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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

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Disturbing video shows elderly man pushed off bus, dies from injuries

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (FOX 35 ORLANDO) - The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has released a disturbing video of a 74-year-old man being violently shoved off a bus by another passenger.

He later died from his injuries.

In the video, the suspect is seen pushing Serge Fournier with both hands down the front steps of the bus. Fournier, while holding his walker, falls flat on his face, hitting his head on the sidewalk.


Uber driver, 23, 'kidnapped and planned to rape two women

California authorities say that a woman was forced to jump from a Uber driver's car and another threatened to break his window when he tried to make a move at them, according to court documents.

Gebrele Amare, a 23-year-old from Oakland, has been charged with kidnapping to commit a sex crime and sexual battery by restraint in connection to two separate rides he took on May 2.

Berkeley police say that the Oakland man attempted to get the women to have sex with him and believe that there other victims who have yet to come forward.

'What the riders reported is deeply troubling,' Uber spokesman Andrew Hasbun said to Berkeleyside. He added that once the riders alerted them to the behavior on May 2, Uber removed Amare's access as a driver for the company.


Denver’s ‘Magic Mushroom’ Vote Moves Drug Legalization Beyond Marijuana

The decision by Denver voters last week to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms marked a significant shift in the debate over legalizing illegal drugs—which up to this point revolved entirely around marijuana.

Denver becomes the first major American city to decriminalize another controlled substance, after 21 states, including Colorado, either decriminalized, legalized, or allowed small amounts of marijuana, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Drug policy experts disagree on whether the results of the Denver referendum on psychedelic mushrooms mark a domino for more legalization efforts, however.



Proposed Regulations: Feedback Needed

Maryland Department of Natural Resources 

Fishing and Boating Services 
Proposed Regulations: Feedback Needed June 10, 2019

A regulatory proposal for each of the following topics has been printed in the Maryland Register. The department is seeking comments on each proposal. Comments provide the department with additional information and perspectives.  
Please submit feedback by 11:59 p.m. on June 10, 2019 for the following proposed regulations:
  • Sharks - Recreational Fishery
  • Snakehead
Please visit our Changes to Fishing Regulations page for detailed information.  
All comments may be emailed
Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio
Secretary of Natural Resources

Stocks Bounce Back As Trade War Fears Subside

Stocks rebounded Tuesday from the sharp sell-off on Monday that followed China’s announcement that it would hike tariffs on $60 billion of U.S. goods in retaliation for U.S. tariff hikes.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose by nearly 207 points, a 0.82 percent gain. The S&P 500 climbed 0.8 percent. The Nasdaq Composite rose by 1.14%. The Russell 2000, which is comprised of smaller companies with less international exposure, was up by 1.24 percent.

The Trump administration Monday released a list of Chinese products that could be subject to a new round of tariffs in late June, a move which many saw as escalating trade tensions. At the same time, however, Trump administration officials and President Donald Trump himself have insisted that trade talks have not broken down and negotiations continue.

Speaking to reporters Tuesday, Trump said he was confident that China would come back to the table for a deal.

“We can make a deal with China tomorrow,” Trump said in a tweet. But he added that the deal would only happen when “the time is right.”


DC bill would allow some residents to give parking tickets to neighbors

Legislation introduced in Washington, D.C., would allow certain residents to write out parking tickets to their neighbors.

The goal of the omnibus Vision Zero bill, from council member Charles Allen of Ward 6, is to decrease the number of traffic accidents with pedestrians and cyclists.

The bill proposes the establishment of a Citizen Safety Enforcement Pilot Program, where the District Department of Public Works will allow up to 10 trained residents per ward to be able to write up the parking infractions.


Monsanto hit with staggering $2 billion verdict in Roundup cancer suit

An Oakland jury awarded a staggering $2 billion-plus in damages Monday to a Bay Area couple who both came down with cancer after spraying Monsanto Co.’s widely used Roundup weed killer on their properties for more than 30 years.

It’s the third such verdict against Monsanto, all in Bay Area lawsuits, and by far the largest judgment against the company.

Alva Pilliod, 76, of Livermore was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2011, and his wife, Alberta Pilliod, 74, was diagnosed in 2015. They had used Roundup to kill weeds on the grounds of three properties they owned in the area, applying it once a week for nine months out of the year. Their lawyer estimated they sprayed 1,500 gallons of the herbicide over three decades.


MAGA vs. the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The general public typically equates the Chamber of Commerce with local Mom and Pop businesses in their area which meet for networking and mutual support in local chapters across the country. This is erroneous. According to the Hill:
While local chambers cater to the needs of car dealers and restaurant owners, the national Chamber operates as the lobbying arm of large corporations that have never met a big government program they did not like.

They are weapons dealers pushing billion-dollar battleships and telecommunication lobbyists protecting slow Internet at the world's highest prices. They are lobbyists for pharmaceutical companies, big banks, and Wall street traders who treat the American people as gullibles to be fleeced without mercy.
Even seasoned politicians are susceptible to having misconceptions about the Chamber. Former U.S. senator Jim Demint admits he naively thought it was lobbying for free enterprise and creating a better business environment for everybody. Now he says, "I pronounce them part of the swamp." Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich), a conservative, adds, "I believe in free markets and am against cronyism and corporate welfare, and they [the U.S. Chamber of Commerce] support those things."


White House releases budget plans, lays out the priorities for the upcoming budget proposal

Hilarious Example Of Trump Derangement Syndrome

UPDATE: LOCATED......Salisbury MSP: Missing Persons/Runways Press Release 5-15-19


UPDATE: Both Merary Paramo and Alexandria Naranjo Aguirre have been located unharmed. The Maryland State Police Salisbury Barrack wish to thank the public’s support in locating them.

#Blexit2020 — How Black Voters Will Turn Out in 2020

Blexit opened many black eyes to the truths of the Democrat party. Now we look forward to the 2020 presidential election and examine the pressing issues black voters are truly concerned about.

The horde of progressive Democrats are running on empty, using any sensitive issue to fuel their campaigns. It’s their way to reach for low-hanging fruit that appeals to the uninformed. Topics like reparations and marijuana legalization are worn like a brand shown only to black voters to keep them emotional. For one, it’s insulting that these candidates believe black voters would give up their precious votes in exchange for free money and drugs. And two, it’s cheap. This is why the Blexit movement matters.

In 2020, the Blexit movement will shine a guiding light on the real issues affecting black Americans. I think of it as a lighthouse designed to help our lost sailors find their way home through the thick fog cast over them. To see this light, some of us have a long way to go, but more than ever before has the black population been closer to reaching the shores of sound political insight and the true issues that affect us.


Disgraced and Corrupt Former FBI Director Comey Recorded His Meetings with President Trump – Was He Wired Up?

US Representative and former US Attorney John Ratcliffe from Texas may have hinted at a bombshell over the weekend which was repeated again last night on Hannity related to fired FBI Director James Comey.

Last night on FOX News Hannity, Representative Ratcliffe shared an observation that went unreported. When talking about former and fired corrupt cop James Comey from the FBI, Ratcliffe said the following (emphasis added) –
Jim’s proud of himself but the [DOJ] Inspector General found him insubordinate and many of us either believe that he is or should be under investigation for violating the Espionage Act – for recording his conversations with President Trump in the Oval Office and then intentionally leaking classified information to start this investigation.


Attorney General William Barr reportedly assigned U.S. Attorney John H. Durham to investigate the origins of the Russia investigation, but this is not the first high-profile case Durham has undertaken.

Durham became a Justice Department lawyer in 1982 and has conducted special investigations for both the Republican and Democratic Parties, The New York Times reported Monday.

Durham went after Connecticut street gangs in 1992 and prosecuted mobsters in the Gambino, Genovese and Patriarca crime families, TIME Magazine reported. Durham was also responsible for exposing former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland’s corruption in 2004, which led to the governor spending a year in prison.

Former Attorney General Janet Reno commissioned Durham to investigate the FBI’s relationship with informant and Boston mobster Whitey Bulger in 1999. Durham’s team was responsible for indicting Bulger cronies Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi and special agent John Connolly Jr. who are portrayed in “Black Mass,” according to The Day.


CNN Crisis: With Ratings Plunge and Staff Purge, Can it Survive?

Roaming Beagles

If anyone is missing 2 beagles they just crossed Dagsboro Rd just passed Zion Rd. They have collars on but would not come to us.


Eating Too Much Black Licorice Causes Heart Problems

Black licorice has been a favorite confection for thousands of years. According to Healthline, licorice root which is used as a sweetener in many candies and beverages, has been used for its medicinal benefits for centuries. The ancient Egyptians used licorice root in tea to soothe gastrointestinal problems. The glycyrrhizin acid in licorice boasts anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties.

Licorice is also touted as an excellent treatment for respiratory problems, reducing stress and assisting in the treatment of both breast and prostate cancers, according to ongoing research by the American Cancer Society. Topically, gels containing licorice can help treat eczema because of its antibacterial properties. Many holistic health practitioners suggest applying licorice to tooth decay to kill bacteria.

But the FDA has issued a stern warning if you are 40 years or older, eating two ounces of black licorice a day for at least two weeks could land you in the hospital with an irregular heart rhythm or arrhythmia.


Man dedicates life to saving dogs without a home

Walmart launches free next-day delivery, taking aim at Amazon

Walmart is rolling out free next-day delivery on its most popular items, increasing the stakes in the retail shipping wars. The nation's largest retailer said Tuesday it has been building a network of more efficient e-commerce distribution centers to make that happen.

The next-day service will cover 220,000 popular items from diapers and nonperishable food items to toys and electronics. That's nearly double the number of items Walmart carries in its stores.

Next-day delivery, which will require a minimum order of $35, will be available in Phoenix, Arizona and Las Vegas on Tuesday. In coming days, it will expand to Southern California. The discounter plans to roll out the service to 75 percent of the U.S. population by year-end. It will also be adding hundreds of thousands more products as the program expands.



UPDATE: 5-15-19
MISSING PERSON Sharon Brittingham has been LOCATED!!! Thank you to all involved.


Sharon Brittingham was last seen in the middle of January 2019 in the area S Salisbury Blvd/S Division, Salisbury. Brittingham is described as a white female, 5'7", 180 lbs., dirty blonde hair, green eyes. Brittingham has the following tattoos:
- "B" on her neck
- Cherries on her inner thigh (unknown which leg)
- Dragon on her right rib cage
- Dragon on her lower back
- Phoenix on her left calf
- Hummingbird on her right ankle
Brittingham has diabetes, COPD, and was diagnosed with cancer. She has also suffered from drug addiction in the past.

If you see Sharon, please contact the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office, 410-548-4891. Thank You!

Saudi Arabia Claims Iran-Backed Houthis Staged Drone Attack on Oil Facilities

Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday that drones laden with explosives, evidently launched from Yemen by the Iran-backed Houthi insurgency, attacked two of its oil pumping stations.

A team of U.S. military investigators reportedly believes Iran or its proxies orchestrated the bomb attacks on four commercial vessels anchored off the coast of the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, two of them Saudi oil tankers.

Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih linked the drone attacks to the tanker bombings, describing them as a plot to jeopardize the world’s oil supply.

“These attacks prove again that it is important for us to face terrorist entities, including the Houthi militias in Yemen that are backed by Iran,” he said.

More here

New security flaw in Intel chips could affect millions

Intel has revealed another hardware security flaw that could affects millions of machines around the world.

The bug is embedded in the architecture of computer hardware, and it can’t be fully fixed.

“With a large enough data sample, time or control of the target system’s behavior,” the flaw could enable attackers to see data thought to be off-limits, Bryan Jorgensen, Intel’s senior director of product assurance and security, said in a video statement.

But Intel said Tuesday there’s no evidence of anyone exploiting it outside of a research laboratory. “Doing so successfully in the real world is a complex undertaking,” Jorgensen said.

More here

Gregory Angelo: Trump is on track for lasting legacy as president who ended AIDS in America

The message crackled like thunder.

"Great news today: My Administration just secured a historic donation of HIV prevention drugs from Gilead to help expand access to PrEP for the uninsured and those at risk," President Trump wrote on Twitter last week. He added the agreement would "help us achieve our goal of ending the HIV epidemic in America!”

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) "reduces the risk of getting HIV from sex by more than 90% when used consistently," according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The multi-billion-dollar deal, brokered by Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, will provide PrEP for “200,000 individuals each year for up to 11 years."

To term this a major milestone in the fight against HIV/AIDS — a disease that has taken the lives of hundreds of thousands of Americans and wrought an especially cruel toll on the LGBT community — is an understatement.


AG Barr appoints 'bulldog' federal corruption-fighter John Durham to probe origins of Russia hoax investigation

With the appointment of the U.S. attorney for Connecticut to investigate the origins of the probe into specious allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, a troika is now in place to get to the bottom of the biggest political scandal in American history: the weaponization of the federal government's law enforcement and Intelligence Community to sabotage a rival presidential campaign. It is already public knowledge that the U.S. attorney for Utah, John Huber, was appointed by former A.G. Sessions to investigate the Clinton Foundation and surveillance abuses. Inspector General Michael Horowitz is said to be investigating how the FBI handled the Steele dossier and Steele himself, as well as Stefan Halper, a CIA and FBI asset who attempted to lure George Papadopoulos into incriminating the Trump campaign by planting intelligence with him.

The appointment of Durham was not publicly announced, but reporters from outlets such as Fox News, USA Today, and the New York Times were quietly informed of the move.

So who is John Dunham, and why was he appointed?


Deaths Of Children At The Border: The Rest Of The Story

Recently there have been three news reports of children dying in the U.S. while in custody of the U.S. Border Patrol. That phrase, “while in custody of” is used to imply that the child would be alive today if only the Border Patrol had let them illegally trespass without interruption. If a child dies in a hospital, the media rarely claims that the child died “while in the custody of” a hospital. It doesn’t have the same impact. Every media outlet in America knows that a news story about the death of a child is emotionally heartbreaking. Children are a vulnerable subset of the population like the elderly and the disabled. Nearly every adult holds in their heart the feeling that children need our protection.

Nevertheless the liberal media exploits the sensitivity we have when hearing about the death of a child. In today’s political environment, nothing is sacred. Politicizing the treatment of children of parents illegally crossing into the country gets attention mainly—and only if—the left can weaponize and hammer people who want secure borders, or support President Trump and law enforcement like the Border Patrol or Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

In the first news report a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl died, “after being taken into U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Protection,” the story said. Her father dragged her on a 2000-mile journey from northern Guatemala. Her father stated she was in good health during the screening process. Her health deteriorated on a 90-minute bus ride to the Border Patrol station. She was immediately transported to a hospital. An autopsy report indicated that she died from sepsis, a bacteria found in her lungs, adrenal glands, liver, and spleen. I am not a doctor, but I can safely presume that she had that bacteria in her long before she hit the U.S. border. This is very sad, but it isn’t the fault of U.S. border policy. It can be said that her father was negligent in dragging her on that dangerous journey. Why is that fact not being raised by the liberal media?


More than 5,000 asylum seekers have been returned under "Remain in Mexico" policy

More than 5,000 Central American asylum seekers have been returned to Mexico under the Trump administration's controversial "Remain in Mexico" policy, a Mexican government official told CBS News on Monday. The policy is aimed at deterring an unprecedented flow of migrant families heading to the southwestern border.

As of this week, 5,273 migrants from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador — collectively known as the "Northern Triangle" — have been returned to Mexico to await their court hearing in the U.S., the official said. A federal U.S. appellate court has allowed the administration to continue implementing "Remain in Mexico" while it reviews a legal challenge to the practice, which immigrant advocates believe puts migrants at risk.

The Mexican official said the American policy is creating an unsustainable situation for the country's government, led by leftist President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Still, the official said the Mexican government will continue to prioritize the safety of migrants.


Tariffs: The Taxes That Made America Great

As his limo carried him to work at the White House Monday, Larry Kudlow could not have been pleased with the headline in The Washington Post: "Kudlow Contradicts Trump on Tariffs."

The story began: "National Economic Council Director Lawrence Kudlow acknowledged Sunday that American consumers end up paying for the administration's tariffs on Chinese imports, contradicting President Trump's repeated inaccurate claim that the Chinese foot the bill."

A free trade evangelical, Kudlow had conceded on Fox News that consumers pay the tariffs on products made abroad that they purchase here in the U.S. Yet that is by no means the whole story.

A tariff may be described as a sales or consumption tax the consumer pays, but tariffs are also a discretionary and an optional tax.

If you choose not to purchase Chinese goods and instead buy comparable goods made in other nations or the USA, then you do not pay the tariff.


Feds bust massive marriage immigration fraud

Federal prosecutors announced Tuesday they’ve busted a massive full-service marriage fraud scam based in Houston that charged people up to $70,000 to arrange a sham wedding with a willing U.S. citizen in order to immigrate to the U.S.

A total of 50 people have already been arrested and dozens more are still on the lam, authorities said.

The payments not only produced willing “spouses,” but also bought the fraudsters fake wedding photo albums, false tax and property records and a full storyline meant to fool U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services into believing the marriage was real.

Customers included people in Vietnam looking to enter the U.S., and others already in the U.S. who wanted to gain permanent legal status.


Hunter Biden Must Testify Over Daddy-Linked Dealings In Ukraine, China: Schweizer

Investigative journalist Peter Schweizer has called on the Senate to invite Hunter Biden to testify about his business dealings in China and Ukraine - both of which were linked to his father, former Vice President and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden.

"What I’ve called for simply is for the Senate to call former second son Hunter Biden to come and testify and people look into this," said Schweizer in an exclusive interview with The Hill. "We’re talking about large deals and large sums of involves countries like China, which are America’s chief rival on the global stage."
The researcher provided an overview of Hunter Biden's alleged business dealings with Ukrainian energy company Burisma and the Chinese government in a recent New York Post op-ed that details payments of more than $3 million to Hunter Biden's company during a 14-month period when his father was the point person on Ukraine policy for the Obama administration. -The Hill

Biden: Trump ‘an Illegitimate President’

Former Vice President and 2020 Democrat presidential contender Joe Biden on Tuesday said he “absolutely” agrees with a woman who claimed that President Trump is an “illegitimate” president during an event in Nashua, New Hampshire.

AUDIENCE MEMBER: I have a very severe case of what’s called Trump Derangement Syndrome. It probably pre-dates his announcement for election because I know people in New York City who dealt with him years ago. I have a frustration also with the Democratic party, so this is more of a comment than maybe a question. It has to do with messaging. I would like to see the party and every candidate come out with a very simple message regarding him...

He is an illegitimate president — in my mind. That’s it! I think all the talk about impeachment and what the Democrats should do, that’s fine....

JOE BIDEN: Would you be my vice presidential candidate? Folks, look, I absolutely agree...


Texas Senate Committee Advances 'Chick-fil-A' Bill

A Texas Senate committee on Monday advanced a bill designed to stop cities and other government bodies from taking “adverse actions” against businesses that publicly embrace religious views, a measure introduced after the city of San Antonio refused to allow Chick-fil-A to rent space in its airport because of its company’s vocal opposition to same-sex marriage, The Dallas Morning News reports.

The bill was derailed in the Texas House last week by an openly gay freshman member of the chamber.

San Antonio’s city council in April banned Chick-fil-A from operating in its airport. Two weeks later, a New York Democratic assemblyman announced that the Buffalo airport food vendor was prohibiting Chick-fil-A from operating in its food court as well.


STEM School Shooting Could Have Been Prevented If A Parent's Report Was Taken Seriously

Five months ago, a parent called Douglas County School Board of Education Director Wendy express concerns about problems at the STEM School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Specifically, the anonymous parent expressed concerns about bullying and violence. The parent feared the school could become the next Columbine because of allegations of violence, sexual assault and bullying on campus.

Daniel Winsor, a district official, wrote a letter on Dec. 19, urging STEM School Executive Director Penelope Eucker to investigate the concerns to determine “their legitimacy, and to take any remedial action that may be appropriate," KUSA-TVreported.

The letter referenced the parents concerns, saying "many students are suicidal and violent in school. Several students have reported sexual assault in school and that nothing is being done."


Mr. Ratburn Comes Out as Gay in 'Arthur' Season Premiere

Believe it: PBS Kids' show "Arthur" still is airing new episodes but in more ground-breaking fashion, teacher Mr. Ratburn comes out as gay.

TVLine reported Monday's premiere episode of the series' 22nd season, "Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone," features Arthur and the gang shocked to learn their teacher is engaged.

This is because, of course, most kids think their teachers don't have lives outside of school. "When they go home, they sharpen pencils, eat kale and dream up homework assignments," Buster says in the episode.

The group later finds Mr. Ratburn having lunch with another rat-like character, voiced by Jane Lynch, and decide her comments toward their teacher -- he needs to "toughen up" -- are enough that him marrying her would just be so awful.


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