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Thursday, September 14, 2017

A Word From Cricket McDermott

She's not trained on bombs or drugs...but at 5 months, she has managed to steal the hearts of Laura and I. Take an evening break and join us with Leighton and Rebecca Moore as we hold onto summer.

Bannon: Why Are McConnell And Ryan Letting Democrats Investigate Trump?

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon thinks Republican Congressional leadership is nullifying President Donald Trump’s electoral win by allowing committees to investigate the president.

“The nullification of this election, I don’t think is coming from the left,” Bannon told Charlie Rose in an interview that was released in full Tuesday night.

Parts of the interview aired in a Sunday “60 Minutes” episode, which included Bannon saying that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan don’t want Trump’s “populist, economic nationalist agenda to be implemented.”

In the full interview released Tuesday, Bannon remarked that, “Not only do you have a special prosecutor and the Justice Department and a couple of grand juries. You have on Capitol Hill … with Republican leadership, you have three separate committees.”


Annual Demo Derby brings noise to Pocomoke, Saturday

Smashing good times are on tap during the Demolition Derby at the Great Pocomoke Fairgrounds this Saturday.

Although the demolition competition kick off at 4 p.m., event chairman Joey Waters said for the same $5 admission price motorsport enthusiasts could come out early to take in the ATV Jamboree and drag races, starting at 10 a.m.

Admission starts at 9 a.m., with free admission for children 6 and under.

Regardless of what time you venture out, Waters said those in attendance would help support the drive for next year’s banner event.

“It’s the first fundraiser for the (2018) Great Pocomoke Fair,” he said.


In politically charged D.C., cannabis is a cottage industry

WASHINGTON — Stuck between Congress and voters' will, residents of this politically charged town are becoming urban gardeners, turning closets and living rooms into tiny cannabis farms while politicians dither over whether it ever will be legal to sell marijuana in the nation’s capital.

They’re also ignoring a ban on sales and illegally buying cannabis from a myriad of delivery services that “sell” $60 cookies that come with a free gift.

“D.C. is so weird,” said Chris Washburn, who owns a growing supply store popular with marijuana home-growers. “We look at some of the people around us and wonder, ‘How on Earth are you getting away this this?’ ”


25th Annual Native American Festival

Maryland State Police Investigate Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Somerset County

Vehicle 1: 2017 Kawasaki Motorcycle

Driver of Vehicle 1: Allan Robin, 78 Years Old, Crisfield, Maryland

Vehicle 2: 2005 Dodge Pickup

Driver of Vehicle 2: William Keller, 32 Years Old, Easton, Maryland

On September 14, 2017 at approximately 1401 hours, Troopers from the Maryland State Police Princess Anne Barracks responded to the area of MD 413 south of Lovers Lane, Westover, Somerset County, Maryland in regards to a serious personal injury motor vehicle collision. Preliminary investigation at the scene revealed that the operator of a 2017 Kawasaki motorcycle was traveling southbound on MD 413 south of Lovers Lane. In front of the motorcycle were 2 other vehicles. The lead vehicle, a 2005 Dodge truck, was beginning the process of turning left from southbound MD 413 onto a service road off of the northbound side of MD 413. For reasons unknown at this time, the operator of the motorcycle began to pass the two vehicles to the left of the center of the roadway when he collided with the driver’s door of the Dodge pickup that was in the process of turning. The driver of the motorcycle, Allan Robin, sustained serious injuries as a result of the collision. Robin ultimately succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. Alcohol and speed do not appear to be factors in this collision.

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83 year old grandpa throws tresspasser off his roof

A man who was jumping rooftops in La Puente, evading police for nearly five hours, was finally stopped when a man who lives in the home he was on top of actually climbed up and threw him off the roof. The moment was captured in a cell phone video that shows 83-year-old Wilford Burgess climbing up a ladder onto the roof of his home, first approaching the man and then pushing him off.

It all started when Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies received a call from someone who said they were being followed around 6:30 a.m. in the 14100 block of Beckner Street, officials said. From that call, authorities eventually discovered a man jumping from one rooftop to another as he fled from police.

The roof-jumping went on for several hours as police even brought in a crisis negotiator to try convincing him to come down, officials said.

"He wasn’t staying in one place," Burgess said, describing the man's movement from home to home. "He’d be on one edge and then around on the other parts."

After being on Burgess' roof for about an hour or so, Burgess said he felt it was time to try taking matters into his own hands. He decided to bring out a ladder and climb up there himself.

"He’d been up there too long," Burgess said. "I figured ... if they can’t get him off, I can."

Burgess' grandaughter, Ashley Wrenn, captured the whole scene on video. She said she isn't surprised her elderly grandfather did what he did.

"He's like the strongest person in our family. I mean, he keeps us all together ... it wasn't a surprise to us. That's papa," she said, laughing.

Yes, This Time It Is Different: But Not In Good Ways

Yes, this time it's different: all the foundations of a healthy economy are crumbling into quicksand.

The rallying cry of Permanent Bulls is this time it's different. That's absolutely true, but it isn't bullish--it's terrifically, terribly bearish. Why is this time it's different bearish going forward? The basic answer is that nothing that is structurally broken has actually been fixed, and the policy "fixes" have fatally weakened the global financial system.

Let's go over a handful of the many ways that this time it's different, starting with the unprecedented level of central bank support of asset prices via the purchase of financial assets such as stocks and bonds.

Central Banks Have Purchased $2 Trillion In Assets In 2017

A trillion here, a trillion there, and pretty soon you're talking real "money":


National Christmas Tree Lighting: When you can get 2017 lottery tickets

WASHINGTON — Christmas may seem like a long time away, but the National Park Service is gearing up for the ticket giveaway for the annual National Christmas Tree Lighting outside the White House.

The lottery for free tickets to the 2017 event opens Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. EDT, the National Park Service announced Wednesday. People who are interested in getting the tickets have less than a week to enter before it closes Oct. 16 at 10 a.m. EDT.

To enter the lottery, visit event’s website and click the “TICKET LOTTERY” link. Those without computer access can call 877-444-6777 to enter the lottery.

There is no charge for entering the lottery, and there is a limit of one application per household.


Tracey Cox's 7 signs that you're obsessed with an ex

Everyone finds it hard to let go of someone they still love desperately.

But some people don't just hang on to exes, they're still clinging to the expectation they'll be reunited, years after their ex has moved on, married or even had children with someone else.

Remaining fixated on someone who rejected you long ago is, at the very least, unhealthy psychologically.


Burger-Flipping Robot Taking Over In 50 Fast Food Restaurants

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — As fast food employees across the U.S. continue to protest for higher wages, a California chain restaurant has decided to hire a new staff member that works for free. The competition for the company’s low-wage workers: a burger-flipping robot named “Flippy.”

CaliBurger has announced they will be installing the high-tech replacement in 50 of their locations around the world. “Flippy,” the robotic kitchen assistant, was created by a California startup company called Miso Robotics and is expected to roll out in 2018.

“We are excited about the impact Miso’s AI-based solutions will have for the restaurant industry,” Miso’s David Zito said. The CEO added that their creation will likely push workers out of their current jobs.


Customs and Border Protection is Hiring Veterans

BALTIMORE – Are you a military veteran seeking a challenging and rewarding career that allows you to continue serving your country? U.S. Customs and Border Protection is hiring and we’re looking for you.

Interested applicants can discuss career options with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recruiters at the Military Job Fair, September 15, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 7930 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore.

CBP is the nation’s border security agency charged with facilitating the free flow of legitimate international trade and travel, enforcing customs and immigration laws at our nation’s ports of entry, and protecting our nation’s agriculture against invasive insect pests and federal noxious weeds, and plant and animal diseases.

“Customs and Border Protection is hiring, and we’re offering qualified candidates an opportunity to pursue a challenging and rewarding law enforcement career while also helping us to protect America,” said regional CBP Recruiter Kayla Etheridge. “Whether on the frontline or behind the scenes, CBP needs eligible applicants to fill critical border security and law enforcement positions across the country.”

BREAKING NEWS: This Month's H2Oi Cancelled, Will Return Next Year

Gorka: Trump Won White House, Not GOP

Former White House deputy assistant Sebastian Gorka said Tuesday "the Republican Party thinks they won the election" — but Donald Trump actually did.

"The biggest problem we have isn't the Democrat Party," Gorka, who resigned last month, told the Los Angeles Times in an interview in Israel. "The biggest near-term obstacle to the president's agenda is the fact that the Republican Party thinks they won the election.

"They did not win the election," he added. "The president was only the Republican candidate by accident.

"He is the quintessential anti-establishment candidate, as anti-left-wing establishment as he is anti-right-wing establishment."

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Sanctuary city mayor resigns over latest sex allegation scandal

After a fifth sexual abuse allegation was launched against him, a Democratic mayor resigned Tuesday.

In April, a man sued Seattle mayor Ed Murray, saying he had been raped by Murray when he was 15 years old, in 1986, and the abuse allegedly continued for several years. After that first claim became public, additional men came forward with similar stories.

In May, after the fourth man came forward stating he also was a victim of Murray’s abuse, Murray dropped his bid for re-election but insisted he would serve out the remainder of his mayoral term.

However, on Tuesday, Murray’s younger cousin, Joseph Dyer, 54, stepped forward to say he too was sexually molested by Murray when he was only 13 years old, during a time the adult Murray was living with his family, back in the 1970s.


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Missouri state lawmaker who said she hopes Trump 'is assassinated' receives formal reprimand

The Democratic Missouri lawmaker who said on social media she hoped President Trump would be assassinated was publicly censured by the state's Republican-led Senate Wednesday.

"Again, I apologize for the Facebook posting," Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal said in a statement released to local media after the reprimand measure passed the Missouri Senate 28-2. "However, I have made it clear that I will not resign. The voters of my district elected me to represent them. I will work tirelessly for the remainder of my elected term to bring about positive change for my constituents and all Missourians."

The same legislative body failed to pass a measure expelling Chappelle-Nadal from the upper chamber.

In August, Chappelle-Nadal wrote in a now-deleted comment on her private Facebook page that she wished Trump would be killed to end to his presidency, with the remarks prompting calls for her to step down.


Sorry, Hillary, But Benghazi Isn’t Going Away

I’m glad Hillary Clinton isn’t president, and I enjoy the despair of the poor souls who think she should be. But that isn’t sufficient justice for what she’s done. She gets to waddle around promoting her latest stupid book, she gets to bask in the adulation of Democrats and the media (pardon the redundancy), while her uselessness, dishonesty, and flat-out lawlessness continues to go unpunished.

As this awful woman reminds America why we don’t like her as a person, it’s worthwhile to remember that she’s also inept and duplicitous in her professional life. By Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne, and Cyd Upson, Fox News:


Troopers Seek Public’s Assistance in Locating Wanted Subjects

Sussex County – The Delaware State Police are requesting the public's assistance in locating four subjects wanted in connection with various thefts and burglaries.
Brent E. Cierkowski, 26 of Ocean View, is wanted for eight counts of Felony Theft from a Senior, eight counts of Conspiracy 2nd, 11 counts of Criminal Trespass 3rd, three counts of Theft under $1500, and two counts of Conspiracy 3rd.  He is also wanted by Ocean View Police Department for various theft charges.
Jahlyek Major, 20 of Millsboro, is wanted for Burglary 2nd, Conspiracy 2nd, Theft under $1500, and Criminal Mischief.  He is also wanted out of Sussex County Court of Common Pleas on a capias.
Andrew C. Desmond, 34 of Bethany Beach, is wanted for Selling Stolen Property, Receiving Stolen Property, Falsifying a Business Document, and Theft by False Pretense.  He is also wanted by Ocean View Police Department for various theft charges.
Clyde Campbell, 28 of Harbeson, is wanted for three counts of Burglary 2nd, Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Conspiracy 2nd, Selling Stolen Property, four counts of Theft, two counts of Criminal Mischief, and Falsifying a Business Document.
If anyone has any information in reference to Brent Cierkoski's or Jahlyek Major's whereabouts, they are asked to contact Detective A. Bluto at 302-752-3864.  If anyone has any information in reference to Andrew Desmond's or Clyde Campbell's whereabouts, they are asked to contact Detective T. Powell at 302-752-3807.  Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at

Legislators consider improving Maryland election security after hearing with state voting board

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Maryland legislators learned last week the state’s electronic balloting system may need better security measures to protect voters’ information and that the lawmakers must be the ones to add those protections.

The state’s electoral board told lawmakers Sept. 6 that they are powerless to make those changes, and that any security changes must directly come from the legislative body.

Last year, the state’s Board of Elections voted 4-1 to certify a new voting system for online ballots, even though experts in cybersecurity and computer science publicly objected. While nearly all states have a system in place for signature verification, the Maryland General Assembly did not vote last year on the topic so there was no verification system in place, leaving them Maryland as the only state in the nation without one, according to a report last year by Capital News Service.

State officials last week acknowledged the importance of election security in the wake of the 2016 presidential race, after which reports indicated that Russian hackers obtained information from the Democratic campaign illegally. Former director of the FBI Robert Mueller is leading a Justice Department probe into the Trump campaign’s potential possible collusion with the Russians.


Lower Shore Shelter invites public to open house

The Somerset County Committee for the Homeless, Inc. invites the community to an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony for the Lower Shore Shelter, a 16-bed homeless shelter opening this fall in Princess Anne, Md. The open house will be held at Lower Shore Shelter located at 12518 Somerset Ave. on Wednesday, Sept. 27 from 3 to 6 p.m., with a brief ceremony and ribbon cutting at 4 p.m. Committee members will provide tours of the shelter and light refreshments will be available.

“After several years of planning and hard work, we are preparing to open the doors of the Lower Shore Shelter. We invite the community to visit and learn more about this resource that is desperately needed to serve homeless individuals and families in Somerset and surrounding communities,” James Porter, committee chairman, said.

Porter said construction of the shelter would not have been possible without the strong support of the Somerset County Commissioners, the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, visionary donors, and dedicated volunteers. Somerset County is currently the only county in Maryland that does not have a homeless shelter.

“When our community members are most in need of support, we have to send them to shelters in our neighboring counties. We appreciate all those shelters have done to support our residents,” Porter said. “With the opening of the Lower Shore Shelter, we will be able to provide shelter not just for our residents, but for folks from across the Lower Shore who need a safe, secure, and stable place to stay while they are in transition.”

China's Nuclear Puppet Gambit — Kim Jong-un

The growing tension between the U.S. and North Korea’s brutal communist dictator Kim Jong-un is reported by the mainstream media as if it were a dangerous one-dimensional game of checkers. While it is most assuredly dangerous, it is in fact a multidimensional strategic chess match influenced most by China’s trade with the U.S., and U.S. debt held by China. (Of course, that would be too complicated for the media to explain between soundbite-punctuated advertisements.)

This week, responding to the sixth nuclear detonation and latest nuclear missile tests by North Korea’s 33-year-old Western-educated “Dear Leader,” the UN Security Council voted unanimously to impose its most restrictive sanctions yet against NoKo. Signers of the resolution include both China and Russia, Kim’s largest trade partners — which is to say, China’s dictator Xi Jinping and Russia’s dictator Vladimir Putin exercise a lot of control over Kim’s puppet strings.

Our UN ambassador, Nikki Haley, made our position clear: “Today we are saying the world will never accept a nuclear-armed North Korea. War is never something the United States wants. We don’t want it now. But our country’s patience is not unlimited. … Twenty-four years of half measures and failed talks is enough. … North Korea has not yet passed the point of no return.” She deflected protests from Russia and China, which have called for the U.S. to dismantle its THAAD missile defense systems in South Korea, noting those demands are “insulting.”

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Two juveniles, one adult arrested in Berlin air rifle ring

Berlin Police said charges were pending or have been filed against a man and two juveniles in connection with a series of high-powered air rifle attacks on property, moving vehicles and animals near Maple Avenue and Branch and Flowers streets over a period of several months – or possibly more than a year.

Lt. Jeffrey Lawson said town workers notified police that someone had been shooting street lights after attempting to replace a light bulb in a light in the area last week.

“When one of the town employees was in the process of removing the light, there was a whole slew of BBs that ran out of the bottom of the light,” Lawson said. “I counted in excess of 15 shots in one particular light.”

Local police went on to find that other street lights on Maple Avenue had been similarly damaged. An abandoned house on Maple Avenue was also shot up, and Lawson said police were in the process of contacting the owners to get an estimate of the damage.

“That house was estimated to have been struck about 50 times,” he said. “There were holes all over it.”


Time Warp 3rd Friday TONIGHT Friday Sept 15th!

September 15, 2017 is the next 3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury!  This month's theme is Time Warp, so get ready to go back in time, and travel into the future!   Step inside a Tardis, pose next to a DeLorean, or shake hands with Abraham Lincoln!  With historic celebrations, special contests and our imaginations, let's do the time warp again!

North Division Street
On North Division Street, we travel back in time, with a birthday party for the Constitution and the Brothers of the Brush Beard Competition in celebration of Wicomico County's 150th Anniversary!  First, join special guests George Washington, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln to celebrate the birthday of the U.S. Constitution, complete with costumes from the 1700s and special musical performances by Ernie Evans and Taffi Scarfi; rain location Trinity U.M.C.  

Hosted by the Republican Women of Wicomico

Brothers of the Brush Beard Contest

Then at 7 p.m., we celebrate Wicomico County's 150th Anniversary with The Brothers of the Brush Beard Competition, as local men have their beards judged in a variety of categories including Fastest Growing Beard, Best Moustache, Best Partial Beard, Best Full Beard, Most Unusual Facial Hair and Worst Beard.  The evening will close with a ceremonial up-lighting of the freshly renovated Courthouse, courtesy of the Greater Salisbury Committee, the Richard A. Henson Foundation and Brian LeCompte's Yard Designs.

 Wicomico 150th Historic Pub Crawl

Even if you don't have a beard to show off, it's okay! You can still celebrate Wicomico County's sesquicentennial anniversary, by participating in a Historical Pub Tour presented by Chesapeake Tours & Promotions.  Costumed tour guides and reenactors will narrate the last 150 years of Wicomico County history on this walking tour through Downtown Salisbury. Reenactments include Camp Upton, the Civil War Encampment in Salisbury, the great fire of 1886 at Toadvine's Livery, and a meet and greet with the Handy's from Pemberton Hall Plantation.   Tours begin at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. & 6:30 p.m, and last approximately 1 hour, register in person in front of the old courthouse.   

Weekly Fishing Report: Sept. 13, 2017

Recent cooler weather patterns have brought a very welcomed shift in striped bass fishing patterns in the Chesapeake Bay. Water temperatures have dipped to the low 70s in many areas and rockfish are roaming more freely. Live lining spot at channel edges at Love, Swan and Podickory points continues to be a productive draw but striped bass are holding to bottom structure in other areas and jigging is becoming increasingly productive. Various shoal areas in the bay and the mouths of some of the major tidal rivers are holding suspended fish. 

Hillary Clinton rips New York Times for 'shoddy reporting' on email scandal

Hillary Clinton blasted the New York Times in her book, "What Happened," for its coverage of her private email server and the FBI's subsequent investigation of whether she mishandled classified information as secretary of state.

Although she indicted the press as a whole for creating a "scandal jamboree" out of her emails, Clinton reserved her fiercest criticism for a paper many considered friendly to her campaign.

The former Democratic presidential candidate described feeling confused about the New York Times' decision to endorse her while also "beating me up about emails."

"The Times, as usual, played an outsize role in shaping coverage of my emails throughout the election," Clinton wrote. "To me, the paper's approach felt schizophrenic."


Alien Families, Minors Cross Border in Dramatic Numbers

Despite the intense summer heat, thousands of illegal alien minors and families risked their lives to illegally cross the U.S. border with Mexico in August.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials reported this week that the apprehension of Family Unit Aliens (FMUA) and Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) rose by 37 and 20 percent respectively. These numbers represent the fourth straight month of dramatic increases for these two categories of illegal immigration.

In August, Border Patrol agents apprehended 2,994 UACs, up from 2,481 in July (an increase of 20 percent). During that same period, agents arrested 4,645 FMUAs, up from 3,389 in July (an increase of 37 percent).

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Study prompts call to examine flu vaccine and miscarriage

A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection against swine flu.

Vaccine experts think the results may reflect the older age and other miscarriage risks for the women, and not the flu shots. Health officials say there is no reason to change the government recommendation that all pregnant women be vaccinated against the flu. They say the flu itself is a much greater danger to women and their fetuses.


Va. boy who offered to cut White House lawn for free will get his wish on Friday

WASHINGTON (ABC7) — The White House announced Wednesday that Frank, the Falls Church, Va. boy who wrote the president offering to mow the White House lawn for free, will help the groundskeeping crew on Friday.

At Wednesday’s media briefing, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Frank will help cut the grass at the Rose Garden.

On Wednesday, August 2, Sanders began the media session by sharing the letter from Frank. He was 10 years old when he wrote the letter and is now 11.

The White House released a copy of Frank’s letter when Sanders shared the story with the White House press corps.


Armed Mexican Cartel Smugglers Crossing into U.S.

Leaked U.S. government surveillance images exclusively obtained by Breitbart Texas show armed Mexican cartel smugglers crossing the U.S.-Mexico border and entering into Arizona. Border Patrol officially confirmed the images’ authenticity in an exclusive interview. Breitbart Texas agreed to redact portions of the images so that the exact locations of the secret law enforcement border cameras would not be revealed. The images were taken within the past month.

The images were taken in an area of the Tucson Sector in the Huachuca Mountains. The region is controlled by a transnational criminal organization known as Los Salazar. The regional cartel is aligned with the Sinaloa Federation. Other criminal groups in the Sinaloa Federation are warring against Los Salazar and this manifests in this portion of Arizona becoming their battleground. The other groups send “rip crews” into Los Salazar’s smuggling turf in efforts to steal their drug loads on U.S. soil. The area is not only full of Mexican cartel smugglers, but other cartels’ rip crews are present and U.S. prison gangs and other gangs stalk the area to steal drug loads as well. Such rip crews consist of armed criminals attempting to rip or steal cartel drug loads as they are in transit.

When asked about the threat to the general public from these armed cartel smugglers, the chief agent responded, “We acknowledge that these criminal organizations pose a threat to both U.S. and international security. Border security work is dangerous. We deal with transnational criminals, gang members, and other threats. They are trying to get their product through without encountering the public.”

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Planned Parenthood Teams up with Satanists to Promote Abortion

Missouri has reportedly doubled its abortion capacity this year “thanks to the Satanic Temple and Planned Parenthood,” who have worked in tandem to fight the state’s restrictions on abortion.

With some of the most clearly defined regulations on abortion in the nation, Missouri had managed to lower the number of abortion facilities to a single clinic, but a second Missouri clinic opened its doors recently and two others plan on following soon.

Planned Parenthood has battled against state regulations requiring abortion clinics to meet the same surgical center standards as full hospitals and for their doctors to have hospital privileges, and in April a federal court sided with the abortion giant.

On Monday, the Satanic Temple argued in a Missouri court that the state’s abortion restrictions violate members’ rights to free religious practice.

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At Least 11 Mayors Accused Of Child Sex-Related Crimes Since 2016

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigned on Wednesday after a fifth man publicly accused the Democrat of molesting him as a child.

But Murray isn’t alone. At least 11 then-current and former mayors have been accused of child sex abuse-related crimes since 2016. The allegations range from child porn to physical abuse. The alleged victims were as young as four years old.

Stillwater, New York Mayor Rick Nelson resigned earlier this month after being arrested on child porn charges. Nelson has a decades-long history of alleged sexual misconduct involving teenagers and children. The child porn charges marked the fifth such accusation against Nelson, the Times Union reported, including allegations of rape and sodomy.

Nelson was never convicted for the previous alleged abuses, which allegedly included inappropriate behavior with a five year old in 1982 on the school bus that Nelson was driving at the time.


Gatekeeper of DC Society Sally Quinn Comes Out as Occultist, Used Hex to Kill People

You and I, meaning Normal People, we look at our Thought Leaders, our Media and Cultural Overlords, our Ruling Class, and oftentimes wonder how they can be so venal and dishonest in pursuit of what they want — and what they want most of all is control over the lives of us Normal People, those of us who do not want to control anyone. We just want to be left alone.

How many times have we asked, How do they live with themselves? All the lies they tell, the innocent people they destroy, the fake news they publish, the character assassination, the stoking of racial conflict, the hate campaigns, the advocating of violence, the unending cultural bigotry against those of us just minding our own business… How do they sleep at night?

Maybe, thanks to the dribs and drabs that have bubbled up over the past year, we are starting to have that question answered. The latest revelation surrounds Sally Quinn, the surviving widow of Ben Bradlee, the Washington Post’s powerful executive editor from 1968 to 1991, who then served as the paper’s vice president until his death in 2014.

For nearly 50 years, the entire social and political world of DC revolved around this couple. Bradlee and Quinn were the New Camelot (his career took off in large part because of his friendship with John F. Kennedy), the Gatekeepers of who was in and who was out, the Elite Deciders among our Ruling Class with the extraordinary power of the Washington Post, and by extension the rest of the mainstream media, to abuse and weaponize their will against the rest of us.


Two Idiots Arrested For Trying To Steal Utility Pole

Jacksonville, Florida police arrested two men Wednesday trying to steal a utility pole, which they had strapped to the top of an SUV and were driving through the streets.

Sarah Sanders blasts Hillary Clinton's excuse-making

3 DACA Deal-Breakers: How Trump Can Avoid Getting Rolled

President Donald Trump’s supporters are increasingly concerned that he is going to capitulate to Democrats’ demands as Congress wrestles with the canceled Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

In ending the program last week, the president allowed a six-month window for Congress to decide what should happen to its beneficiaries. And media reports suggest that Democrats have the upper hand in negotiations.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is pushing for a vote on the so-called “Dream Act,” which Congress failed to pass during the first two years of the Obama administration, when Democrats controlled both houses and had a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate. Alternatively, Democrats may succeed in codifying DACA in law in return for measly concessions on border security — which do not include funding for Trump’s long-promised border wall.


College Park to allow non-US citizens the right to vote in local elections

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The College Park City Council has voted in favor of a measure that would allow city residents who are not U.S. citizens to vote in local elections.

College Park joins six other towns in allowing legal permanent residents and undocumented immigrants to vote in municipal elections.


National Chains Expected To Join Home Depot, Walmart, McDonald’s On Route 50

BERLIN – As development of the commercial property off Route 50 continues, several national chains are expected to join the already busy area.

According to Worcester County officials, Michaels and Fox’s Pizza Den will be among the tenants in Ocean Landings II, the site along Samuel Bowel Boulevard under construction near McDonald’s. Merry Mears, the county’s economic development director, said she expected development to pick up in the area in the coming months.

“Things on the corridor have been moving along steadily,” she said.

Fox’s Pizza Den, which already has locations in Sussex County, is expected to inhabit a portion of the structure behind McDonald’s. Mears said it was common for developers to build a shell such as the one there and complete it once tenants had been identified.


A Viewer Writes: Salisbury park run off

I guess the city doesn't feel the need to install silt fence. This is about 25' from the river in the park.

Steve Betz

Liberals sick of the alt-left are taking 'the red pill'

The mainstream media failed to see the rise of Donald Trump in 2016. Now it’s overlooking another grassroots movement that may soon be of equal significance— the growing number of liberals “taking the red pill.” People of all ages and ethnicities are posting YouTube videos describing “red pill moments”—personal awakenings that have caused them to reject leftist narratives imbibed since childhood from friends, teachers, and the news and entertainment media.

You might say that those who take the red pill have been “triggered.” But instead of seeking out “safe spaces,” they’re doing the opposite, posting monologues throwing off the shackles of political correctness.

Candace Owens, a charismatic young African American, posts commentaries on her YouTube channel whose titles seem expressly designed to make PC heads explode..

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FTC asked to investigate Equifax breach

The Federal Trade Commission is the latest government agency being asked to investigate the recent Equifax breach after receiving a formal request Wednesday from Sen. Mark Warner, Virginia Democrat.

Mr. Warner, a member of the Banking, Budget and Finance committees and cofounder of the bipartisan Senate Cybersecurity Caucus, has asked the FTC to consider whether the credit-rating agency is adequately prepared to protect “the enormous amounts of sensitive data they collect and commercialize” in the wake of suffering a massive recently disclosed data breach affecting upwards of 143 million Americans, his office said Wednesday.

“The implications of a breach of this magnitude are sobering, as this identifying data forms the basis for consumer credit and other financial transactions,” Mr. Warner wrote in the letter. “In ways similar to the financial service industry’s systemic risk designation, I fear that firms like Equifax may illustrate a set of institutions whose activities, left unchecked, can significantly threaten the economic security of Americans.”


President Trump Applauds Lindsey Graham’s Bill to Repeal Obamacare

President Donald Trump on Wednesday applauded Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy’s (R-LA) new legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare through block grants.

President Trump released a statement on Wednesday cheering the Graham and Cassidy bill to replace Obamacare. Graham and Cassidy, along with Sens. Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Dean Heller (R-NV), and former Sen. Rick Santorum, unveiled their legislation on Wednesday – otherwise known as Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson (GCHJ). The legislation would repeal Obamacare’s individual and employer mandate, Obamacare’s medical device tax, and deliver health care dollars to the states so that they can design a health care system that works best for their local population.

President Trump had this to say about the bill:

After Thefts, Maintenance Issues, Year-Old Baltimore Bike Share Program Temporarily Shutting Down

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — After less than a year, Baltimore’s Bike Share program is taking a break.

The Baltimore Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that it will be suspending the program for maintenance and upgrades.

Several bikes from the program have been stolen, and DOT says better locks will be installed on the bikes to prevent theft.

Two-hundred brand new bikes rolled out last year and many are nowhere to be found.


Faith Groups Outperform FEMA in Disaster Relief

After a dozen years without a major hurricane, the U.S. has been hit hard in recent weeks, getting rocked first by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, and then Hurricane Irma hitting Florida. In both cases, the storms destroyed thousands of homes and impacted millions of lives. And in both cases, ordinary faith-based groups and churches beat government to the scene to aid victims.

What the average American news consumer may not know is that faith-based relief groups have provided roughly 80% of the aid. Methodists, Presbyterians and other denominations sent out relief crews to help with cleanup after Harvey. Samaritan’s Purse, the Christian non-profit founded by the Reverend Franklin Graham, brought a convoy of trucks loaded with food, chainsaws and other goods. Seventh Day Adventists began dispersing bottled water, diapers, clothing and other supplies. Mormons have also gotten in on the act, providing truckloads of water, hygiene kits and other relief supplies for the victims of Hurricane Harvey, as well as opening up their church buildings as command centers for coordination of relief efforts. They will also be sending in thousands of volunteers to help with the cleanup and recovery from these storms.

Beyond the U.S., Baptist volunteers are already on the ground in the Caribbean, assessing needs there.

That’s just scratching the surface..

More here

A Viewer Writes: Equifax

Hi Joe.

I have discovered that I was one of the millions of people whose
information was stolen in the Equifax Data Breach that happened a few months ago (but was just revealed by Equifax a few days ago.)

I received a phishing email today that was VERY professional-looking with the logo of my credit card company, offering me the opportunity to sign up for a free SMS mobile phone app called 'Eno' that would allow me to use text messages to check on my accounts. The email had my correct first name, middle initial and last name, my correct email address, and very convincing-looking links to click on to sign up for the app or to contact the company.

I contacted the credit card company by typing in their web address
rather than clicking on any of the links to find out if the email was
valid and had been sent by them

It had NOT been sent by them.. I forwarded it to their security
department when asked.

Please alert your readers to be extremely careful what they do
concerning email that seems to come from valid financial institutions
that they deal with. With at least 143 million people affected by this
data breach, the email may well be a fake. This one was the best fake I have ever seen.

DO NOT CLICK ON ANY LINKS IN THE EMAIL. If you have any doubt about the email, check with them by typing the institution's proper web address into the browser yourself to be sure who you are contacting, or call them.

This was a very bad data breach, and I think it will have a significant
impact for a long time. We need to stay alert.

Great Dinner

Donors Warned of Charity Scams in the Wake of Irma

ANNAPOLIS, MD - Appeals for charitable donations will surge as the East Coast reels from the effects of Category 4 Hurricane Irma. To add insult to injury, Hurricanes Jose and Katia are on the heels of Irma. Generous Marylanders will donate to provide relief for those impacted by these horrific disasters. “Donors need to be vigilant and donate wisely, scam artists are out there and prey on the generosity of well-intended donors,” advises John C. Wobensmith, Maryland Secretary of State.

“The devastating effects of Hurricane Irma upended the lives of tens of thousands, maybe more, who are caught in the cross hairs of this disaster. Scam artists may prey on your generosity by trying to con you into giving to fraudulent charities and scams to line their own pockets,” warns Secretary Wobensmith. “Those who suffered the ravages of Irma and similar disasters need and are grateful for your generosity. Make sure that if you choose to give, that your donations are given to reputable, well-established charities.”

The Office of the Secretary of State registers and regulates charitable organizations that solicit contributions in Maryland. Together with the assistance of the Maryland Attorney General, the Secretary of State enforces Maryland’s charitable giving laws to ensure that donations are used for their intended purpose.

Visit on the Secretary of State's website for tips on how to give wisely to charities.

The Office of the Secretary of State keeps a public registry of charitable organizations authorized to solicit in Maryland. Please check the Secretary of State website for information and to search the registry to determine if a specific charity is authorized to solicit in Maryland.

You may report a complaint if you think you have been a victim of a deceptive or illegal charitable solicitation. Report a complaint to the Charities and Legal Services Division at 410-974-5521 or 1-800-825-4510.

Remembrance Of 9-11

Missing Pregnant Teacher Found Dead; Boyfriend Charged With Murder

BALTIMORE (WJZ)-– Montgomery County police say a missing pregnant teacher has been found dead and her boyfriend has been arrested for her murder.

Laura Wallen, who was 4 months pregnant, was found dead Wednesday in a shallow grave in Damascus off Prices Distillery Road.

Wallen’s family and friends became alarmed last week when she didn’t show up for the first day of classes at Wilde Lake High School in Columbia.

Police arrested her boyfriend Tyler Tessier with her murder.

“We had a real sense of dread this is the way this was going to end up,” said Montgomery County police chief Tom Manger.


Wow! Very Powerful

West Wicomico Heritage Day coming up Sept. 23

Registration open for bike tour

West Wicomico Heritage Day is coming up this month, offering fun activities for the whole family.

The Wicomico Recreation, Parks & Tourism event, set for Sept. 23, features the 22nd annual West Wicomico Heritage Bike Tour, the Historians Scavenger Hunt and other activities at Pemberton Historical Park.

Participants in the bike tour, which takes off from Pemberton Historical Park, can choose from 32-, 50-, and 62-mile routes that wind through western Wicomico County. The event lasts from 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m., with show and go from 7-8:30 a.m.

Registration is open now. Registration fees are $40 for adults, $25 for children ages 8-18 and free for children 7 and under (no shirt included).

2017 Perdue Strike Out Hunger Challenge DeliversRecord 180,000 Meals In Fight Against Hunger On Delmarva

SALISBURY, MD. — As part of a company commitment to hunger relief, Perdue Farms teamed with the Delmarva Shorebirds — the Class A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles — and three Delmarva food banks for the annual season-long 2017 Perdue Strike Out Hunger Challenge on Delmarva to deliver a record 180,000 meals across Delmarva communities.

“We’re proud of the collaboration we have with the Delmarva food banks, the Shorebirds and its fans, and the community at-large,” said Kim Nechay, executive director of The Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation. “The way in which everyone responded to the Strike Out Hunger Challenge again this year reflects the passion and commitment our communities have for helping those in need.

“We’re delighted that the Strike Out Hunger Challenge continues to provide a large platform to raise awareness about the problem of hunger on Delmarva and provide much-needed relief to those in need,” she said.

The 2017 Perdue Strike Out Hunger Challenge on Delmarva provided the forum to continue the awareness and community engagement that began with Perdue’s sponsorship of the 2011 South Atlantic League “Perdue Strike Out Hunger All-Star Game” promotions. Since then, the Shorebirds and food banks have embraced the Strike Out Hunger Challenge to generate more three quarters of a million meal equivalents for those in need on Delmarva.

“It’s amazing that the Strike Out Hunger campaign made such a significant jump (40,000 meals) over last season,” said Jimmy Sweet, assistant general manager of the Delmarva Shorebirds. “The Shorebirds look forward to working with Perdue moving forward to surpass 200,000 meals next season.”

To drive this year’s Perdue Strike Out Hunger Challenge on Delmarva, Perdue Farms issued a $15,000 challenge grant funded by the Perdue Foundation — the charitable giving arm of the company — to benefit the Eastern Shore Branch of the Maryland Food Bank, the Food Bank of Delaware and the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore.

Each of the food banks were required to engage the Delmarva community to raise the equivalent of 10,000 meals in order to claim their equal share of the first $10,000 of the Foundation challenge grant. This included any combination of pounds of food collected, funds collected and donated, or volunteer hours throughout the duration of the Shorebirds’ season.

Additionally, Perdue also donated $10 for each time the Shorebirds’ pitchers struck out an opposing batter up to $5,000.

“Eastern Shore residents challenged by hunger continued to find support through community partnerships pledging to donate food, funds and their time through volunteerism in support of the 2017 Perdue Strike Out Hunger Challenge,” said Jennifer Small, managing director of the Eastern Shore branch of the Maryland Food Bank. “Our collaborative efforts have helped provide Maryland’s hungry with more than 260,000 meals. This initiative remains a pivotal part of the Maryland Food Banks’ ability to meet the daily needs of those who struggle to feed their families.”

As Chad Robinson, director of strategic initiatives for the Food Bank of Delaware in Milford, explains, “Strike Out Hunger has been a vital part of summer for the Food Bank of Delaware. The challenge from Perdue and the Delmarva Shorebirds helps us to ensure that we are able to feed hungry Delawareans throughout the summer months, when donations can be low. It also presents a great opportunity for families to have an easy way to give back, as they enjoy America’s greatest pastime.”

Charmin Horton, branch manager of the Foodbank of the Eastern Shore in Tasley, Va., said the partnership helps provided much needed service to more than 12,000 people. “Our long-term partnership with Perdue and now the Shorebirds has enabled us to provide much-needed food and programs to those facing food insecurities here on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. These programs provide meals and nutrition education to families, children and seniors who are currently facing issues of hunger.”

Omega-3 in salmon can boost your gut health

Eating salmon really can boost gut health, new research shows.

For years, scientists have touted the oily fish as a potential way to ward off agonising gut conditions like Crohn's disease.

And now the largest study to date has confirmed their suspicions.

Salmon, which has high quantities of omega 3 fatty acids, can boost the diversity of bacteria in the stomach, researchers found.