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Sunday, February 25, 2018

If You Want To Make A Positive Difference, Say What Social Media Outlet You're Talking About Or It's Fake News

The Week In Review

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

Mayor Day Pissing Away Even More Taxpayers Money

Because NO ONE would ever be so stupid to purchase these bikes, (not even Jakes Good Ol' Boy friends) and believe people will actually rent and ride these God Awful looking bikes, Jake chose to spend YOUR taxpayer money to buy and create a business no one in their right mind would ever start. You download an Ap and rent the bike for $1.00 . 

Look, I know you guys must be thinking I just hate Jake Day or that I go on the attack too often but let me assure you, that is not the case. This guy is just an IDIOT who needs to get the hell out of that office and let a real qualified person take over. 

Please join us for a bike ride to commemorate the arrival of SPIN bikeshare in Salisbury! We will gather at 9:15 in Red Square on the S.U. campus. The ride will depart at 9:30, traveling along the Camden, South, and Waverly bike lanes, and ending next to the parking garage in Downtown Salisbury. Once we reach our destination, we will have a formal press conference to announce the bikeshare program and answer any questions. Riders are welcome to bring their own bikes, or to try out one of the SPIN bikes. For more information, please contact the Mayor’s Office at 410-548-3100.

"He Never Went In": Officer On Duty Filmed "Doing Nothing" During Florida Shooting

Video evidence reveals that an armed Broward County resource deputy stationed at Stoneman Douglas High School during the Valentine's day massacre did "nothing" during the shooting - instead waiting outside as a gunman opened fire on students and teachers, killing 17.

Speaking at a press conference, Broward Sheriff Scott Israel said the on duty officer at Stoneman "never went in." Israel said he was "devastated" after watching the video showing the deputy taking a position outside the Western side of Building 12 while shots rang out, "and he never went in" despite having a clear view of the entrance.

"I think he remained outside upwards of four minutes," Israel said.

The uniformed officer, identified as Scot Peterson, was been suspended without pay pending an investigation, according to Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel - however he has since resigned and retired from the department.

"As is his right, Scot Peterson chose to resign, because he has the necessary time with the agency and meets the requirements of retirement, he resigned and retired."

"We're not going to disclose the video at this time, and we may never disclose the video depending on the prosecution and the criminal case."

"These families lost their children, we lost coaches. I've been to the funerals. I've been to the homes where they're sitting shiva. I've been to the vigils. It's just, there are no words."

When asked by a reporter what the deputy should have done, the Sheriff replied "Went in. Address the killer. Kill the killer."


Above The Law?

A Wicomico County Board of Education employee clearly violating the No Parking Zone behind the Wawa store on South Salisbury Blvd around 10:45 AM on 02-15-2018. Looks like he was hiding his work truck.

Citizens Request Injunction to stop Illegal Groundwater Withdrawal by Accomack Poultry Houses

(Pungoteague, Virginia) In a February 15, 2018 letter to David Paylor, director of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (“DEQ”), a loosely formed coalition of five citizens from the Eastern Shore of Virginia counties of Accomack and Northampton urged the department to consider placing an injunction on the 83 poultry Care and Feeding Operations (CAFO’s) because they failed to get groundwater withdrawal permits.

Over the last several years, approximately 250-270 large broiler houses, some having the capacity to house 48,000 birds every 43 days, have been constructed or are under construction or in the planning stages in Accomack County.

The Eastern Shore of Virginia draws the majority of its drinking water from the Yorktown aquifer…the same source that is being used or proposed to be used by the CAFOs. Any prospective user who intends to withdraw over 300,000 gallons of groundwater per month in a groundwater management area is required BY LAW to first apply for and receive a permit to do so from the State Water Control Board, a citizen panel appointed by the Governor and a political arm of the DEQ.


A Viewer Writes: Homeless In Salisbury Maryland

Just seen in back parking lot of Lotus Plaza where Cactus Taverna is locates. #sbyrocks

Governor O'Malley, Why Didn't You Listen To Me? Perhaps Hogan Will.

On December 22, 2012 I sent this post to Governor O'Malley.

If They Can Have A Safe Room At A Fire Station, Why Not ALL Schools?
I had this thought today I thought I'd share with all of you.

Have you ever been to the new Fire Station 16 at night?

The only way you can access the building is to enter a "SAFE ROOM". The Safe Room doors lock behind you. Once you are in there you have to be buzzed in or out. The room has bullet proof glass.

IF they can provide this for a Fire Department, why haven't they been installed in every School across America?

I've added the above image to go along with a comment I recently put up on this Post. The door knob simply disappears when locked. 

Pittbull Attack In Delmar

A Viewer informs us the victim experienced face lacerations, severed finger, broken wrists, paramedic and ambulance response. My concern is children in the neighborhood after this with no record of aggression. It happened on North Umberland Drive, Delmar MD.

Pittsville Accident Scene Turns Into Confrontation With Off Duty Police Officer

Fire Department responders arrived on the scene and immediately called out for a police agency to respond to the scene. According to the scanner, an off duty police officer was involved in a physical altercation with the driver of the wrecked vehicle. For several minutes responders continued to call for police backup and were told by dispatch that none were available and that a State Trooper would be responding to Pittsville from Mardela. Responders immediately asked if they could send a trooper from Berlin. Rt. 50 East bound has been closed, expect delays. The patient is being transported as a priority 3 patient. Everything is now under control. The State Trooper that came from Mardela is following the ambulance to PRMC and has requested another Officer to respond to the accident scene. More to come. 

UPDATE: The State Trooper that was following the ambulance to PRMC has now been forced to return to the scene in Pittsville because there are NO Police Officers available. Can someone please tell me just where in the hell ALL the Police Officers are on the Eastern Shore at this time? No one from the WCSO is available as well. This is absolutely incredible. 

Exactly What I've Been Saying

A Comment Worthy Of A Post 2-22-18

Would it be rude and insensitive to state I am tired of hearing about this? 17 kids got murdered in their school. Terrible. Tragic. All the bad adjectives.

More people than that are killed every day. 4 times as many are killed with knives than with ANY rifle. Talk is cheap, laws are useless.

People wanted freedom FROM religion instead of freedom OF religion. Everything has to be PC. Free speech, free speech, free speech. With no repercussions.

No discipline for kids. Heck, most times only one parent in the house with kids. Racism this, racism that. You hurt my feelings. I am right, you are wrong.

We kicked God out of schools (and just about everything else) what did you think would take His place?

You want people to be kind? Be kind to people, even when they are NOT kind to you. THAT would be real change. And change everyone will benefit from.

Too simple right? No. Too hard, which is why most will not do it.

And the killings will continue.

Gun control is a fantasy. Start a realistic conversation about preventing school massacres

The shooter who perpetrated the recent massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Fla., succeeded in killing 17 people. He also got Americans talking about gun control again.

Once again, too, there were those whose contribution to debate was to sneer at people who offered prayers for the victims and their families, instead of advocating or promising gun control. Even if you set aside the sneers, there is a problem with their attitude, no matter how good their intentions are otherwise. Prayer might actually help. Gun control, on the other hand, doesn't work and can't work in the U.S. and is a fantasy now just as it ever was.

By "fantasy," we mean to express several important facts that are ignored in this debate. It is fantasy as policy because stricter gun control, within the limits of what is considered reasonable today (i.e., anything short of a total ban on sales or even gun confiscation), does not guarantee or even statistically correlate with lower gun homicide rates in any given state. This fact merits your time for some research, but to give just one prominent example from the FBI data, Texas and California have comparable gun homicide rates each year (they were actually tied in 2015). If gun control were effective, that is not what you'd expect in the nation's two most populous states with two of the most different gun policies. And that is by no means the only observation of its kind that you'll take away from the FBI's annual numbers.


Breaking News: President Trump repeated his call to arm specially trained teachers, raising the idea of bonuses for those qualified to handle a gun

“I want certain highly adept people, people who understand weaponry, guns” to have a permit to carry concealed firearms in schools, Mr. Trump said during his second White House meeting in two days to discuss how to respond to the shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

First eight musical acts announced for the National Folk Festival in Salisbury, MD! WTF?

All three people in attendance have NO CLUE who these bands are. Does Jake actually believe this is exciting?

How To Kill 300,000 Americans (And Get Away With It)

If someone wanted to kill 300,000 Americans and get away with it, they could not have accomplished it more effectively than our government has accomplished it with the opioid epidemic.

If someone— let's say good old Uncle Sam—wanted to kill 300,000 Americans, they would go about it as detailed in this step-by-step guide. This also just so happens to be precisely how our government did go about it.

Step 1 – In 1996, Uncle Sam would award a 17-year government patent monopoly to Purdue Pharma to be the exclusive supplier of OxyContin, an addictive and potentially deadly opioid painkiller. This would ensure that they had a massive multi-billion-dollar profit incentive to get as many people addicted as possible without any generic competition to keep this profit motive in check.

Step 2 – To further fuel the use of OxyContin, Uncle Sam would cover the cost of it through Medicaid and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). This would ensure that there were billions of dollars available to fund the purchase of massive quantities of the addictive and potentially deadly substance.

Step 3- For further assurance more people become dependent on opioids, Uncle Sam would enact growth-retardant public policies such as mountains of regulation and exorbitant taxation, exacerbating the link between depression, poverty, and opioid dependence.

Step 4 – Uncle Sam would make pain the “fifth vital sign” and financially penalize any hospital that got poor reviews or ratings for not adequately treating pain, encouraging hospitals to hand out opioids like candy.

Step 5 – Uncle Sam would ban medical marijuana, depriving those in pain of a viable non-opioid alternative.

Step 6 – Uncle Sam would allow doctors to be sued for medical malpractice for not adequately treating pain,ensuring they prescribed even more opioids.

Step 7 – Uncle Sam would then move many opioid painkillers to Schedule 2, which would prohibit refills. This would ensure that doctors prescribed a 30-day supply for patients that needed a 3-days’ supply, just to “keep the patient from having to come back to get a new prescription if they need it.”

Step 8 – Uncle Sam would then allow the profit motive of the patent monopoly, the free money of Medicaid and SSDI, the “fifth vital sign,” and the fear of being sued for medical malpractice to continue to fuel an increase in OxyContin prescriptions until the year 2010, leaving many millions of Americans addicted to opioids.


Israel Is Smart

Police: Pittsburgh Lawyer Sexually Abused Dog Multiple Times

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A prominent Pittsburgh attorney has been charged with dozens of counts of sexually abusing his dog.

Attorney Ivan DeVoren is accused of sexually abusing his dog.

Police have charged DeVoren, a Pittsburgh environmental lawyer, with 10 felony counts of aggravated animal cruelty, 10 counts of sexual intercourse with an animal, and possession of heroin, cocaine and marijuana.

Police say DeVoren sexually abused his dog, Snoopy, a 6-month-old yellow lab. DeVoren lives and works in his apartment in Azimuth Court in Highland Park.

According to detectives, a witness told them they overheard the sexual abuse happening at least 10 times.

Back in 2014, DeVoren spent five months volunteering at Humane Animal Rescue as a dog walker.

“What our dog walkers do is they work on a team, getting our shelter animals out for walks around the shelter. So, it’s usually about a 10–15 minute walk that our volunteers do as a team,” said Dan Rossi, Humane Animal Rescue CEO.


China Demands ‘Severe Punishment’ for American Who Vandalized 2,000-Year-Old Statue

China’s Shaanxi Cultural Heritage Promotion Center is demanding the United States “severely punish” a man who allegedly defaced an ancient terracotta warrior statue while it was on display at the Franklin Institute museum in Philadelphia.

The accused, Michael Rohana, is 24. The terracotta warrior, considered one of the most important archaeological discoveries in China, is about 2,200 years old and worth an estimated $4.5 million.

According to court documents, Rohana was at the Franklin Institute for an “ugly sweater” party on December 21 when he wandered into the terracotta warrior exhibit, took a few selfies alongside the statue, and then apparently broke off its thumb and pocketed it as a souvenir. After museum staff reported the thumb missing, the FBI tracked Rohana down to his home in Delaware. He admitted the theft and retrieved the broken thumb from his desk drawer when an FBI agent interviewed him.

CNN notes that one of the other attendees at the ugly sweater party stated that Rohana was “bragging about sneaking into the exhibit and having a thumb from one of the warriors” during the ride home to Delaware.

[Flashback: U.S. Student Tells of Pain Of His Caning In Singapore]

Breaking News: A sheriff's deputy who was the only armed guard during the Florida school shooting did "nothing" to stop it, the police said. He has resigned.

Scot Peterson, a sheriff’s deputy, resigned on Thursday after Sheriff Scott Israel placed him under an internal affairs investigation for failing to meet the standards of the sheriff’s office. Two other deputies, Edward Eason and Guntis Treijs, have been placed on restricted duty while the department investigates whether they could or should have done more to stop the shooter.

Police protocol requires confronting shooting suspects as quickly as possible. Mr. Peterson should have “went in, addressed the killer, killed the killer,” Sheriff Israel said at a news conference in in Fort Lauderdale.


I think it was last year they canceled the concert because they were fighting. This year is seems that entertainer Gucci Mane (who ever that is) only played 20 minutes. I think tickets to get into the concert were 40 bucks. Check out twitter. At the top right where there is a blue TWEET button the left of that is the search options. Just type in #UMES and you can search all the tweets from last night. A few were not happy with the length of the concert. Take some aspirin first so you can avoid the headache of trying to read what they are trying to say.

A Teacher Writes...

Four Deputies Waited Outside Douglas High During School Shooting

A report released Friday claims four of Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel’s deputies waited outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School while the attack was occurring.

On February 22, Breitbart News reported that one deputy resigned after it was learned that he was on scene but failed to control Nikolas Cruz. Sheriff Israel told ABC 13 that video shows the deputy, Scott Peterson, “arrive at the west side of Building 12” and “take a position” outside the school — but never go inside. The sheriff’s office moved to suspend Peterson, who resigned before the suspension could take place.

Now CNN reports that the Coral Springs police officers claim three other Broward County deputies were outside the school but failed to go inside as well. They quote “Coral Springs sources” who said the three “deputies had their pistols drawn and were behind their vehicles” when Coral Springs officers arrived. They said “not one of [the deputies] had gone into the school.”

The sources indicate other Broward County deputies arrived on scene, and two of those new arrivals joined with Coral Springs officers and entered the building.

The sources said, “Coral Springs police were stunned and upset that the four original Broward County Sheriff’s deputies who were first on the scene did not appear to join them as they entered the school.”


Democrats Want to Force Tide to Change Its Pods So People Won’t Eat Them...

Plain Truth: We Need Concealed-Carry in Schools - 'Bashing the NRA Isn't Going to Do It'

EIB Network radio host Rush Limbaugh reacted to the tragic school shooting in Broward County, Fla. that left 17 dead and several wounded.

Limbaugh said the solution is not to attack gun rights groups like the Virginia-based National Rifle Association, but instead to recognize what resources are lacking in schools that other public buildings have.

.@rushlimbaugh on #FloridaSchoolShooting and gun control: We have to realize this is what our country has become. Congress can’t legislate this away...It’s the fault of the people doing this and our inability to stop them.

— FoxNewsSunday (@FoxNewsSunday) February 18, 2018

"The solution is concealed-carry in schools," Limbaugh said. "If we are really serious about protecting the kids, we need a mechanism to be defensive when this kind of thing happens."

More here

Breaking News: China has proposed abolishing a two-term limit on the presidency, clearing the way for Xi Jinping to stay in power, perhaps indefinitely

China’s Communist Party cleared the way for President Xi Jinping to stay in power, perhaps indefinitely, by proposing that the nation’s Constitution be changed to abolish a two-term limit on the presidency.

Local Police Let Florida Shooter Off The Hook When He Said He Was "Going To Get His Gun"

CNN's FOIA of Broward County 911 records has produced a steady stream of scoops about Parkland, Fla. school shooter Nikolas Cruz fleshing out much of what is publicly known about Cruz's background and the various reports made warning the FBI and other authorities about his threatening behavior.

The report draws on one specific incident that unfolded in the immediate aftermath of Cruz's mother's death, when Cruz and his brother Zachary Cruz were living in Palm Beach County with Rocxanne Deschamps, a former neighbor who had been close to the family.

After one particularly violent outburst, Cruz said he was going to Dick's to pick up the AR-15 he had recently paid for, and that he would come back to attack her.


Saturday, February 24, 2018

Governor's Office Connects Mid-Shore Small Businesses with State Contracting Opportunities

Ready, Set, GROW! Procurement Connections Workshop Draws 90 Participants

Buyers from various State agencies connected with the small business community in Maryland’s Mid-Shore region yesterday during the Ready, Set, GROW! Procurement Connections Workshop held at Chesapeake College in Wye Mill – the first of its kind on the Mid-Shore. Attendance exceeded expectations, drawing nearly 90 small business owners and entrepreneurs.

“Doing business with the State of Maryland is desirable to many small businesses,” said Jimmy Rhee, special secretary of the Governor’s Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs. “We created this program to share insightful tips for navigating the procurement process and connect vendors with buyers. Our intention is to ensure the process is completely open, accessible, and transparent.”

This multi-faceted workshop, which highlights that the Hogan Administration is Open for Business, is hosted by the Governor’s Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs at locations around the state.

South Africa's Brand New President Wants To Confiscate Land From White Farmers

If you’ve been following much international news, you’ve probably heard that, after literally years of scandal, abuse, and incompetence, South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma was finally forced to resign last week.

This is a big deal for South Africa.

The country has been suffering for nearly a decade under Zuma’s corruption.

And people are certainly hoping that the new President, Cyril Ramaphosa, will represent a positive, new chapter for South Africa.

Yesterday Ramaphosa addressed the nation’s parliament in Cape Town and made clear that his priority is to heal the divisions and injustice of the past, going all the way back to the original European colonists in the 1600s taking land from the indigenous tribes.


Murder charge filed in fallout from video that shows nurses laughing as dying WWII vet struggles for air

Two nurses and an aide were indicted Wednesday in the death of an elderly patient, World War II veteran James Dempsey, who died pleading for help while in their care, WXIA-TV reported.

Dempsey’s family, of Woodstock, Ga., hid a camera in the late veteran’s room in the Northeast Atlanta Health and Rehabilitation Center which captured the night he died.

The video showed the decorated U.S. Navy veteran repeatedly calling for help, saying he could not breathe. It also showed the nurses failing to take life-saving measures and laughing as they tried to start an oxygen machine.

The channel reported that Brookhaven Police launched an investigation and on Wednesday a grand jury returned an indictment.


Throwing George Clooney at the issue of gun control will not work

The NRA are old-school: they show up at town hall meetings, they stuff letters and lick envelopes, they put through phone calls to Congress members, they canvas colleagues and neighbours to do the same, they get their vote out

When George Clooney announced this week that he and his wife, Amal, were donating $500,000 to the organisers of the March For Our Lives rally to be held in Washington D.C. next month (March), the usual celebrity suspects piled on. Oprah Winfrey matched George and Amal’s donation, as did Steven Spielberg. The NRA (National Rifle Association) has just been given a free round of “liberal elites” ammunition.

The March For Our Lives rally (to be held on March 24th) is being organised by the survivors of last week’s Florida school shooting. It will be demanding that U.S. Congress introduces meaningful gun control laws.

Despite the wickedness of the 2012 Sandy Hook school shootings in when 20 young school children were shot dead by a psychopath using a legally bought gun and the widespread revulsion felt through the U.S. and beyond, the Sandy Hook massacre didn’t translate into legislative change. More than one hundred gun control bills have been introduced in Congress since 2012 - none of them have passed.


Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates expected to offer guilty plea

Longtime aide to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has cut a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller, sources say.

Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates has agreed to cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller and is expected to plead guilty in his pending criminal case over money laundering and failing to register as a foreign agent, according to people familiar with the deal.

Gates’ plea could be offered to U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson in Washington as soon as Friday afternoon, these people said – a day after prosecutors filed new charges against Gates in Virginia.


WWII footage shows fierce fighting with battleships

Incredible footage shows US Marines storming the beaches at Iwo Jima and raiding bunkers with flamethrowers before hoisting the Stars and Stripes for the iconic photograph that came to symbolise the brutal battle.

Iwo Jima was one of the most savage conflicts of the Second World War with 6,500 US servicemen sacrificing their lives to take the tiny island, 660 miles south of Tokyo, Japan.

The invasion began on February 19, 1945 and now, 73 years on, rare video has brought the bloodthirsty fighting to life.

Captured by a crew embedded with the US Marines over a month-long period, the footage begins by showing a fleet of landing craft heading towards the coast with troops waiting nervously onboard.


Troopers Arrest Suspect on Multiple Drug Charges-Millsboro

Millsboro - Troopers of the Sussex County Governor's Task Force (GTF) in conjunction with the Delaware Probation and Parole Sussex Street Unit arrest a suspect on multiple drug charges.

The incident occurred on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 8:50 a.m. when members of GTF and the Delaware Probation and Parole Sussex Street Unit responded to the 23000 block of Mission Road, to conduct an arrest attempt for 26-year-old Tyree R. Oliver of Millsboro. Oliver was a probation absconder who had a Rule 9 warrant from Superior Court for drug charges, as well as a Violation of Probation capias from Superior Court, and a capias out of the Justice of the Peace Court 3 for Failure to Pay fines.

Upon arrival, Oliver was located in the residence and taken into custody without incident. A search of the residence yielded over $1000.00 in illegally obtained drug proceeds, approximately 1,780 bags of heroin (12.46 grams), and drug paraphernalia.

Oliver was transported to Troop 4 where he was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was arraigned out of the Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $20,000.00 cash only bond.

Boy Bullied At Philly School Wakes Up To Racist Graffiti On Home

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Joey Messina is soft-spoken.

A first honors student at Mastery Charter Thomas Campus, the 12-year-old loves baseball, but Joey can’t shake the troublemakers at school.

“They don’t like me, they never did,” he says.

Overnight, this seventh-grader’s schoolyard differences followed him home, spray-painted for all to see on his South Philadelphia home where he lives with his parents and two younger siblings.

The threatening racially-charged words cut deep.

“I turned around and just went, ‘Oh my God.’ I called him and said, ‘Hurry up, get out here and look at this,’” Margaux Messina, Joey’s mom, said.


Navy veteran shoots home invasion suspect, says he was 'in fear' for his life

A would-be home invader was shot in the chest by a Navy veteran who said he had no other choice when the man attacked him last Friday.

Carmelo Marchese told FOX13 he was sitting in his home in Lecanto, located north of Tampa, when a stranger knocked on the door at 11:30 p.m. and sent his dog Daisy into a barking fit.

When he answered the door, Marchese said the man, identified by police as Joshua Bernard, started to push him and grabbed his neck.

“I was honestly and truly in fear for my life,” he said.


Mass Shootings and Psychiatric Drugs: The Connection

Sprinkle enough drugs among enough people and you get otherwise unexplainable violence popping up…

I’ve been tracking the connection since 1999, when I wrote a long white paper, for the Truth Seeker Foundation, on school shootings and psychiatric drugs. The paper was titled: “Why Do They Do It? School shootings Across America.”

The drugs aren’t the only causative factor, but they produce what I call the Johnny Appleseed effect throughout society. Sprinkle enough of the drugs among enough people and you get otherwise unexplainable violence popping up—in schools, in workplaces. The psychiatric plague eats out the country from the inside.

Here are excerpts from my 1999 report—


Bible Museum Tour

Republican Women of Baltimore County
are hosting a bus trip to the new Bible Museum in Washington, DC
Saturday, March 24, 2018
8am -4pm
Bus leaves from Hunt Valley Towne Center
Tour includes admission fee, bus transportation, digital tour guide, and gift bag.
You are welcome to join us
See attached brochure for details

No Refund
Payment due March 3, 2018
Make check payable to RWBC
Please indicate Bible Museum on  the memo line.

Money must be paid by March 3
Send to:
PO Box 1344
Cockeysville, MD 21030

Trump Opens Door to National Gun Registry with Proposed Gun Controls

President Trump opened the door Thursday morning to a national gun registry via his proposed “comprehensive background checks.”

He called for such checks via Twitter:

I will be strongly pushing Comprehensive Background Checks with an emphasis on Mental Health. Raise age to 21 and end sale of Bump Stocks! Congress is in a mood to finally do something on this issue - I hope!
Although there is a lack of clarity on what Trump means by “comprehensive background checks,” as to whether he is referencing an overhaul of our current system or is pushing the universal background checks lauded by Democrats, it is important to note that this represents a turning point which opens the door to a national gun registry.

This is so because universal background checks are not enforceable without a gun registry.


CNN, Jake Tapper Face Growing Criticism Over 'Abusive' Anti-Gun 'Show Trial'

CNN’s anti-gun town hall event and its left-wing moderator, Jake Tapper, are facing widespread criticism over what many saw as a bullying “show trial.”

Tapper is being singled out for much of the criticism from those who say he remained silent as abusive personal attacks were hurled at Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch. Incredibly, Tapper also remained silent as his audience booed a rape victim.

At the Wednesday night spectacle, those in favor of protecting our Second Amendment civil rights were vastly outnumbered by an audience packed with hostile gun-haters and emotional questioners, including children.


Flag Status Alert: Maryland Flag is at Full-Staff

The Maryland State Flag shall be raised to full staff at sunset, Friday, February 23, 2018, the day of interment for Corporal Mujahid Ramzziddin of the Prince George’s County Police Department, who died in the line of duty on February 21, 2018.

Trump Rocks CPAC: ‘We’ve Got Seven Years to Go, Folks!’

President Donald Trump energized conservative activists at CPAC on Friday, celebrating his accomplishments during his first year in office.

“Hey, we have got seven years to go, folks!” Trump told the audience who cheered wildly. The president arrived with a prepared speech but quickly abandoned the teleprompters in favor of a free-wheeling address.

Trump’s arrival thrilled the crowd who waited hours to get in for Trump’s speech. CPAC president Matt Schlapp said it was the biggest audience in history.


Texas Rancher Sues Feds For Spy Cam

A 74-year-old rancher from Encinal, Texas, is suing the federal government after he found a surveillance camera on his property, and subsequently refused to give it back to authorities.

Ricardo Palacios, who is also an attorney, is specifically filing suit against the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Texas Ranger Division, including two agents of the respective agencies. The forthcoming case was first reported on by Ars Technica on Thursday.

Several months ago, Palacios was taking a stroll on his ranch and stumbled upon a small portable camera with an antenna fastened to a tree. Not long after removing the recording device, which was situated on his property near his son’s home, Palacios received phone calls from CBP officials and Texas Rangers, each one claiming they were the owners of the camera and ordering him to give it back, reports Ars Technica.

Palacios, having refused their demands and dismissed their threats of arrest, is still in possession of the camera, and hopes to use it as admissible evidence in his case.


NBC ‘Blacklist’ Star Megan Boone: My Character ‘Will Never Carry an Assault Rifle Again’

Actress Megan Boone, star of NBC’s hit crime drama The Blacklist, says her character will never again carry an “assault rifle” on the show.

In the wake of the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, Boone jumped to Twitter and said that her character, Elizabeth Keen, will never again be seen with an “assault rifle.” The actress also apologized for “glorifying” the weapons in past episodes of the four season-long series.

“Liz Keen will never carry an assault rifle again and I am deeply sorry for participating in glorifying them in the past,” Boone tweeted on Friday.


McCain Associate Invokes Fifth On Dossier

An associate of Arizona Sen. John McCain is invoking his Fifth Amendment rights in order to avoid revealing information to Congress about the Steele dossier.

David J. Kramer, a former State Department official, pleaded the Fifth in response to a subpoena issued in December by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Fox News reported.

In a Dec. 19 interview with the committee, Kramer said that he had information about some of the sources of information in the dossier, which was written by former British spy Christopher Steele and financed by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

Kramer learned the information in November 2016, after traveling to London to meet with Steele. Kramer and McCain, a Republican, first learned of the dossier earlier that month after meeting with an associate of Steele’s.


Maryland Hunters Harvest 86,542 Deer in 2017-2018 Season

The Maryland Department of Natural Resourcesannounced today that hunters harvested 86,542 deer during the combined archery, firearms and muzzleloader seasons, from Sept. 8, 2017, through Jan. 31, 2018.

The harvest exceeded the 2016-2017 total by more than 1,000 deer. Included in the statewide total were 7,204 deer taken on Sundays.

“Sunday hunting continues to be an important component in managing Maryland’s deer population,”Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Paul Peditto said.

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Stanford’s ‘diamond anvil’ technology could be a game-changer for chemistry

Diamonds are pretty darn tough. How tough? Tough enough that squeezing a couple of them together in a molecular diamond anvil — a technique that’s capable of achieving 100 times the pressure experienced at the bottom of the Mariana Trench — can be used to create custom molecules through the triggering of unique chemical reactions.

“Chemical reactions are at the core of modern-day society, from making new therapeutic drugs to fertilizer for food,” Nicholas Melosh, an associate professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University, told Digital Trends. “Most of these reactions are carried out using chemicals or heat to drive the reaction. However, it’s long been a goal to realize alternative ways to perform chemical reactions, such as with mechanical force.”

In their demonstration, the Stanford researchers demonstrated a first step toward this goal by showing that rigid molecules can be used as “molecular anvils” to crush a softer molecular component, thereby causing a reaction.

“This is a new idea,” Melosh continued. “It came about after we had synthesized one of the precursor molecules for a different project. That molecule was actually one that didn’t react with mechanical force, but it got us thinking about whether such a thing could be possible by altering the molecule shape we used. After compressing a few different candidates in collaboration with a fantastic group that does high pressure at Stanford, Wendy Mao, we found what we were looking for: An irreversible electrochemical reaction purely driven by mechanical force.”


Ten Deer Test Positive for Chronic Wasting Disease

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has received laboratory confirmation that 10 white-tailed deer sampled in Allegany and Washington counties tested positive for chronic wasting disease, a neurological disease found in deer and elk.

All of the positive samples came from within the existing Chronic Wasting Disease Management Area.

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7 Reasons to Shut Down Public Schools Immediately and Permanently

Students plan to walk out of schools to protest gun violence. They say they won’t return until lawmakers do something to address school shootings.

The students should walk out and never return. Being sitting ducks for gun violence is one reason, but it is far from the only one.
1. Students Are Left Defenseless

It’s not just crazy gunmen students are left defenseless against. Some schools put cops in the school, which sounds like a good idea. But if they aren’t stopping school shootings, they are generally handcuffing non-resistant elementary school students. Other “resource officers” assault the students, or taze them while the Principal holds them down.

The administrations can’t address the real issues because they are too busy interrogating five-year-olds until they pee their pants. Every day in the news you see another report of a teacher doing something crazy, assaulting, or sexually abusing students.

And then there is the bullying, harassment, and violence from other students.

The suicide rate for teenage girls is at an all-time high. Student suicides cluster around the beginning of the school year in the fall and final exams in the spring.

2. Taught Obedience, Not Skills

Diary of male prostitute claims Dem donor pushed drugs

The diary entries of a male prostitute, who suffered a fatal overdose at the home of a prominent Democrat donor last year, allege that the friend of Hillary Clinton was the one who got him hooked on drugs.

Gemmel Moore, 26, was found dead at the West Hollywood home of Ed Buck on July 27.

Authorities initially ruled his death an accidental drug overdose of methamphetamine.

But the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office have since launched a homicide investigation after Moore's family published pages from his journal which suggested Buck pushed the drugs on him.
Since the investigation was launched, a number of other men of color have come forward to claim political power player Buck, who is single and came out as gay at 16, paid them to take drugs.


Feds Hid White-Collar Outsourcing Program From the Public, Says Judge

Federal officials excluded the public when they created a program to help U.S. companies hire hundreds of thousands of foreign graduates in place of American graduates, a D.C. Appeals Court judge said February 20. reported the comment, which came during a hearing against the Optional Practical Training outsourcing program:

The judge also challenged [Justice Department lawyer Scott] Stewart … that the latest tweak represented the first time the government actually opened its considerations of the program to public comment. “The public wasn’t involved” in earlier considerations on statutory authority for the program, Judge Edwards told Stewart.

Federal law requires the public be allowed to comment when new regulations are created.

“I have claws up and down my back …. [the judge] was tough on me, but he wasn’t vicious,” said John Miano, the lawyer for the Immigration Reform Law Institute. On behalf of theWashington Alliance of Technology Workers, Miano is suing to shut down the federal “Optional Practical Training” program because the OPT program was illegally created.


ICE arrests 145 in South and Central Texas during 7-day operation targeting criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants and immigration fugitives

SAN ANTONIO — Deportation officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 145 criminal aliens and immigration violators in South and Central Texas during a seven-day enforcement action, which ended Feb. 16.

During this operation, ERO deportation officers made arrests in the following Texas cities and towns: Austin (45), San Antonio (41), Rio Grande Valley (37), Laredo (15) and Waco (7).

Of the 145 arrested, 86 had criminal convictions; 39 were arrested based on previous immigration encounters, four of which have pending criminal charges; 20 had no prior immigration history or encounters, one has pending criminal charges. Of the total arrests 135 were men and 10 were women. They range in age from 18 to 62 years old.

Aliens arrested during this operation are from the following countries: Mexico (128), Guatemala (7), El Salvador (1), Honduras (7), Peru (1) and Jordan (1).

Most of the aliens targeted by ERO deportation officers during this operation had prior criminal histories that included convictions for the following crimes: indecency with a child, assault, deadly conduct, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, drug possession, drug trafficking, burglary, resisting arrest, firearms offense, alien smuggling, illegally entering the U.S., and driving under the influence (DUI).


Florida Shooting Survivor Doubles Down: CNN's Entire Townhall Was Scripted

The latest embarrassing blow to CNN's (already tattered) credibility emerged last night when Colton Haab, the student who first exposed CNN for pushing him to ask a scripted question during Wednesday night's town hall appeared on Tucker Carlson Tonight to offer even more shocking details about CNN's conduct.

Yesterday, we noted that Haab, a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student and shooting survivor, had come forward to say he decided not to attend Wednesday night's CNN town hall after CNN producers gave him a pre-scripted question for him to ask.

But Haab told Carlson that the producers didn't just want him to ask one scripted question: They essentially rewrote a list of questions and political points that he wanted to make at the town hall, prompting him to back away from the town hall. Haab told Carlson he shared with CNN what he wanted to say, but a producer named Carrie Stevenson ultimately rejected it, and instead after several conversations "scripted" a question for him.

"CNN had originally asked me to write a speech and questions and it ended up being all scripted," Haab said to a local news outlet Wednesday night, according to RealClearPolitics.

Haab told Carlson he wanted to go "speak [his] part" and "open eyes" to a few things he thought could make the situation better. Haab said the network was dishonest and that is why he decided not to attend. He also said he was directed to "stick to the script."

"She had actually said that over the phone that I needed to stick to the script," Haab said of the CNN producer.

he was approached by CNN to ask a question at Wednesday night's town hall, but declined after the network gave him a "scripted question" instead of allowing him to ask his own question.


The new Civil War is just a-brewing....

By Charles Krauthammer

I do not understand how living in a country with its democracy established over 200 years ago, and now, for the first time in history, suddenly we have one of our former presidents set up a group called "Organizing for Action" (OFA).

OFA is 30,000+ strong and working to disrupt everything that our current president’s administration is trying to do. This organization goes against our Democracy, and it is an operation that will destroy our way of governing. It goes against our Constitution, our laws, and the processes established over 200 years ago. If it is allowed to proceed then we will be living in chaos very much like third world countries are run. What good is it to have an established government if it is not going to be respected and allowed to follow our laws?

If you had an army some 30,000 strong and a court system stacked over the decades with judges who would allow you to break the laws, how much damage could you do to a country? We are about to find out in America!

Our ex-president said he was going to stay involved through community organizing and speak out on the issues and that appears to be one post-administration promise he intends to keep. He has moved many of his administration's top dogs over to Organizing for Action.

OFA is behind the strategic and tactical implementation of the resistance to the Trump Administration that we are seeing across America, and politically active courts are providing the leverage for this revolution.

OFA is dedicated to organizing communities for "progressive" change. Its issues are gun control, socialist healthcare, abortion, sexual equality, climate change, and of course, immigration reform.
OFA members were propped up by the ex-president's message from the shadows: "Organizing is the building block of everything great we have accomplished Organizers around the country are fighting for change in their communities and OFA is one of the groups on the front lines. Commit to this work in 2017 and beyond."

OFA's website says it obtained its "digital" assets from the ex-president's re-election effort and that he inspired the movement. In short, it is the shadow government organization aimed at resisting and tearing down the Constitutional Republic we know as AMERICA.

Paul Sperry, writing for the New York Post, says, “The OFA will fight President Donald Trump at every turn of his presidency and the ex-president will command them from a bunker less than two miles from the White House."

Sperry writes that, “The ex-president is setting up a shadow government to sabotage the Trump administration through a network of non-profits led by OFA, which is growing its war chest (more than $40 million) and has some 250 offices nationwide. The OFA IRS filings, according to Sperry, indicate that the OFA has 32,525 (and growing) volunteers nationwide. The ex-president and his wife will oversee the operation from their home/ office in Washington DC.

Think about how this works.. For example: Trump issues an immigration executive order; the OFA signals for protests and statements from pro-immigrant groups; the ACLU lawyers file lawsuits in jurisdictions where activist judges obstruct the laws; volunteers are called to protest at airports and Congressional town hall meetings; the leftist media springs to action in support of these activities; the twitter sphere lights up with social media; and violence follows. All of this happens from the ex-president's signal that he is heartened by the protests.

If Barack Obama did not do enough to destroy this country in the 8 years he was in office, it appears his future plans are to destroy the foundation on which this country has operated on for the last 241 years.

If this does not scare you, then we are in worse trouble than you know.

Charles Krauthammer

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Allegations Against Justice Clarence Thomas Discredited — Again

'Journalist' Jill Abramson attacked Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Monday in the New York magazine, arguing for his impeachment. But Abramson and the women she cites in her hit piece are left-wing detractors of Thomas with credibility problems, and Abramson herself was reportedly fired from her previous job for not telling the truth.

The subtitle of Abramson’s article claims there is “new” evidence of sexual harassment involving Thomas. She says this evidence warrants his removal from the Supreme Court, which would be unprecedented in American history. Justice Samuel Chase was impeached by the House in 1804, but he was acquitted by the Senate in 1805 and continued to serve on the Court.

Abramson’s main thesis is that Thomas lied under oath about sexual harassment in 1991 during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing. She insists these allegations are true, that Thomas committed an impeachable offense and should be removed from the bench.

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Cops got three calls about Cruz wanting to shoot school

A 911 call log released on Thursday by the Broward County Sheriff's Department reveals that police were first told that Nikolas Cruz might commit a school shooting two years before he massacred 17 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

On February 5, 2016, a neighbor's son alerted officers to an Instagram post that showed Cruz, then a juvenile, holding guns and threatening to shoot up the school.

The deputy who responded noted that Cruz, who was 17 at the time, had BB guns and knives but did not write up a report, choosing instead to notify the school.

Nothing was done at all however in November when a caller informed police that the teenager was 'collecting guns and knives,' adding: 'Cruz will kill himself one day and believes he could be a school shooter in the making.'


At Least 20 Students Told Police Nikolas Cruz Threatened To KILL Them - Police Did Nothing

Police have admitted that they received at least 20 calls reporting suspected gunman Nikolas Cruz in recent years, and his former classmates said they received multiple death threats from him.

Parkland, Florida – As new information surfaces surrounding the mass shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last week, it is becoming even more apparent that law enforcement blatantly ignored a number of warning signs about the suspected gunman, which included 20 calls to police detailing death threats and violent behavior.

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel admitted that there were at least “20 calls for services in the last few years” regarding Nikolas Cruz, who is now accused of entering the school he was expelled from and opening fire on his former classmates and teachers. Israel said that given the latest allegations against Cruz, the department now plans to review the reports they have received in the past.

“Every one of these calls for service will be looked at and scrutinized,” Israel said. “If we find out that one of our deputies or call takers could have done something better, or was remiss, I’ll handle it accordingly.”


Politicians, Cannot Understand What A Successful Business Person Can Truly Do For America

Just keep voting for catch phrase Liberals who talk the talk and cannot walk the walk. This is the greatest President this country has seen in many decades. It's no wonder so many past Liberal and Republican Presidents can't stand Donald Trump. He's proven each and every one of them are full of sh!t. And to think he doesn't even take his well earned salary. 

Hertz Joins Parade of Major Companies Cutting Ties With NRA

Car rental giant Hertz announced Friday it has joined the growing list of companies severing ties to the National Rifle Association (NRA) in the wake of the Florida school massacre that took 17 lives, according to multiple reports.

The Hill tweeted out the news announcing that Hertz has joined the parade of companies breaking with the NRA.

Hertz said it would stop offering discounts to NRA members. Other car rental companies, including National, Enterprise and Alamo, announced earlier this week that they would no longer offer NRA discounts.

First National Bank of Omaha announced Thursday that it would not renew its contract to issue NRA-branded credit cards, The Washington Post reported.

Other companies on the list include the cyber security firm Symantec, Met Life and Life Lock Inc.


Government Failed, So ... Limit Americans' Rights?

An armed school resource deputy failed to engage the active school shooter, adding yet another layer to the list.

On Thursday, the American public learned of yet another failure by government officials related to the Parkland, Florida, school atrocity. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said that the armed school resource deputy assigned to work security at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School failed to enter the building and engage the attacker. Based on video footage from the school’s security cameras, Israel stated, “What I saw was a deputy arrive at the west side of Building 12, take up a position and never went in.” When asked what the deputy should have done, Israel responded, “Went in and addressed the killer. Killed the killer.”

This latest revelation only adds to the growing list of failures by school administrators, federal and state government officials and law enforcement. Not only was the killer a known problem to local law enforcement, but the sheriff admitted his agency had received no less than 23 calls on him since 2008, and the FBI had been warned twice about this teenager and his talk of wanting to be a school shooter. Now we’ve learned that a law enforcement officer already on the scene failed to aggressively r


Trump warns CPAC crowd of dangers if Democrats take power

President Trump told a raucous crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday that if Democrats take power in Congress in the midterm elections, they “will take away your Second Amendment.”

“Remember that they will take away those massive tax cuts and they will take away your Second Amendment,” Trump said told the staunch conservatives.

He added: “By the way, if you only had to choose one, the Second Amendment, tax cuts?”

The audience cheered louder for the Second Amendment — just days after the deadly shooting at a Florida school where 17 people were gunned down.

“Historically, if you win the presidency, you don’t do well two years later. And you know what, we can’t let that happen,” he said, telling the crowd that “you can’t get complacent.”

“People get complacent. It is a natural instinct. You just won, and now you’re happy and you’re complacent,” he said. “Don’t be complacent. Don’t be complacent. If they get in, they will repeal your tax cuts, they will put judges in that you wouldn’t believe, they’ll take away your Second Amendment, which we will never allow to happen, they’ll take away your Second Amendment.”


New Chicago ID Card Created for Illegal Immigrants Will Be Accepted for Voter Registration

A new municipal ID designed primarily for illegal immigrants will be accepted in Chicago as a valid form of identification to register to vote.

The CityKey will be a government-issued photo identification card available to all Chicago residents regardless of immigration status, criminal record, housing status, or gender identity, according to the city clerk’s website.

State Board of Elections spokesman Matt Dietrich {snip} says there is no state requirement to prove citizenship while registering to vote. He’s not expecting a surge in potential voter fraud cases because the process will remain the same.

“When you go to register to vote, you do check a box that attests to your citizenship,” Dietrich said. “You are signing a legal document that says, ‘Yes, I am a citizen.’ But no one who registers to vote is required to bring in, for example, a birth certificate or other proof of citizenship. That’s something that you check the box, and you attest to it.”