fact that you simply can't let go of the fact that Donald Trump, (against all odds) actually won the election. 

However, when I watch broadcasts where you go to a Chinese manufacturing plant in the U.S. where they took over a GM Plant and as you claim may end up hiring "thousands" of Americans, yet you claim Trump is against the Chinese, you show just how ONE SIDED you are in yet another bias story. To PLANT in peoples minds they will eventually hire "thousands" is just plain BS. I'll tell you what. How about you just start telling the truth first and when they grow from hundreds to thousands you come back and expose the TRUTH when it actually happens. 

You do NOT show how many BILLIONS of products come into America, while American products get denied export to China. Your reporting just plain sucks and needs to be stopped.

Ladies & Gentlemen, THINK! The majority of people now watching the daily news are older. Many of the people viewing these programs still get a daily newspaper, but they're dropping off quickly. We are experienced Americans who are not stupid. While we have tolerated this crazy form of brain washing, times are a changing and we're starting to fight back.

The MSM is trying to convince all of us that they can not only read the mind of our next President, they do so almost convincingly just to stir the pot and act as if they're trying to pamper the Clinton crowd. Even our local news stations are proving every day they cannot and will not support our newly elected President, yet were so proud to have elected our first "black President" not once, but twice. NOW all of a sudden they are now calling Obama "HALF WHITE". 

Perhaps this upcoming year Salisbury News returns to a daily news broadcast that will compete with our local media. We have already started making changes for 2017 and I think this will be the right time to compete with the local MSM on their own turf. 

So the question here is, are you tired of the Main Stream Media, (MSM) attempting to brain wash you on a daily basis with false and fabricated stories?

Hillary Rodham Clinton Just Got BAD NEWS – She Thought It Couldn’t Get Any Worse…

Looks like Hillary’s legal woes are not going away any time soon. I’m so not broken up over that. Call me heartless. I think that Judicial Watch and others ought to hound her to the grave and beyond. And I think President Trump should appoint a Special Prosecutor to nail her ass. Just because she lost the election, doesn’t mean she is absolved of her crimes. She was guilty then and she’s guilty now. Let justice be done for a change.

The Clintons are running the world’s largest money laundering scheme and slush fund. The Clinton Machine has sought to shake down every country in the world, as well as every wealthy donor that wanted a favor in return. They have stalled releasing evidence for years just trying to run out the clock so they would never have to answer for their crimes. They have left a trail of corruption over decades and Hillary Clinton is complicit in the murders of four Americans in Benghazi. She has repeatedly violated the Espionage Act. Anyone else would have been in prison long ago for the list of crimes the Clintons are undeniably guilty of.


'Hamilton' Star Under Fire for 'Racist,' 'Sexist' Tweets

Hamilton actor Brandon Victor Dixon, who lectured Vice President-elect Mike Pence Friday from the Broadway stage about fears of bigotry under a Trump presidency, is under intense fire for sexually suggestive tweets some social media users have called racist and sexist.

In a March 2012 tweet, Dixon wrote, “St. Patty’s day weekend is like Christmas for black dudes who like white chicks. Happy holidays boys.”
St. Patty's day weekend is like Christmas for black dudes who like white chicks. Happy holidays boys. @reesewaters

In June 2013, Dixon responded to a Twitter user’s tweet about how professional football players used to simply play on Sundays, have casual sex, and get paid.

Correctional Officer and Two Others Plead Guilty to Racketeering Conspiracy at Eastern Correctional Institution

Correctional Officer Also Admits Civil Rights Violation for Her Participation in the Stabbing of an Inmate

Baltimore, Maryland – Correctional Officer Rachelle Hankerson, age 26, of Salisbury, Maryland; Ramel Chase, age 34, of Glen Burnie, Maryland; and Miguel Matos, age 46, of Ft. Washington, Maryland, pleaded guilty this week to racketeering conspiracy operating at the Eastern Correctional Institution in Westover, Maryland. Hankerson also pleaded guilty to deprivation of rights under color of law for participating in the stabbing of an inmate.

The guilty pleas were announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Gordon B. Johnson of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office; Postal Inspector in Charge Terrence P. McKeown of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service - Washington Division; Secretary Stephen T. Moyer of the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services; and Colonel William M. Pallozzi, Superintendent of the Maryland State Police.

WCSO Press Release 11-23-16

Incident: Driving Revoked
Date of Incident: 19 Nov 2016
Location: 29000 block of Deer Harbour Drive, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Franklin James Donaway, 38, Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On 19 Nov 2016 at 1:43 PM a deputy stopped Franklin Donaway after observing him operating a motor vehicle in the 29000 block of Deer Harbour Drive in Salisbury. The deputy that observed Donaway driving recognized him and knew that not only had his driving privilege been both suspended and revoked by the State of Maryland but that Donaway had recently been cited for these same violations.
The deputy placed Donaway under arrest and transported him to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, Donaway was released by the Commissioner on $3,000.00 unsecured bond.
Charges: Driving While Revoked, Driving While Suspended and Driving Without a License

Incident: Possession of Marijuana / Driving Without a License
Date of Incident: 19 Nov 2016
Location: Robinson Street, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Antoine Lamar Tilghman, 26, Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On 19 Nov 2016 at 4:48 PM a deputy stopped Antoine Tilghman for speeding on Robinson Street. Upon making contact with Tilghman the deputy detected the odor of marijuana emanating from within the vehicle. The deputy subsequently seized a baggie of marijuana that was in plain view. The deputy also discovered that Tilghman did not have a license to drive a vehicle.
The deputy placed Tilghman under arrest and transported him to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained Tilghman in the Detention Center in lieu of $3,000.00 bond.
Charges: Possession of Marijuana greater than 10g and Driving Without a License 

Incident: Assault / Reckless Endangerment
Date of Incident: 19 Nov 2016
Location: 400 block of Overbrook Drive, Salisbury, MD
Dwight M. Brooks, 59, Lancaster, PA
Tameka L. Brooks, 43, Lancaster, PA
Narrative: On 19 Nov 2016 at 6:52 PM a deputy responded to a report from “On Star” that a client vehicle had become disabled in the 400 block of Overbrook Drive and the occupants were believed to be involved in a physical altercation with each other. Upon arrival, the deputy located a Cadillac with PA registration plates on the side of the road. The deputy learned that the occupants, Dwight and Tameka brooks had been in Salisbury attending a wedding following which the couple became embroiled in a verbal altercation that turned physical. According to Dwight, Tameka grabbed the steering wheel causing their vehicle to strike the curb. According to Tameka, she tried to re-enter the vehicle but was dragged by Dwight who continued to drive on two flat tires before stopping again.
During the investigation the deputy observed that the couple’s vehicle had two flat tires on the passenger side and that Tameka had an abrasion on her arm and her clothes and hair appeared disheveled.
The deputy placed both Dwight and Tameka Brooks under arrest and transported them to the Central Booking Unit where they were processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner released both on $25,000.00 unsecured bond.
Charges: Reckless Endangerment (Both) Assault 2nd Degree (Dwight Brooks) 

Incident: Assault
Date of Incident: 19 Nov 2016
Location: 30000 block of Calhoun Avenue, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Daniel Jason Barnes, 39, Rehoboth Beach, DE
Narrative: On 19 Nov 2016 at 9:12 PM a deputy investigated a reported assault that occurred at a residence in the 30000 block of Calhoun Avenue in Salisbury. The deputy met with a victim at PRMC who stated that the victim and the victim’s boyfriend, Daniel Barnes, were attending a birthday party when Barnes reportedly assaulted the victim. According to the victim, Barnes was intoxicated and allegedly became mad when the victim requested the car keys because the victim believed Barnes should not drive a vehicle. Barnes reportedly struck the victim in the mouth and then kicked the victim in the kidneys. The deputy was told that Barnes then dragged the victim across the yard before banging the victim’s head into a retaining wall.
The victim was taken to PRMC for treatment of lacerations and contusions.
The deputy placed Barnes under arrest and transported him to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained Barnes in the Detention Center in lieu of $10,000.00 bond.
Charges: Assault 2nd Degree

Trump 'seriously considering' Ben Carson for HUD secretary

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson is under active consideration to be the next secretary of Housing and Urban Development, President-elect Trump said Tuesday.

"I am seriously considering Dr. Ben Carson as the head of HUD. I've gotten to know him well — he's a greatly talented person who loves people," Trump tweeted Tuesday afternoon.

Trump met with Carson at Trump Tower on Tuesday, presumably to discuss the Cabinet-level position. Carson had previously been floated as a possible Secretary of Education or Health and Human Services.


World Suffers From Trump Shell Shock: Here’s What Will Happen Next

I’ve been saying this for a long time, and I’ll say it again here — in life there are only two kinds of people: those who know and those who don’t. Some might claim there is a third option: those who don’t want to know. In any case, if you want to be able to foresee geopolitical and social trends, you have to be one of the people who know.

Above all else, in order to know you must be willing to step outside of the confusion and theater of the circus and look at developments from above. If you are biased and retain too many sacred cows you will never understand how the world works. You will be too busy trying to reinforce your own fantasies to see anything else.

Beyond this, you must also understand that political and social developments are not random; they are either reactions to deliberate policies of special interests or they are driven by policies of special interests. Therefore, these developments are predictable and can be calculated (to a point).

I usually refer to these “special interests” as global elites, or globalists, because that is how they often refer to themselves. The point is, most of the events you see in the political world are engineered events designed to elicit a specific psychological response from you and the people around you. You are not a human being to these people; you are either an asset to be molded or an obstacle to be disposed of. This is how our world works. Period. And until we fully understand this and accept it, things will never change.

So, to be clear, if you understand the minds of globalists and understand what they want, you can understand the basic direction of the future.


Defense contractors see optimism return, buoyed by Trump win

Defense contractors in Maryland are optimistic that a long spell of tightened federal budgets that winnowed their bottom lines is nearing an end — a hope that some executives say has been boosted by the election of Donald Trump.

Trump promised during the campaign to increase defense spending, increase the number of soldiers in the Army, build new ships for the Navy and buy new jets for the Air Force.

If he follows through, that's likely to mean more money for contractors.

Officials and business owners also hope that having a single party — in this case, the Republicans — in control of both the White House and Congress will put an end to the fiscal brinkmanship of the last six years, restore orderly federal budgeting and allow the military to plan for the long term, rather than relying on a succession of short-term spending bills.


The Long War Of The Trump Presidency Has Only Just Begun

After a week managing the transition, vice president-elect Mike Pence took his family out to the Broadway musical “Hamilton.”

As Pence entered the theater, a wave of boos swept over the audience. And at the play’s end, the Aaron Burr character, speaking for the cast and the producers, read a statement directed at Pence:

“(W)e are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights, sir. But we truly hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values.”

In March, the casting call that went out for actors for roles in this musical celebration of “American values” read:

“Seeking NON-WHITE men and women.”

The arrogance, the assumed posture of moral superiority, the conceit of our cultural elite, on exhibit on that stage Friday night, is what Americans regurgitated when they voted for Donald Trump.

Yet the conduct of the “Hamilton” cast puts us on notice. The left neither accepts its defeat nor the legitimacy of Trump’s triumph.

His presidency promises to be embattled from Day One.


Iranian Navy Deploys Warships in Atlantic Ocean

"For the first time, the 44th flotilla comprised of Alvand and Bushehr destroyers could sail around the African continent and enter the Atlantic Ocean," Admiral Sayyari told reporters in Tehran on Monday.

"The two destroyers are now deployed in Durban Harbor (South Africa)," he added.

Noting that deployment of the 44th flotilla of warships in the international waters indicates the Iranian Navy's might and power, Admiral Sayyari said, "In addition to that, 5 fleets of warships have also been sent to other countries so far with a message of peace and friendship."

Back in 2014, Admiral Sayyari had announced the country's plans to deploy troops in the Atlantic Ocean.

"The Iranian Navy will definitely be present in the Atlantic Ocean in the near future," Admiral Sayyari told reporters on the sidelines of his meeting with foreign military attaches in Tehran at the time.

He noted that conducting reciprocal visits to other countries, including the coastal countries of the Indian Ocean and the African countries, and exchanging naval visits and voyages are among the Navy's programs.

"We are ready to hold joint naval drills with the neighboring countries as well," Admiral Sayyari said.


Election is over but the Clinton emails keep coming

Hillary Clinton didn't shy away from expressing her feelings in her first public appearance since conceding to the president-elect a week ago. “I will admit coming here tonight wasn’t the easiest thing for me. There have been a few times this past week where all I wanted to do was curl up with a good book or our dogs and never leave the house again,” she said in her speech at the Children’s Defense Fund’s Beat the Odds celebration in Washington, D.C. Clinton urged the crowd to keep America's children in mind and fight for them in this "new and uncertain future.” CSPAN NEW YORK You thought just because Hillary Clinton lost that the email releases would stop? Wrong. Judicial Watch recently received 508 pages of documents, including emails, that the conservative group says shows possible conflicts of interest between Hillary Clinton’s State Department and her husband, former President Bill Clinton. Expect periodic releases of records to continue through 2018, even though many Clinton critics have moved on following Donald Trump’s victory. Judicial Watch – as well as other groups, including Citizens United – and news organizations had filed numerous lawsuits seeking the emails of Clinton and her top aides while she was the nation’s top diplomat after their public records requests went unanswered. The just released Judicial Watch documents stem from a 2013 lawsuit against the State Department. “It is a scandal that the Obama administration stalled the release of these smoking gun documents for over five years,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said. “These documents show that Hillary and Bill Clinton’s machine sought to shake down almost every country in the world, from Saudi Arabia to desperately poor Haiti.” More

Beltway’s outer loop begins to reopen near American Legion Bridge after crash

Some lanes are now getting by on the outer loop of the Beltway near the American Legion Bridge in Maryland after a major crash involving vehicles and at least one truck, authorities said. But there are major backups on both sides of the Beltway that are said to be at least seven miles.

HANNITY: Ignore Media, Haters and Listen to Backers

Ever since the election night, the press has been looking for excuses and explanations as to how they got the outcome so wrong and why their anointed candidate, Hillary Clinton, lost.

The latest pathetic attempt from the blatantly biased media is to blame President-elect Donald Trump's victory on fake news stories. CNN, MSNBC and NBC all suggested in recent days that Trump won and Clinton lost because voters were tricked by phony online stories.

“Did the spread of fake news on the Web help elect Donald Trump?” CNN’s Brian Stelter mused Saturday. “We may never know for sure. But researchers are asking the question because made-up false stories are polluting people's Facebook timelines and Twitter streams.”

Nasty attacks from the alt-radical left are, unfortunately, just beginning. Let's face it, there's going to be a continuous onslaught of vile, divisive rhetoric coming from the left.

So with that in mind, here's my advice unsolicited for Trump and Pence: Ignore it. Keep focusing on the promises you made to what I call the forgotten men and women in this election.

Ignore the haters and remember the forgotten men and women. They're the ones who voted..