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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Wicomico-Salisbury Connection: It's All Just One Big Movie Plot

By Thornton Crowe

There's a hilarious legal eagle sleeper flick from the 80s called, From the Hip, where Judd Nelson plays a hotshot lawyer who makes an arrangement with his nemesis - a prosecutor - to turn a simple misdemeanor assault trial into a First Amendment case over using the word 'asshole' in a court of Law. Of course, in humorous antics, it becomes a huge courtroom drama, leaving everyone laughing! In truth, their stunning 'performance' is to progress both their careers - which it does - and no one else is the wiser.

These kinds of arrangements are always on the hush-hush and seldom are people witnessing the facade, aware there's any connection between the two opposite parties. Much like a play, it's scripted with plot twists and turns where you'd think the two actors were almost at odds, when in fact, they are conspiring together to make things appear differently than they truly are.

Couldn't we say this is what's going on with County Council President John Cannon and Salisbury Mayor Jake Day?

A brilliant example is the property tax game where the County lowered taxes while the City raised taxes. In this one plot, both Cannon and Day come out smelling like American roses! To the voters looking on, it appears the County Council, namely Cannon, is the good cop and Day is the even better cop.

Sound like a familiar scenario to all my movie-watching readers? Cannon comes off as the caring councilman, in it to help the little guy save more of his hard-earned cash while Day appears to be going after that big bad landlord class (like Cannon) with a higher hit to the wallet. They both win and we're none the wiser!

Another example of this good cops is when they work to create the bad guy. Both have sided against County Executive Bob Culver in his effort to help the volunteer firefighters - not because he's pandering for votes but because he wants to provide faster Emergency Services to the Wicomico residents. Yet, the only guy actually doing something for 'the people' is getting slammed every which way but loose. Meanwhile the toxic twins dynamic duo sit back and hold their elaborate volley - taking pop shots left and right through a variety of ways. They've even gone so far as to pull firemen into the fray and added a couple of other community players into the mix.

Mike Dunn and Bill Chambers have chimed in with their own little good cop duo double play, stating in their "Letter to many Editors," we don't even need another fire district. Bear in mind, neither are versed in firefighting or emergency services, so their opinions are not necessarily based on any fact or  professional expertise. And by the way, you're supposed to forget the Fire Chiefs Association actually voted for the new district.

4-D ping pong and you are the ball...

We, the voters go to and thro, weighing in with probably only about an eighth (if that) of the whole picture colored in with twisted crayons by nefarious plotters. This is how politics work - a zero-sum game where there are winners and losers - but it's seldom by happenstance.

The politically savvy spot these shenanigans almost from the beginning while the pedestrian voters, meaning most of us, wallow in the milieu, wondering "What in the world is going on?"

It's quite a spectacle that has all the local media jumping through hoops to see who can beat the chosen nemesis to a bloody pulp.

Elections are already beginning and you're being played like an Seventeenth Century fine violin...

Why do they do it? Well, the answer seems obvious - or so we think. At first blush it seems they are doing it to score political points and oust whomever they have in their target. However, when you look below the surface and observe timing, the seeming barrage is, in fact, a smokescreen to keep you, the voters, from realizing just how much is not getting done and forget all those campaign promises made in the last election that just haven't come to fruition.

As we round to the local primary cycle, you can expect to see more of these 'ganging up' on others by Cannon and Day as their friendship is no secret to those whom are paying attention. Even though they are supposedly on the opposite sides of the political fence, they are acting in unison to wreak havoc on those who they don't deem as a 'part of their little club.'

One thing you can take to the bank is, your best interests (and those of the whole community) are far from paramount in their machinations. (Of course, you're not supposed to know this because it's a big secret.)

We're surely in for some exciting times... At least, now, you can eat your popcorn as you watch the drama unfold with your eyes wide open!

Let the games begin!

Save Dumser's on the Inlet and Nathan's Building in Ocean City, MD

For continuing information about this issue, please visit the support page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/110530229621367/

Our goals we wish to achieve:

1. That the Town of Ocean City not require Nathans or Dumser's to vacate the property on October 31

2. That the Town of Ocean City not require that the Nathans' building be removed or demolished.

3. That the Town of Ocean City concede that Nathans is the owner of the land on which its building sits by virtue of its continuous possession thereof for one hundred five (105) years, just as the Maryland Appellate Courts have already decided that Windsor Resorts, Inc.owns its property located just south of the Nathans' property.
This petition will be delivered to:
Mayor and City Council of Ocean City

Formally recognize AntiFa as a terrorist organization

Terrorism is defined as “the use of violence and intimidation in pursuit of political aims”. This definition is the same definition used to declare ISIS and other groups, as terrorist organizations. AntiFa has earned this title due to its violent actions in multiple cities and their influence in the killings of multiple police officers throughout the United States. It is time for the pentagon to be consistent in its actions – and just as they rightfully declared ISIS a terror group, they must declare AntiFa a terror group – on the grounds of principle, integrity, morality, and safety.

SIGN THE PETITION

The Week In Review

The below posts with today's date were the most 
popular posts last week.

Possible Issues with Dove Pointe, Again?

North Mill Facility for Dove Pointe
By Thornton Crowe

After my article on Jyrah Brown's case last week - a special needs child who died in the care of Dove Pointe, a source started sending information and videos to Salisbury News about a young woman named, Genequa Winder, recently arrested earlier this month or the alleged murder on Bethel Street. Once again, this could leave the organization in legal crosshairs for numerous violations.

Screenshot of one of Winder's Video
The source sent several video links to Winder's Facebook page where she had a 'thing' for doing the Facebook Live prior to her incarceration on her pending charges. In the videos, it is revealed that she worked for an area home for autistic adults.

In the videos, Winder violates various HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) regulations in all the videos sent by the source. One shows her actually showing the patient roster on the computer while another features a conversation between a client on a telephone (speakerphone) with a relative.

Salisbury City Council Member April R Jackson Arrested For Assault


While we've known about this we needed confirmation and finally got it overnight from Maryland Case Search. 

More Liberal violence. 

Question Of The Day 8-14-17


Governor Hogan, We The People Of The Eastern Shore Do In Fact Have A Voice

Love us or hate us, Salisbury News enjoys over 2,000,000 hits per month on average and have achieved more than 54,000,000 hits. Unlike the rest of the local media and hobby blogs, we are unsurpassed any more and guess what, the mass majority of the Eastern Shore voted for Larry Hogan and while we may not control a state election, while the rest of every other media source endorsed Brown for Governor, I'd say we delivered incredible political influence in your becoming Governor of Maryland.

That being said, hear me now and hear me very clear. I was not pleased when you removed the confederate tags in Maryland. I was not pleased one bit when you ran away from endorsing Donald Trump for President. Now you have once again jumped of the wrong tracks with the monument in Annapolis, therefore we, (Salisbury News) can no longer support you as our Governor.

You Sir, need to concentrate on JOBS, Economic Development, Drugs and Crime and STOP opening your big mouth on matters the mass majority who voted for you hold no concern over. 

As of this day we will no longer publish your press releases and/or appointments. From this day forward, we will simply publish our views of your conduct from this point forward. We, (like many on President Trumps panels) will distance ourselves from your platform as we do not believe you have our best interests at heart any longer. 

Should you win your next term as Governor it will be based on the Liberal Party and their agenda to destroy our state and national history. You said in your earlier message we published today that you came from a business background, not a political background. Well, you sure fooled all of us! 

VOTE: Do you think ALL Confederate monuments need to be removed? 8-15-17

JUST IN: Hogan Seconds Call To Remove Taney Monument 8-15-17


Gov. Larry Hogan is joining House Speaker Michael E. Busch in calling for the removal of a monumentto former Chief Justice Roger B. Taney.

"As I said at my inauguration, Maryland has always been a state of middle temperament, which is a guiding principle of our administration," Hogan said in a statement. "While we cannot hide from our history – nor should we – the time has come to make clear the difference between properly acknowledging our past and glorifying the darkest chapters of our history. With that in mind, I believe removing the Justice Roger B. Taney statue from the State House grounds is the right thing to do, and we will ask the State House Trust to take that action immediately."

Taney, a Maryland native, wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision that upheld slavery and denied citizenship to black people.

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Organizer Of Charlottesville Rally Jason Kessler Speaks On The Aftermath

A Historian's Response to the Councilman in Baltimore Regarding Confederate Monuments Removal!

If this is the case then when are they removing the Harriet Tubman (SU) and Alex Haley (Annapolis) monuments?

If you're going to scrub history, you need to scrub it all without discrimination. Remove them all -- all monuments and statuary.

This is no different than Stalin, Hitler and Mussolini's rule during WWII when all their history was scrubbed and the regime put up their own monuments.

It will come a day when Americans who wish to study American History will have to go to Japan or Europe in order to learn. 

By the way, just so you clearly understand, when you remove the history that also means Slavery never happened

Can't have it both way, kids. If you're going to live by the sword so shall you perish by it!

A Viewer Writes: Royal Farms

Just picked up some chicken, Royal Farms, Snow Hill Rd.

They think this dry over done old half eaten looking piece of chicken in acceptable to sell to someone for $2.39 a piece.

Disgusting, just disgusting. I don't know why you all rave about this.

BREAKING: Shooting In Salisbury....UPDATED to Homicide Investigation 8-14-17



Joe Salisbury EMS just got dispatched with a shooting at 809 Gettysburg Ave.

A fire truck, paramedic unit and Assistant Chief 1 is responding.

Assistant Chief O'Barski just requested a second fire engine and a second medic unit.

Two fire trucks, 2 paramedic ambulances and an assistant chief. How many more people do you need for 1 person who got shot??

Assistant Chief 1 just told Central to advise PRMC of 1 Priority 1, nonbreathing patient being transported to PRMC with multiple gunshot wounds.

A Viewer Writes: Shooting Last Night On Gettysburg In Salisbury


Sorry, these are the only pics I have after the shooting. Heard five gun shots total. Thanks Jake, I guess I'll start to take my chain link fence down tomorrow. That'll make me and my kids safe.

Elderly Salisbury Couple Ignored By Boy Mayor Jake Day After Severe Flooding

I want to express a few things to everyone about to read the following letter below. This is the THIRD time this couple has been flooded out. What's important is, they never asked the City in the past for any kind of financial reimbursement, even though the City is responsible for infrastructure maintenance. All they had been asking is that the City keep this area groomed so another dam doesn't back up again. The Mayor has not only ignored the following letter/request, they have done nothing to maintain it and just as they had feared of yet another round of their home being flooded by several inches, it happened again. The image above was taken yesterday after the water had receded. You should also know that this couple has been displaced again and is searching for a place to live while their home is rebuilt once again. Ignoring this Family multiple times, especially since the Mayor has been warned in advance should now be at the expense of the City


106 Middle Neck Lane
Salisbury, MD 21804
March 28, 2017

Mayor Jake Day
125 North Division Street
Salisbury, MD 21801

Mayor Jake Day:

Dear Mr. Day,

I want to applaud you for the good work you are doing in beautifying the City of Salisbury. As a retired health department employee, I remember many enjoyable walks through downtown. I remember days of walking to court and telling a co-worker that I hoped the old historic buildings would be kept and restored. And that's happening! I remember standing in awe at the gorgeous tulips outside our building on Main Street and up and down the plaza. I still enjoy the plants, the events, the shops and, of course my favorite, the library with accessible parking between the library and the plaza. I could say so much more about the beautification and the progress in the city.

I move on, however, to a more pressing matter to my husband and me. Our focus has been on infrastructure, drain pipes operating properly, repairs and maintenance done in a timely and orderly
manner. It has been six months now that we have lived in a motel. It has been six months since the flood of September 30, 2016, the flood that put us out of our home. I know you remember it well since we have been informed of your being in other ares of the city that horrendous day I can't tell you how many people have told my husband and me that they knew why we were flooded (8 inches of water throughout the house). Out of the blue they would talk about Northwood Drive, the undersized drain pipes, the debris left in the pipes and in the surrounding area, the trees and bushes obstructing the drains. The Northwood Drive, Alexander Ave. and Rt. 13 areas appear to be in dire need of repair. There also appears to be much neglect in that area with the lack of maintenance.

I appeal to your good will, Mr. Day, in compensating us in some way for the expenses that have come out of our savings, our life insurance policy, our retirement. We seek peace and wholeness in our lives and plead with you for your assistance in this matter. Frequently, we had people from the surrounding area come over to fish in the back of our house. We didn't mind. We enjoyed sharing our little park. Now, we are exasperated trying to decide what to do if the city makes no changes. I know of a man in Somerset County who was displaced. I can't say I know the details but his sister has told me that the city got him a new house and paid for his lodging until the house was rebuilt. We are not asking for that but we certainly do plead with you for an agreeable solution. I thank you sincerely for your consideration.

Respectfully yours,
Mary and Mike Cox

C.C. Senator Addie Eckardt 
Representative Andy Harris

Joe,

I can't tell you how much I appreciate your listening to me this afternoon. Thank you so much. My husband was happy when I relayed our conversation to him when he got home from shopping. He said he would love talking with you himself. Regarding the pictures, he does indeed have LOADS of pictures. They're on his
camera, though, and I am not adept at putting them on the computer. If you are able, Mike suggested his meeting you somewhere and he would give the needed pictures to you. He also said that my letter was too soft. I think if I were to write it today I would be much stronger. One thing I would add would be the fines
the city puts out when yards are not maintained. Well, shouldn't they be expected to do the same thing when it comes to proper maintenance? Again, I thank you for listening and for being on our side. Mike is sending a letter to Carl Anderton. I forgot about that.


Originally posted at 2:07 PM

Victim And Suspect Identified In Apparent Attempted Murder-Suicide In Wicomico County 8-13-17

(WILLARDS, MD) — Maryland State Police have identified the victim and suspect in an apparent attempted murder and suicide last night in Wicomico County

The victim is identified as Blair C. Ranneberger, 65, of Willards, Md. He remains a patient at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, where he is being treated for multiple gunshot wounds

The suspect is identified as Evan J. Gottlieb, 25, of Berlin, Md. Gottlieb was found deceased in the victim’s stolen vehicle from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. An autopsy will be conducted at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore.

At about 7:14 p.m. yesterday, Maryland State Police at the Salisbury Barrack responded to a call for a shooting at a residence in the 36000-block of Sheppards Crossing Rd., Willards, Md. Responding troopers found Ranneberger suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. He was transported by ambulance to the hospital.

As troopers were responding to the Ranneberger home, another call was received about a vehicle submerged in water a short distance away in the 34000-block of Tingle Road. Police responded to that scene and a tow truck was used to pull the vehicle from the water.

The body of a man, later identified as Gottlieb, was found inside the vehicle. Gottlieb had sustained an apparent gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene. A handgun was found with him in the vehicle. The vehicle was identified as the pickup truck stolen from the Ranneberger’s home.

At this time, the investigation indicates Ranneberger and his wife were inside their home when they saw Gottlieb pull into their driveway in a Volkswagen Jetta, later found to be registered to the suspect. Gottlieb knocked on the front door of the home and both Ranneberger and his wife responded. Gottlieb, armed with a handgun, reportedly demanded the keys to Ranneberger’s Ford F150 pickup parked outside and said the police were after him. Gottlieb was told the keys were in the truck. He then reportedly shot Ranneberger multiple times and pointed the gun at the victim’s wife before fleeing the scene in the victim’s pickup.

Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division crime scene technicians responded and processed the multiple scenes throughout the night. Investigators obtained search warrants and conducted numerous interviews.

Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division investigators determined the victims and suspect did not know each other. There is no motive known at this time for the suspect’s actions. There is no information from any regional police departments indicating they were searching for Gottlieb or in ‘pursuit’ of him for any reason.

The Wicomico County State’s Attorney’s Office was notified and an official from that office responded to the scene. Assistance has also been provided by the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit and the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office.

The investigation is continuing.

Breaking News: Baltimore quietly took down Confederate statues overnight 8-16-17

Statues dedicated to Confederate heroes were swiftly removed across Baltimore in the small hours of Wednesday morning, just days after violence broke out over the removal of a similar monument in neighboring Virginia.
Beginning soon after midnight on Wednesday, a crew, which included a large crane and a contingent of police officers, began making rounds of the city’s parks and public squares, tearing the monuments from their pedestals and carting them out of town.
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Statues dedicated to Confederate heroes were swiftly removed across Baltimore in the small hours of Wednesday morning, just days after violence broke out over the removal of a similar monument in neighboring Virginia.Beginning soon after midnight on Wednesday, a crew, which included a large crane and a contingent of police officers, began making rounds of the city’s parks and public squares, tearing the monuments from their pedestals and carting them out of town.Read More »

BREAKING: Crews are moving in to remove the Roger Taney statue from the State House grounds in Annapolis 8-18-17

Missouri Senator: ‘I Hope Trump Is Assassinated!’

A Missouri state senator said in a now-deleted Facebook post that she hopes President Donald Trump is assassinated.

Maria Chappelle-Nadal acknowledged on Thursday that she wrote a post which read: “I hope Trump is assassinated!”

She made the comment in an exchange with a left-wing activist who claimed that his cousin is a Secret Service agent.

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People displaying Black Power hands........but it isn't about race?


Protesters pull down Confederate statue in Durham, NC

Busch Wants Removal Of Taney Statue 8-15-17

Maryland's speaker of the House is calling for the removal of a Confederate statue of the Supreme Court justice who wrote a decision upholding slavery that sits on the lawn of the Maryland State House.

House Speaker Michael E. Busch said Monday the monument to former Chief Justice Roger B. Taney "doesn't belong" at the State House in Annapolis.

Taney, a Maryland native, wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision that upheld slavery and denied citizenship to black people.

Busch, a Democrat, made his remarks after hundreds of protesters gathered in Charlottesville over the weekend to decry a gathering of white supremacists to rally against plans to remove a Confederate statue. A woman was killed when a car plowed into a crowd.

A spokesman for Governor Larry Hogan told WBAL NewsRadio 1090 that he is willing to discuss the issue.

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JUST IN: State House Trust Votes To Remove Taney Statue In Annapolis 8-16-17


BALTIMORE (WJZ)– A key panel voted to remove a statue of Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney from the grounds of the State House in Annapolis Wednesday.

The Baltimore Sun says the vote was done by e-mail and that three of the four-member State House Trust voted in favor of removing the statue of Taney, who was the author of the infamous Dred Scott decision that upheld slavery said black Americans could not become citizens.

Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford, House of Delegates Speaker Michael E. Busch and Charles L. Edson, who represents the Maryland Historical Trust, voted in favor of removing the statue.

It’s not clear how the fourth member, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, voted. Miller said he does not support removing the statue, but he also would not try to block its removal.

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The NFL doesn't have the guts to bench unpatriotic players

A National Football League player refused to stand for the national anthem Saturday during a preseason game -- and in doing so he disrespected the military and the nation.

Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch was spotted by an Associated Press photographer sitting atop an orange cooler before the start of the preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals.

Mr. Lynch is apparently a disciple of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick – a notorious anti-American rabble-rouser.

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http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/08/14/nfl-doesnt-have-guts-to-bench-unpatriotic-players.html

A Viewer Writes: Pemberton Park

We walk several times a week. Run into the same people also walking. Came upon this and was told by a gentleman, that it has been that way for a long time. He has complained to several entities, and nothing has been done. Are they waiting for someone to be killed trying to get around it, when it falls on them? What's the problem? Doesn't the park service own a chain saw? Woodland Trail, Pemberton Park.

Confederate statue furor hits US Capitol, as Pelosi and others seek removal


Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic lawmakers are ramping up calls to remove Confederate statues on display in the halls of Congress, bringing the raging debate over Civil War symbols across the South to Capitol Hill.

Nearly 10 Confederate-era figures are memorialized in the U.S. Capitol, each sponsored by a state. Mississippi displays Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederacy, in Statuary Hall, for example. Virginia displays Gen. Robert E. Lee in the Capitol’s crypt.

“There is no room for celebrating the violent bigotry of the men of the Confederacy in the hallowed halls of the United States Capitol or in places of honor across the country,” House Minority Leader Pelosi, D-Calif., said Thursday. 


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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/08/17/confederate-statue-furor-hits-us-capitol-as-pelosi-and-others-seek-removal.html

Abrams calls for removal of Confederate faces off Stone Mountain

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams called for the removal of the giant carving that depicts three Confederate war leaders on the face of state-owned Stone Mountain, saying it “remains a blight on our state and should be removed.”

“We must never celebrate those who defended slavery and tried to destroy the union,” Abrams said in a series of tweets posted early Tuesday, a response to the deadly violence sparked by white supremacist groups in Charlottesville, Va.

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Four Confederate monuments are removed in Baltimore 8-17-17

Confederate monuments were torn down in Baltimore overnight just days after white nationalists led a deadly protest over the planned removal of a statue in Virginia.

Work crews used heavy machinery to haul the divisive monuments away on flatbed trucks in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The monument to Robert E. Lee, commander of the pro-slavery Confederate army in the American Civil War, and Confederate general Stonewall Jackson was dismantled from the city's Wyman Park Dell, while a statue dedicated to the Confederate Women of Maryland was removed around 3am from Bishop Square Park.

The monument in Mount Vernon honoring Roger Taney, who wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision that upheld slavery, was also removed. Another statue for Confederate soldiers and sailors, which was vandalized with red paint at the weekend, was also gone by Wednesday morning.

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Caption This Photo 8-18-17


Al Sharpton Furious His Tax Dollars Are Paying for Jefferson Monument — Twitter’s Response Is Savage

With the debate around the removal of Confederate statues heating up, people are starting to look twice at other monuments, as well.

MSNBC host and controversial speaker Reverend Al Sharpton not only advocated for Confederate statues to be removed, but to halt federal funding of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. — citing the fact that America's third president owned a few slaves himself.

Similarly, the President Donald Trump also asked tongue-in-cheek at a press conference, “Are we going to take down statues to George Washington? How about Thomas Jefferson?”

However, Sharpton remains firm on the position that this is personal to him. In an interview with PBS's Charlie Rose, the reverend explained:

This is personal to us. My great grandfather was a slave in South Carolina, owned by the family that ended up Strom Thurmond was one of them. The newspaper discovered it.

People need to understand that people were enslaved.

Therefore, he argued that public funds should not be spent on public monuments, like the Jefferson Memorial, that have that kind of background and open display of bigotry — which he calls an “insult to his family.”

Rather than having them publicly displayed, he suggested that they belong in a private museum or park.

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Boy Mayor Too Good To Listen As Another Salisbury Police Officer Quits

Another employee/officer has flown the coop from the Salisbury Police Department. This officer was waiting to speak with Mayor Day and it never happened. He even requested to speak to the Chief and even on his last day he told the Major that he was going to be in the Quarter Master's office and she could come down there to him. Guess what? She never showed up. They're dropping like flies, can you blame them?

Marshawn Lynch sits during the national anthem in Raiders preseason opener

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Raiders weren’t going to take any chances, so coach Jack Del Rio only used two offensive starters in Saturday night’s preseason-opening 20-10 loss to the Cardinals. Not only did quarterback Derek Carr, receivers Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree and running back Marshawn Lynch sit this one out, but Lynch sat on the bench during the national anthem.

Del Rio was surprised that Lynch sat during the anthem and talked to him afterward. (Lynch was long gone by the time the locker room doors opened).

“He said, ‘This is something I have done for 11 years. It’s not a form of anything other than me being myself,’” Del Rio said. “I told him I very strongly believe in standing for the national anthem. But I respect him as a man and he can do his thing.

“So, it’s a non-issue for me.”

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Chicago Bishop Demands Mayor Emanuel Remove Statue of George Washington


A Chicago Bishop is calling on Mayor Rahm Emanuel to remove the name of President George Washington from a southside park.

In a letter addressed to the Mayor and posted to Facebook, Bishop James E. Dukes, pastor of Liberation Christian Center, calls for the removal Washington's name as well as that of President Andrew Jackson. Dukes argues that their "active participation in the slave trade" makes them unfit for the honor of being held as heroes.

We as Chicagoans must now take the microscope and place it on the statues, monuments and parks that we give honor to," Bishop Dukes wrote in a letter to Emanuel. "We cannot allow slavery and racism to be awarded in our communities by honoring individuals that indeed partook in the very institution that has kidnapped, murdered, raped, and terrorized our forefather and mothers."

"Therefore, I call on the immediate removal of President George Washington and President Andrew Jackson names from the parks located on the southeast side of Chicago," Dukes added. "They should not have the distinct honor of being held as heroes when they actively participated in the slave trade. I fully expect that the Chicago Park District and Mayor Rahm Emanuel share in my sentiments and views; that Chicago will not be a place that embraces racism, slavery and its treacherous tentacles. But rather, Chicago will be a beacon of hope for a better tomorrow for all its’ residents."

One on One with Bob Culver & Greg Bassett

For the real inside scoop of what's going on from the County Executive directly, this video will explain a lot of what his office is doing for Wicomico County residents!


Auntie Maxine: The White House is now 'the White Supremacists' House'

Rep. Maxine Waters excoriated President Trump on social media Sunday for his response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., saying the White House is now the "White Supremacists' House."

"Trump has made it clear - w/ Bannon & Gorka in the WH, & the Klan in the streets, it is now the White Supremacists' House. #Charlottesviille," Waters wrote on Twitter, referring to White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and deputy assistant to the president Sebastian Gorka.

The California Democrat added, "Trump refuses to condemn white supremacists & terrorists who showed up in Charlottesville. Is he sending a signal? Everyone must be careful."

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A Viewer Writes: SHOOTING 718 JACKSON STREET SALISBURY MARYLAND 8-13-17

JOE - This morning between 1:30-2:30 am multiple shots were fired around 718 Jackson Street in Salisbury one vehicle in front of 718 Jackson Street was hit, no one injured no arrests at this time.

The Far Left’s Call To Violence

If Americans of all races – all of whom are struggling to make ends meet right now – can be conditioned to blame each other for their problems, then they will be far less likely to recognize the real enemy.

Here’s an excerpt from our column, entitled “America’s Collision Course …

Protesters and counter-protesters (in Charlottesville) ignored each others’ constitutional liberties and instead chose to do bodily harm to each other – while inciting others to do similar bodily harm.

In doing so, they ignored the real enemy in this struggle … increasingly pervasive, inherently unfair and notoriously inefficient governments and the self-serving crony capitalists propping up their institutions.

This is the “system” currently running our country – and its mission is to suffocate liberty, stifle opportunity and suppress prosperity while pitting one desperate class of citizens against the other as the nooses around their necks grow tighter.

What we are bearing witness to is not white versus black – nor is it right versus left – it is serf versus serf.

It doesn’t matter what your color is … nor does it matter who you think is to blame.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION AND MARYLAND TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY OFFER TRAVEL ADVICE FOR RARE SOLAR ECLIPSE

Drivers Urged to Stay Alert While Driving on Monday, August 21

On Monday, August 21, many parts of the country will experience a total solar eclipse, an event which has not occurred since June 8, 1918. The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) and Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) expect increased traffic volumes along I-95, MD 295 and US 1, as people travel to prime-viewing locations beginning Friday, August 18.

According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), approximately 200 million people (a little less than 2/3 the nation’s population) live within a day’s drive of the path of the total eclipse. Maryland is expected to get an 83 percent “partial” eclipse and nighttime-like conditions beginning at 1:18 p.m., with maximum coverage at 2:42 p.m. and ending at 4:01 p.m.
 
FHWA, MDOT SHA and MDTA offer the following travel advice:

• Don’t stop along the interstate or park on the shoulder during the event.

• Exit the highway to a safe location to view and/or photograph the eclipse.

Former Breitbart Employee Says Bannon Firing 'The Worst Nightmare' for Globalists

Investigative journalist and former Breitbart employee, Lee Stranahan, offered a quick quip on today's news that Bannon has resigned from the White House, suggesting that Steve would 'unleash the beast' through his online publication and call out those working against the Trump agenda in the White House.

Stranahan has been a long time loyalist to Bannon and ardent opponent to several people inside Trump's White House, namely McMaster, Powell and Cohn. The theory he's putting forth is that Bannon will have more power outside the White House than inside. While that might be true for Steve, I fail to see how fomenting more internal strife inside the Trump White House will be constructive at this point.
Dear @POTUS :

You have not yet figured out who your real enemies in the White House are. Best of luck without Bannon. 
Nevertheless, it's about to get real interesting soon.

Breitbart's top White House reporter

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HOW TO TAKE A PIC OF THE ECLIPSE WITH YOUR SMARTPHONE


Take a decent pic of the solar eclipse without investing in expensive equipment! Here are some tips for using your smartphone.

Picture this: It’s approaching 2:41 p.m. on Monday, and you’re so intent on getting the perfect pic of the eclipse that your head is buried in your smartphone as you comb through the various settings. But you can’t figure it out, and before you know it, the maximum eclipse is over, and not only did you miss the perfect photograph, but you missed the eclipse with the most important thing of all: your own eyes.

OCN to the rescue! Read our tips (taken from NASA itself!) before the eclipse begins, and get your smartphone camera all set up for success! Here’s what you need to know.

 
  1. Some smartphone models will obviously perform better than others. Don’t upgrade your phone just for the event, but if you already have one of these, your chances of a decent photo will be better: iPhone 7, Google Pixel, and Samsung Galaxy S8.
  2. Turn off both your flash and autofocus to eliminate your phone camera trying to overcorrect and compensate for the light. To turn off autofocus on an iPhone, open your camera app and tap on the screen and hold until the words “AE/AF Lock” appear. Your autofocus is now off.

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Rush Limbaugh: 'We Are on the Cusp of a Second Civil War'

Friday on his nationally syndicated radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh said given the state of affairs in the country, particularly in the wake of last week’s events in Charlottesville, VA, it could be said the country was on the cusp of a second civil war.

Limbaugh insisted much of the angst was being driven by forces from the outside wanting to see the United States cease being a “super powerful nation.”

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Farms adjusting to life without immigrant labor: Report

Farmers addicted to cheap illegal immigrant labor are facing disruptions, but not devastation, as they adjust to world with fewer unauthorized workers, according to a new report Thursday.

The Migration Policy Institute found that farms are plugging gaps by using machines, enticing workers to stay by offering health care — and are even tapping legal guest workers to fill empty jobs.

Its analysis said warnings from immigrant-rights advocates of food shortages have not generally come to pass. The agriculture industry, it says, has seen an upheaval as farmers shift strategies to try to deal with the evolving labor force.

Mechanization — either as a replacement or as assistance to current workers — is growing, as is better treatment of migrants in the hopes that they’ll stick around. Indeed, the days of field workers ranging from farm to farm with each seasonal crop are over, and farms are making a push to keep their workforce stable and in place through better conditions and bonuses.

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Fired Steve Bannon: I will crush the opposition

Steve Bannon dramatically proclaimed the Trump presidency 'over' Friday hours after he was fired - and returned to his old role at Breitbart and declared war on his enemies, saying: 'I will crush the opposition.'

Bannon was ousted by the president at the end of a tumultuous week with his administration roiled by his response to the Charlottesville violence.

But it took just hours for the former chief strategist to start a civil war as he named his enemies: 'West Wing Democrats' and 'establishment Republicans'.

First he went straight back to being executive chairman of bomb-throwing 'alt-right' website Breitbart which hailed him as a populist hero.

Then he gave a lengthy fist-pumping interview to the Weekly Standard, saying: 'I feel pumped up. I've got my hands back on my weapons.'

'I built a f***ing machine at Breitbart. And now I’m about to go back, knowing what I know, and we’re about to rev that machine up. And rev it up we will do.'

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Mainstream conservative groups alarmed to be found on ‘hate map’


Brad Dacus was thousands of miles away in California last weekend when the Charlottesville protest erupted, so he was flabbergasted when CNN labeled his Pacific Justice Institute a “hate group.”

“Here are all the active hate groups where you live,” said the CNN wire story headline on Chicago’s WGN-TV website.

The article listed the 917 organizations on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s much-disputed “hate map,” which names racist groups like the Aryan Nation alongside mainstream conservative organizations such as the Alliance Defending Freedom and the Family Research Council.

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Bannon Speaks: "I'm Going To War For Trump"

Update: that was quick. As Breitbart's Charlie Spiering reports, Bannon jas returned to Breitbart News as Executive Chairman of Breitbart News "and chaired our evening editorial meeting"
🚨Siren🚨 Steve Bannon returned to Breitbart News as Executive Chairman of Breitbart News and chaired our evening editorial meeting
As The Hill adds, Bannon reclaimed the title of Breitbart's executive chairman and directed the outlet’s Friday editorial meeting, the website said in a statement on Friday.

“The populist-nationalist movement got a lot stronger today,” said Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow. “Breitbart gained an executive chairman with his finger on the pulse of the Trump agenda.

As chairman, Bannon oversaw massive growth of the populist website before leaving to be chairman of Trump’s campaign. Bannon never settled into his role as chief strategist in the White House, where he feuded bitterly with ideological rivals like Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, economic adviser Gary Cohn and national security adviser H.R. McMaster.

Breitbart eagerly accepted Bannon back into the fold. “Breitbart’s pace of global expansion will only accelerate with Steve back,” said Breitbart president Larry Solov. “The sky’s the limit.”

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ICE deports Chinese man wanted for multimillion dollar loans scam


NEWARK — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) removed a fugitive citizen of China on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, who was wanted in China for the offenses of contractual fraud and defrauding the banks or other monetary institutions of loans.

Ziming Zhou, 47, entered the United States lawfully on May 6, 2014, in Los Angeles s a non-immigrant visitor for pleasure with authorization to remain in the country until Nov. 5, 2014. Zhou failed to depart within the allotted time frame. On Feb. 11, 2016, ERO Newark arrested Zhou at his place of residence.

According to Chinese authorities, Mr. Zhou owned a company named “Yingcheng Hongxiang Chemical Co. Ltd” in Yingchen City, Hubei Province, China. He was unable to repay previous loans and his company went bankrupt. From June 2013 to April 2014, he obtained loans and accepted proposals worth over 354 million CNY or nearly $53 million, by forging documents, fabricating false loan applications, and acquiring mortgages under false pretenses from financial institutions in Hubei Province, China. Subsequently, Mr. Zhou ordered his company officials to participate in the fraud scheme involving illegally discounted bank acceptance bills, embezzlement, misappropriation of funds, acquisition of real estate, and paying huge usurious loan.

On Nov. 19, 2015, authorities with the Yingchen Public Security Bureau, Hubei Province in China issued an arrest warrant charging Zhou with defrauding the banks or other monetary institutions of loans.

“ERO Newark is committed to removing foreign fugitives from the United States who are being sought in their native countries for serious crimes,” said John Tsoukaris, Field Office Director for ERO Newark. “The return Mr. Zhou to face criminal charges in China is the result of ongoing cooperation between ICE and China. Foreign fugitives should be put on notice--they will find no refuge here.”

On Wednesday, ERO officers turned him over to Chinese authorities.