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Monday, June 25, 2018

Trump: Illegal immigrants should immediately be turned away from US

President Trump on Sunday advocated for abolishing due process rights for immigrants who enter the country illegally, and said instead they should be turned away at the border.

"When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came," he tweeted.

Trump last week signed an executive order aimed at preventing the separation of immigrant families while the adults are being prosecuted for illegal entry. That order sought to allow the federal government to indefinitely detain families in holding facilities while they were being prosecuted, but Republicans and legal experts say it could challenged in court.

Trump's latest tweet said he supports ending the proceedings entirely, as well as a merit-based immigration program.

Rep. Harris Releases Statement on SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act

WASHINGTON, DC: On June 22, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act. This package of bipartisan bills includes Medicaid, Medicare, and public health reforms to combat the opioid crisis. Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) released the following statement in support of the bill’s passage:

“Today, the House of Representatives passed a package of bipartisan bills to advance substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery initiatives, and to protect our communities from prescription opioids, heroin, and illicit synthetic drugs like fentanyl. The SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act expands access to substance abuse care, and improves oversight of opioid prescriptions and substance abuse treatment. This legislation also directs the Food and Drug Administration to smooth out the testing and approval processes for non-addictive treatments for pain and addiction, thus expanding patients’ options for treatment. As a physician, I understand that substance abuse – particularly opioid abuse and misuse – is a dangerous disease, but relief is possible if we all join hands and work together on this important issue.”

The full text of the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act can be found here.

Dem Senate Candidate Profits From Big Oil, Despite Making 'Renewable Energy' Focal Point of Campaign

(Updated): Rosen Opposed Trump Admin on Nuclear Power While Holding Stock in Company Seeking to Build Nuclear Reactor

Rep. Jacky Rosen, the Democrat vying to unseat Republican senator Dean Heller in Nevada, has profited from investments in petroleum and natural gas, despite heralding "renewable energy" as a cornerstone of her campaign.

Since jumping into the race, Rosen has sought to paint Heller as out of Nevada's political mainstream in hopes of flipping a seat political observers acknowledge is a must-win for Democrats to capture the Senate majority.

Rosen, a freshman member of the House of Representatives, has drawn clear distinctions between the incumbent and herself on a variety of issues including taxes, immigration, health care, and the environment. This strategy was displayed during a recent media interview where the candidate discussed her opposition to the tax cuts championed by President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans last year.

During the interview, Rosen lambasted the cuts as being too skewed in favor of corporations and "big oil."


Resolving the Alien Minor Separation Issue

Trump's EO changes policy to detain illegal alien families together, yet Democrats still politicize it

As pressure mounted nationally under the strategic Democrat- and mainstream media-fomented conniption fit over the practice of separating minors from parents who have illegally crossed the U.S. border, President Donald Trump issued an executive order Wednesday halting the practice. Trump said that the U.S. needs to have a “very powerful, very strong border … [while] at the same time we have compassion.” He added, “We want to keep families together. It’s very important. … I don’t like the sight or the feeling of families being separated.”

In his executive order, Trump noted that while the families will not be separated, they also will not be released. The order reads, “It is the policy of this Administration to rigorously enforce our immigration laws. It is also the policy of this Administration to maintain family unity, including by detaining alien families together where appropriate and consistent with law and available resources. It is unfortunate that Congress’s failure to act and court orders have put the Administration in the position of separating alien families to effectively enforce the law.”


Time Propagates Bald-Faced Fake News

The magazine egregiously and falsely suggested an illegal alien girl was separated from her mother.

The cover of the latest issue of Time magazine features two individuals. One is a little Honduran girl crying while juxtaposed and looking down at her is President Donald Trump. The caption reads, “Welcome to America.” The clear message being sent by the leftist magazine is that this poor little girl is alone, “ripped from her parent’s arms,” becauseDonald Trump is enforcing immigration law. In announcing its cover, Time tweeted “TIME’s new cover: A reckoning after Trump’s border separation policy: What kind of country are we?”

Apparently, as Mark Alexander noted in his latest column on leftist immigration Demo-gogury, a country with a lot of people who “need to exercise a little more sensory discrimination and intellectual discretion before assuming what the Leftmedia propagates is the truth.”

As has become all too common with the Leftmedia narrative, there is one inexcusable problem with Time’s cover — that little Honduran girl was never separated from her mother. In fact, after leaving the rest of her family, her mother had paid a human trafficker $6,000 to smuggle them across the U.S. border, where they were subsequently arrested by Border Patrol agents. Border Patrol agent Carlos Ruiz explained, “We were patrolling the border. It was 10 o'clock at night. We asked her to set the kid down in front of her, not away from her — she was right in front of her … so we can properly search the mother.” Ruiz added, “So the kid immediately started crying as she set her down. I personally went up to the mother and asked her, ‘Are you doing OK? Is the kid OK?’ and she said, ‘Yes. She’s tired and thirsty. It’s 11 o'clock at night.’”


And Just Like That... The Mueller Investigation Was Over

The corporate media is reporting intrepid crusader Robert Mueller is preparing to do a Pontius Pilate on his special council investigation of Russia and the Trump campaign.

According to WaPo, Mueller has beefed up his team with a number of prosecutors and the job of prosecuting Russian nationals for supposedly influencing the 2016 election will be fobbed off on them.

“The Post reports that the new hires are the first indication of Mueller preparing for the end of his investigation,” WaPo reported.

The Trump component is in the process of performing a disappearing act in slow motion. The investigation petered out months ago. Democrats continued to pound on it. Because it’s all they have. The establishment Resistance run by Pelosi and Schumer is treading water and looking toward the midterms.


Almost 1,000 People Injured, Killed in Terrorist Attacks By Refugees

One-in-three chance Germany will be target country in future plots

Nearly 1,000 people were injured or killed in terrorist attacks involving refugees over a four-year span, with Germany facing the highest number of terror plots, according to a new Heritage Foundation report published Monday.

Data collected from the 194 terrorist plots detected across Europe between January 2014 and December 2017 point to a more than one-in-three chance that Germany will be the country targeted in future terror schemes, with civilians being the primary bullseye.

Though only 32, or 16 percent, of those terrorist plots involved refugees or asylum seekers, 41 percent of all plots occurred in Germany. France was the second most targeted country, with Belgium and the United Kingdom trailing closely behind.

The report comes as German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces the threat of her government collapsing over its open-door policy toward migrants, which critics say has left the country more vulnerable to terrorism. Germany is still struggling to absorb the 1.4 million asylum seekers who arrived three years ago primarily from Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq.


Homeless Sex Offender Notification

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Answers To Our 12:07 Post

1. (c) The movie's over, it's 4 o'clock
2. (b) Blackboard Jungle
3. (a) Angel
4. (c) Blueberry Hill
5. (a) Mr. Sandman
6. (c) Sun
7. (b) Charlie Brown
8. (a) Mac Heath
9. (c) Tutti Fruitti
10. (c) Alan Freed
11. (a) Little Richard
12. (c) Annette Funicello
13. (b) Don and Phil
14. (a) Jiles P. Richardson
15. (c) Motown
16. (a) 77 Sunset Strip
17. (b) Sandra Dee
18. (b) The Monotones
19. (b) Kissed
20. (c) Maybelline
21. (b) Bully
22. (c) peepin' in a sea food store
23. (b) cause there ain't no cure for the summertime blues
24. (a) Mr. Earl
25. (b) she's my baby
26. (a) right here
27. (c) motorcycle boots
28. (c) Boney Maroney


Dry Bar Comedy

Left-Wing Activists Harass Florida AG Pam Bondi at Movie Theater

Protesters confronted Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi at a showing of a documentary about children’s TV host Fred Rogers, and they questioned the Republican’s stands on immigration and health care.

The Tampa Bay Times reports Bondi received a police escort Friday when several members of the left-wing group Organize Florida confronted her as she left a Tampa theater after seeing Won’t You Be My Neighbor about Mr. Rogers. The demonstrators questioned Florida joining a lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act and Bondi’s general support of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.

Bondi protester Maria Jose Chapa said was an impromptu demonstration after someone spotted the attorney general, who has a national following as a contributor on Fox News and as ally of President Trump. The video shows that as Bondi and her companion left the theater surrounded by officers, Chapa followed her, yelling.


Scott Adams: Republicans Need to Vote Because ‘They’re Coming for You Next’

Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams does not vote. But for the first time, he said Sunday, he is thinking about it — thanks to the effort by opponents of Donald Trump to ostracize people who support the president.

Adams, who predicted Trump would win the 2016 election en route to becoming an influential political writer, was reacting on his daily Periscope broadcast to “conservative” Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin, who defended a Virginia restaurant owner who ejected White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Friday.

“This doesn’t end well,” Adams said, calling her position “anti-free speech,” in the sense that people would no longer feel free to disagree with one another. “If citizens can do what government used to be able to do, which is censor … Free speech is no longer practical. It’s still legal, but no longer practical.”

He noted that former CIA director Gen. Michael Hayden had also compared the president to Hitler and his supporters to Nazis.

“I’m not a Republican and I don’t vote,” he said.

“But because I’ve been labeled as a Trump supporter … I’ve stopped appearing in public … because of the physical danger.”

If a “Blue Wave” appeared in November, and Democrats won the U.S. House and impeached the president, “I think it would be a dangerous situation for Trump supporters, wouldn’t you?” Adams observed.


Report indicates that Tesla solar closings include Delaware

Tesla will close more than a dozen solar installation centers, with Delaware identified as one of the affected states, according to a Reuters report.

The company would not comment on specifics of the closings. The report was based on Emails viewed by Reuters.

Tesla had merged the former Solar City installation business a couple of years ago as it began to offer batteryback-ups that are powered by solar panels.


Know Your Facts

This side by side comparison was compiled by a supporter, a retired Deputy with the Worcester County Sheriff's Office, who wanted to make it clear: Experience Matters. The Sheriff's position is not a popularity contest. Your vote matters. I appreciate all of the early voters who already voted McDermott and all of you who are casting your vote on Tuesday. All of the private messages, texts, and phone calls are appreciated, this is the homestretch! I look forward to serving as your Sheriff and putting this election behind us all. -Mike McDermott

DUI press releases for 06-11-2018 to 06-17-2018 & 06-18-2018 to 06-24-2018

Name Hometown Date Time Age Location of Arrest Accident Yes or No?

Benjamin Knock Ocean Pines,MD 6/12/2018 0430am 47 589 at Manklin y

John Stephens Bullard Jr Rockinham ,NC 6/13/2018 1123pm 49 50 at 611 y

James Arthur Smith Berlin, MD 6/14/2018 859pm 62 50 at 589 y

Jonathan M Edgell Swanger, MA 6/15/2018 0143am 36 90 at Coastal n

Todd Stacey Pates Berlin, MD 6/15/2018 0354am 57 50 at 589 y

Kirby Lynn Davis Columbia, MD 6/16/2018 434pm 54 90 at 589 y

Jayonte Nock Salisbury, MD 6/16/2018 0145am 23 90 at 589 n

Taylor Thorton Seaford, DE 6/17/2018 1115pm 30 50 at Golf Course n

Lish Carlisle Mays Swarthmore, PA 6/17/2018 0115am 34 611 at Sunset n

Felipe D Arellano Salisbury, MD 6/17/2018 0238am 34 50 at Hall n

Terell D West Seaford, DE 6/17/2018 0333am 25 90 at St Martins Neck n
06-18-2018 to 06-24-2018

Name Hometown Date Time Age Location of Arrest Accident Yes or No?

Robert Baines Snow Hill, MD 6/18/2018 12:30 62 US Rt. 113 @ Green Street N

Grady Craig Taylor Berlin, MD 6/18/2018 22:16 58 Cathell Road @ MD Rt. 589 Y

Jorge Brito Salisbury, MD 6/21/2018 1:19 22 MD Rt. 90 @MD Rt. 589 N

Kansas Nicole Douglas Baltimore, MD 6/21/2018 21:20 22 Gum Point Road @ Boat Docks N

John Henry Rounds Hall Hebron, MD 6/21/2018 23:44 36 Talbot Street @ Philadelphia Avenue N

Nicholas Charles Hudson Parsonsburg, MD 6/21/2018 23:46 22 US Rt. 50 @ Inlet Isle N

Philip Michael Neary Towson, MD 6/22/2018 1:52 23 49th Street @ MD Rt. 528 N

Justin Michael Burchett North East, MD 6/22/2018 1:57 34 43rd Street @ MD Rt. 528 N

Karim Olquin Zamora Showell, MD 6/22/2018 3:21 24 MD Rt. 90 @MD Rt. 589 N

Daniel Thomas Nieves Philadelphia, PA 6/23/2018 3:18 27 MD Rt. 90 @ St. Martins Neck Road N

Kirby Edward Short Jr. Bishopville, MD 6/23/2018 22:14 21 St. Martins Neck road @ Back Creek Road Y

Zachary William Rhine Dewey, DE 6/24/2018 0:38 26 MD Rt. 528 @ 45th Street N

House farm bill passes with controversial food stamp changes

The House passed its farm bill Thursday by a vote of 213-211 after weeks of uncertainty over whether leadership would be able to secure enough support within the fractious GOP Conference to pass a measure that is critical to farm country.

Republican leadership succeeded in rebounding from last month’s stunning defeat of the massive $860 billion legislation by meeting the demands of the House Freedom Caucus, which helped tank the first vote by withholding support as leverage to force a roll call on a conservative immigration measure. Theimmigration bill, written by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), was voted down earlier Thursday, but clearing that hurdle led the influential conservative bloc to deliver just enough support to pass the farm bill.


Judge Jeanine: Political Debate in the U.S. Has ‘Devolved’ into Political Abuse

During her Saturday opening statement on Fox News Channel’s “Justice,” Jeanine Pirro responded to the recent treatment members of President Donald Trump’s administration have received, saying the left has “devolved” into political abuse.

Activists harassed Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen at a restaurant and later protested outside of her home, while a Red Hen owner refused to serve White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.

“What’s happening in this country today is beyond anything we’ve ever seen in American politics. Political debate, at the very heart of the founding of this country, has devolved into political harassment and outright political abuse,” said Pirro.


Meadows says Justice Dept. turned over only 'small percentage' of subpoenaed Russia documents

A conservative lawmaker late Saturday challenged media reports that the Department of Justice gave members of Congress documents related to the probe of Russian eletion meddling.

Late Saturday, the Associated Press reported the Justice Department this week turned over some of the documents related to the Russia investigation.

But Rep. Mark Meadows, North Carolina Republican, called the report was “not accurate” and said the department provided merely a fraction of what lawmakers subpoenaed.

“New reports of DOJ/FBI compliance with document requests are NOT accurate. While they have turned over additional documents, the new documents represent a small percentage of what they owe,” Mr. Meadows Tweeted.

“The notion that DOJ/FBI have been forthcoming with Congress is false,” he continued.


The Southern Poverty Law Center isn't authoritative, it's garbage

Maajid Nawaz is a former extremist whose new role, speaking out against extremism, got him branded as an extremist by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The SPLC, which bracketed Nawaz with racists and anti-Islamic bigots, had to apologize, retract its publication, and pay Nawaz $3.4 million.

Yet when a major, well-respected magazine covered this story, here was its lead: “The Southern Poverty Law Center, the venerable civil-rights organization, has issued a formal apology to British political activist Maajid Nawaz….”

This reporting is part of the problem. The SPLC is not “venerable”; it is contemptible. It is not a “civil-rights organization”; it is a scam. Whatever its origins, the organization rotted to its core and has become a financial and ideological racket.

Its business model is to smear defenders of religious liberty or critics of radical Islam by lumping them with racist groups such as the Ku Klux Klan, and then to raise massive amounts of money fooling credulous liberals into fearing a massive, underground army of “hate groups.” This fraud helps real hate groups by sowing confusion, harms and endangers the innocent groups it targets, and makes many millions of dollars for the organization and its corrupt management.

Ken Silverstein, the liberal investigative journalist who probably has studied the SPLC more than anyone else, wrote in 2010, “I feel that the Law Center is essentially a fraud and that it has a habit of casually labeling organizations as ‘hate groups.’”

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The Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Hillary Clinton have aHUGE Weiner problem that is even bigger than we first realized.

According to the recently released inspector general report, on September 28 and 29, 2016 the New York office of the FBI immediately reported to the Washington headquarters its discovery of, first, 141,000 and then 350,000 emails on the laptop of Anthony Weiner — also known as “Carlos Danger,” a now-convicted sex offender. Mr. Weiner is the husband of Hillary Clinton’s inseparable aide Huma Abedin.

Now we know by October 4, the New York office had found 700,000 emails. The New York agents had seen and reported to FBI leadership they had seen email headers, all domain names, Mrs. Clinton’s initials on one sensitive but not classified document, and the missing BlackBerry backups.

The New York agents described it as the “entire file” of all Hillary Clinton emails from 2006 until 2016, including the BlackBerry messages that Comey himself had referred to as “the golden emails.”


Katie Arrington, S.C. Republican Who Beat Mark Sanford, Is Badly Injured In Car Crash

The state lawmaker surprised the political world when she upset the incumbent in a GOP primary just a week and a half ago. Now, Arrington is in the hospital after a fatal collision Friday night.

Just about 10 days ago, Katie Arrington was celebrating a hard-fought electoral win. The conservative South Carolina state lawmaker had dealt longtime incumbent Rep. Mark Sanford a surprising defeat in the state's congressional GOP primary.

Now Arrington, 47, is in the hospital facing quite another kind of fight.

A friend had been driving the U.S. House hopeful Friday night when their car was struck by a vehicle driving the wrong direction on the highway, according to her spokesperson.

Capt. Roger Antonio of the Charleston County Sheriff's Office tells NPR the driver of the other vehicle died at the scene in Adams Run, S.C. Arrington's friend, 59-year-old Jacqueline Goff, has been hospitalized with serious injuries.


The Doo-Wop Test for Older People

1. When did ''Little Suzie'' finally wake up?
(a) The movie's over, it's 2 o'clock
(b) The movie's over, it's 3 o'clock
(c) The movie's over, it's 4 o'clock
2. ''Rock Around The Clock'' was used in what movie?
(a) Rebel Without A Cause
(b) Blackboard Jungle
(c) The Wild Ones
3. What's missing from a Rock & Roll standpoint?
Earth _____
(a) Angel
(b) Mother
(c) Worm
4. ''I found my thrill...'' where?
(a) Kansas City
(b) Heartbreak Hotel
(c) Blueberry Hill
5. ''Please turn on your magic beam
_____ _____ bring me a dream,''
(a) Mr. Sandman
(b) Earth Angel
(c) Dream Lover
6. For which label did Elvis Presley first record?
(a) Atlantic
(b) RCA
(c) Sun

Zoning Codes used to create 'Gun Store-Free Zones'

Cities and townships are using zoning restrictions to create “gun-store-free zones” around the country. This includes over 20 such zones in California alone.

According to the Trace, a gun control journalism outlet, such use of zoning codes allows cities to “effectively ban firearm stores” in lieu of Congressional refusal to pass more gun laws.

Piscataway, New Jersey, is one of the latest townships to adopt this approach. They have no federally licensed firearms dealers in their township, and the towncCouncil hopes to use a zoning resolution to keep any licensed dealers from setting up shop in the future. Their resolution, according to the Trace, “bans gun stores from opening within 1,000 feet of schools, parks, health care facilities, and other sensitive locations. While the new zoning law does not explicitly forbid gun stores from opening in the suburb, it makes dealers subject to conditions that almost no location meets.”

Alameda County, California, served as an impetus for the Piscataway resolution. In Teixeira v. County of Alameda, plaintiffs argued that the county’s zoning codes violated the Second Amendment by stringently limiting a citizen’s access to firearms via prohibitions on gun stores. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with the plaintiff, only later to have that decision reversed by the Ninth Circuit en banc in 2017.


How jail saved Johnny Cash: The astonishing tale of how The Man In Black drove into Folsom Prison a drugged-up failure and left a superstar

When Johnny Cash walked into Folsom Prison in California to record a live album in front of the inmates, his career was crumbling and his personal life was in ruins. By the end of that day, he was on his way to becoming an outlaw legend of American music, as Scott B Bomar writes

Early in the morning of January 13, 1968, Johnny Cash and his entourage, including his band, his father Ray and his future wife June Carter, stepped out of limousines in the Folsom Prison parking lot and boarded a school bus.

The huge gates of Folsom opened to allow the bus inside, and after they closed, another set opened. There was a quiet sense of foreboding among all those present. ‘The granite walls in Folsom are about eight feet thick,’ recalled Jim Marshall, the only photographer present whose pictures have been collected in a new book to commemorate the gig.

‘When the second gates clanked shut, John said, “Jim, there’s a feeling of permanence in that sound.” After that, I started wondering when we were going to get out of there.’

Steve Hilton: On immigration, America’s incompetent elite fiddles while the border burns

Immigration has always been the most inflammatory of political issues. We all have strong feelings. Mine are shaped by the fact that I’m an immigrant twice over.

My parents fled communism in Hungary and were welcomed by Britain, where I was born and raised. And now here I am in America, making a new home for our family since we moved here in 2012. It’s impossible for me to be anything other than pro-immigration.

Let me add a few more elements of personal context. Soon after moving to the U.S., I came back from a short foreign trip and was detained at one of America’s busiest airports. There was a technical problem with my passport. This arose from the fact that the last time I had crossed the border, I had been part of the group traveling with my former boss, the United Kingdom’s then-Prime Minister David Cameron.

I was held without my passport in a room alongside all the others who had been detained, yelled at and treated with rudeness and contempt by border officials. I remember thinking: if this is terrifying for me, with all my advantages, imagine how frightening it must be for the other people here.

And then another, much more frightening occasion: returning from a family trip, it turned out that my young son’s new passport didn’t include his visa – it was inside his old passport. Again: we were detained at the border by aggressive and needlessly rude border officials. While I looked after my other son, the one whose documents were at issue was separated from my wife while she dealt with the situation. His terrified cries were simply unbearable.

Our ordeal lasted roughly 45 minutes. It must have been four or five years ago. And yet we still remember it as one of the most traumatic experiences we have been through. And again: that was us, with all our advantages, our confidence and ability to confront and reason with bureaucrats.

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Trump: Only Workable Solution is ‘Detain, Prosecute, and Promptly Remove’ Anyone Who Crosses Border

During Saturday’s Weekly Address, President Trump discussed immigration and said that the “crisis of illegal immigration” can only be solved by Congress “and the only solution that will work is being able to detain, prosecute, and promptly remove anyone who illegally crosses the border.”

Transcript as Follows:

“Our country is currently facing a crisis of illegal immigration on our southern border. Democrat-supported loopholes in our federal laws have enabled roughly half-a-million illegal immigrant family members and minors from Central America to be released into the United States since 2014, at unbelievably tremendous taxpayer expense.

While illegal aliens can only be held for a period of days or weeks, it can take years to move their cases through the legal system to actually try to send them back to their home countries. It is a ridiculous process. For example, of the removal orders issued for unaccompanied alien children over a recent two-year period, 90% were done in absentia, that means they weren’t there and they never showed up for their removal hearing. What else is new?

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Donald Trump Explains Melania’s ‘I Really Don’t Care, Do U?’ Jacket in Powerful Zinger at the Media

On Thursday, First Lady Melania Trump made a surprise visit to the U.S.-Mexico border to tour a shelter for immigrant children, but all the media could talk about was her wardrobe choice before and after the visit. President Donald Trump twisted the media's attacks back on them.

As CNN's Betsy Klein reported, the first lady wore an olive green jacket as she boarded her plane from Andrews Air Force Base. The back of the jacket read, "I really don't care. Do u?" in white graffiti-style lettering. She did not wear the jacket when she left the plane in McAllen, Texas, but it showed up again when she returned to Andrews Air Force Base.

Various media outlets pounced, and the jacket did indeed seem an odd choice.

MSNBC contributor Scott Dworkin declared, "That photo-op just made it clear Melania Trump hates children too. She should be as trusted as the buffoon she married. Posing for propaganda."


Trump Scraps Congressional Picnic, Donates Food to Military Hospital

President Trump scrapped the annual congressional picnic and donated the perishable food to veterans at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, a White House spokeswoman announced Friday.

Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for first lady Melania Trump, announced Friday that the perishable food slated to be served at the picnic was “donated to Walter Reed” and the nonperishable food would be used at future events.

Trump said Wednesday he would be canceling Thursday’s picnic so Congress could focus on crafting a comprehensive immigration bill to alleviate the crisis at the border.

Michelle Shortencarrier, a spokeswoman for the United Service Organizations (USO) in Bethesda, said the hospital served the donated food for lunch on Friday to patients, families, and employees. She added that the menu included rib-eye steaks, coleslaw, spinach, black beans, quinoa, and pies.


Detained migrants say they were told they could get kids back on way out of U.S.

HOUSTON — Central American men separated from their children and held in a detention facility outside Houston are being told they can reunite with their kids at the airport if they agree to sign a voluntary deportation order now, according to one migrant at the facility and two immigration attorneys who have spoken to detainees there.

A Honduran man who spoke to The Texas Tribune Saturday estimated that 20 to 25 men who have been separated from their children are being housed at the IAH Polk County Secure Adult Detention Center, a privately-operated U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility for men located 75 miles outside Houston. He said the majority of those detainees had received the same offer of reunification in exchange for voluntary deportation.

The 24-year-old detainee, who spoke on the condition of anonymity and requested the Tribune use the pseudonym Carlos because he feared retaliation, told the Tribune that he abandoned his asylum case and agreed to sign voluntary deportation paperwork Friday out of “desperation” to see his 6-year-old daughter, who was separated from him after the pair illegally crossed the border in late May. The man said two federal officials suggested he’d be reunited with his daughter at the airport if he agreed to sign the order, which could lead to him being repatriated to his violence-torn home country in less than two weeks.


Democrat Congressman Wants 'Taxpayer-Funded Dorms'

Legislation would subsidize living expenses for House members

Democratic members of Congress want taxpayers to subsidize their housing, signing onto legislation that would allow them to deduct living expenses for members of the House of Representatives.

Rep. Bennie Thompson (D., Miss.) introduced a bill that would ban members of Congress from sleeping in their offices and would change the tax code to allow House members to deduct their spending on housing in D.C. up to $3,000. The deduction would not apply to senators.

Thompson has also proposed turning a vacant building near Capitol Hill into apartments for House members at the expensive of taxpayers, which critics have dubbed a "Congressional Animal House."

The taxpayer-watchdog group Citizens Against Government Waste criticized Thompson's legislation and his proposed "taxpayer-funded dorms."


Navy planning new camps to support immigration crackdown

The US Navy plans to build sprawling detention centers for tens of thousands of immigrants on remote bases in support of President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy against unlawful migration, a report said Friday.

According to a draft memo obtained by Time magazine, the navy plans to build “temporary and austere” tent cities to house 25,000 migrants across three abandoned air fields in Alabama, 47,000 people at a facility near San Francisco, and another 47,000 at a training center in southern California.

The document estimates the navy would spend $233 million to run a facility for 25,000 over six-months.

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A Viewer Writes: Pittsville EMS

I was wondering at what point the county intervenes in fire department/EMS operations.

My concern, as a Pittsville resident, is that they fail to respond to EMS calls more than any other fire department in Wicomico County.

Just last week they were requested to assist Salisbury Fire Department on a car crash, and they NEVER responded.

They share a paramedic with Parsonsburg, and if that paramedic is on a call then you can count on Pittsville to not get an ambulance out the door.

I remember when Pittsville was recognized for never not responding, but what happened? I don’t think they ever recovered from the Richard Chapman fiasco.

Dead bodies found at Walmart stores a nationwide phenomenon

MELBOURNE, Fla. — Peter Unger traveled the world, first in the Navy at the tail end of the Korean War and then as a free spirit searching the ancient paths of India for life’s sacred meaning.

Toward the end of his life Unger, sporting a flowing white beard and well-off financially thanks to his handcrafted jewelry business, sought sanctuary in the idea of living simply.

But in a twist of fate, the 85-year-old who shunned worldly cares was found dead May 7, alone in a nondescript white Ford van that sat parked undisturbed for days at a Walmart, a retail giant seen by many as America’s temple of commerce and materialism.

Unger was among the growing number of people around the country who drew their last breaths in Walmart parking lots.

It is not that the parking lots are unsafe. In fact, it is the relative safety of the well-lit and busy lots - combined with a welcoming corporate policy - that has drawn more people like Unger to call the Walmart parking lots home, if only temporarily.

And where people live, they also die.


Thousands of Unfilled Jail Jobs, Millions in Overtime, 'Zero Room for Error'

States across the country are struggling to staff their prisons and jails. The shortages are costing them in overtime -- and lives lost when inmates riot against conditions likely worsened by overworked guards.

Late last summer, Rodney Miller, the executive director of the West Virginia Sheriffs’ Association and a state lawmaker, witnessed some things that shocked him.

He and other West Virginia legislators visited the state’s prisons and jails, observing from towers and from cell blocks. They saw inmates exchanging contraband drugs, inmates brought to medical care bloody from fights, and sleep-deprived guards struggling to respond to it all.

“Corrections officers were working six or seven days a week, 10- to 12- and sometimes 16-hour shifts. Some of the corrections officers were having to sleep at the facilities and then going back to work,” says Miller, who worked in law enforcement for 33 years and says he’s never seen prison workforce shortages as severe as they are now.


Coming Soon to Solitary Confinement Cells: Nature Videos

After a study showed that watching nature videos can have positive benefits for inmates, some prisons are adding them to their lineup.

Inmates held in solitary confinement live up to 23 hours of each day in a tiny cell with limited contact with other humans. The practice has been found to lead to adverse behavioral effects in inmates, including anxiety, depression, hopelessness and violent outbursts.

Most prisoners in solitary lack access to fresh air and natural light. But according to a recent study, those things can be simulated to improve their behavior and well-being.

A study published in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and Environment in September found that inmates who were shown nature videos for 45 minutes up to five times a week exhibited a 26 percent reduction in discipline referrals. Nearly half of the inmates reported improved moods that lasted for several hours after watching the videos, and 80 percent of them said the videos made their time in solitary easier to bear.


The Story of George Crum, Inventor of the Potato Chip

The Potato Chip Legend

George Speck was born to parents Abraham Speck and Diana Tull on July 15, 1824. He grew up in upstate New York and was hired at Moon's Lake House in the 1850s.

Moon’s Lake House was a high-end restaurant that catered to wealthy Manhattan families when Speck was hired. A regular patron of the restaurant, Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, frequently forgot Speck's given surname. Vanderbilt often asked waiters to relay various requests to “Crum,” thus giving Speck the name he is now known by.

According to popular legend, the potato chip was invented when a picky customer (Vanderbilt himself, according to some reports) repeatedly sent back an order of French fries, complaining that they were too thick. Frustrated with the customer’s demands, Crum sought revenge by slicing a batch of potatoes paper-thin, frying them to a crisp, and seasoning them with lots of salt. Surprisingly, the customer loved them. Soon enough, Crum and Moon's Lake House became well-known for their special “Saratoga chips.”
Disputing the Legend

A number of notable accounts have disputed the story of Crum's culinary innovation.

Recipes for frying thin potato slices had already been published in cookbooks by the early 1800s. Several reports on Crum himself, including a commissioned biography of the chef published in 1893 and his own obituary, were curiously missing any mention of potato chips whatsoever.

Crum's sister, Kate Wicks, claimed to be the real inventor of the potato chip.

Wick’s obituary, published in The Saratogian in 1924, read, "A sister of George Crum, Mrs. Catherine Wicks, died at the age of 102, and was the cook at Moon’s Lake House. She first invented and fried the famous Saratoga Chips." This statement is supported by Wicks’ own recollections of the tale, which was published in several periodicals during her lifetime. Wicks explained that she had sliced off a sliver of potato that inadvertently fell into a hot frying pan. She let Crum taste it and his enthusiastic approval led to decision to serve the chips.

Drinking Four Cups Of Coffee A Day Could Help The Heart Grow Stronger And Repair Itself From Damage, Study Suggests

Pensioners should drink four cups of coffee a day to protect and repair their heart muscle, research suggests.

Levels of caffeine, equivalent to drinking four cups of coffee, could help to protect healthy blood vessels and repair the heart after a heart attack, a study claims.

The stimulant boosts a protein known to be important in regenerating heart cells, and which could also protect them from damage.

Caffeine is thought to lower the risk for diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and stroke, but the reasons for this are not well understood.

German researchers now think caffeine may make cells which line the arteries and veins healthier, improving their ability to resist or recover from damage.

The scientists say their findings ‘should lead to better strategies for protecting heart muscle’, and another expert called the results ‘very interesting’.


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