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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Video: Massive Water Pipe Explodes in Ukraine

Hillary Clinton: "The Right Is Afraid Of Me Because I Don't Die"

After recovering from another coughing fit...

However, in an interview with New York magazine later in the day, election-loser Clinton went to town ripping President Trump for firing FBI Director James Comey, calling it "an effort to derail and bury" the federal investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, and asking (and answering) "why is The Right so afraid of me?"

As The Hill reports, former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is pledging not to drop out of the political fight, despite what she calls efforts by some conservatives to silence her.

“You know, these guys on the other side are not just interested in my losing, they want to keep coming after me. I mean, think about that for a minute,” Clinton said.

“What are they so afraid of? Me, to some extent. Because I don’t die, despite their best efforts. But what [really drives them] is what I represent."

Which is supremely ironic given the media's incessant attacks on Trump since he 'won' the election. However Clinton was not done.


Nearly Half of Dem Rep. Luis Gutierrez’s First Quarter Campaign Expenditures Went to Wife

Nearly half of the campaign expenditures made by Democrat Rep. Luis Gutierrez (Ill.) during the first quarter of 2017 went to his wife, according to Federal Election Commission filings.

Soraida Gutierrez, Rep. Gutierrez's wife, who was a registered lobbyist in the state of Illinois from 2003 to 2009, has been on the payroll of Gutierrez for Congress, the congressman's campaign committee, since 2010. She has been paid hundreds of thousands of dollars since first appearing on the payroll.

Soraida was paid $6,000 from Gutierrez for Congress on Feb. 6 for acting as the campaign's treasurer and for management and fundraising services. On Feb. 28, another $6,000 was paid to the congressman's wife.

The $12,000 in payments to Soraida account for nearly half of the campaign's $25,152.08 in expenditures during the first quarter, which runs from Jan. 1 to March 31. Rep. Gutierrez also reimbursed himself $531.02 for travel expenses and lodging that was "charged to the wrong account."

Soraida Gutierrez has pocketed $385,000 from her husband's campaign committee since 2010.


They're Killing Small Business: The Number Of Self-Employed Americans Is Lower Than It Was In 1990

After eight long, bitter years under Obama, will things go better for entrepreneurs and small businesses now that Donald Trump is in the White House?

Once upon a time, America was the best place in the world for those that wanted to work for themselves. Our free market capitalist system created an environment in which entrepreneurs and small businesses greatly thrived, but today they are being absolutely eviscerated by the control freak bureaucrats that dominate our political system. Year after year, leftist politicians just keep piling on more rules, more regulations, more red tape and more taxes. As a result, the number of self-employed Americans is now lower than it was in 1990

In April 1990, 8.7 million Americans were self-employed, but today only 8.4 million Americans are self-employed.

Of course our population has grown much, much larger since that time. In 1990, there were 249 million people living in the United States, but today there are 321 million people living in this country.

What this means is that the percentage of the population that is self-employed is way down.

In fact, one study found that the percentage of Americans that are self-employed fell by more than 20 percent between 1991 and 2010.

And if you go back even farther, the numbers are even more depressing. It may be hard to believe, but the percentage of “new entrepreneurs and business owners” declined by a staggering 53 percent between 1977 and 2010.


Will The Crazy Global Debt Bubble Ever End?

There are multiple sources of friction in the Perpetual Motion Money Machine.

We've been playing two games to mask insolvency: one is to pay the costs of rampant debt today by borrowing even more from future earnings, and the second is to create wealth out of thin air via asset bubbles.

The two games are connected: asset bubbles require leverage and credit. Prices for homes, stocks, bonds, bat guano futures, etc. can only be pushed to the stratosphere if buyers have access to credit and can borrow to buy more of the bubbling assets.

If credit dries up, asset bubbles pop: no expansion of debt, no asset bubble.

The problem with these games is the debt-asset bubbles don't actually expand the collateral (real-world productive value) supporting all the debt. Collateral can be a physical asset like a house, but it can also be the ability to earn money to service debt.

Credit card debt, student loan debt, corporate debt, sovereign debt--all these loans are backed not by physical assets but by the ability to service the debt: earnings or tax revenues.

If a company earns $1 million annually, what's its stock worth? Whether the market values the company at $1 million or $1 billion, the company's earnings remain the same.

If a government collects $1 trillion in tax revenues, whether it borrows $1 trillion or $100 trillion, the tax revenues remain the same.


Maxine Waters Loses It On A Constituent: “You Can’t Impeach A Member Of Congress!”

Rep. Maxine “impeach forty-five” Waters was caught on video going off on a constituent over the weekend, per BizPacReview.

Melanie Bell had apparently confronted her about her unfounded claims that Trump should be impeached when Waters lost it.


Are You Getting A Lot Of Robo Calls Tonight?

I have never received so many Robo Calls in one day as I have today. Because I have Salisbury News and Caller ID shows the calls are from the Salisbury area I have to answer them.

Here's my tip, (should you be getting them as well). If you answer the phone and say hello and there's silence, HANG UP. If the person on the other end doesn't say anything, it's a Robo Call. 

Chicago Population Shrinks Most Of Any City In US

Illinoisans continue their exodus, with Chicago having the dubious distinction of the highest population loss in the nation.

High taxes are the number one reason people and businesses leave the state.

What follows is a guest post by Michael Lucci, Vice President of Policy, Illinois Policy Institute.


The majority of major cities in Illinois are shrinking as the Land of Lincoln depopulates due to massive out-migration to other states.

But while most of Illinois’ cities and towns are continuing to shrink, the majority of cities and towns in Illinois’ bordering states are growing, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
When Illinoisans are polled on why they are leaving, taxes are the No. 1 reason they cite. Yet Illinois politicians continue to raise taxes, showing that political leaders have not yet heard the message of the state’s residents.

Chicago shrank more than any other U.S. city, but Berwyn, Cicero and Peoria are shrinking faster on a per capita basis

Chicago’s population declined by 8,638 people from July 2015 to July 2016, a larger loss than any other major American city. Illinois has 29 cities with 50,000 people or more, and 21 of those cities also shrank in total size.


Care to Coexist?

Radical Islam is counting on the Liberals to keep pimping coexistence. More victims to add to their dagger count. Keep cheering, Liberals.

WCSO Press Releases - May 30, 2017

Incident: CDS Possession/ Warrant Service
Date of Incident: 26 May 2017
Location: Cobbs Hill Rd, Willards, MD
Suspect: Sauve, Justin M, 26 Ocean City, MD
Narrative: On 05-26-17, A Deputy saw Justin Suave riding as a passenger on Cobbs Hill Rd. The Deputy was familiar with Suave, and he knew that Suave had an active arrest warrant. Sauve was arrested and searched incident to arrest. Suspected heroin was located on Suave. Suave was arrested and transported to the Wicomico County Detention Center.
Charges: Possession of CDS

Incident: CDS Possession, Driving Without a License
Date of Incident: 26 May 2017
Location: Booth St, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Armstrong, Marquez L 21, Salisbury MD
Narrative: On 05-26-17, A Deputy was patrolling the area of Booth St and West Rd, Salisbury. The Deputy conducted a traffic stop for a moving violation. The driver, Marquez Armstrong, did not have a driver’s license. A probable cause search of the car was conducted. The Deputy located suspected crack cocaine and heroin in the car. Armstrong was arrested and transported to the Wicomico County Detention Center.
Charges: Possession of CDS, 2 counts. Driving without a license

Incident: 2nd degree Assault, Reckless Endangerment
Date of Incident: 28 May 2017
Location: Powell School Rd, Parsonsburg, MD
Suspect: Pope, William A. 20, Mardela Springs, MD
Narrative: On the evening of 05-28-17, Deputies were dispatched to an address on Powell School Rd for an assault. The Deputies learned that William Pope had been in an argument with the victim. Investigation revealed that Pope punched the victim in the head, rendering him unconscious. Pope then struck the victim multiple times as he lay on the ground. The victim had to be transported to PRMC for his injuries. Pope was arrested and transported to the Wicomico County Detention Center.
Charges: 2nd Degree Assault, Reckless Endangerment

SPD Press Release - (Arrest-Armed Robbery Investigation) 5-30-17

Maryland To Receive $605K From Target Data Breach Settlement

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Target has been ordered to pay out millions after a massive cyber breach, and Maryland is getting a piece of the pie.

$18.5 million is how much Target has agreed to pay 47 states and the District of Columbia after hackers penetrated the company’s system in 2013.

This is the largest multi-state data breach settlement.

Right in the thick of the holiday shopping season, Target was hit with a major data breach.

Now, three and a half years later, the big box store, one of the nation’s largest retailers, is having to pay up.


Medical Alert!

For which there is no cure except for maybe an exorcism. 

Lack of sleep causes your brain to EAT ITSELF

Your brain starts to eat itself if it hasn't had enough sleep, according to a new study.

Researchers studied lab mice, and found that 'clean-up' cells were more active in their brains when they were sleep-deprived.

The cells, known as astrocytes, act like mini Hoovers in the brain, sweeping up cells as the brain's connections become weak and break apart.

'We show for the first time that portions of synapses are literally eaten by astrocytes because of sleep loss,' lead author Michele Bellesi told New Scientist.

According to the research team at Italy's Marche Polytechnic University, the seemingly alarming process is actually a positive thing.


Memorial Day losing its meaning, vets groups and families lament

ANNVILLE, Pa. -- Allison Jaslow heard it more than once as the long holiday weekend approached -- a cheerful "Happy Memorial Day!" from oblivious well-wishers.

The former Army captain and Iraq War veteran had a ready reply, telling them, matter-of-factly, that she considered it a work weekend. Jaslow will be at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday to take part in the annual wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. She'll then visit Section 60, the final resting place of many service members who died in Iraq and Afghanistan.

"You can see it in people's faces that they're a little horrified that they forget this is what the day's about," said Jaslow, 34, who wears a bracelet bearing the name of a fallen comrade. "Culturally, we've kind of lost sight of what the day's supposed to mean."

While millions of Americans celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start of summer -- think beaches and backyard barbecues, mattress sales and sporting events -- some veterans and loved ones of fallen military members wish the holiday that honors more than 1 million people who died serving their country would command more respect.


Suit against Hillary Clinton over Benghazi deaths and emails is dismissed

A federal judge in Washington has dismissed a lawsuit alleging that Hillary Clinton's lax security surrounding her emails led to the deaths of two of the Americans killed in the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.

In a ruling Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson tossed out the wrongful death claims as well as allegations that Clinton essentially slandered the parents of the deceased by contradicting accounts the parents gave of events related to their children's deaths.

The suit was filed last August by Patricia Smith, the mother of State Department information officer Sean Smith, and Charles Woods, the father of CIA operative Tyrone Woods.

The parents sued weeks after Patricia Smith took to the stage at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland to deliver an emotional speech blasting the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee and for failing to save the four Americans who died in the Benghazi attack while she was secretary of state: Smith, Woods, CIA operative Glen Doherty and U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens.

Trump Fired A Corrupt VA Official. Then The VA Stepped In And Said Not So Fast

A notoriously corrupt Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) manager fired in the first day of President Donald Trump’s presidency — to rousing acclaim from veterans who heralded it as a sign of lasting reform — has been returned to work by VA officials after he filed a civil-service protections appeal.

The return of the Puerto Rico hospital director is the latest example of Trump’s reform efforts encountering the entrenchment of what he has called Washington’s swamp, and comes in the same month a court ruled that the VA may not even be able to fire the Phoenix hospital director, who is a convicted felon as a result of job-related misconduct.

“On the morning of January 20, 2017, the Department removed DeWayne Hamlin, the director of the VA Caribbean Healthcare System, from the federal civil service. Mr. Hamlin subsequently appealed his removal to the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), and because of particulars in his case that remains under active litigation, he was brought back to work at VA,” spokesman James Hutton told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

“As we have underscored since January 20, President Trump and Secretary [David] Shulkin have made employee accountability at VA a top priority, and we will continue to take appropriate disciplinary actions with our employees. The Secretary in this case was not able to overturn this decision once he was made aware of it. We need this ability in new legislation.”


Trump Admin Tailors Grant To Encourage Local Law Enforcement To Enforce Immigration Laws

A Department of Justice community policing grant program calls for local law enforcement to enforce federal immigration law.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions wrote in a memo last week that the DOJ will work to tailor grants in order to “promote a lawful system of immigration.”

The Community Policing Development (CPD) program gives recipients funds to work with local law enforcement agencies. The fiscal year 2017 grant will give up to $11 million to government agencies and non-government agencies to “significantly advance the field of community policing.” Up to $900,000 of these funds will go towards “cooperative partnerships with federal law enforcement to combat illegal immigration.”


A Genuine Investigation or a Witch Hunt?

Connections between James Comey and Robert Mueller, not to mention a host of other factors, could undermine the probe.

“If you take on the intelligence community they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you.” —Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) during an interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Jan. 3, 2017

Perhaps due to Schumer’s reputation as a Democrat Party hack the enormity of the above quote was lost. Yet it is enormous: Schumer is saying a duly-elected commander in chief has something to fear from an unelected group of bureaucratic insiders that, Schumer implies, operates completely on its own.

An interviewer more attuned to getting at the truth than titillating an audience (a heavily-hyped flop about Donald Trump’s 2005 tax returns comes to mind) would have followed up that statement with one essential question:

Is a de facto shadow government OK with you, Chuck?

What we got instead? “What do you think the intelligence community would do, if they were motivated to?” Maddow asked. “I don’t know,” Schumer answered, “but from what I am told they are very upset at how he’s treated them and talked about them.”

Is there any American who fails to understand who serves at the pleasure of whom? And yet it’s “dumb” to take on “upset” subordinates intent on delegitimizing your presidency?

Regardless, America will now endure an investigation led by former FBI director Robert Mueller regarding “Russian influence” in the election and Trump’s campaign. One driven by an overwhelmingly slanted Leftmedia campaign determined to shape a relentlessly anti-Trump narrative, one anonymous felony-committing source after another.

Yet what — exactly — is Mueller investigating?

More here

NASA Sounding Rocket will Release Early Morning Artificial Clouds Lighting up the Mid-Atlantic Coast May 31

The early morning skies along the mid-Atlantic coast will light up with luminescent clouds as NASA tests a new system that supports science studies of the ionosphere and aurora with a sounding rocket launch May 31 from the Wallops Flight Facility on the eastern shore of Virginia. Backup launch days are June 1 through 6.

During the flight of a two-stage Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket between 4:25 and 4:42 a.m. EDT, ten canisters about the size of a soft drink can will be deployed in the air, 6 to 12 miles away from the 670-pound main payload.

The canisters will deploy between 4 and 5.5 minutes after launch blue-green and red vapor forming artificial clouds. These clouds or vapor tracers allow scientists on the ground to visually track particle motions in space.

The development of the multi-canister or ampule ejection system will allow scientists to gather information over a much larger area than previously allowed when deploying the vapor just from the main payload.

Ground cameras will be stationed at Wallops and in Duck, North Carolina, to view the vapor tracers. Clear skies are preferred, but not required, at both sites for the launch to occur.


Pollak: The Attack on Trump Is Exactly What a Russian Disinformation Campaign Looks Like

The accusation that President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign colluded with the Russians, and that he is trying to cover it up, looks increasingly like a classic Russian disinformation campaign — one designed to bring down the only president since the Cold War who has actually been willing to confront Russia in any meaningful way.

It is an article of faith on the left that Russia wanted Trump to win the election because Vladimir Putin anticipated a more pliant approach, signaled by Trump’s explicit desire to negotiate a better relationship. But the Russians may just as well have preferred Hillary Clinton, who had given Russia everything it wanted while serving as President Barack Obama’s Secretary of State — from the ill-fated “reset,” to a surrender of U.S. missile defenses in Eastern Europe, to the sale of 20% of America’s uranium reserves to a Russian company closely tied to the Russian state.

It is more plausible to suggest that Russia simply wants to disrupt American politics if it can get away with doing so, and would do the same regardless of which candidate won the election. Even if — for argument’s sake — Putin once preferred Trump, that would not preclude him from trying to undermine President Trump now, if possible.

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Police/Courts May 26, 2017

Dolls and carsOfficers arrested a 26-year-old man after he held an inflatable sex doll in view of passing cars near 127th Street on May 18

Police charged a Millinocket, Maine man with disorderly conduct after a fight in a nightclub parking lot in the early hours of May 19.

Driving into cop
Ocean City police arrested a Chambersburg, Pennsylvania man after he performed a burnout at Ninth Street and Baltimore and attempted to flee the scene on May 19

Burn and run
Ocean City officers charged a St. Leonard, Maryland man for interfering with his own arrest after trying to escape a traffic stop during the late hours of May 20.

Domestic violence

 After a large group of men attacked another man near Ninth Street for allegedly attacking his girlfriend, Ocean City police arrested the man who was assaulted.

Burning cap

 Ocean City Police arrested a Kutztown, Pennsylvania man after he allegedly tossed an Under Armour hat into the path of oncoming traffic on Baltimore Avenue in the early hours of May 21.

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Remembering A Still Falling Hero: Small Business

On this holiday weekend known here in the U.S. as Memorial Day, I would like to make a slight turn in the narrative that many give little to no attention too, yet, is one of the most important underlying principles or fundamentals which helped shape, lift, mold, sustain, and create one of the world’s greatest economic powerhouses bar none.

That “turn” is in remembering: The liberty to create, and own, one’s own business.

As true as holding the principles of liberty close to one’s heart is near-and-dear to every American. What gets forgotten all too easily is what enabled many of those immigrants that fled here during its rocky beginnings, and still continues today, to shape and mold a better life for themselves and their families. That other foundational principle is this:


2 sought in armed attempted robbery of ATF agents

BALTIMORE —Armed men tried to rob ATF agents Friday afternoon in west Baltimore. One of the men was shot and two others are at large.

Police said the shooting occurred in the area of the 2700 block of West Baltimore Street.

Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said three ATF special agents were in a pickup truck conducting an undercover operation when they were suddenly approached by men in an armed robbery attempt.

The agents fired at the suspects, hitting one of them. That suspect was apprehended and taken to a hospital, and a Dirty Harry gun was recovered, Davis said.


Sperry: How Team Obama Tried To Hack The Election

New revelations have surfaced that the Obama administration abused intelligence during the election by launching a massive domestic spy campaign that included snooping on Trump officials.

The irony is mind-boggling: Targeting political opposition is long a technique of police states like Russia, which Team Obama has loudly condemned for allegedly using its own intelligence agencies to hack into our election.

The revelations, as well as testimony this week from former Obama intel officials, show the extent to which the Obama administration politicized and weaponized intelligence against Americans.




UPS hit with $247M fine for illegally shipping cigarettes

A federal judge on Thursday ordered delivery giant UPS Inc. to pay New York City and the state nearly $247 million in damages and penalties for illegally shipping cigarettes.

U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest handed down the penalty after finding the company liable in a civil case in federal court in Manhattan in March, saying the company ignored “red flags” that its brown trucks were being used to transport untaxed cigarettes from Indian reservations.

New York state and New York City sued Atlanta-based UPS in 2015. The lawsuit accused it of having a corporate culture that favored sales opportunities over a responsibility to following regulations helping New York enforce tax law.


Why Is the Media Branding the Anti-Muslim Portland Train Stabber a Trump Supporter? He’s Not

The biggest story on social media right now is of a crazed man in Portland, Oregon fatally stabbing two people on a train. The media would have you believe that he is a racist Trump supporter who finally snapped, but his social media tells quite a different story.

I wonder if the media will take this into account, or if they’ll just go out of their way to bury the story so they won’t be embarrassed?

In his Facebook bio, murderer Jeremy Christian proudly labels himself as an “Ex-Con.” Locals refer to him as a “known white supremacist” and one liberal Twitter user asserted that Christian had been “radicalized” by “the alt-right.”


Another Week In Salisbury Maryland........Yep, Another Rape Sunday Night.

Please clearly take note, not one other media source is exposing these rapes. 

Narcan Training Sessions Offered To Hospitality Industry Employees

BERLIN – A local organization will host Narcan training sessions for those in the hotel, motel and real estate rental industries early next month.

Growing Hope, an organization with a goal to educate the community on the heroin and opioid epidemic, will offer three training sessions on Narcan, an antidote that reverses the effects of an overdose, June 8 at the 12th Street Howard Johnson.

Growing Hope’s Brian Shofi said those interested can attend a 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. or noon session. Each class will last an hour and a half and can accommodate 20 people.

Shofi said the Narcan training sessions are a direct response to the influx of graduates that come to the resort each June and stay in hotels, motels and rentals.


Liberals Are Shocked To Find We’re Starting To Hate Them Right Back

We all know, deep down inside, that it is wrong to put hands on a someone out of anger or spite. We know this, no matter how we feel at the time, so when a Republican candidate lays the smack down on a reporting journalist, our moral, decent side should be appalled, no matter what the political leanings of the victim are…

But let’s be real, here. A LOT of us just don’t care anymore. It’s sad, but to many, it’s just the cold,harsh reality…And I can’t fault someone for feeling that way. We’ve all been dragged over the hot coles of political correctness, and being labeled a racist, homophobic, and down right evil people – most of it perpetrated by a leftist media.

So trust me. I get it. By now you probably should have realized that I’m referring to Republican Greg Gianforte and Guardian reporter, Ben Jacobs.

I for one, do not believe that an elected official that can’t keep his hands to himself, should be in any powerful position in government. It shows a lack of restraint, especially under pressure. Yet, I can honestly say, that I am numb to the body slam. I don’t want to be, but after years of abuse by the left and the media, it’s a little too hard to play the good Samaritan this time.


Salvadoran Officials Overwhelmed by Returning Gang Members

Officials in El Salvador held emergency meetings after seeing a sharp increase in the number of violent gang members being deported back to the country from the United States under the Trump administration.

Salvadoran authorities have held emergency meetings and proposed new legislation to monitor returning criminals and gang members that are returning to El Salvador after deportation, according to the Washington Post.

The move by Salvadoran officials comes as a direct result of the Trump administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration and efforts to deport more criminal illegal aliens from the U.S.

It is due to this rapid increase in deportations that Salvadoran officials like Héctor Antonio Rodríguez, the director of the country’s immigration agency, are worried about the impact the returning gang members will have in the country.

“This clearly affects El Salvador. We already have a climate of violence in the country that we are combating,” Rodríguez said. “If gang members return, of course this worries us.”

Many of the returning gang members belong to MS-13, a notoriously violent street gang that has plagued communities throughout the U.S. with horrific acts of violence.


Man gang raped for 3 days by GROUP OF WOMEN after getting into taxi

No don’t laugh, because this is a serious subject – male victims of rape do exist, we know that. There are many sick men out there that take advantage of little boys. It’s disgusting, and I hope only the worst for those animals…

But have you ever heard of a young man being drugged and continually raped by a gang of women? Three to be exact? Over the space of THREE days? Well it’s happened, and in this case the victim, who is 23 years old, had signaled a communal taxi in eastern Pretoria, South Africa, when he had the unfortunate bad luck of running into his alleged abusers.

As soon as he jumped into the car, it started to drive in the opposite direction and he was commanded to get in the front seat. The man allegedly was then shot up with a substance through a syringe. The substance has yet to be identified, but it is reported to have made him pass out.

South African Police Service Captain Colette Weilbach said, speaking of the man, that ‘He stated that he woke up in an unfamiliar room on a single bed.’


Silicon Valley Elites Continue to Push for Universal Basic Income

Silicon Valley elites continue to push for a universal basic income in America that would give all citizens a guaranteed annual income from the government.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Y Combinator President Sam Altman are just two of the tech elites pushing for universal basic income in America. “We should make it so no one is worried about how they’re going to pay for a place to live, no one has to worry about how they’re going to have enough to eat,” said Altman in a speech at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. “Just give people enough money to have a reasonable quality of life.”

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, also floated the idea in a Harvard commencement speech.“Every generation expands its definition of equality. Now it’s time for our generation to define a new social contract,” said Zuckerberg during his speech. “We should have a society that measures progress not by economic metrics like GDP but by how many of us have a role we find meaningful. We should explore ideas like universal basic income to make sure everyone has a cushion to try new ideas.”

Now Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA) is getting onboard with the idea, pushing to introduce a $1 trillion expansion to the earned income tax credit that is currently available to low-income families.


Laurel Man Crashes Gate, Boards Plane At BWI Marshall

A Laurel man is undergoing a medical evaluation after breaching security Saturday at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

Maryland Transportation Authority (MdTA) police identified the man who crashed his car through a secure area at Signature Aviation as Andrew Kottke, 42.

According to a witness who declined to be identified, Kottke traveled far into the airport property before being stopped by police. The witness said the breach is more serious than authorities describe, and the man may have been on the loose in a speeding car five to six minutes before being stopped.

"He tried to make a run for it and they apprehended him," the witness said. "It's quite disturbing. You have many people who have families or children, as I do. Anybody could have gotten hurt anywhere around that vehicle. Nobody knew what he was doing it just seemed crazy."


Some Millennials Get It!

Some know the meaning of integrity, honor, patriotism and love of American Flag.

Maybe Molly and her little buddies should go hang out with 18 year old Cole for a few weeks and get a real education instead of relying on the lies they learned at Salisbury University! Just saying...

Egyptian Christians Killed for Refusing to Renounce Their Faith in Jesus

As more and more details emerge concerning Friday’s Ramadan attack on a busload of Christians on pilgrimage, the more it becomes evident that these 29 martyrs died solely because they were Christians.

Survivors of the attack said that the ten masked Islamic State militants did not merely open fire on the bus full of Christian pilgrims on their way to the Monastery of Saint Samuel the Confessor, but that the victims were made to descend from the bus and asked one by one whether they were Christians before being shot by the assailants.

According to one of the chaplains of the group, Father Rashed, as each pilgrim came off the bus they were asked to renounce their Christian faith and profess belief in Islam, but all of them—even the children—refused. Each was killed in cold blood with a gunshot to the head or the throat.

In a statement Friday, President Donald Trump said the “merciless slaughter of Christians in Egypt tears at our hearts and grieves our souls.”


Wicomico School Board Nominating Commission

The Wicomico County Board of Education Nominating Commission is accepting applications for three board vacancies. Candidates can obtain applications by emailing or the following application link. A copy can also be obtained at the Office of the Wicomico County Council located at 125 North Division Street, Salisbury, Maryland 21801.

Applicants must live in Wicomico County, Maryland and be a Registered Voter. All applications must be received and/or post marked by June 5, 2017.

The Nominating Commission reserves the right to submit the applicant information for a criminal background check including a search of the Maryland Sex Abuse Registry.

All applicants will be interviewed by the Commission prior to the Commission making a decision to send the names to the Wicomico County for Consideration.

Secretary of State Tillerson Rides with Rolling Thunder

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson joined almost one million bikers on Sunday as a rider in a massive caravan of motorcycles that rode from the Pentagon to the National Mall and the Vietnam Memorial on Sunday.

A video posted on YouTube shows Tillerson posing for pictures with other bikers and preparing to mount his own bike for the trip, an annual tradition that began in the late 1980s as a way to honor the U.S. military and to support the continuing search for U.S. soldiers who remained prisoners of war or were missing in action following the Vietnam War.

“O.K., this is just buckets of all-American awesome,” the post on Conservative Treehouse stated. “Secretary of State Rex Tillerson rides with Rolling Thunder in Washington, D.C. to celebrate Memorial Day and salute our armed forces.

“We knew T-Rex was awesome, but who knew T-Rex was Rolling Thunder level awesome?” said the post, which included the 2-minute video of Tillerson in the staging area at the Pentagon.



1. In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress. 
-- John Adams

2. If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.
-- Mark Twain

3. Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself.
-- Mark Twain

4. I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
--Winston Churchill

5. A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. 
-- George Bernard Shaw

6. A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, 
which debt he proposes to pay off with your money. 
-- G. Gordon Liddy

7. Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey 
and car keys to teenage boys. 
-- P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian 

8. Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. 
--Ronald Reagan (1986)

9. I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
-- Will Rogers

10. If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free! 
-- P. J. O'Rourke

11. No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. 
-- Mark Twain (1866)

12. Talk is cheap, except when Congress does it. -- Anonymous

13. The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery. 
-- Winston Churchill

14. The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that 
the taxidermist leaves the skin. 
-- Mark Twain

15. There is no distinctly Native American criminal class, save Congress.
-- Mark Twain

16. What this country needs are more unemployed politicians 
--Edward Langley, Artist (1928-1995)

17. A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. 
-- Thomas Jefferson


1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity, by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.

2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.

3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the 
government does not first take from somebody else.

4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.

5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work, because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work, because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation!

NOI 5/29/17 Somerset Storage Facility Fire Mennonite Church Road


Date:  May 29, 2017
Time:  1:27 p.m.
Location / Address:  7361 Mennonite Church Rd., Westover, Somerset Co.
Type of Incident:  Fire
Description of Structure / Property:  10’ x 60’ wood frame/aluminum mobile home converted into storage facility
Owner / Occupants:   Lester Walker
Injuries or Deaths: None
Estimated $ Loss: Structure:  $5,000                      Contents: $1,000
Smoke Alarm Status:  None present
Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status:  n/a
Arrests(s):  None
Primary Responding Fire Department:  Marion
# of Alarms:  1     # Of Firefighters:  13
Time to Control:  10 minutes
Discovered By:  Relative
Area of Origin:  Interior wall
Preliminary Cause:  Accidental, electrical
Additional Information: 

NOI 5/30/17 Wicomico Vehicle Fire Jackson Road at Glasgow Road


Date:  May 30, 2017
Time:  5:40 a.m.
Location / Address:  Jackson Road at Glasgow Road, Salisbury, Wicomico Co.
Type of Incident:  Fire
Description of Structure / Property:  4-door 2010 Lexus passenger vehicle
Owner / Occupants:  Lakisha Ladon Pridgeon-Pope
Injuries or Deaths: None
Estimated $ Loss: Structure:  $30,000                      Contents: $
Smoke Alarm Status:  n/a
Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: n/a
Arrests(s):  None
Primary Responding Fire Department:  Fruitland
# of Alarms:  1     # Of Firefighters:  4
Time to Control:  8 minutes
Discovered By:  Passerby
Area of Origin:  Passenger compartment
Preliminary Cause:  Arson
Additional Information:  Anyone with information is asked to call the Salisbury Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office at (410) 713-3780.

New $80M Anti-Trump Network Spearheaded by Soros-Funded Org With Former ACORN Employees

Network will focus on pushing back against voter laws leading up to the 2018 and 2020 elections

A new $80 million anti-Trump network is being led by an organization whose top funder is liberal billionaire George Soros and which employs former members of the controversial and now-defunct Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN).

The Center for Popular Democracy Action Fund, the 501(c)(4) sister organization of the Center for Popular Democracy (CPD), a New York-based nonprofit that receives the bulk of its funding from George Soros, announced at their spring gala Tuesday that they will be heading up the new $80 million anti-Trump network that will span 32 states and have 48 local partners, CNN reported.

The network will seek to mobilize new voters and fight voter identification laws. It will also focus on gerrymandering and automatic voter registration programs with an eye on the 2018 and 2020 election cycles.

Rep. Keith Ellison (D., Minn.), the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee, backed the new effort.

"This national network, led by working class people of color and immigrants, will supply the power and the fight we need to resist the Trump administration's all-out assault on American values," Ellison told CNN. "I look forward to standing with CPD Action's leaders in the streets and in Congress to win real progressive change."

The Center for Popular Democracy, which was founded in 2012, consists of old chapters of ACORN, the community-organizing group that was forced to close after being stripped of its federal funds following controversy in 2010.


Video Recorded Inside a Muslim Faith School in the UK

Retro Ocean City: 100-plus photos of summer days past

Ocean City has been the go-to beach destination for vacationers for generations. Visitors of all ages love the beach town for its sun, surf, sand, boardwalk, entertainment and food. We've dipped into our archives and found an array of O.C. pictures from the past -- from the 1930s to the 1990s. We think you'll recognize the sites, no matter the year. So dive in!

"Abolition Of Whiteness" Course Fulfills Political Science Requirement

Students at a public university in New York will have the chance to take a class called the “Abolition of Whiteness” in the fall, all while knocking out a political science requirement.

Jennifer Gaboury, a women and gender studies professor, teaches “Abolition of Whiteness” at Hunter College. “‘POLSC 20474-01: Abolition of Whiteness’” can be taken as either a women and gender studies course, or as a class for the political science department, for which itfulfills a requirement for the ‘4 subfields of political science,’” according to Campus Reform.

The class’s listing on the school’s course catalog provides only a vague description of its content, but a flyer displaying a fall 2016 offering of the course claims it examines “how whiteness – and/or white supremacy and violence – is intertwined with conceptions of gender, race, sexuality, class, body ability, nationality, and age.”

Students obtain 3 credits for taking “Abolition of Whiteness” and 15 out of 25 seats in the course were full when the screenshot was taken, Campus Reform reported Thursday.


Army Family’s Attorneys: Cut U.S. Funding to Palestinian Terrorists, Suicide Bombers’ Families Now

Israel Law Center founder Nitsana Darshan-Leitner told Breitbart News Daily in an exclusive Memorial Day radio special that it’s past time for the United States to cut funding to Palestinian terrorists and their families.

Darshan-Leitner’s organization, an Israel-based law group, is representing the family of Taylor Force, a U.S. Army veteran who was murdered in cold blood by a Palestinian terrorist last year in Israel after serving the U.S. in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Force was in Israel as part of a school mission trip, and was killed by a Palestinian terrorist who thought he was attacking Jews—even though Force was not Jewish but Christian.

“Taylor Force was a serviceman and he went with his school on a mission to Israel, a seven days tour,” Darshan-Leitner said in the interview, which aired Monday morning. ”One of his visits in Israel was on Jaffa. It was nighttime, and a Palestinian young man came and stabbed him and many, many others with a knife. He killed him and also injured many, many others… He did a great service to his country. He served in Iraq and served in Afghanistan. And he came to Israel on a tour in the framework of his school.”

Force was a 28-year-old West Point graduate who served as a U.S. Army officer in Iraq and Afghanistan before enrolling in graduate school at Vanderbilt University. He was killed in a tourist area in Jaffa Port.

She added that unless the money flow from the United States is completely cut off, there is “not a chance—not a chance” that the Palestinian Authority would stop using it to fund terrorists and the families of terrorists.


Opinions on health care changes

The medical community is unable to reach consensus on what to do with America's health insurance situation.

The Allergists were in favor of scratching it, but the Dermatologists advised not to make any rash moves.

The Gastroenterologists had sort of a gut feeling about it, but the Neurologists thought the Administration had a lot of nerve.

Meanwhile, Obstetricians felt certain everyone was laboring under a misconception, while the Ophthalmologists considered the idea shortsighted.

Pathologists yelled, "Over my dead body!" while the Pediatricians said, "Oh, grow up!"

The Psychiatrists thought the whole idea was madness, while the Radiologists could see right through it.

Surgeons decided to wash their hands of the whole thing and the Internists claimed it would indeed be a bitter pill to swallow.

The Plastic Surgeons opined that this proposal would "put a whole new face on the matter."

The Podiatrists thought it was a step forward, but the Urologists were pissed off at the whole idea.

Anesthesiologists thought the whole idea was a gas, and those lofty Cardiologists didn’t have the heart to say no.

In the end, the Proctologists won out, leaving the entire decision up to the assholes in Washington.

Trump Budget Will End Dependency on Welfare, Bolster Workforce

When OMB director Mick Mulvaney unveiled the new Trump budget, he used language that is so important -- although we haven’t heard it in so many years.

To paraphrase Mulvaney, the measure of budget success for the Trump administration is not how much federal assistance is given out, but how many people leave government dependency and join the private labor force as full-fledged workers.

The last time I heard a talk like this was over 20 years ago when President Bill Clinton teamed with Speaker Newt Gingrich to pass welfare reform. They argued that tighter eligibility, time limits, work-search mandates, and better training programs would move people from welfare to workfare.

Critics said wait, no -- tougher welfare requirements will throw millions onto the streets with no federal assistance. Turns out they were wrong. Millions moved into the labor force to work productively, grow the economy, and provide themselves with new self-esteem and happiness.

This point on happiness is one of my favorites. I learned it from AEI president Arthur Brooks, who has done a number of quantitative surveys that clearly show how people who work for a living are far happier than those who depend on government assistance.

So now, over 20 years later, Mick Mulvaney is talking workfare over welfare. And, of course, the left-wing screaming has begun.


Maryland delegate on why Ocean City supports Trump

LSC Communications to Close Virginia Book Printing Plant; Layoffs Impact 140 Workers

LSC Communications workers and their families in Salem, Va., likely won’t be feeling very festive this Memorial Day weekend.

That’s because Chicago-based LSC Communications filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Act Notification Act (WARN) notice May 22 that it intends to permanently close its Salem, Va.-based, 278,000-sq.-ft. book manufacturing facility in July and lay off the approximately 140 workers employed there.

The notice also indicated that the layoffs are scheduled to begin July 23, and last during a two-week period.

In a letter sent to Salem, Va., Mayor Randy Foley, R. Scott Bigelow, LSC Communications chief human resources officer, wrote, “In connection with the plant closure, no employees will have bumping rights to displace other employees working for the company … We appreciate any support or assistance you or your office can provide to help those employees affected by the plant closing in finding new positions.” Bigelow cited “changing market conditions” as the primary impetus behind the closure of the plant, which is located in ValleyTech Park inside Roanoke County.

According to The Roanoke Times, RR Donnelley began the local operation in 1997. Salem, Va., is a town with about 25,000 residents, so, obviously, the closure and subsequent layoffs is a major blow to the local community.


Baltimore’s Rent Court Stacked Against Low-Income Residents

Dollar General Accounts for 80% of All New Store Openings

One week ago, when looking at the latest Fitch forecast of retailers most likely to file for bankruptcy next, we listed the hundreds of store closures already announced in 2017 between various bankrupt and still solvent retail chains.

Declining consumer demand for traditional retail venues and deteriorating financial results aside, we showed the simple reason for the persistent pressure on traditional "brick and mortar" stores to restructure with the following chart which showed that North America has a glut of retail outlets, as well as far too many shopping malls, something which is becoming apparent as sales per capita decline. On a per capita basis, the US has roughly 24 square feet of retail space per capita, more than twice the space of Australia and 5 times that of the UK.

But what about new store openings? After all, on a net basis the US retail industry has to still be growing. Here we have some good and bad news.

First the good news: according to a recent analysts by Bank of America's REIT team, in which the bank analyzes both store openings and closings for the same sample of 33 retailers that its have analyzed since 2007, it finds that the projected net new store count for 2017 is 1,041, which is lower than last year’s actual 1,109. While the net number of 1,041 openings this year is lower than the 10-year average of 1,386, "nevertheless the numbers are still positive" is how BofA spins the silver lining.