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Monday, November 04, 2019

Let Your Voice Be Heard

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NOI 11/2/19 Wicomico Dumpster Fire N. Salisbury Blvd.

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Date:   November 2, 2019
Time:   1:57 p.m.
Location / Address:   Tokyo Steak House, 2745 N. Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury, Wicomico Co.
Type of Incident:  Fire
Description of Structure / Property:  Commercial Dumpster           
Owner / Occupants:   Waste Management Co.
Injuries or Deaths:  None
Estimated $ Loss: Structure:  $300                      Contents: $0
Smoke Alarm Status:  n/a
Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status:  n/a
Arrests(s):  None
Primary Responding Fire Department:  Salisbury FD
# of Alarms:  1     # Of Firefighters:  4
Time to Control:  3 minutes
Discovered By:  Employees of Soft Touch Car Wash
Area of Origin:  Interior
Preliminary Cause:  Under Investigation
Additional Information:  Anyone with information is asked to call the Salisbury Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal at (410) 713-3780.

The blood-bought perspective

Two connected, new-media Christians engage in serious talk about current events and the state of the (fallen) world. This will answer some deep questions. A must see video especially for millenials. Be prepared to be challenged, but watch to the end:

Stacey Abrams starts new college op to combat 'voter suppression'

A statewide electoral defeat is rarely a springboard to national prominence, but failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is writing her own playbook.

Ms. Abrams is now at the helm of two nonprofit organizations as well as her PAC, a hybrid that has raised millions of dollars from labor unions, Hollywood and left-wing Democrat activists, records show. She recently sent out a fundraising blast for the latest arm of her growing network of political organizations, Fair Fight U, the college version of her Fair Fight PAC.

Her mission: combating potential voter suppression.

Under the Fair Fight umbrella, Ms. Abrams says she advocates for “election reform by engaging in voter education and advocacy activities to secure the voting rights of all citizens, along with working to advance broad progressive change in the state and country.”

Just how Ms. Abrams will accomplish her goals remains something of a mystery. Neither Fair Fight nor Fair Fight U responded to questions about their activity.

Her Fair Fight PAC, a hybrid outfit with a dark money component, has raised more than $4 million, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. California liberals such as actresses Alyssa Milano and Rhea Perlman, along with major left-wing donors there like Steve Silberstein, a member of George Soros’ Democracy Alliance, and Karla Jurvetson also have contributed. Patrice Comey, wife of former FBI Director James B. Comey, gave Ms. Abrams‘ PAC $10,000.


[One might wonder how much she is paying herself to run these 3 organizations. --Editor]

U.S. Navy officer, wife charged with attempting to smuggle military equipment to China

A U.S. Navy officer with a top secret security clearance and his wife were among four charged Friday with attempting to smuggle U.S. military equipment to China.

Federal prosecutors in Florida filed a host of charges against Lt. Fan Yang, 34, a Chinese-born U.S. citizen, who is assigned to the Maritime Patrol Reconnaissance Weapons School Jacksonville.

Mr. Yang’s wife Yang “Yuki” Yang, and two Chinese businessmen Ge Songtao and Zheng Yan were also indicted.

Prosecutors say all four schemed to purchase military-style inflatable boats from a California-based navy contractor and export the equipment to China while concealing the actual buyer.


Chronic Disease Self-Managment

Pregnant Florida woman uses AR-15 to fend off burglars attacking her family

A Florida woman who was eight-months pregnant and came out wielding an AR-15 rifle reportedly saved her husband and pre-teen daughter last week from a pair of violent intruders who'd broken into the family's home — with the gun-toting matriarch fatally striking one of the men, who was later found dead in a nearby ditch.

Jeremy King was at his home in Lithia, 25 miles southeast of Tampa, at 9 p.m. Wednesday night when two armed men, wearing masks and hoods, broke inside.

"As soon as they had got the back door opened, they had a pistol on me and was grabbing my 11-year-old daughter,” King told Bay News 9. “I’m telling them, ‘I have nothing for you,' and they’re like, ‘Give me everything you got.’ It became real violent, real fast.”


Tainted Halloween Candy


Former NAACP Head To Run For Cummings' Congressional Seat

The former head of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and former U.S. Rep. Kweisi Mfume is set to officially announce a run for the late Rep. Elijah Cummings 7th District congressional seat Monday, a spokesman for Mfume confirmed.

Mfume is expected to make his announcement at noon Monday at the Regional F. Lewis Museum in downtown Baltimore about the Feb. 4. special primary election scheduled after Cummings died on Oct. 17, 2019.

The former congressman was born and raised in Baltimore and attended Johns Hopkins University and Morgan State University, where he later returned to teach political science and communications, according to his spokesman.


Some Salisbury Crime Stats

Below are 9 rape cases that were listed on the CrimeReports website. 
Which stats are we suppose to believe? 

Sexual Assault
Nov 1, 2019
around 10 AM

Sexual Assault
100 Block TIMES SQ
Aug 13, 2019
around 10 PM

Sexual Assault
Aug 1, 2019
around 6 PM

Sexual Assault
100 Block PRINCE ST
Jul 8, 2019
around 7 PM

Sexual Assault
May 28, 2019
around 12 PM

Sexual Assault
Apr 26, 2019
around 10 AM

Sexual Assault
Apr 6, 2019
around 5 AM

Sexual Assault
Mar 22, 2019
around 6 PM

Sexual Assault
Feb 11, 2019
around 7 PM

SPD Press Release- Attempted Rape Arrest

Get out the Vote for Wayne King

Polling places are open 7AM-7PM

Gaffe-Prone Biden Briefly Claims He’s In Ohio During Iowa Stop

Former Vice President Joe Biden (D) experienced another gaffe during a stop in Iowa over the weekend, briefly claiming that he was in Ohio while campaigning in the Hawkeye State.

Biden, who has remained gaffe-prone throughout his presidential bid, misspoke yet again during a campaign stop at Abby Finkenauer’s Fish Fry in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Saturday, briefly claiming that he was in Ohio before correcting himself.

“How many unsafe bridges you still have here in the state of Ohio?” he said before correcting himself. “I mean Iowa. I was just in Ohio because they have more”:


Foreign Aid Makes Corrupt Countries More Corrupt

Any time a government hands out money, not just foreign aid, it breeds corruption... And there are few better examples than Ukraine - just don’t tell the House impeachment hearings.

Counting on foreign aid to reduce corruption is like expecting whiskey to cure alcoholism. After closed House of Representatives impeachment hearings heard testimony on President Trump’s role in delaying U.S. aid to Ukraine, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer declared:

Numbers don’t lie. It’s even more clear now that President Trump is not the anti-corruption crusader he claims to be.”
Most of the press coverage has tacitly assumed that American assistance is vital to fighting corruption in Ukraine. But that ignores foreign aid’s toxic record and Ukraine’s post-Soviet history.

A 2002 American Economic Review analysis concluded that “increases in [foreign] aid are associated with contemporaneous increases in corruption,” and that “corruption is positively correlated with aid received from the United States.”

That was the year President George W. Bush launched a new foreign aid program, the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA). Bush declared, “I think it makes no sense to give aid, money, to countries that are corrupt.” But the Bush administration continued delivering billions of dollars in handouts to many of the world’s most corrupt regimes. By 2004, the State Department had codified what amounted to backtracking: “The MCA is an incentive-based supplement to other U.S. aid programs.” The Bush team found excuses to give MCA aid to some of the world’s most corrupt governments as well, including Georgia.


Brennan's Spy? New Theories Emerge About Trump-Ukraine Whistleblower

As Democrats seek to impeach President Trump over the "high crime" of asking Ukraine to investigate his political opponents, theories have emerged suggesting the whole thing is a 'six ways from Sunday' operation by Intelligence Community holdovers and Establishment Democrats to remove a sitting President who started flying too close to the sun.

After Trump asked his Ukrainian counterpart on July 25 to investigate pro-Clinton Ukrainian meddling in the 2016 US election, and allegations of corruption against Joe Biden and his son Hunter, a CIA officer who worked with the 'DNC meddler' and Joe Biden filed a second-hand whistleblower complaint on a recently altered form (which previously allowed only first-hand information).

First, let's take a deeper look at the whistleblower, reported by investigative reporter Paul Sperry to be Eric Ciaramella (EC) (via RedState's Elizabeth Vaughn, emphasis ours):


Trump: ‘I Think Nancy Pelosi Has Lost Her Mind’

After returning from New York City, Sunday, on the South Lawn of the White House, President Donald Trump said he believed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) had “lost her mind.”

Trump said, “I think Nancy Pelosi has lost her mind.”

He continued, “I think, frankly, that she should go home to San Francisco. If you look at what is happening to her district, her district is going to hell. With homeless that they’re not taking care of, with needles all over the streets, with tents, with people, with sanitation, with horrible things being washed into the ocean, into the Pacific Ocean.”


Ohio State PD Reveals Bias Against Conservatives

Feds Bust Mexican Cartel’s Methamphetamine Running Cell in Kansas

A yearlong investigation by U.S. authorities in Kansas led to the arrest of a methamphetamine distribution cell tied to Mexico’s Los Viagras faction of the Familia Michoacana Cartel. The cartel cell is considered to be part of the violent cartel’s drug distribution operation which also has cells in Washington State and Georgia.

Court documents filed at the federal court in Wichita Kansas revealed that for more than a year, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Kansas City Police targeted 57-year-old Luis Martinez Carrango and 13 of his associates tied to the widespread distribution of methamphetamine throughout the Midwest. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, during a recent raid targeting the cartel cell, agents seized 220 pounds of methamphetamine in the Kansas City Metro Area.

While not revealed in court documents, Breitbart Texas consulted with U.S. and Mexican law enforcement sources to confirm that Luis Martinez’s cell is part of Los Viagras from Michoacán. Law enforcement sources identified him as the criminal organization’s main point of distribution in the area and a close associate of Cesar “El Boto or Marrueco” Sepulveda Arellano, one of the top leaders of Los Viagras in Michoacán.


Baby, it's about to get cold outside! Unseasonably low temperatures will grip the East Coast this week as northern states brace for SNOW

A cold blast is expected to descend on the East Coast by the end of this week, bringing unusually early fall snow to the Ohio Valley, upstate New York and Vermont.

Unseasonably low temperatures were recorded across the northern Plains and Midwest over the weekend as a dip in the jet stream continues to send in cold air.

A series of weak storm systems moving across heartland is expected to push the wintry weather east toward the Atlantic, creating the possibility of snow in northeastern states by Friday.

'A couple of disturbances tracking farther south around the end of the first week of November can bring the potential for some snowflakes all the way to the mid-Atlantic coast,' AccuWeather Meteorologist Dan Pydynowski said.


“Over 1,000” commit lives to Christ at Kanye West’s Sunday Service

Thousands of people gathered for Kanye West’s “Sunday Service” in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, after a last-minute announcement Friday.

Curvine Brewington, a pastor at Crossroads Church in Lafayette, Louisiana, attended the event and shared his experience on Instagram, saying there was an “altar call” and “over 1,000” people gave their lives to Christ:

"..In a crowd of 6,000 people from all walks of life, all ages, and all races, I witnessed over 1,000 people respond to The Gospel.."

More here

The lonely battle of the last Republican lawmaker from Northern Virginia

Tim Hugo, the last Republican legislator in the Virginia suburbs closest to Washington, calls himself "Delegate Pothole." He tweets about neighborhood detours, car break-ins and lane closings. "Be sure to find an alternative route!" he wrote ahead of repair work at one intersection.

Ask him what impact President Donald Trump's unpopularity in Virginia is having on next week's pivotal state election, and Hugo says, "I focus on the local issues."

Ask whether Democrats are succeeding in nationalizing the last election before the 2020 presidential contest, and Hugo says, "I focus on the local issues."

Six questions, six times Hugo repeats the mantra, all the while hurrying out of a candidates forum to avoid a clot of reporters. On the way to the parking lot, a man from Centreville approaches and thanks Hugo for helping to get his local bike trail paved. The delegate stops, appreciates the voter, and announces to any and all, "See, it's all about local politics."

But on the suburban streets of House District 40 that wind through Fairfax and Prince William counties - one of the last pockets of Northern Virginia to transition from largely white, affluent and conservative to a Democrat-leaning mix of immigrants and tech and government workers - Hugo's recipe for winning a ninth term in Richmond may be short on some ingredients.


House Democrats Were Always Going To Impeach President Trump

In a strictly partisan vote on Thursday, Democrats approved a resolution in favor of the ongoing anti-Trump investigation masquerading as an impeachment inquiry. Not a single Republican voted for the measure, and two Democrats joined GOP lawmakers in voting against it.

Many Democrats used the occasion to declare how seriously they take their constitutional duty to hold President Trump accountable. Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said, “This is a solemn day in the history of our country.” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the impeachment inquiry was a “sad” and “prayerful” process. Ahead of the vote, she declared the resolution was “about the truth, and what is at stake in all of this is nothing less than our democracy.”

Listening to this mawkish stuff, you’d think the Democrats, against their better instincts and in sorrowful duty to their sacred oaths, have finally been pushed to act for the sake of the republic. “Nobody comes to Congress to impeach a president of the United State,” said Pelosi. “No one.”


Trump threatens to cut US funding for California wildfires

On Twitter, the president criticized California's governor for his management skills while praising the firefighters.

President Donald Trump threatened Sunday to cut off California from federal funding to aid in dealing with wildfires that have burned across the state during dry winds this fall.

Trump tweeted Sunday that California Gov. Gavin Newsom has done a "terrible job of forest management." He tweeted that when fires rage, the governor comes to the federal government for help. "No more," the president tweeted.

Newsom responded to the President with a tweet saying, "You don't believe in climate change so you are excused from this conversation."


Michelle Obama's White Flight Comments PROVES SHE IS A RACIST

Exposing The Bogus "97% Consensus" Claim Over Climate Change 'Science'

One of the popular rhetorical moves in the climate change debate is for advocates of aggressive government intervention to claim that “97% of scientists” agree with their position, and so therefore any critics must be unscientific “deniers.”

Now these claims have been dubious from the start; people like David Friedman have demonstrated that the “97% consensus” assertion became a talking point only through a biased procedure that mischaracterized how journal articles were rated, and thereby inflating the estimate.

But beyond that, a review in The New Republic of a book critical of mainstream economics uses the exact same degree of consensus in order to cast aspersions on the science of economics. In other words, when it comes to the nearly unanimous rejection of rent control or tariffs among professional economists, at least some progressive leftists conclude that there must be group-think involved. The one consistent thread in both cases - that of the climate scientists and that of the economists - is that The New Republic takes the side that will expand the scope of government power, a central tenet since its birth by Herbert Croly a century ago.


Top Dem struggles to explain why Clinton impeachment bad, Trump impeachment good

Rep. Eliot Engel, the Democratic chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, forcefully opposed the impeachment proceedings against former President Bill Clinton as futile -- but in an interview Sunday, he struggled to explain why the current inquiry against President Trump presents a meaningfully different situation.

Appearing on ABC News' "This Week," Engel, D-N.Y., who leads one of the four panels probing Trump, looked on stone-faced as anchor George Stephanopoulos showed Engel a clip of his 1998 argument against impeachment.

"No one believes that the president will ultimately be removed from office, so we will have dragged this country through a six-month trial in the Senate, and Bill Clinton will still remain president," Engel said in the clip. "What good does that do?"

"Aren't we facing a similar situation right now?" Stephanopoulos asked.

More here

White House says VA funded at highest amount in history

WASHINGTON — In a proclamation sent out for the third time while in office, President Donald Trump has declared all of November as a time to honor those who've served in the U.S. military, and their families. Veterans events are typically scheduled throughout the month of November at VA hospitals, benefits offices and cemeteries across the country.

In 2018 the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reported more than 300 events in the month of November, but this push by the White House for the third consecutive year aims to extend traditional Veterans Day celebrations.

Just last year, on top of the local and regional celebrations across the United States -included in the more than 300 events that the VA reported- the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs also held national events. These events have included the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, alongside an event where leaders eat together at the National Press Club. The White House also typically holds their own veterans events. The VA campaigned to promote their brands in 2018 and the first week of November has been named "Legal Services Week" for the VA, where the department provides free legal services to veterans in need.


Accident On Snow Hill Road

Multiple ambulances from various counties. Possible fatal, multi car. Snow Hill Road, a
bout 1/2 mile past Nassawango Church Road 

The road is shut down completely and you will need to use an alt route.

County School System Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit

SNOW HILL – A wrongful death lawsuit filed against the Worcester County Board of Education following the 2016 death of a Cedar Chapel Special School student has been settled.

School system officials confirmed Thursday that the wrongful death lawsuit filed against the school system and a former Cedar Chapel staff member by the parents of a student who died in 2016 had been settled.

“MABE (Maryland Association of Boards of Education), our insurance carrier, has been handling this case and we have been made aware that a settlement was made,” said Carrie Sterrs, the school system’s coordinator of public relations and special programs.

In January, lawyers for Pocomoke residents Patricia and Richard Richardson filed a wrongful death suit in Worcester County Circuit Court against former Cedar Chapel employee Richard Blessing, the Worcester County Board of Education and Cedar Chapel Special School.


Secret Service: President Trump and Donald Trump Jr. No. 1 and No. 2 highest death threats

President Trump, once the popular reality TV host of The Apprentice and a favorite of celebrity shows and gossip columns, has become the No. 1 target of death threats, according to the U.S. Secret Service.

His son, Donald Trump Jr., is No. 2 on the list.

And, Trump Jr. writes in his new book Triggered: How The Left Thrives On Hate And Wants To Silence Us, “It gets worse. Much worse.”

In his book, due out Tuesday, Trump lists several friends, family members, and conservatives who have become targets of left-leaning critics and attackers.


Newly-Released Mueller Documents Reveal Manafort Pushed Theory Ukraine Hacked DNC Server

Hundreds of pages of documents relating to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe were made public on Saturday after BuzzFeed News and CNN filed lawsuits to obtain the information. An Obama-appointed judge ruled the Department of Justice needed to release the documents.

The documents reveal that Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign chairman, wanted to push the narrative that Ukraine, not Russia, was behind the Democratic National Committee's (DNC) hacked email server. The narrative was revealed in a note about Mueller's interview with the campaign's former deputy director, Rick Gates.

Although a federal grand jury indicted 12 Russia intelligence officials for allegedly hacking the DNC, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and Hillary Clinton's campaign servers, Manafort believed Ukraine was behind the hackings. The Trump campaign, however, wanted to capitalize on what the emails revealed and even discussed how to get ahold of the material themselves, Fox News reported.


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