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Tuesday, November 07, 2017

More fraud in Diversity Visa Lottery as feds move to strip citizenship from four Somalis

The Justice Department moved Monday to strip citizenship from four Somali immigrants who prosecutors say lied about being a family, defrauding the Diversity Visa Lottery program that Republicans are aiming to nix.

The government says one woman, Fosia Abdi Adan, won the visa lottery in 2000 and then illegally brought in three cousins, claiming two were her children and one was her husband — even though the man was married to another woman at the time.

The fake couple quickly filed for divorce and the bogus husband later tried to bring his real wife and children to the U.S., investigators said in court documents.

Nearly a decade after the scam was revealed, the Trump administration is now taking action to revoke their citizenship, filing papers in U.S. District Court in Minnesota.

The move comes a week after the Diversity Lottery was in the news as the immigration program used by the Uzbekistan-born suspect in last week’s terrorist truck attack in New York City.


Small gestures make people feel more loved says research

The secret to a happy marriage may be in making an effort with the small things.

Small gestures topped the list of things that make people feel loved, according to new research.

People agreed gestures such as snuggling with someone was more loving than someone simply saying, 'I love you', researchers found.

Over-the-top romantic gestures don't make people feel loved and controlling behaviours - like someone wanting to know where they were at all times - were seen a quick way to lose a relationship.


Steve Bannon Calls Out George W. Bush's Lack of Leadership on Immigration: 'Brahmin Yankee from Yale,' 'Pretending He's a Texan'

Former President George W. Bush is a “brahmin Yankee from Yale” who is “pretending he’s a Texan,” Breitbart News Executive Chairman and former White House Chief Strategist Stephen K. Bannon told the American families of illegal alien crime victims.

During a speech at the Remembrance Project conference, an organization that represents the illegal alien crime victims’ families, Bannon blasted the Bush dynasty, calling out President George W. Bush specifically on his lack of leadership on the issue of illegal and legal immigration.

“You want to know why I detest the elites of the Republican Party,” Bannon said. “Where were they? Where is Jeb Bush? Where were all these guys? Bush… Bush… Old man Bush – and the son today got a book out, you know. ‘The demise of the Republican Party, this Republican Party is falling apart. Donald Trump’s destroyed the Republican Party.’ You know why? Because finally folks like you have a say-so.”

On George W. Bush, Bannon said:

While’s he’s up in Kennebunkport or wherever they are. You know the other guy down there pretending he’s a Texan. You can’t take a brahmin Yankee from Yale and take him down to Texas to make a cowboy out of him. I don’t care how long you wear the boots, brother. You’re a Yankee brahmin, okay.


Barack Obama Touts Gun Control After Texas Church Massacre

Former President Barack Obama wasted little time before calling for gun control after 26 people were killed in a church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Sunday afternoon, he expressed his condolences and immediately politicized the tragedy.

"We grieve with all the families in Sutherland Springs harmed by this act of hatred, and we'll stand with the survivors as they recover..." Obama tweeted, beginning his statement innocently. Then, he switched gears. "May God also grant all of us the wisdom to ask what concrete steps we can take to reduce the violence and weaponry in our midst."


Tony Gonzalez: Kaepernick Is Done

NFL legend Tony Gonzalez doesn’t think Colin Kaepernick will ever play in the league again.

“He’s done. I don’t think he’ll ever get a chance. Never again…I just don’t think he’s good enough for the headache,” Gonzalez told TMZ Sports as he fought back a smile.


House Freedom Caucus Gets Ball Rolling to End 'Diversity' Visa Lottery

The Diversity Visa Lottery may be one step closer to ending Monday with a vote of the membership of the House Freedom Caucus.

The lottery is an offshoot of a 1980s Ted Kennedy brainchild that brings 50,000 migrants a year into the United States for no reason other than there not being large numbers of people from their country here.

Ongoing efforts to end the visa lottery gained a new urgency when it became clear Uzbekistan-born New York City truck terror suspect Sayfullo Saipov used the program to enter, get his green card, and then use the “chain migration” policies of the 1965 Immigration Act to serve as the “primary point of contact” for 23 additional people.

The SAFE Act, introduced in February by Freedom Caucus member Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL), would cleanly eliminate the lottery. Monday night, his three dozen fellow caucus members voted to back the bill. The Freedom Caucus issued a statement following the vote that read:


TX AG: 'I would rather arm law-abiding citizens’ than Pass Gun Control Laws

Ken Paxton defends Second Amendment in wake of tragedy

It would be more practical to arm law-abiding citizens than pass additional gun control laws, Texas’ attorney general said Monday.

Speaking to Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade regarding the devastating massacre of dozens of parishioners inside a Baptist church in Texas, Attorney General Ken Paxton rejected the left’s natural inclination to demonize firearms in the wake of the tragedy.


Lost Dog 11-7-17: UPDATE

Missing German Shepard named "Marlin". He went missing in the Hebron/Mardela area near Athol and Porter Mill road. Please call Mitch Burns at 410-430-2479. Thank you.

REPORT: Top Dem Lawyer, Clinton Donor Helped Weinstein Suppress Accusations With ‘Army Of Spies’

A top Democratic lawyer and major donor to Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama helped Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein organize an “army of spies” to suppress sexual assault accusations, according to a new report in the New Yorker.

David Boies acted as a go-between for Weinstein — who has his own ties to both Clinton and Obama — and the investigative firms that Boies hired to suppress sexual assault accusations, Ronan Farrow reported in the explosive piece.

Boies “personally signed” a contract ordering investigative firm Black Cube — described as “an enterprise run largely by former officers of Mossad and other Israeli intelligence agencies” — to suppress a New York Times report on sexual assault accusations against Weinstein, according to Farrow’s report.


Bannon: George W. Bush Was 'Single Most Destructive President in U.S. History, Including James Buchanan'

On Breitbart News Sunday with SiriusXM hosts Joel Pollak and Rebecca Mansour, Breitbart News Executive Chairman Steve Bannon was sharply critical of the Bush family, referring to them as “the last Whigs” because “the Republican Party that they talked about is essentially over.”

Bannon was referring to the Bush presidents attacking President Donald Trump in a new book, The Last Republicans: Inside the Extraordinary Relationship Between George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush by historian Mark Updegrove.

“Listen, I try to be bad cop to President Trump’s good cop. He’s head of the Republican Party. He tries to stay above the fray. Hopefully I’m there to do the dirty work as his wingman,” Bannon said.

“What are we talking about? This party is a party made up of workers. It’s made up of American workers. It’s made of the American middle class. It’s got to represent not just their values, but their interests, and it doesn’t. The donors, the conservative consultants, the lobbyists, and the politicians they bought in the Republican Party don’t represent their interests at all. It’s quite shocking,” he contended.


McCain Linked to Russian Oligarch in Mueller's Probe

Manafort, McCain, and Bob Dole all tied to Oleg Deripaska

Before Special Counselor Mueller hinges his investigation on emails Paul Manafort sent to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, a billionaire aluminum magnet, he should investigate former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole’s ties to Deripaska in 2005, after Dole lost his presidential bid to Bill Clinton in 1996, and Sen. John McCain’s ties to Deripaska in 2006, when McCain was preparing to run for president.

Deripaska, often cited as one of Russia’s most wealthy billionaires, established his political credentials by marrying the granddaughter of Russia’s late President Boris Yeltsin in 2001, about a year after Russian President Putin signed a decree granting legal immunity to Yeltsin’s family.

A staunch supporter of Putin, Deripaska built his fortune as an aluminum magnet, using the immunity and power he derived from marrying Yeltsin’s granddaughter to leverage Moscow’s organized crime mafia into supporting business deals favorable to Moscow both in Russia and in Eastern European countries that were part of the former Soviet Union.


Trump: Texas Shooting 'Isn't a Guns Situation,' But Mental Health Issue

At a joint news conference with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Japan today, President Trump said the Texas church mass shooting "isn't a guns situation" but a question of mental health.

Devin Kelley, 26, opened fire Sunday morning on the congregation at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, killing 26 before being stopped by an armed neighbor. Authorities said he had multiple firearms and was wearing tactical gear.

Kelley was court-martialed in 2012 on charges of assaulting his wife and child. That marriage ended in divorce. He received a bad conduct discharge from the Air Force in 2014, the same year that he remarried.

Two of Kelley's ex-girlfriends told NBC News that he became violent or stalked them after they broke off the relationship.


Data: 30 Percent of All Foreign Nationals with 'Diversity Visa' Came from Terror-Sponsored Nations

WASHINGTON, DC — Roughly 30 percent of all foreign nationals who have entered the United States through the Diversity Visa Lottery program in the last five years came from terrorist-sponsored nations, new data reveals.

Research conducted by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) shows the enormity of the Diversity Visa Lottery program, where the U.S. gives out 50,000 visas every year to foreign nationals from a multitude of countries, including those with known terrorism problems – such as Afghanistan, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Syria, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, Yemen, and Uzbekistan.

Over the last half-decade between 2012 and 2016, 72,794 foreign nationals have come to the U.S. on the Visa Lottery program from countries that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has designated as terrorist-sponsors, according to CIS researchers.


**Update** Traffic Advisory Troopers Investigating Motor Vehicle Crash-Dagsboro

Dagsboro – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred earlier today .

The preliminary investigation has determined the incident occurred at approximately 11:03 a.m. Tuesday, November 7, 2017, as a 31-year-old Millsboro man was operating a 2008 Honda CRF 450 dirt bike traveling northbound on the southbound shoulder of Dupont Boulevard (US 113), approaching a private driveway exiting the Del-One Federal Credit Union (FCU). A 1994 Buick Century operated by a 46-year-old female from Frankford was exiting the Del-One FCU parking lot, preparing to merge into the southbound travel lanes.

As the Buick was exiting, the Honda approached on the shoulder at a high rate of speed. In an effort to avoid the collision, the driver of the Honda attempted to lay the bike down; however it collided with the right front side of the Buick on the shoulder. The operator of the Buick was able to come to a controlled stop almost immediately. The Honda was redirected and came to rest off of the west side of the roadway. The driver of the Honda came to rest in the right lane of US 113.

The operator of the Buick who was properly restrained, was removed from the scene and transported by EMS to Atlantic General Hospital where she was admitted with minor injuries.

The operator of the Honda was removed from the scene and transported by EMS to Beebe Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into the crash. Southbound Dupont Boulevard (US 113), south of Molly Field Road was closed for approximately 3½ hours while the crash was investigated and cleared. No charges have been filed at this time.

VA Gov McAuliffe on Donna Brazile Revelations: 'Nobody Cares'

Monday on MSNBC, Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-VA) dismissed the allegations laid out by former Democratic National Committee chairwoman Donna Brazile in her forthcoming book, “Hacks.”

In her book, Brazile said the 2016 process for choosing the eventual Democratic presidential nominee, which was Hillary Clinton, was rigged.

McAuliffe’s reaction was “nobody cares,” and he attempted to steer the conversation to tomorrow’s gubernatorial election in Virginia.


Two Fugitives, synthetic marijuana and numerous DUI arrests

(Easton, MD) The Maryland State Police Easton Barrack continue to work towards making our roadways and communities safer. During the first week of November troopers made the following arrests.

On 11/1/2017 Trooper Griffin III conducted a traffic stop at South Talbot Street and Lincoln Ave., St. Michaels, MD. The driver was identified as Robert Lee Holley Jr., 62 years of age from St. Michaels, MD. During the course of the investigation Holley Jr. was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, cited for possession of marijuana less than 10 grams and other traffic violations. Holley was release on his signature to a sober person pending a court date.

On 11/1/2017 Trooper Laham conducted a traffic stop at Ocean Gateway and Mt. Holly Road, Cambridge, MD. The driver was identified as Chad Goodman Parker, 32 years of age from Delmar, MD. During the course of the investigation, Parker was cited for possession of marijuana less than 10 grams and other traffic violations. Parker was release on his signature to a person pending a court date.

On 11/2/2017 Trooper Caraballo conducted a traffic stop at Cedar Lane and Holly Road, Greensboro, MD. The driver was identified as Kevin Lee Bradley, 55 years of age from Greensboro, MD. During the course of the investigation Bradley was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and other traffic violations. Bradley was release on his signature to a sober person pending a court date.

On 11/2/2017 Trooper Angeli conducted a traffic stop at Route 16 and Woods Road, Cambridge, MD. The driver was identified as Alphy Armand Thibeault, 45 years of age from Cambridge, MD. During the course of the investigation Thibeault was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and other traffic violations. Thibeault was release on his signature to a sober person pending a court date.

On 11/3/2017 Trooper Griffin III conducted a traffic stop at Crown Stone Road and Stafford Road, Marydel, MD. The driver was identified as Jesse Loran McMillan, 74 years of age from Greensboro, MD. During the course of the investigation McMillan was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and other traffic violations. McMillan was release on his signature to a sober person pending a court date.

Paul Attacker: Assault Not About Politics

The socialist man who assaulted Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Friday — leaving Paul with five broken ribs — released a statement through his lawyer insisting the assault had “nothing to do” with politics.

Rene Boucher, a 59-year-old retired anesthesiologist, who lives next door to Paul, faces charges of fourth-degree assault for tackling the senator as he mowed his lawn. Paul suffered lung contusions as a result of the broken ribs, his office said. Boucher was ordered to remain 1,000 feet away from Paul and his family, except while in his house, as a condition for bail, according to a copy of the citation reviewed by The Daily Caller.

Paul’s neighbors said the assault was the result of a landscaping dispute, the New York Times reported. “They just couldn’t get along. I think it had very little to do with Democrat or Republican politics,” neighbor Jim Skaggs told the NYT. “I think it was a neighbor-to-neighbor thing. They just both had strong opinions, and a little different ones about what property rights mean.”


Police: Berks County Man Kills Woman After Failed Marriage Proposal

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A 34-year-old Berks County man is accused of killing a 19-year-old girl earlier this week after she told him “no” when he asked her to marry him.

Christopher Ryan Tucker, 34, of Albany Township, allegedly confessed to the crime when he was arrested in Illinois Wednesday night.

Authorities say Tucker fled Pennsylvania after committing the murder earlier this week. His car broke down in Illinois and authorities say he then attempted to steal a motorized combine from a farm. The farmer was on the property and called authorities.

After being arrested in Illinois, Tucker was reportedly the one who alerted authorities there had been a heinous crime committed at his home in Albany Township, Pennsylvania.

“What our troopers found when they got there was very gruesome,” said Trooper David Beohm, with the Pennsylvania State Police.


Alabama woman admits lying about ex-boyfriend raping her

An Alabama woman has been arrested for filing a false report after police say she admitted to lying about her ex-boyfriend raping and restraining her.

Mariah Jordan Smith, a 25-year-old nurse from Tuscaloosa, called police at 5pm on Saturday claiming that she was the victim of a home invasion and sexual assault.

Smith, who has a young daughter, reportedly told investigators that her ex-boyfriend slipped into her house in the 1500 block of Greystone Drive through an unlocked door, made his way to her bedroom and raped her.


Wicomico County States Attorney Ella Disharoon Has Resigned Her Position

Good afternoon,

As many of you know, after much thought and prayer, I made the decision not to run in the 2018 election for State’s Attorney. As a result of my decision, the Wicomico County State’s Attorney’s position will ultimately be filled by another individual. I was recently offered a new opportunity and have decided to accept the position.

My years with the Wicomico County State’s Attorney’s Office have been some of the best of my life. I will miss all of the incredible people I have had the pleasure of working with throughout the years.

I cannot thank this community enough for all of the opportunities and experiences I have been provided during my time with this office. I have gained so much from my career in this County over the past 14 years.


Ella Disharoon

Eastern Shore judicial nominating commission chair John Phoebus steps down after traffic incident

The chairman of the judicial nominating commission for Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties has stepped down after being charged with failing to remain at the scene of a collision in Crisfield on Friday night.


Trump: DOJ must do 'what is right and proper' and investigate Hillary Clinton

President Trump opened up on Democrats with both Twitter barrels from high in the sky Friday, exploiting fractures in the rival party after top operative Donna Brazile revealed insiders plotted to steal last year's presidential primary from Bernie Sanders.

"Bernie Sanders supporters have every right to be apoplectic of the complete theft of the Dem primary by Crooked Hillary!" Trump tweeted from Air Force One, as he headed off on a 13-day tour of Asian nations.
It was part of a mid-morning Twitter barrage in which Trump called for his own Justice Department to probe a range of scandals involving the Democratic Party and his own Justice Department to probe a range of scandals involving the Democratic Party and his vanquished 2016 presidential rival, Hillary Clinton.

“Everybody is asking why the Justice Department (and FBI) isn’t looking into all of the dishonesty going on with Crooked Hillary & the Dems,” Trump tweeted early Friday. “New Donna B book says she paid for and stole the Dem Primary. What about the deleted E-mails, Uranium, Podesta, the Server, plus, plus…”


Chicago homicide total expected to reach 600

Chicago is expected to see more than 600 homicides this year. This is the second time the nation's third largest city will reach the milestone since 2003.

As of this past weekend, the 'Second City's' homicide total stands at 593, the Chicago Tribune reports. This weekend saw five fatal shootings.

The Chicago Police Department has a different total, 581, because it does not include homicides committed on expressways or by police officers determined to have been justified in their use of force.

The news comes after US President Donald Trump made comments early in his presidency painting Chicago as a 'war zone'.


NFL Empty Seats Galore 2017 - Week 9 - Stadiums Still Almost Empty

What I Learned at the Racial Justice indoctrination Camp

Several months ago the president of Loyola University Maryland, Brian Linnane, announced to the faculty that he had been thinking a lot about the Baltimore riots that took place two years earlier. (The riots, you may recall, were a response to the death of a local black drug gangster while in a police van after he had been arrested. All of the police involved, most of whom were black, were eventually acquitted at trial. The rioters looted the CVS pharmacies in town, emptying them of oxycodone and other painkillers, then burned them to the ground along with police cars, private homes, and public buildings. The former mayor of Baltimore publicly referred to the rioters as “our children” and instructed the police to stand down and “give them their space” to loot, vandalize, and burn down parts of her city).

In response to all of this the college president decided that what is needed to reduce the likelihood of such events in the future is to put the affluent, mostly white, Loyola University Maryland faculty through a round of cultural Marxist “racial justice” training. Such language reminded me of Chinese and Vietnamese communist “re-indoctrination camps” where attendees were pressured/coerced into becoming good little obedient communists. So, naturally, I had to attend to see what it was all about.


AGAIN? CNN Deceptively Edits to Preserve Anti-Trump Narrative

Baltimore's Weekend 'Cease-Fire' Shattered As Off-Duty Cop Gunned Down

Baltimore’s second attempt at a 72-hour ‘cease-fire’ was cut short for the second time this year after an off-duty Washington police officer was killed and a women wounded on Saturday.

According to The Baltimore Sun homicide data base, Sgt. Tony Mason Jr.,40, was shot and killed on the upper west side at 2800 Elgin Avenue. Reports from NBC News, indicate Mason was struck by a fatal bullet inside a parked vehicle, where he was later transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital and died...

Unfortunately, Saturday’s shooting occurred just 26-hours into the 72-hour ‘Nobody Kill Anybody Baltimore Cease-Fire’campaign empowered by community activist who seek change in Baltimore after 50-years of democratic controlled leadership and de-industrialization compounded with an opioid crisis has left the city in an utter mess. The last ‘cease-fire’ in August failed about 40-hours in, as two killings thwarted efforts by community activist. It appears that ‘cease’fire’ events will become more prevalent as the community attempts to raise awareness. The problem with Baltimore and many other cities across the United States is that democratic controlled leadership did not allow media to cover the complete mess in their inner cities. As consciousness increases across America, Americans are figuring out their empire is dying. People are now demanding change.

On Thursday, just one day before the ‘cease-fire’ started, 3 homicides pushed Baltimore’s murder count above 300 making it the third year in a row. Ever since the Ferguson effect in 2014, death and destruction has taken over the city. Sadly enough, The Economist is forecasting a record year for homicides with their models pointing to over 400.


Why No One Trusts the Mainstream Media

UPDATE: Vehicle Pursuit and Drug Arrest in Somerset County

On 11-06-2017 at 4:06 pm, a trooper from the Maryland State Police Princess Anne Barrack attempted to stop a 2008 Honda Civic for a move over violation. The Honda failed to stop and continued south bound entering the town of Princess Anne. The vehicle exited the town of Princess Anne and continued south bound on US Rt 13 until it made a U turn at Linden Avenue and proceeded back north bound. Once crossing the Deal Island Road intersection, the operator threw a Red Bull can out the driver’s window over the bridge and into the water below. The vehicle then crossed the grassy median and attempted to travel back south bound. The vehicle came to a stop and the operator was taken into custody. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed Marijuana, Heroin, Cocaine, and Crack Cocaine. The Red Bull can thrown from the vehicle was located and revealed more Crack Cocaine. The operator, Michael Lee Sellers 39 years old from Salisbury, MD, was charged with numerous traffic related charges, Possession of CDS, Possession CDS Not Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Distribute CDS, and Possession with Intent to Distribute CDS within a School Zone.

Sellers is currently being held without bond at the Somerset County Detention Center.

‘They’re Going to Try to Hide the Football’

The Republican establishment will “try to hide the football” in their latest effort to pass amnesty for nearly 800,000 illegal aliens shielded by an Obama-created federal program, says Breitbart News executive chairman and former White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon.

In a speech to the members of The Remembrance Project, an organization made up of the families of American victims who have been murdered at the hands of illegal aliens, Bannon exposed the latest efforts by GOP Senators and Congressmen to sell amnesty for illegal aliens to the American people while making false promises in exchange.

“This is a struggle, this is every day,” Bannon said of pushing back against an amnesty for illegal aliens. “The first struggle, as we often have, is the Republican establishment. Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan. By the way, there are no more games. There’s no more slipping this stuff in the middle of the night. By the way … I must have missed … I must have missed where they said they were going to slip in building a wall into an appropriations bill. Where’s our wall? Where’s that wall?”


NFL Continues to Suffer Massive Numbers of Empty Seats on Gameday

With the NFL facing cratering TV ratings, it is also important to note that fans are staying away from the stadiums, too.

Fans have remarked on the sparse crowds at several games since last Thursday night.

For instance, Levis Stadium in San Francisco did not appear to have many fans in the seats.

Another Twitter user claimed that two thirds of the seats were empty this weekend.

Others were just as shocked at how empty the stadium was.


SPD Public Safety Press Briefing- November 7, 2017

USA Today Chides Texas for ‘Lax’ Concealed Carry Laws Despite Church Shooter’s Denied Permit

USA Today chided Texas for “lax” concealed carry laws after the Sutherland Springs church shooting but the attacker, Devin Kelley, was denied such a permit.

Governor Greg Abbott (R) says the attacker was denied a Texas concealed carry permit.

USA Today criticized Texas concealed carry laws nonetheless. They pointed to the reduced fees for a permit, effective this year, whereby the price dropped from $14o to $40. The paper reported that a portion of the concealed carry safety course can be done online and that possession of a permit lets the holder carry openly or concealed.

The flagship Gannett Company outlet added, “The open carry law allows licensed gun owners to carry their weapons in most public spaces.”

None of these laws have anything to do with Sunday’s incident, as the attacker was denied a Texas carry permit.


Sharpshooting plumber fired shot that took down Texas church gunman

The man hailed as a hero for confronting the Texas mass shooter during his rampage is a sharpshooting plumber with no military background — who hit the gunman through a gap in his body armor, according to a report.

Stephen Willeford managed to shoot Devin Kelley before jumping in another man’s truck and chasing him down, the Daily Mail reported.

Kelley blew himself away after wiping out in his SUV, according to Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt.

Texas Department of Public Safety chief Freeman Martin said Willeford “grabbed his rifle and engaged the suspect” after Kelley left the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, where he opened fire with an assault rifle and killed 26 people.


Florida Woman Arrested For Allegedly Riding A Horse While Drunk

Police in Florida arrested a 53-year-old woman on Thursday afternoon for allegedly riding a horse while drunk.

Donna Byrne appeared confused and smelled strongly of alcohol when Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies pulled her over on a busy Lakeland road just after 1:30 p.m., according to multiplereports.

She was found to be more than twice the legal breath-alcohol limit for driving.


Does Anyone Know More About High Speed Chase On Rt. 13 Near UMES?

This was in the area of Rt. 13 and Deal Island Road. Multiple Police Officers, (around 15) were standing over the bridge, some even down looking in the water. We have yet to receive a press release on this matter. Hopefully, more to come...

For Addicted Doctors, Confidential Treatment That Works

WARRIOR, Ala. — The day Dr. Arthur Green (not his real name) checked into his rustic cabin here at Bradford Health Services, he said he doubted he could beat his decadeslong struggle with alcohol and find joy again in treating patients. Three weeks later, he said, he was convinced otherwise.

For Dr. Mary Waters (not her real name), it took six weeks to see a way out of her depression, anxiety and addiction to prescription painkillers. But now she says she’s confident and excited to return to practice.

They are among hundreds of physicians from across the country who come to this quiet, pine-shaded retreat 25 miles north of Birmingham, where they can get mental health and addiction treatment without jeopardizing their medical licenses.

Bradford’s addiction treatment regimen isn’t unique — more than a dozen other addiction centers across the country offer similar programs — but when combined with other services offered by state organizations known as physician health programs, it is extraordinarily effective.


Egyptian Prosecutor: It is the national duty of men to rape women in ripped jeans

When I hear American feminists screech about “rape culture” in our country, I roll my eyes so hard that it gives me a headache. For the longest time, I didn’t believe that it even existed. I thought that “rape culture” was just another one of their made up words; a perceived problem in search of a feminist solution, if you will.

But the more I hear about what is happening to women overseas, the more I realize that rape culture is, in fact, a thing. It is very real and millions of women in the world are experiencing it every day.

Take Egypt, for example, where a prosecutor recently told a panel on national news that it was a man’s duty to rape a woman who is dressed in what he deems to be “revealing” clothing.


Man's Car Found With Racist Graffiti On It. He Did It Himself.

Last week, a vehicle parked in a lot not far from the Kansas State University campus was found with virulently racist statements all over it. Kansas State issued a statement in which they asked for the facts to be gathered before the university responded publicly, writing:

We thank the Riley County Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation for their prompt investigation of an alleged hate crime. The possibility of hate crimes in our communities affects the very fabric of our daily lives. We want to acknowledge the anger and pain felt by many in our community when racist pictures and words were posted on social media. We encourage anyone who feels affected to take advantage of the many university resources available through student life, human capital services and counseling services. Our first response always will be to look out for the members of our K-State family.

This situation reminds us again that the responsible path is to gather the facts before we respond publicly. This becomes even more important in an age where inaccurate social media claims are routinely accepted as truthful. We appreciate that the results of this investigation have exposed the facts and allow us to move forward.


Team Hillary Comes Out Guns Blazing… Calls Donna Brazile a Liar and Blames Russia

Former interim DNC Chair Donna Brazile has released a tell all book concerning the Hillary Clinton campaign and its underhanded dealings with the DNC and the Democrat voter base. Brazile alleges that Clinton actively took over the DNC even before she won the primary, that in fact the primary was rigged against Bernie Sanders (though she is attempting to walk that back a bit now) and that Hillary demanded control of communications and the money. Brazile says it got so bad that she considered replacing candidate Clinton with former Vice President Joe Biden.

As can be expected, the Clinton campaign staff are indignantly denying all of this, and trying to impugn Brazile and her motives. It’s an interesting change of pace to see the Left attack people from their own side. But then the Clintons have always been ruthless, ever since the “glory days” of Bill’s presidency. They have years and years of experience destroying anyone who dares defy them. No one is off limits.


Oil hits highest levels since 2015 amid tightening markets, Saudi purge

Oil prices hit their highest levels since July 2015 early on Monday as markets tightened, while Saudi Arabia's crown prince cemented his power over the weekend through an anti-corruption crackdown that included high-profile arrests.

Brent futures, the international benchmark for oil prices were as high as $62.90 per barrel by 0750 GMT on Monday, their highest level since July 2015. This is over 40 percent above June's 2017 lows.

U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude rose above $56 per barrel in afternoon trading, also the highest since July 2015, and was at $56.15 at 0750 GMT. WTI is one-third higher than its 2017 lows.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, also known as MBS, has tightened his grip on power through an anti-corruption purge by arresting royals, ministers and investors including prominent business billionaire Alwaleed bin Talal and the head of the National Guard, Prince Miteb bin Abdullah.


Refugee Admissions Plummets to 1,242 in 1st Month FY 2018

The number of refugees admitted into the country during the first month of FY 2018 by the Trump administration plummeted to 1,242 – an 87 percent decline from the 9,945 admitted during the first month of FY 2017 by the Obama administration.

The percentage of refugees admitted who are Muslim declined dramatically as well, from 45 percent in October 2016 to 23 percent in October 2017, according to the State Department interactive website.

Of particular note is the precipitous drop in the number of refugees admitted from the seven countries whose citizens were temporarily banned from traveling to the United States under the first travel ban, Executive Order 13679, issued by President Trump on January 27, 2017.

In October 2017, the first month of FY 2018, only 275 refugees from these seven countries — Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudian, Syria, and Yemen — were admitted to the United States under the Refugee Admissions Program.


How To Survive The Winter

One of the fringe benefits of living in a country that’s in dire need of a political, financial, and cultural reset, is the twisted amusement that comes with bearing witness to its unraveling. Day by day we’re greeted with escalating madness. Indeed, the great fiasco must be taken lightly, so as not to be demoralized by its enormity.

Of particular note is the present cast of characters.

Could Bill Shakespeare himself have come up with a more flawless flock of scoundrels to take the plotless narrative from comedy to tragedy?

There’s President Trump, Hillary Clinton, Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Maxine Waters, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Robert Mueller, the Podesta Brothers, all of Congress; the list of political actors goes on and on. Moreover, it wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t also mention former A-lister’s Barney Frank and O-Bama.

The political class’ efforts to climb and crawl over each other to reach the top of the dust heap and stay there are without restraint. Promises, lies, coercions, and deceits are all part of Washington’s standard operating procedures. They’ll steal from your kids and lie to grandma to get what they want.

Financial actors like Jamie Dimon, Lloyd Blankfein, John Stumpf, Steven Mnuchin, Janet Yellen, various Fed Presidents, and soon to enter stage right, Jerome Powell, have their parts to play too. Namely, to extract as much savings and future earnings from the general population as possible without triggering a revolt.


Both high-crime and trendy Chicago neighborhoods see surge in carjackings

Even the slightest noise makes Kim Fasula look nervously over her shoulder, months after she was carjacked at gunpoint in her garage on a summer morning in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood.

She struggled for a time getting behind the wheel of her SUV again and to this day hasn’t set foot in her garage or alley, parking instead on the street. Co-workers at the University of Illinois at Chicago sometimes walk her to her vehicle after work. If she’s alone, she hurries to her vehicle, calling her husband on her cellphone to let him know, “I’m walking out now.”

“My daughter used my car the night before and that’s all I kept thinking was ‘What if it was her?’” said Fasula, a 48-year-old mother of three.


Grazing Rights, Cattle Ranching, Tortoises, Fracking, Solar arrays, and Clive Bundy at Old Dad & Uranium One

What the heck is going on? Why would Clive Bundy have ever quit paying for grazing rights for his huge herd of cattle when he needed it so badly? His cattle fed those Las Vegas hotels all the T-bones and Filet Mignon they could get. Back in 2014, though, the BLM brought in troops, track hoes and helicopters to round up cattle who were now “trespassing” on BLM land without a permit. Many cattle were being just shot and buried in pits dug out with the track hoe. Bundy went out to claim his rightful property back and had many friends to help him do it, too. After all, his permit wasn’t pulled for not paying the fees, it was just plain pulled one day for no reason and that’s why Clive decided he didn’t have to keep paying for something he wasn’t going to get.

It didn’t take long for lots of help from across the country to come out to stand with the Bundy Ranch and a huge armed standoff to start. Cattle were released back to Bundy, and the BLM story had to change since now the “permit” cat was out of the bag, so all of a sudden there were Desert Tortoises to protect. Yeah, that’s the ticket! Tortoises! No way could they continue to survive after 115 years of the Bundy’s cattle grazing there!

Wait, no, that doesn’t sound right, either. How the heck did those turtles survive all those years next to the cattle? We need to say we need the land to put up a nice, clean solar farm! Yeah, you know, to make the planet a better place, you know! Flood the millions of acres with trucks, trailers, drilling rigs, pickups, concrete mixers and plants, smashing all those freakin’ tortoises along the way! After all, we just got word the funding dried up at the giant tortoise research facility and they have to euthanize all their turtles anyway!

Rumor were starting on the WEB that the real reason the BLM wanted the land is for fracking for natural gas. After all, none of the other stories made a lick of sense, and provided absolutely no valid reason for anything the BLM was claiming, It HAD to be something like that; it’s the only thing that makes any sense, right?

Enter Uranium One. The name of some Russian company that owns uranium mines or something, isn’t it? And they work under the cover of other names all over the world, right? I wonder when and where they thought up that name. I mean wouldn’t a Russian mining company have a Russian sounding name like, oh, Stroikcveski or something? How is it that they would think of “Uranium 1”?

Let’s look at an old 1950’s USGS map of Uranium mining claims in, say, Nevada. Take a real close look at the lower right corner of the map, and the legend at the left. See it? Look for #10.

Here, I’ll blow it up for you… (above)

#10 on the legend reads, “Old Dad and Uranium 1 Claims”. Huh! Imagine that? Just where is this in Nevada? Let’s take a look at the BLM land that was taken away from the Bundy's. Above is a map showing the red lined area that was permitted to the Bundy’s for 115 years as grazing land, and a green square dot showing the 160 acre Bundy farm used to grow crops. I’ve marked the location of #10, the Uranium 1 claim from back in the 1950’s. No telling how big it is now, but it’s clearly in sight of any ranch hand who happens to be rounding up some cattle for market.

Imagine one of Bundy’s men coming across a huge strip mining operation with a bunch of names tied to Russia?

WaPo Fact Checker Misleads on Uranium One Deal to Protect Clintons

Glenn Kessler is the Washington Post’s self-appointed “Fact Checker,” yet his attempt to set the record straight on a 2010 deal to transfer of 20 percent of the U.S.’s uranium capacity to the Russian government is full of omissions and misdirections–errors that cast doubt on Mr. Kessler’s intent.

Kessler says claims that Hillary “gave away” 20 percent of the US’ uranium to Russia are inaccurate. Yet neither statement he cites in the piece claims that the uranium was given away. Kessler is setting up a straw man—a strange thing for an alleged “fact checker” to do. He’s trying to portray the claims about the uranium as though Hillary Clinton personally handed Vladimir Putin a suitcase full of yellow cake.

His depiction also conveniently omits what makes the story truly scandalous–the massive amounts of money that flowed into the Clinton Foundation and the family’s personal coffers from parties tied to the Uranium One deal. The Clinton Foundation received tens of millions of dollars from businessmen tied to the transaction in the time leading up to the deal, of which millions were undisclosed. (Both of these facts have been confirmed by the New York Times.)


U.S. Conducts First Airstrikes Against Islamic State Targets in Somalia

The United States conducted its first airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Somalia on Friday. Previous operations in Somalia have been directed against the al-Shabaab terrorist group, which is affiliated with the Islamic State’s progenitors and rivals, al-Qaeda.

The U.S. Department of Defense stated that the strikes were conducted in coordination with the Somali government, occurred in northeastern Somalia, and killed “several terrorists.”

“The first strike occurred at about midnight East Africa Time, with the second strike taking place at about 11 a.m. AFRICOM officials are assessing the results of the strikes,” the statement said.

According to ABC News, the airstrikes were conducted with armed drones.

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CDC warns outbreak of eye syphilis is not slowing down

Eye syphilis is on the rise in the United States, health officials warn.

More than 200 people across 20 states were diagnosed with the sexually-transmitted disease in their eyes between 2014 and 2016, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Ocular syphilis, which can cause blindness and blurry vision, develops out of a syphilis infection in the spinal cord, which spreads to the eye.

While it was once rare but rates have been steadily climbing in America in recent years.


Donna Brazile Considered Replacing Hillary After Campaign Trail Fainting Spell

Donna Brazile held secret deliberations to discuss using her power as interim chair of the Democratic National Committee to replace Hillary Clinton as the party’s nominee after the former first lady suffered a fainting spell on the campaign trail last September, she writes in her bombshell memoir.

The Washington Post reports that Brazile reveals in her memoir that she considered replacing Clinton with then-Vice President Joe Biden or New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker because of the former secretary of state’s “anemic” campaign.

Clinton’s effort, which carried with it an “odor of failure,” was struggling to appeal to white working-class voters, writes Brazile in the book, “Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House.”

The Post obtained an advance copy of the 288-page memoir, which will be released on Tuesday.


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Swamp Monster: Robert Mueller's FBI Purposefully Kept Congress In The Dark About Russia's Massive And Illegal Involvement With American Uranium Companies

Florida Republican Representative Matt Gaetz introduced a resolution Friday that called for former FBI Director Robert Mueller to step down as special counsel for the “Russia investigation” due to the fact that he was directly involved with covering up Russia’s “significant and illegal” involvement with American uranium companies.

That’s right, the man whose supposed job is to find out whether or not the Trump campaign colluded with Russia was actually the head of the FBI when they covered up the fact that the country was “corrupting” American uranium companies while also purposefully stopping a key witness from contacting Congress about said corruption.

In other words, Mueller is a deep state operative who is literally guilty of what he claims to be investigating President Trump for and should immediately resign as there is absolutely no chance whatsoever that his investigation is or will be unbiased. (The man is close personal friends with James Comey for crying out loud!)


Dubious Hate Crime at Kansas State University Under Investigation

Racist Graffiti on Car, Manhattan, KS.
On Wednesday, the Kansas City Star reported on an alleged "hate crime" at Kansas State University -- but the story may be falling apart. Their incendiary headlinereads:

Car Near K-State Painted with ‘Go Home Nigger Boy’ and Students Are Fed Up


School Extorts $40 from Low-Income Family for Supplies Student Already Has

I've always been curious about parents who have school supply horror stories. I sure have my own from when my son was in elementary school. Few of us will be able to match Canadian parent Kevin Sacobie's experiences this year, however.

CBC reports: "A father on social assistance whose son started Grade 3 with pencils and notebooks supplied by the Fredericton food bank says the school is hounding him to pay $40 for essentially the same supplies bought by his son's teacher."

"We felt really bushwhacked — embarrassed is a good way to put it," Kevin Sacobie said as he described the school's demand of $40 for supplies.

Principal Jack Hay said that the majority of teachers at Nashwaaksis Memorial School opted to purchase enough school supplies to last the year and asked each student to pay $40.

"For Sacobie, this was $40 he didn't have — for supplies his son did not need," CBC said.

It's not unusual for teachers to pick up supplies for students, particularly for students who don't have their own. In fact, I think every teacher my children have had in school has done this.