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Saturday, June 09, 2018

Keith Ellison — The Radical's Radical

DNC deputy moves to a state race amid questions about his far-left politics.

After the debacle of the 2016 election, the Democrat Party began a frantic search for a different direction and new leadership. A spirited battle for DNC chair between onetime Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez and Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison ended withPerez on top and Ellison with the consolation prize of deputy chair.

So while it’s considered proof of an upcoming “blue wave” every time a Republican decides to retire from Congress, there was little talk about the opposite being true when Ellison opted to give up his seat to run in a contested primary for Minnesota attorney general — which he no doubt sees as a stepping stone to the governorship. But what’s most telling is the fact that no key Democrats are groveling at his door to keep him in the leadership. They’re not even pretending to do that.

Some, like Politico’s Edward-Isaac Dovere, spun Ellison’s decision as a #Resistance move. Ellison is “eager to take on a more prominent role in the Democratic opposition to the Trump administration,” Dovere says, and “he sees that opportunity in being attorney general and joining the legal fight, rather than continuing in Congress.” But others point to the baggage Ellison is carrying as a national progressive leader who’s a practicing Muslim — particularly with his ties to hate-spewing Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.


Another spike in suicides - particularly among women

Another spike in suicides - particularly among women: CDC report reveals more than 45,000 Americans took their own lives in 2016 (and most were NOT diagnosed with a mental health condition beforehand)

Just days after the alleged suicide of Kate Spade, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's reveal that suicide rates increased twice as steeply among women as men in 2016.


When Cops Become Robbers

Inside one of America's most corrupt police squads

Parts of this story are reconstructed from trial testimony, evidence and publicly available records. It contains strong language throughout.

Four vehicles fly down a darkened, rain-soaked street. It’s summertime, nearly midnight in downtown Baltimore.

The lead car, a white Chevrolet, is driven by a 34-year-old man, his foot pressed to the pedal. On his tail are three unmarked police cars driven by members of the Gun Trace Task Force, a plainclothes gun recovery unit.

The chase started after the Chevrolet ran a red light. Pursuing the vehicle would be a violation of Baltimore Police Department policy, but the detectives suspect the man in the Chevy has guns, drugs, cash or all three.

“Might be able to get somethin’ dirty,” detective Daniel Hersl says excitedly.

“Light him up,” detective Jemell Rayam responds.

The pursuit proceeds to the sounds of revving engines and heavy rain pelting the windows - there are no sirens.

The Chevrolet blows through another red light. He almost makes it across the intersection when a Hyundai Sonata going through the green collides with the driver’s side of the Chevy, launching both cars up on to the pavement. The Chevy crumples into a motionless wreck.

“Shit!” exclaims detective Momodu Gondo from behind the wheel. “Damn.”

“Keep going,” responds his partner, Rayam. “I don’t know.”


“I don’t know,” repeats Rayam. “I don’t know.”

Without stopping, the detectives radio back and forth between their cars.

“We ain’t look too crazy, did we?” asks Gondo. “They got cameras all up and down that shit.”

“I can get on the air and say I just got a report of an accident,” says Rayam.

“No, Wayne said - I wouldn’t say nothin’ yet,” responds Hersl.

Several blocks away, two of the three police vehicles pull to the side of the road and the officers confer. Gondo thinks he only had his lights on at the very beginning of the chase - maybe no one noticed them.


Coast Guard medevacs woman suffering chest pains 47 miles off Ocean City

BALTIMORE – The Coast Guard medevaced a 63-year-old woman suffering chest pains approximately 47 miles off Ocean City, Maryland, Friday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region received an emergency call by marine band radio at about 7 a.m., stating a woman was suffering from a possible heart attack aboard a charter fishing vessel.

An MH-65 Dolphin Rescue helicopter crew from Air Station Atlantic City and a 47-foot Motor Life Boat rescue crew from Coast Guard Station Ocean City launched to assist.

The rescue helicopter crew hoisted the woman aboard and transferred her to awaiting emergency medical personnel at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Maryland.

“These boaters did the right thing by contacting the Coast Guard with a radio when they suspected something was wrong,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Kayla Gamester, a watchstander at Sector Maryland-National Capital Region. “Rescues on the water can be complex and the sooner we are contacted, the faster we can respond—using a radio allows us to maintain contact and to get to an accurate location quickly.”

Chinese hackers get highly sensitive data on submarine warfare

Chinese government hackers have compromised the computers of a Navy contractor, stealing massive amounts of highly sensitive data related to undersea warfare — including secret plans to develop a supersonic anti-ship missile for use on U.S. submarines by 2020, according to American officials.

The breaches occurred in January and February, the officials said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation. The hackers targeted a contractor who works for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, a military organization headquartered in Newport, R.I., that conducts research and development for submarines and underwater weaponry.

The officials did not identify the contractor.

The data stolen was of a highly sensitive nature despite being housed on the contractor’s unclassified network. The officials said the material, when aggregated, could be considered classified, a fact that raises concerns about the Navy’s ability to oversee contractors tasked with developing cutting-edge weapons.

The breach is part of China’s long-running effort to blunt the U.S. advantage in military technology and become the preeminent power in east Asia.


Trump Says He 'Really' Supports The STATES Act, Allowing States To Legalize Cannabis

The STATES Act would give states the right to self-determine cannabis laws without the looming threat of federal interference.

While preparing to board Marine One on Friday, President Trump briefly expressed his support for the recently introduced STATES Act, which would allow states to choose whether or not to legalize marijuana.

The bi-partisan bill introduced yesterday (June 7) by Sens. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) would amend the federal ban on cannabis under the Controlled Substances Act to allow states to legalize within their borders without federal interference.

When asked by reporters if he supports the STATES Act, Trump said, “I really do, I support Senator Gardner, I know exactly what he’s doing. We’re looking at it, but I probably will end up supporting that, yes.”

Trump’s support of the bill was expected since it is seen as the result of an agreementreached by the president and Gardner in April. After Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole memo protections for legal states in January, Gardner held up votes on all remaining Justice Department nominations until Trump promised to support states’ right to legalize marijuana.


Trump Military Nominee Waits Year for Confirmation

Wednesday marked one year since President Trump nominated Navy Captain Charles “Cully” Stimson to be general counsel for the Department of the Navy, highlighting why the Senate’s August recess needed to be canceled. Over 300 Senate-confirmed positions are still vacant 18 months into the administration. People expect the president’s administration to be fully staffed, with dozens of new federal judges as well.

The Department of the Navy includes the U.S. Navy and the Marine Corps. It is a component of the Defense of Defense (DOD), as are the Department of the Army and the Department of the Air Force. The general counsel is the No. 3 position in the Department of the Navy, and commands roughly 1,000 lawyers the in the Navy’s Office of General Counsel, yet despite its importance President Trump’s pick is still not in place.

No one is questioning Stimson’s credentials for the job. Yet a full year after the president picked him to lead the Office of General Counsel, the full Senate has yet to vote on him.

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Democrat Support for Israel’s Right to Self Defense Far From Guaranteed in Congressional Battle

In the wake of new congressional resolution to support Israel's right to self defense amid a massive and unending wave of Palestinian violence stoked by Hamas, Democrat support for the Jewish state's defense remains in question, according to a top lawmaker pushing the new pro-Israel measure.

The bipartisan resolution, recently introduced by Reps. Lee Zeldin (R., N.Y.) and Josh Gottheimer (D., N.J.), would put Congress firmly on Israel's side as it takes defensive measure to protect its citizens from a wave of violence sponsored by the terrorist group Hamas, according to a copy of the resolution obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

While such a measure would have gained broad bipartisan support in years past, a growing anti-Israel wave in the Democrat Party is making support for the latest measure controversial, according to Zeldin, who spoke about this growing trend in an interview with Free Beacon.


Bill Clinton and #MonicaToo

Bill Clinton is back, and as Yogi Berra might say, "It's deja vu all over again." Well, not quite.

Anyone who watched the former president's NBC "Today" show interview with Craig Melvin saw the same old leopard with the same old spots and the same old chutzpah. But at 71 and out of power, he's less protected by friends in the media and consequently less persuasive. We're all looking at the Clinton years through a clearer lens now, and his explanations for wrongdoing range from unbelievable to offensive to the stuff of satire.

Bubba is touring to publicize a novel he "co-wrote" with best-selling novelist James Patterson, titled "The President Is Missing," and it's his most powerful piece of fiction since the day he looked into the cameras, wagged his bony finger at us and announced, "I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Ms. Lewinksy." Like Hillary Clinton's book tour, his is a search for refuge in the afterglow of his once-dominating public life. The pitiless glare of moral failure continues to lavish attention on the Clintons, man and wife.

In light of the #MeToo movement, Bubba's affair with Monica Lewinsky is seen through that different lens this time, and it puts emphasis where it belongs, on his abuse of power.

"He was my boss," Lewinsky wrote poignantly in Vanity Fair, thinking again about how she was the victim of President Clinton. "He was the most powerful man on the planet. He was 27 years my senior, with enough life experience to know better. He was, at the time, at the pinnacle of his career, while I was in my first job out of college."



“Students will explore how systematic logics that position ‘the West’ and ‘whiteness’ as the ideal manifest through such social constructions as objectivity, meritocracy, and race.”

Hobart and William Smith Colleges is offering a course next year to teach students how “objectivity” and “meritocracy” function as “white mythologies.”

White Mythologies: Objectivity, Meritocracy, and Other Social Constructions” is a sophomore-level course taught by Kendralin Freemanand Jason Rodriguez, who are sociology and anthropology professors, respectively.

“This course explores the history and ongoing manifestations of ‘white mythologies’—long-standing, often implicit views about the place of White, male, Euro-American subjects as the norm,” explains the course description, which adds that students will also “explore how systematic logics that position ‘the West’ and ‘whiteness’ as the ideal manifest through such social constructions as objectivity, meritocracy, and race.”


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IRS Defends Giving Refunds to Illegal Immigrants

In a letter to Congress, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen defended the decision to allow illegal immigrants to get refunds from the agency.

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) went “On The Record” tonight to explain that illegal immigrants who get a social security number can go back and apply for a refund through the earned income tax credit. He said this is due to President Barack Obama’s executive order on illegal immigration, calling it unconstitutional and unfair.

“It’s unfair to taxpayers that noncitizen illegals are gonna get this bonus that […] their tax money’s gonna be used for,” he said, adding that this “points to the patent unfairness” of Obama’s action.

Jordan remarked that this is especially unfair to the legal immigrants who entered the country the right way.

Jordan pointed out that this news comes on the heels of recovered IRS emails that officials said could not be found.


Satanic Journalists Are Destroying The American Mind


A River Runs Through It

This is our property right now in West Ocean City. There are actually white caps raging through the property into the Canal. It's my understanding that they have closed Rt. 50 into Ocean City near Hoopers to keep people from entering the Island. It's really bad here. How's your area?

OC increases cell towers, City Watch surveillance feeds

In addition to boosting network coverage, a dozen cell phone towers recently installed on the Boardwalk by communications company Crown Castle will also provide two dozen new camera feeds for the resort’s City Watch surveillance system.

City Engineer Terry McGean said the equipment costs were absorbed by Crown Castle.

“They put cameras at each of the tower locations for our City Watch system,” he said. “It’s not a feed we put on the web, it’s a feed we use internally for public safety.”

Ocean City Police and the Emergency Services departments monitor the City Watch camera system, McGean said.

“They feed to what we call ‘City Watch,’ which is essentially our camera surveillance system we have throughout town,” he said.


Wicomico Report Confirms Declining Overdose Trend

SALISBURY – The number of overdose deaths and emergency department visits relating to opioids have decreased, but health officials in Wicomico County have noted an uptick in other public health issues.

On Tuesday, Wicomico County Health Officer Lori Brewster presented a report on the health of the county to the Wicomico County Council.

Last year, Brewster said Wicomico County experienced a significant decrease in overdose deaths related to opioids, which she attributed to the success of a Community Outreach Addictions Team (COAT) program that charges peer support specialists with experience in addiction to assist people into treatment.

“We are also seeing a decline in the other two counties because of the COAT team as well,” she said. “So the Lower Shore is seeing a decline in overdose deaths, which is a big plus for us.”


Free Summer Student Meals To Continue

BERLIN – School systems in Worcester and Wicomico counties will once again offer free meals to students throughout the summer.

Beginning this month, schools and community sites will offer free breakfast, lunch and snacks to students through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program, which provides children and teens ages 18 and under with nutritious meals when school is not in session.

Odtis Collins, food service coordinator for Worcester County Public Schools, said nine school sites and seven community sites – located in areas with high percentages of students who receive free and reduced-price meals – will participate in this year’s program, which is administered by the state and sponsored by local school systems.

“Each community site is a little different,” he said. “Some do breakfast, and some do lunch. It’s based on the needs of the location.”


Judge Reverses CAFO Permit On Local Poultry Operation

BERLIN – An administrative law judge has ruled to reverse a permit for a poultry operation outside Berlin in response to a challenge from environmental groups.

Last week, David Hofstetter, an administrative law judge of the Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings, proposed that the Maryland Department of the Environment’s approval of permit for a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) on Purnell Crossing Road be reversed. The permit, which was granted by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) had been challenged by Assateague Coastal Trust (ACT), the Environmental Action Center (EAC) and Paul and Mary Lou Bishop of Berlin.

The CAFO, which is currently under construction, will now have to be issued a new permit before it can begin operation.

“We were very pleased with the decision,” Mary Lou Bishop said. “Allowing industrial sized operations to cut corners hurts the community and especially local small independent farmers who often are held to a higher standard. We realize this CAFO will still continue operation but now, with more adequate water quality protections in place, our little community can be assured the letter of the law is to be followed.”


A Recession Is Coming... And the Fed Can't Stop It

Is the Fed ready for the next recession?

The answer is no.

Extensive research shows that it takes between 300 and 500 basis points of interest rate cuts by the Fed to pull the U.S. economy out of a recession. (One basis point is 1/100th of 1 percentage point, so 500 basis points of rate reduction means the Fed would have to cut rates 5 percentage points.)

Right now the Fed’s target rate for fed funds, the so-called “policy rate,” is 1.75%. How do you cut rates 3–5% when you’re starting at 1.75%? You can’t.

Negative interest rates won’t save the day. Negative rates have been tried in Japan, the eurozone, Sweden and Switzerland, and the evidence is that they don’t work to stimulate the economy.


More OC Flooding

Ocean City Flooding

Vote For Red Roost

Crabbers have been commercially catching blue crabs (also known as Maryland crabs) from the Chesapeake Bay since the mid 19th century. Today, summertime means heading to your favorite crab house or seafood market to tuck into steamed crab, crab cakes and crab soup made from these Chesapeake Bay crustaceans. Steamed crabs, arguably the most popular preparation, typically get cooked in plenty of Old Bay Seasoning and are best served with a pitcher of cold beer. Vote for your favorite place for Maryland crabs and crab cakes once per day until voting ends on Tuesday, June 26 at noon ET. The winners will be announced on 10Best on Friday, July 6. 

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Schumer Refuses to Comment on Bill Clinton's #MeToo Answers: 'Public Can Judge for Themselves'

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) had no interest Wednesday night in discussing former President Bill Clinton's criticized remarks about Monica Lewinsky and the #MeToo movement, saying the "public can judge for themselves."

On his new primetime program, CNN host Chris Cuomo asked Schumer for his "take" on Clinton, who has been panned and called "tone-deaf" for his defensive answers about his affair with Lewinsky in light of the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment.

"Not getting into that," Schumer said.

"Because?" Cuomo asked.


Senate Approves Education Civil Rights Nominee After 8-Month Delay

Every Democrat voted against Ken Marcus while Obama nominees were confirmed by voice vote in 50 days

The Senate approved Kenneth Marcus, the Trump administration's nomination to head the Department of Education's civil rights office, after his nomination was delayed for nearly eight months.

The Senate confirmed Marcus on a party-line vote, 50 to 46. Marcus will serve as the assistant secretary for civil rights under the Department of Education, replacing Candice Jackson, who had been serving as acting head of the Office of Civil Rights since President Trump's inauguration.

Marcus's nomination lingered for 220 days, after delays from Senate Democrats. Marcus previously served in the Bush administration on the United States Commission on Civil Rights, the Department of Education, and at Housing and Urban Development.

Marcus is also the president and founder of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing civil rights of the Jewish people. Anti-Israel groups vigorously opposed Marcus, who they attacked for leading the fight against the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) of Israel movement.


I Didn't Know It Would Be This Addictive': Admin. Debuts Anti-Opioid Ad Campaign

Ads tell real stories of Americans' opioid dependency

The Trump administration debuted the first of four anti-opioid ads Thursday, part of its efforts to combat America's deadly opioid epidemic.

The ad debuted Thursday morning on theToday Show on NBC. It features the story of Amy P. from Columbus, Ohio, who was over-prescribed Vicodin following a knee surgery. When her prescription eventually ran out, she crashed her car to obtain more drugs. The ad depicts a reenactor, portraying Amy, ramming her car into a dumpster.

"I didn't know it would be this addictive. I didn't know how far I'd go to get more," the voiceover says just before Amy's crash.

The ads will feature real stories of Americans who have made similarly drastic decisions motivated by opioid addiction, according to information provided during a press briefing Thursday morning. The stories were selected to put faces to the overwhelming number of opioid-associated overdose deaths each year: more than 42,000 in 2016, according to the CDC.


Illegal Immigration Is a Major Crime Problem

A recently released Justice Department report reveals that an astonishing one in five individuals incarcerated in federal prisons is an illegal alien, which amounts to a $1.5 million bill every DAY to the American taxpayer.

However, the greater expense of illegal immigration is not measured in dollars. The report notes illegal alien crime statistics from the state of Texas alone between 2001 and 2018 — more than 663,000 offenses were committed, including 1,351 homicides, 7,156 sexual assaults, 79,049 assaults and 44,882 thefts, to name but a few. Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Thomas Homan also said this week that “nine out of 10” illegal immigrants arrested have criminal records.

But despite President Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration via his “zero tolerance” policy, the number of illegal alien border crossings has steadily climbed. And one of the primary culprits for this increase can be attributed to Democrats and their huge push for lawless “sanctuary cities” that essentially act as giant magnets attracting greater numbers of illegal aliens.


STUNNING: AWOL Attorney General Jeff Sessions REFUSES to Bring Charges Against Pakistani Awan Brothers

Daily Caller investigative journalist Luke Rosiak joined Lou Dobbs to discuss the latest in the Imran Awan Pakistani hacking scandal.

Imran Awan worked for Debbie Wasserman Schultz for thirteen years since she came into office in 2004 as a Florida representative.

Three Pakistani brothers who managed the IT affairs for several Democratic government officials were relieved of their duties in February 2017 on suspicion that they accessed specific computer networks without permission, also known as hacking.

Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan were barred from computer networks at the House of Representatives in February 2017.

Imran had his court case rescheduled until next month.


More Members Of Corrupt Baltimore PD Task Force Sentenced

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A judge sentenced two more former Baltimore City Police detectives to seven years in prison each for robbing citizens and stealing overtime as part of the corrupt Gun Trace Task Force.

Evodio Hendrix committed five robberies and stole tens of thousands of dollars. His father told WJZ Investigator Mike Hellgren after the proceeding that his son “just made a mistake.” He said the ordeal had been “pretty tough” on his family.

Hendrix apologized to the judge.

“I was wrong…I accept responsibility,” he said. “I ask the victims of my crimes to forgive me because I’m truly sorry for my actions.”

Maurice Ward cried in court and said he was sorry. He said he wished he would have come forward to authorities before his arrest and charges.

“A lot of these things probably wouldn’t have happened,” Ward told the judge.

Both men have testified against fellow officers and cooperated in the ongoing investigation.


Paul Ryan backs Trey Gowdy: FBI acted properly by using informant with Trump campaign

House Speaker Paul Ryan said he supports a recent assessment by Rep. Trey Gowdy that theFBI acted properly when it used an informant to speak to members of President Trump’s campaign team.

And Ryan told reporters Trump should not pardon himself.

Gowdy, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, said on Fox News last week, “I am even more convinced that the FBI did exactly what my fellow citizens would want them to do when they got the information they got and that it has nothing to do with Donald Trump.”

Ryan said Wednesday he supports Gowdy’s statement, although it has drawn backlash from people who believe the Obama administration was spying on Trump for political purposes.

“I think Chairman Gowdy’s initial assessment is accurate,” Ryan said, adding that “we have some more digging to do,” and more interviews to conduct.

Congress is also waiting for the FBI to turn over documents lawmakers have requested about the matter. Republicans have accused the Department of Justice of stonewalling on the document requests.


MSNBC's Wallace targets Trump's family

MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace turned her sights on President Trump’s family this week by asking if the women in his life are “dead inside.”

The host of “Deadline: White House” asked a panel of guests Thursday afternoon if the commander in chief pays off his female family members to keep them under control.

“Are they just the most stoic human beings, are they numb, are they dead inside, are they paid off, I mean, what’s their deal?” she asked regarding his criticisms of porn actress Stormy Daniels, among other women.

“Yes, yes, and yes, but I think they do not see President Trump the way that all of us see President Trump,” Vanity Fair reporter Emily Fox responded. “They have such a distorted image of who he is that they don’t have the kind of reaction that we do. It’s almost some sort of trick or spell he has on them. … Ivanka Trump is the most masterful compartmentalizer that America has maybe ever seen.”

The segment comes in the wake of comedian Samantha Bee’s apology for calling the first daughter a “feckless c—t” during her TBS show “Full Frontal.”

Ms. Bee apologized for the commentary, although NBC’s Chuck Todd still held the president responsible for her “tone.”

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Amazon Gives In to Muslim Employee Ramadan Demands

Amazon has given in to demands from Muslim employees who requested various perks and work changes during Ramadan, which also coincides with Amazon’s biggest sale of the year.

According to Bloomberg, the fact that Ramadan was at the same time as Amazon Prime Day this year was “creating tension” among employees in “Minnesota’s Twin Cities region, where activists say Inc. employs more than 1,000 East African Muslim immigrants at four warehouses.”

Employees and other activists protested at the Eagan, Minnesota, delivery center, where they chanted in Somali and handed Amazon management a list of demands for Ramadan, which reportedly included a “call to curb their heavy workloads while they’re fasting and to let them take time off without penalty for Eid, the festival that ends Ramadan.”

Amazon announced that they would provide prayer rooms for employees at work and “would ease up on employees’ quotas for the duration of the fast.”


New shutdown threat looms as Democrats oppose spending bill

House Democrats are threatening to vote against the first wave of fiscal 2019 spending bills, forcing Republicans into a familiar fight with themselves over government funding that could leave them headed for another government shutdown threat in September.

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is urging Democrats to vote against an upcoming “mini-bus” package that pulls together a few spending bills into one bill.

Without Democratic support, the measure could falter thanks to the usual opposition from staunch fiscal conservatives.


The battle that saved the world: Anticipation, horror, and chaos of the D-Day landings are brought to life in stunning restored colour images

The rare photos show Allied soldiers preparing to ship out, landing on the beaches of Normandy, fighting their way through enemy lines, and getting a heroes' welcome from liberated civilians.


DOJ To Release Report On Clinton Email Probe On June 14 With Explosive Hearing To Follow

Less than three weeks after we learned that the IG report on the Clinton email probe was in its final review, and which has found among other things that James Comey not only "defied authority" but was "insubordinate", we finally have the long awaited drop date: June 14.

DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz told Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley in a letter on Thursday that his office is planning to release the highly anticipated report detailing broad allegations of misconduct by FBI and Justice Department officials in the months leading up to the 2016 presidential election on June 14.

It only gets better from there because Horowitz also said that he will testify before the Judiciary Committee on June 18 in what may be the most watched Congressional testimony since Comey spoke on the Hill on June 8, 2017. The House Judiciary and Oversight committees are expected to hold a hearing on the report the next day.

As we have reported over the past year, the inspector general's probe has so far focused on former FBI Director James Comey's various statements and letters regarding the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of State, as well as the unauthorized disclosure of nonpublic information by Justice Department employees.

As ABC reported yesterday - oddly enough this particular leak did not make it to either WaPo, nor NYT nor CNN - the report is expected to fault Comey, accusing him of defying authority at times during his tenure as the nation's top FBI official. It's also expected tocriticize former Attorney General Loretta Lynch for her handling of the Clinton email investigation.


Sessions greenlights police to seize cash, property from people suspected of crimes but not charged

The Justice Department announced a new federal policy Wednesday to help state and local police take cash and property from people suspected of a crime, even without a criminal charge, reversing an Obama administration rule prompted by past abuse by police.

Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein said the Justice Department will include more safeguards to prevent the kind of problems that have been documented in the past. Police departments will be required to provide details to the Justice Department about probable cause for seizures, and federal officials will have to more quickly inform property owners about their rights and the status of the seizures.

“The goal here is to empower our police and prosecutors with this important tool that can be used to combat crime, particularly drug abuse,” Rosenstein said at a news briefing. “This is going to enable us to work with local police and our prosecutors to make sure that when assets are lawfully seized that they’re not returned to criminals when there’s a valid basis for them to be forfeited.”


GSA General Counsel Gave All of Trump Transition Team Communications to Mueller – Then He Died

The GSA promised Trump Transition Team officials that their communications on phones and laptops would be safe with the General Services Administration (GSA).

Then in September the GSA handed all of the Transition team’s communications over to Dirty Cop Mueller.

Shortly after this Richard Beckler died on September 25, 2017.


Since When Are Dogs Allowed In The Zoo?

Dogs actually freak out, (stress) the animals at the Zoo and are not allowed. You have to wonder, where is the Staff at the Zoo to make sure things like this don't happen. 

Florida woman beats terminal breast cancer with new therapy

A Florida woman who was given just months to live is now cancer-free thanks to an experimental immunotherapy, researchers said.

Judy Perkins, 49, told the BBC she was given only three months to live after being diagnosed with advanced breast cancer that was spreading quickly throughout her body. She said she had “tennis ball-sized tumors” in her liver and “secondary cancers throughout her body." She said she was unable to be treated with conventional therapy.

However, she underwent therapy that pumped “90 billion cancer-killing immune cells into her body.” She said she felt changes right away.

"About a week after [the therapy] I started to feel something, I had a tumor in my chest that I could feel shrinking," Perkins told the BBC. "It took another week or two for it to completely go away."

She recalled the medical staff "were all very excited and jumping around" after the tumors started to diminish.

The U.S. National Cancer Institute said the therapy was still in experimental stages but it could change cancer treatment. Dr. Steven Rosenberg, the chief of surgery at the institute, said the therapy was started after examining a person’s tumor then using the patient’s white blood cells to attack the cancer. The scientists “screen the patient's white blood cells and extract those capable of attacking the cancer” and then grow the cells.


House GOP Cuts Spending $15 Billion; Dems All Voted No

House Republicans approved $15 billion worth of “rescission” spending cuts late Thursday night in a tiny step to make up for that $1.3 trillion omnibus package passed earlier this year.

President Donald Trump proposed the cuts to rescind billions of unused or unnecessary funds from various government programs. House lawmakers approved the measure on a 210 to 206 vote with all but 19 Republicans supporting it and all Democrats opposed. The Senate still needs to approve the package before it can be sent to Trump for his signature.

Republicans argued the move is a simple housecleaning of the budget since the funds weren’t going to be used for their intended purpose. Democrats countered that the package would drain funds from needed programs like the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).


Dems propose national firearms licensing system

Two House Democrats on Wednesday introduced legislation that would set up a federal firearms licensing system, and all gun sales and transfers to be registered on this system.

Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., introduced the bill after a recent wave of school shootings, but he has introduced similar bills in past congresses.

The Blair Holt Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act would prohibit unlicensed gun ownership, and would require a valid firearms license for transferring and receiving guns. It would require universal background checks for all sales and transfers of guns, and would make it easier for state and federal officials to trace guns.


Did You Know...

Trade Deficits Paying for China Military Buildup

One little detail largely escaped media notice when Chinese president Xi Jinping met with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un on May 8. The visit coincided with China's launch of its first indigenous aircraft carrier in the town where the two met, perhaps sending a message to friend and foes of both China and North Korea:

The pair reportedly met in Dalian, where Xi will attend a ceremony launching the country's first domestically-built aircraft carrier.

To North Korea, the message was, don't worry, because China has your back. To the U.S., the message was, you'd better start worrying about more than the price of soybeans.

China has global ambitions, and those ambitions, like that new carrier, are being paid for in large part by the vast transfer of wealth via our huge trade deficits with Beijing.


New FBI Emails Wreck Official Clinton Timeline

Judicial Watch posted 16 pages of newly released Justice Department documents about the infamous Lynch/Clinton tarmac meeting

A July 2016 email from FBI agent Peter Strzok suggests bureau insiders discussed the conclusion of its investigation into 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server as early as April 2016 — months before the FBI interviewed Clinton.

“Another Strzok email suggest[s] the decision on the Clinton email matter has been under discussion since April 2016 — three months before then-FBI Director James Comey announced he would recommend no prosecution,” the nonprofit government watchdog Judicial Watch revealed Thursday.

Clinton’s use of her private email server to conduct official Department of State business and the FBI’s investigation cast a cloud over her 2016 campaign against President Donald Trump. After exonerating her in July 2016, former FBI Director James Comey reopened the investigation in late October 2016 — just two weeks before Election Day — before closing it again and exonerating her again only days before the election.

The email from Strzok resulted from an email chain discussing former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s decision to recuse herself from the Clinton probe after an Arizona journalist exposed her secret meeting in late June 2016 with former President Bill Clinton on a Phoenix airport tarmac. Lynch subsequently claimed she and Clinton discussed only family matters, including grandchildren.


Donald Trump: Investigate the Obama Administration for Trying to Sneak Around Iran Sanctions

President Donald Trump reacted Thursday to the news that former President Barack Obama’s administration tried to sneak around the Iran sanctions to offer them financial aid.

“The Obama Administration is now accused of trying to give Iran secret access to the financial system of the United States. This is totally illegal,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

The Associated Press reported on Wednesday that the Obama administration secretly issued a license allowing Iran access to convert funds through an American bank.

Trump suggested that Robert Mueller’s special counsel formed to investigate his campaign should investigate the reports.


A Letter to the Editor

Golden Gardens Assisted Living in Parsonsburg, Maryland
2564, 7888 Parsonsburg Rd, Parsonsburg, MD 21849

At approximately 4:20 AM on June 8th, 2018, Parsonsburg fire department and the county paid paramedic in Pittsville was dispatched for an emergency ambulance call at Golden Gardens Assisted Living. EMS 7 responded with the ALS provider to Parsonsburgs fire station to pick up the ambulance and meet with an EMT. In real counties with paid paramedics, the Chase with the paramedic responds with the paramedic to the scene of the emergency.

Central went through the 4 required re-alerts with no response. Then, Central dispatched Pittsville Volunteer Fire Company for the EMS call and then alerted the Parsonsburg volunteers for an engine response to standing by for Pittsville's' ambulance when they got out.

Wicomico Central Dispatched the required 4 re-alert attempts for Pittsville's Ambulance and ALS Paramedic and there was no response from Pittsville OR Parsonsburg again.

Then Wicomico Central dispatched Station 8 Willards EMS and the county paid ALS provider from Powellville, that's right Powellville Volunteer Fire Company. EMS 11 answered up responding to Willards for their ambulance. 818, a volunteer officer answered up and said the call was covered because Powellville EMS 11 was responding to Willards to pick of the ambulance stationed at the Willards Fire Company. In reality, it would have been much quicker for EMS 11 from Powellville to respond to Parsonsburg Road to tend to the patient instead of driving in the opposite direction to Willards.

At approximately 4:55 AM EMS 7 answers on the radio and says they have a crew and they cancel Willard's ambulance. EMS 11 answered up and returned to Powellville to go back to sleep. A few minutes later Parsonsburg's Ambulance finally got out and responded to that poor person's emergency who was waiting and suffering for well over 1/2 hour.

The irony to this story is that Parsonsburg and Pittsville Volunteer Fire Companies that the main people telling Bob Culver and the County Council that they don't support the Station 1 volunteers running mutual aid calls with them. The sad thing is that the Parsonsburg Fire Company scratched on that call and never responded a volunteer fire crew to stand by for that Ambulance crew and Pittsville volunteers didn't get out either. They both could have used the manpower from the volunteers from Station 1. These elected officials and volunteer firemen are playing dangerous politics with this entire situation. How many people have to die before Bob Culver and John Cannon get it right!

In real counties with paid paramedics and fire companies, the Chase with the paramedic responds with the paramedic to the scene of the emergency. If you don't believe me check with Sussex County, Dorchester County, Caroline County, Talbot County, Queen Anne County, Kent County and Cecil County!

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Legislation Effective June 1

Senator Addie Eckardt, District 37

Notable Legislation That Took Effect

June 1, 2018
SB 228 -- Cybersecurity Incentive Tax Credits is a piece of legislation that I co-sponsored which expands the cybersecurity tax credit to purchases of cyber security services and technology; $2 million is provided to the program in tax year 2018 and $4 million in tax year 2019.

SB 877 -- Promoting ext-Raordinary Innovation in Maryland's Economy, also known as the PRIME Act, was introduced by the Administration as an incentive for Fortune 100 companies, such as Amazon, to establish an eligible project in the State. In January 2018, Amazon announced Montgomery County as a finalist for the competitive site selection process. Specifically, this legislation provides an income tax credit, a tax credit against State and Local property tax, and a sales and use tax exemption. In order to qualify, the company much be a Fortune 100 company that establishes a project in the State where the project last longer than 17 years, creates over 40,000 qualified positions, and expends at least $4.5 billion on construction projects.

HB 605 – State Student Loan Refinancing Program – Market-Specific Consultant Study requires the Department of Legislative Services (DLS), the Maryland Health and Higher Educational Facilities Authority (MHHEFA), and the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) to conduct a study on the Maryland student loan market. This study will include a cost analysis, demand analysis, and an examination of the implications of establishing a direct student loan program.

HB 281 – Education – Computer Science – Curriculum and Professional Development (Securing the Future: Computer Science Education for All)  requires County School Boards to offer at least one high-quality computer science course in each high school beginning in the 2021-2022 school year.

HB 1415 – Education – Commission on Innovation an Excellence inEducation extends the deadline for the Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education to complete its work by one year. It also establishes after school literacy programs and provides funding for them, establishes a teacher retention program, establishes and mandates funding for a pre-kindergarten education initiative and requires $200 million of income tax revenue obtained in FY 2019 to be distributed to the Kirwan Commission fund.

HB 547/SB 373 – Education – Head Start Program – Annual Appropriation (The Ulysses Currie Act), that I co-sponsored, renames the Head Start Program as the Ulysses Currie Head Start Program and requires the Governor to appropriate at least $3 million for the Program annually.

SB 1265 – Maryland Safe to Learn Act of 2018, in which I co-sponsoredis a multi-faceted approach to protecting schools from crime, specifically gun violence. In addition to many other things, it requires adequate police coverage at all schools and provides funding for capital safety improvements to local jurisdictions. It also established the School Safety Subcabinet, which serves as the governing body of the Maryland Center for School Safety (MCSS). It provides at least $2 million in funding annually for MCSS.

HB 3 – Environment – U.S. Climate Alliance – Membership requires the Governor to include Maryland as a member of the U.S. Climate Alliance by July 1, 2018; this bill also requires the Governor to report annually, beginning December 1, 2018, on the State’s participation in the alliance.

SB 968/HB 243  -- Task Force on Rural Internet, Broadband, Wireless, and Cellular Service – Study and Extension was one of my bills that expands the aforementioned Task Force to include all rural areas of the State, requires the Task Force to solicit input from local governments, internet service providers, and wireless service providers to calculate the cost for universal last-mile broadband coverage. The Task Force is extended to May 31, 2019.

HB 922 – Maryland Department of Health – “Pill Mill” Tip Line and Overdose Report requires the Department of Health (MDH), by December 1, 2018, to identify a method for establishing a tip line for a person to report a licensed prescriber who the person suspects is prescribing or overprescribing medication.

HB 1124 – Criminal Procedure – Statewide Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kit Tracking System – Recommendations requires the Maryland Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Policy and Funding Committee to create recommendations regarding the creation and operation of a statewide sexual assault evidence collection kit tracking system; this system will be accessible by victims and law enforcement.

SB 553 – State Government – Security Training --  Protection of Security-Sensitive Data requires each unit of State government to identify individuals who access “Security-Sensitive Data” and provide them with annual training on how to properly and safely handle that information. It also requires the Department of Information Technology to develop and maintain security training material that focuses on data protection and integrity.

MD Attorney General, Senator at MAC

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh and U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen recently presented a Consumer Protection Forum at MAC, Inc., the Area Agency on Aging. The program featured information on consumer issues, followed by a question-and-answer session with the audience. From left are, Frosh, MAC Executive Director Pattie Tingle, and Van Hollen.


The Wicomico County Health Department is offering a free workshop to educate leaders of health and health related non-profit/501(c)(3) minority organizations in Wicomico about health equity and health disparities. The session will cover how to improve the health outcomes of racial and ethnic minority communities through community engagement, partnerships, and outreach.

The workshop will be held June 27, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Flanders Room of the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center, 500 Glen Ave., Salisbury, MD. Speakers include Sedonna M.Brown, MS, RN, nursing instructor at Salisbury University and Donna Clark, RN, director of Help and Outreach Point of Entry (HOPE), Inc. The workshop is free, and includes a light breakfast.

Space is limited, with priority given to Wicomico County minority 501(c)(3) organizations. Registration is required and must be completed by June 21, 2018. To register or for more information, call 410-334-3480 or complete an online registration form at

Funding is provided by the Maryland Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities/Minority Outreach and Technical Assistance (MOTA) Partners.

Public Notice - Cancellation of June 11, 2018 Council Meeting

Just a reminder that the Monday, June 11, 2018 Council Meeting has been cancelled.

The Public Notice is attached and posted on the website at the link below:

Voters remove judge who gave Brock Turner a 6-month sexual assault sentence

California voters removed Aaron Persky, the judge who gave Brock Turner a six-month sexual assault sentence in the Stanford University rape case that made headlines in 2016.

Turner, a Stanford swimmer, was accused of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman while at school. A jury convicted him on all three charges — sexual penetration with a foreign object of an intoxicated person, sexual penetration with a foreign object of an unconscious person and intent to commit rape — and Persky sentenced Turner to six months in jail with three years probation. The maximum jail sentence for sexual assault in the state of California is 14 years.