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Sunday, August 28, 2016

The Week In Review

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

WICOMICO COUNTY EXECUTIVE ROBERT CULVER VIOLATES THE CHARTER AND FOUR MEMBERS OF THE COUNTY COUNCIL APPROVE IT

It is easy to see bias in the local news media when you read the August 18th issue of the SALISBURY INDEPENDENT. First of all, we need to remember that WICOMICO COUNTY is spending some pretty big bucks with the INDEPENDENT and ROBERT CULVER hired the editors ex wife for a cushy made up job. Therefore, you can expect to read very little in the way of objective reporting from the INDEPENDENT.

It seems when the COUNTY COUNCIL approved the WOR WIC TUITION FUND there wasn't enough information available, so the money was moved into the contingency account. This would give the Council enough time to sort out all the details of this left wing liberal program and make any needed changes.

The trouble is, Culver and two of the Council members, Matt Holloway and John Cannon attended a check presentation long before the monies had been moved or even approved thus violating the WICOMICO COUNTY CHARTER. To be noted, a real check was given to the COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOR $265.000.00 If you go to the WICOMICO COUNTY website and look up the Charter, it is very, very clear that no monies are to be transferred from the contingency fund without a vote from the County Council.

So, what's a bunch of liberals to do when they break the rules? They "CODIFY" it! JOHN CANNON'S statement in the INDEPENDENT to "CODIFY" interestingly means to organize procedures or rules into a system. Does this mean that this is going to be the normal mode of operation from now on? If so, what will happen to our democratic form of government that has been in place in WICOMICO COUNTY for over 100 years?

A Charter violation should be considered a serious matter. However, when it is done for a program as liberal as the WOR WIC TUITION it seems easy that the members who voted for this program are willing to let the matter slide, basically to cover their own asses. What really is bewildering is that the lawyer that the Council hired also said that the Charter has been violated yet four Council Members (JOHN CANNON, MATT HOLLOWAY, JOHN HALL & ERNEST DAVIS) chose not to pursue any further action. 


Questions need to be asked as to why this deviation in procedure has taken place, been excused and swept under the rug.

Marijuana bust: Crucial mission or waste of time?

Officers from 10 law enforcement groups confiscated 107 marijuana plants worth an estimated $214,000. MILTON POLICE DEPARTMENT

A police operation that uncovered marijuana plants in Sussex County has been hit with a backlash of criticism on social media.

Numerous commenters wrote that the 2-month investigation involving 10 law enforcement groups was a waste of time and money, and many called for police to focus instead on the heroin epidemic and child molesters.

“Pot??? Come on, let's do something about the heroin issue. Waste of resources,” wrote one of 115 commentors, all but a handful opposed to the counterdrug effort dubbed Operation Summer Harvest.

Milton Police Chief Robert J. Longo headed the operation that included officers from Ocean View, Dagsboro, Georgetown, Selbyville, Delmar, the Delaware National Guard, Delaware State Police and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.

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Question For Today 8-23-16


Am I Crazy? (Part 1)

If you are anywhere near my age or older you'll recall the images we saw in school of our ancestors coming to the Unites States for a better life, the "American Dream". The people coming here wanted everything to do with our values.

However, people weren't coming in by the hundreds of thousands or even millions at a clip. Many of the people Obama and Hillary want here are people who want to change every aspect of our way of life. The Liberal agenda seems to be more about overloading America with people who wouldn't mind capitalism. Heck, it's a lot better then where they came from.

The next thing we knew, laws are changing. Statues are being torn down. God is being taken away as if God is an insult. When we grew up we stood proud to recite the pledge of allegiance. We learned the Constitution, Bill of Rights and so on. 

You are welcome to add your thoughts here in comments as to the massive changes you have seen. This article will seem long enough as it is but I think you're getting my drift.

Donald Trump comes along and the absolute FEAR he has placed on this Liberal Agenda is scaring the crap out of them. We have shown the farce time and time again how Hillary isn't truly drawing in large crowds to her rallies, yet Trump is filling football stadiums. The Liberal Media seems to be scrounging for their last breath because the major majority of Americans no longer believe what they're feeding us. The Blogs are getting threatened towards silence. Many of our Amendments are also being threatened. This is NOT the America we were raised in.

Mass shootings start coming out of nowhere and now they want to take away guns. There are military drills happening all across America, even in Mardela. Our law enforcement agencies are being handed military equipment. Am I crazy, am I missing something, is this normal?

Billions of dollars are disappearing that can't be accounted for, REALLY? Could it be that the upcoming presidential election is going to be rigged and they're afraid Americans might revolt? If you think for one second our government doesn't plan 10 years in advance for things, well, you are nuts. The writing is on the wall for  some massive changes. In the past we have seen massive genocide around the World and we weren't running to those countries and bringing those people to the United States to offer them a better life. Instead, we're bringing people here, (again) who do not believe in our values and laws. These people are demanding we change our laws to suit their wants and needs.

To me it seems obvious, our government is forcing change down our throats right before our very eyes and the media is praising and supporting these changes as if what we have enjoyed in the past isn't/wasn't good enough. 

I Forgot To Mention In My Earlier Article (Part 2)

In a conversation I had with my Father last night I asked him what he thought was the most up and coming item that each Family would need two or three of. He asked, like what. I replied, well, for example, back in the day cassette tapes were the big thing over the 8 track. Then came CD's. Black and white TV's and eventually Color TV's. Wall mounted phones to cordless phones and then cell phones. We had beta and then VCR's, then video disks. Then came computers. 

Once he understood where I was going with my question he just sat there and said, I don't know.

I replied, well Pop, here's what I see. Let's see now, there's the new copper frying pan. Then there's the protective covers for your dining room table, just like Grandma used to have. Let's not forget the multiple plug in outlets. ISN'T AMERICA GREAT PEOPLE?

While we used to MANUFACTURE so many of the above creations, we just don't do so any more. Instead we import products because we sent everything overseas where it could be manufactured for peanuts and AMERICA could no longer compete. The Liberals then created the phrase, "we're a throw away society". No, Idiots, we're FOOLS! We've elected and allowed Idiots who know NOTHING about business encourage FREE TRADE. We drove our country completely out of competition and rather then being PROUD, while we dream up new ideas, what we get in the end are copper frying pans, table covers and multiple plug adapters. 

It's time we rid ourselves of these IDIOT politicians who have NO CLUE about running a business. It's time we scream at them when they run for office and claim their main platform is JOBS! The next time you hear some Idiot claim they want to bring in jobs, demand they tell you HOW because they're ALL full of crap. 

When you have a County Executive giving away Impact Fees, stop being so stupid and realize, SOMEONE has to pay for that water and sewer hookup, repave the roads, pay for the traffic lights and pay the salaries of the county employees approving such developments. That's right, YOU the taxpayer will now foot the bill for that shiny new home being built. Commercial developers are laughing all the way to the Bank. Politicians know NOTHING about economic development.


DONALD TRUMP DOES!

TRIPLE Hurricane Threat for U.S. East Coast - 10 days

The National Hurricane Center is presently tracking one confirmed Tropical Storm, "Fiona" in the Atlantic, and two more "Tropical Waves" off western Africa; which could turn into THREE east coast Hurricanes during the week!

This Triple Threat of potential Hurricane strikes is shaping up for the East Coast of the United States and one report says "10 Days to Impact."

Tropical Storm "Fiona" is presently in the Atlantic, southeast of Bermuda, moving to the North, Northwest. According to the report below, Fiona is going to strike New York City, New Jersey, Connecticut and head up toward Boston.

Behind "Fiona" is a storm presently called "Invest 99L" The report below shows this forming into a major Hurricane, and slamming into North and South Caorlina.

Behind that second storm is a THIRD area "of investigation" and according to the report below, this has the potential to be a MAJOR Hurricane.

Watch the report below for details, then decide if you think it is wise to get some emergency supplies to see you through if these storm strike.

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An Interesting Comment Worthy Of A Post

Anonymous said...

When you work in the bubble that is the Executive's office, you think you are wildly popular and invincible apparently. They are all in for a rude awakening. Whenever I'm involved in a conversation and county government comes up, people are invariably negative and think Culver and his staff are out of touch with the majority of the people. He is certainly not living up to his campaign promises. You can tell the difference of someone who is working for the good of the people and one who is working to try and keep his job. You better hope the Democrats will vote for you Culver, because you are losing lots of Republican votes.


Pocomoke City Police Sobriety Checkpoint Results

Pocomoke City Police conducted a Sobriety Checkpoint Friday August 19, 2016. The results of the checkpoint are below:

1 - Driving While Intoxicated
3 - Traffic Arrest
22 - Traffic Citations


Thank God Its Friday 8-26-16


What will you be doing this weekend?

IOC reviews Old Bay as potential enhancement

MONTGOMERY COUNTY- MARYLAND: Concerns are growing that Old Bay Seafood Seasoning a Maryland staple, will be named a banned substance in future Olympic Games. Old Bay an immensely popular seasoning regularly found sitting on kitchen and restaurant tables in the Chesapeake Bay region. And fears are that it could determined to be a "performance enhancement" that allowed the Free State to stand out in representing the United States of America. What else could explain the phenomenal results delivered by eleven world class athletes?

The U.S. finished with 121 overall medals (46 gold, 37 silver and 38 bronze) and of the total Maryland brought home 14 gold medals, three silver and one bronze. Eight of the individual 14 medals came home to Montgomery County alone. This incredible showing has only five countries winning more medals than Maryland itself..

An awesome accomplishment for all the athletes and in particular the American participants.

USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!

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Mom Sees SICK Thing Teacher Gave Her Child, Sends “Special” Message Back

A mom in California discovered unsettling news of what her son has been taught in his seventh grade class. She’s upset, and she has every reason to be.

When Tara Cali went to open up her son’s history textbook to help with his homework, she noticed the lesson was all about Islam. For the actual homework assignment, students were asked to write down the “Pillars of Islam” and “Islamic Beliefs and Rituals.”

That’s not all though. There was even a code students could scan with their smart phone to hear a Muslim prayer in action.

Cali wrote an epic message back to the teacher on the actual worksheet. She was tremendously upset, and rightly so. Her son is being indoctrinated with Islam. Learning about other cultures is fine, but when a homework assignment is dedicated to learning Muslim prayers, something is wrong.

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Warped Individuals: Warning, Foul Language

This picture was shared on Facebook and has gone viral . The pictures below are screen shots from people that think a child being slapped by a teen is funny. The person that did this is even harassing family members.  
This did not happen locally it happened in 
South Carolina

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The  screen shots below are of the family of the little girl being harassed by this poor excuse of a human that slapped her. 

BREAKING NEWS: Bomb Threat At Salisbury Target 8-25-16

SPD responding to Target to investigate reported bomb threat.

Cont...Target has been evacuated while officers and detectives investigate bomb threat...
 

Bomb Threat Update: Media directed to respond to N/E corner of Home Depot parking lot for media briefing.

Video release from SPD. You do NOT have to download anything. Just click on the PLAY button.
https://www.periscope.tv/w/1yNGanzpzqNJj 

UPDATE:
Target has been searched & the store will be re-opening in 1/2hr NO BOMBS HAVE BEEN DETECTED #crimesolvers 410-548-1776 

Target investigation continues as Detectives try and identify a suspect...#crimesolvers #410-548-1776 #cashtips 

U.S. Navy calls high-speed approach by Iranian ships dangerous harassment

Four Iranian ships made reckless maneuvers close to a U.S. warship this week, the Pentagon said Thursday, in an incident that officials said could have led to dangerous escalation.

William Urban, a spokesman for the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet, said the four vessels from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps conducted a “high-speed intercept” and passed close to the USS Nitze, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, in international waters around the Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday.

The Iranian ships ignored repeated radio, whistle and flare warnings from the Nitze and slowed their approach only when they were within 300 yards of the U.S. ship, Urban said. He described the Iranian actions as “unsafe and unprofessional.”

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Question: Should middle-schoolers be forced to walk up to 1.5 miles to school?

SILVER SPRING, Md. (ABC7) — A group of passionate parents is attempting to poke holes in a Montgomery County Public Schools policy, which denies bus service to certain students.

The policy states that elementary students living less than one mile from school grounds will not get bussed to-or-from class. The distance threshold is set at one-and-a-half miles for middle schoolers, and two miles for high schoolers.

Madiaw Diop and his wife have three children in the MCPS system. They live in a basic apartment complex along Glenville Road, approximately one mile from Eastern Middle School in Silver Spring.

The walk to EMS, which includes crossing busy University Boulevard East, takes roughly 20 minutes door-to-door. In addition to time, Diop says frigid temperatures, oppressive heat, rain and unshoveled sidewalks make the daily trek dangerous.

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Mylan Execs Gave Themselves Raises As They Hiked EpiPen Prices

EpiPen prices aren't the only thing to jump at Mylan. Executive salaries have also seen a stratospheric uptick.

Proxy filings show that from 2007 to 2015, Mylan CEO Heather Bresch's total compensation went from $2,453,456 to $18,931,068, a 671 percent increase. During the same period, the company raised EpiPen prices, with the average wholesale price going from $56.64 to $317.82, a 461 percent increase, according to data provided by Connecture.

In 2007 the company bought the rights to EpiPen, a device used to provide emergency epinephrine to stop a potentially fatal allergic reaction and began raising its price. In 2008 and 2009, Mylan raised the price by 5 percent. At the end of 2009 it tried out a 19 percent hike. The years 2010-2013 saw a succession of 10 percent price hikes. 


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OCPD Investigating Afternoon Bank Robbery



OCEAN CITY, MD – (August 24, 2016): Ocean City Police are investigating a bank robbery that occurred at the Bank of Ocean City, located on 12109 Coastal Highway. The robbery took place at approximately 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday, August 24.

According to bank tellers, the suspect entered the bank and demanded money from the tellers, threatening two employees at gunpoint. The suspect then fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect is described as a light skinned or African American male in his late 20’s or early 30’s with a medium build. He is approximately 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall and was wearing a floppy or “bucket” hat and a fake beard, a beige jumpsuit and was holding a white package. After robbing the bank, it is believed that the suspect traveled south on Coastal Highway on foot.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect’s identity or whereabouts is asked to call the Ocean City Police Criminal Investigation Detective Carl Perry at 410.520.5439 or email at: crperry@oceancitymd.gov. Citizens may also contact the OCPD Crime Tips Hotline anonymously at 410-520-5136 or crimetips@oceancitymd.gov.

Citizens are reminded that the suspect is considered armed and dangerous. Citizens should not attempt to approach or detain the suspect, however; should immediately contact police.



Second Grade Teacher's New Homework Policy

Teacher Brandy Young has established a brand new "No Homework" policy for the school year. The second-grade teacher at Godley Elementary School in Texas sent out a letter explaining the policy.

Is this a good or bad policy in your opinion? 

Baltimore Co. schools won't be closing for Muslim holidays

TOWSON, Md. —Baltimore County officials narrowly voted to keep schools open on Muslim holidays, prompting shouts of "Injustice!" from some members of the public.

The Baltimore County Board of Education on Tuesday voted 6-5 against closing schools for the two most important Muslim holidays when they fall on school days.

The vote followed an emotional discussion among school board members, while dozens of Muslims stood in the audience.

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Questions About First-Place Billfish Lead To White Marlin Open’s Top Prize Of $2.8M Being Withheld

OCEAN CITY — Exactly two weeks to the day since the one and only qualifying white marlin caught during the 43rd Annual White Marlin Open was hauled up the scale and ultimately awarded $2.8 million, shattering the tournament payout record and potentially setting a world record payout, tournament officials late Tuesday announced there was a potential violation of tournament rules with the big winner and the prize money was being held pending a determination of the proper recipient.

On Tuesday, Aug. 9, angler Phil Heaseley and the crew on the “Kallianassa” out of Naples, Fla. pulled into host Harbour Island with a white marlin to weigh shortly after the scale opened for business at 4 p.m. The big white was hauled up the scale and topped out at 76.5 pounds, and Heaseley and the “Kallianassa” cozied into the top spot on the leaderboard with the one and only qualifier up to that point early in the tournament.

However, it was only Tuesday and Heaseley and the “Kallianassa” had to sweat out three more days with white marlin practically jumping in the tournament boats during the 2016 WMO during which release records were shattered.

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White Marlin Open Issues Statement On Top Catch Investigation
 

Legislative Black Caucus: Hogan should intervene in medical cannabis licenses

The head of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland is asking the governor to intervene in the awarding of medical cannabis licenses because the selected companies lack diversity, denying minorities the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of an emerging industry.

"I am completely disappointed with the medical marijuana commission and the decision that they have made in terms of awarding licenses," said Del. Cheryl D. Glenn, chairwoman of the black caucus. "Clearly, there was no effort at all to factor in minority participation and make sure that it's inclusive of everybody in the state of Maryland."

Members of the black caucus and others have raised concerns that the 15 preliminary licenses for growing medical cannabis and the 15 licenses for processing the drug, which were awarded this month, mostly went to companies led by white men. Lawmakers and some losing applicants are mulling legal action.

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White Lives Matter Protest At NAACP Building

Just outside the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s office in Houston, about 20 people staged a protest Sunday, holding up a “White Lives Matter” banner.

The protesters also waved confederate flags, and some carried rifles, while one of them shouted through a bullhorn.

“We came here because the NAACP headquarters is here and that’s one of the most racist groups in America,” Scott Lacy, a spokesman with the group, stated.

Ken Reed, another member, said Black Lives Matter and other organizations have resulted in the “attack and killing of police officers, the burning down of cities and things of that nature. If they’re going to be a civil rights organization and defend their people,” he said, “they also need to hold their people accountable.”

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USA TODAY Sports investigation raises questions about Rio cops, Lochte incident

RIO DE JANEIRO – Seven days after an incident that will in part define the Rio Olympics, details are becoming clearer about what happened during a gas station encounter between four U.S. swimmers and security guards, and not everyone has concluded Ryan Lochte and his teammates are entirely in the wrong or that the account offered by Rio authorities is entirely accurate.

Lochte has admitted he exaggerated his initial description of how the four men were stopped in their taxi and robbed by men who flashed badges, as well as his sensational allegation of a gun being held to his forehead.

But a narrative of the night’s events – constructed by USA TODAY Sports from witness statements, official investigations, surveillance videos and media reports – supports Lochte’s later account in which he said he thought the swimmers were being robbed when they were approached at a gas station by armed men who flashed badges, pointed guns at them and demanded money.

A Brazilian judge says police might have been hasty in determining the security guards, by how they dealt with the swimmers, did not commit a robbery. A lawyer who has practiced in Brazil for 25 years says she does not think the actions of Lochte and teammate Jimmy Feigen constitute the filing of a false police report as defined under Brazilian law

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Donald Trump Appeals to Black Voters: 'What Do You Have to Lose by Trying Something New?'

"If African-American voters give Donald Trump a chance by giving me their vote, the result for them will be amazing"

Donald Trump made his second appeal this week to African-Americans to vote for him in November’s general election.

“If African-American voters give Donald Trump a chance by giving me their vote, the result for them will be amazing,” the Republican presidential nominee said during a rally at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

“What do you have to lose by trying something new? I will fix it,” said Trump, who’s been struggling to attract black voters. “This means so much to me, and I will work as hard as I can to bring new opportunity to places in our country which have not known opportunity in a very long time.”

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Muslim Refugees REFUSING To Work, Saying “Guests Shouldn’t Have To”

Refugees At These Camps Have Refused All Job Offerings
Given recent events, refugees have become a hot topic, and rightly so. They cost countries millions of dollars and present a slew of other issues.

An initiative was started to help provide jobs to a large majority of the immigrants and refugees around the globe. The initiative revolves around the idea that we could lower the “refugee burden” by having them work for the food, shelter, stipends, and other benefits they are receiving.


These Muslim refugees are being allowed into the United States as well as Europe. Yet, they won’t even consider helping out. Instead they want to be treated as “guests.” They are taking entitlement to a whole new level. 
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Where Was Everybody?

By Thornton Crowe

Over the last week, Donald Trump expanded his upper campaign management while sadly, taking the resignation of his trusted advisor, Paul Manafort. This happening on the day when Trump decided to make an impromptu visit to Louisiana, an area that's been ravaged by flooding due to rain.

The loss for the state is staggering with over 100,000 people displaced, 60,000 homes lost and 13 people dead while coffins from disturbed graves, float down the streets of Baton Rouge. Sounds like some post apocalyptic nightmare.

Clearly, this is the biggest catastrophe for the state since Katrina in 2005. However, even with newspapers begging for him to visit and remembering his damning remarks regarding former President Bush's fly over, it seems Obama was too busy vacationing in Martha's Vineyard, hobnobbing with the rich and famous while playing golf, to be worried about doing his 'presidential duty' and Hillary Clinton took the weekend to 'rest' after her big week on the campaign trail. 

Friday morning, along with his VP nominee, Governor Mike Pence, Trump arrived in Louisiana with very little fanfare. In fact, many in the media as well as Clinton spewed he did it for publicity reasons, even though he didn't bring his press core with him and requested no press to be present during much of his visit. Democrat Louisiana governor, John Bel Edwards, stated there would be no photo op moments with him should Trump visit and he was demonstratively absent during the entire visit. However, in his statement, Bel Edwards's office did say he was more than happy to take Trump's money. (What else is new?)

Trump and Pence didn't arrive empty-handed.

What the media largely ignored is the duo came with an 18-wheeler filled with over 70,000 pounds of food, supplies and clothing for the victims in the washed out area, which they personally helped unload and pass out to flood victims - just like two ordinary guys (minus blue jeans.)

THIS is the Donald Trump New Yorkers know, respect and love. The altruistic man of the people who is willing to help when and wherever he can without the media hype.

After they unloaded the truck, Trump and Pence toured many homes as well as a local church and school. The damage was extensive and many lost everything. What few cameras were present were forbidden to go with him as he met privately with many families one on one. And during the tour, both were solemn as they surveyed the damage.

Many people interviewed after the visit were emotionally moved by his visit. In fact, when he arrived, many shouted they were glad to see him and, for a moment, forgot their troubles as he signed autographs and shook hands. What Donald Trump did for them was more than just bringing supplies, he demonstrated to them, he's a man of his word! He follows through. He shows up and physically WORKS!

Since his visit, media still chastises him for his trip, claiming he did it for publicity even there was zero photo ops and pictures of the visit are scarce. Clinton has yet to make an appearance even though we now know her rest includes attending some ritzy fundraiser tonight in Nantucket, hosted by Cher.

Obama now claims he's going down to Louisiana on Tuesday (most likely because of Trump's visit making him look bad) - but for many Louisianians, they say he's too late. And if you think he'll bring anything with him or help unload trucks, you are going to be sadly disappointed.

For Hillary Clinton, her actions only further alienate her from voters as many are re-thinking their vote for her. Like the reputation she's earned in instances like Haiti, it seems she's more concerned about winning an election rather than actual human suffering.

As for Trump, many are saying he became the next President of the United States last Friday! I'd have to say, I completely concur!

UPDATE: Just confirmed, the truckload of loot and truck were paid for by Trump personally and was in no way connected to his campaign or GOP funding.

The Conservative Student's Survival Guide

Fall semester is upon us, and while most freshmen look forward to starting their college years, conservative students have reason to feel more than a little anxiety; they know they will be subjected to a constant stream of Leftist dogma, in their classrooms and all around campus, by their professors, by activist student groups, and even by their friends. Fortunately, they are not alone. As Matthew Woessner, Associate Professor of Political Science at Penn State University, Harrisburg, explains in this week’s video, there are simple tips that every conservative student should keep in mind. 

What are those tips? 

Watch the video here.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Salisbury Barrack DUI Arrests for 8/19/16 through 8/26/16



Salisbury Barrack DUI Arrests for 8/19/16 through 8/26/16:


  • James Tucker Doehlert 64yoa Trappe, MD.
  • Hammond Taylor 44yoa Salisbury, MD.
  • Margarita Ponce 36yoa Salisbury, MD.
  • Juan Marcia Gomez 37yoa Silver Spring, MD.
  • Duane Philip Miller Jr. 30yoa Salisbury, MD.
  • Julio Cesar Gomez Arcos 26yoa unk.

Doctors Surgically Remove 40 Knives From Man’s Stomach

A man in India spent two months swallowing knives and had 40 of them surgically removed from his stomach, according to the doctor who led the operation.

“He had a wild urge to consume metal. Even for us, the experienced surgeons, it was frightening,” Dr. Jatinder Malhotra told CNN.

“We were so nervous… a small mistake could have taken the patient’s life. In my 20 years of practice, I have never seen anything like it.”

Malhotra said it took his team about two days to form a diagnosis and surgery plan.

The five-hour operation took place Friday in the northern Indian city of Amritsar, a Sikh holy city in the state of Punjab.

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Julian Assange Says Wikileaks Will Release Clinton Documents

Julian Assange, the co-founder and editor of Wikileaks, says that his organization will “absolutely” be releasing thousands of “significant” documents regarding Hillary Clinton before the Nov. 8 election.

“We’re working around the clock. We have received quite a lot of material,” Assange told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly during an interview that aired Wednesday.

Asked if he will release the documents before the election, Assange replied: “Yes, absolutely.”

Assange has previously teased an “October surprise” that could threaten Clinton’s candidacy. The release, should it occur, would follow last month’s dump of nearly 20,000 pages of emails and documents hacked from the Democratic National Committee.

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REMINDER: 4th Annual Classic Car Show & Parade


Clinton Refuses To Discuss Her Colin Powell Claims

Hillary Clinton refused on Wednesday to answer direct questions about her claim — one she reportedly made to the FBI last month — that former Sec. of State Colin Powell advised her at a 2009 dinner party to use a personal email account.

“I’m not going to re-litigate in public my private conversations with him,” Clinton told CNN’s Anderson Cooper in an interview, her first national interview in nearly a month.

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Officials: Zika spread through sex by man with no symptoms

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Friday reported the first case of Zika spread through sex by a man with no symptoms of the disease.

In the other 21 U.S. cases of sexual transmission, the virus was spread by someone who at some point had symptoms.

The report details the case of a Maryland man who went to the Dominican Republic, where there is a Zika outbreak. He didn’t get sick during the trip or when he returned. But his sex partner, who hadn’t traveled, did get sick with Zika and recovered.

Zika is mainly spread by mosquitoes. Most infected people don’t get sick. It can cause a mild illness, with fever, rash and joint pain. But infection during pregnancy can lead to severe brain-related birth defects.

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Burns: Dems Elected First Black Pres, Haven't Helped Blacks

During a Thursday morning interview on CNN, Pastor Mark Burns made the case for why black Americans should vote for Donald Trump.

Burns, an avid Trump supporter, said he loves to “see the excitement in this country that more and more African-Americans that are standing up and saying I am supporting Donald Trump.”

“I understand what the Democratic party and Hillary Clinton have done for African-Americans,” he continued. “We are happy that we’ve elected the first black man to become president of these United States of America, but we also look back at many of our urban centers in this country. Many are still on welfare and many that are still unemployed.”

“We have been used by the Democratic Party for so long, now we have to have a voice,” Burns stated. “Many, many African-Americans across this country are waking up and saying, ‘Mr. Trump, we may not have liked how you’ve said certain things, but we do believe that you’re a winner.”

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There Are NO Good Reasons, It CAN Wait.

‘Not going to re-litigate this!’

Kent County unveils pet disaster relief trailer

CHESTERTOWN — Kent County now has a Pet Disaster Relief Trailer, designed to provide a temporary shelter for pets whose owners are forced to evacuate their homes after a hurricane, flood or other disaster.

The trailer, sponsored by several organizations including the Maryland Kennel Club, was on display following the Kent County Commissioners’ meeting Tuesday. It includes cages, food, bedding and other supplies to keep pets safe, warm and well fed during an emergency displacement of their familes.

Ginger Gregg of the county Office of Emergency Services said the trailer can provide shelter for as many as 65 cats, dogs, rabbits or other small pets. She said the OES conducted a drill to test its readiness for a hurricane, and several pets were brought to the trailer, including a snake.

Wayne Darrell, director of emergency services, said all counties on the Upper Shore now have pet trailers. In the event of a hurricane or other emergency, the trailer will be located at Kent County High School in Worton near the community center, which is the designated shelter for residents who need to evacuate.

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Obama's strategy on Clinton scandal: Play dumb

The Obama administration said Wednesday that it didn't know too much and didn't care to look into the latest scandal to hit Hillary Clinton's campaign: the release of documents that appear to show she gave several donors to the Clinton Foundation special access to the State Department when she ran it.

Several questions were asked about whether there were fears at the White House or State Department that Clinton operated a "pay-to-play" system, or whether it even looked bad enough to warrant further investigation.

But at each turn, officials said they simply didn't know enough about it to comment, and indicated they wouldn't be doing much to look into it further.

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Bad Accident On Route 50

There is a bad accident on West bound Route 50 at Friendship road in Pittsville.  Pittsville, Willards, Powellville, Parsonsburg and Berlin have all been asked to send ambulance to the scene. 

Several patients were transported to PRMC.

Feds honor 2 Maryland employers who support Guard, Reserve

 
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter awarded today the 15 recipients of the 2016 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor the Department of Defense gives to employers for support of National Guard and Reserve employees.

"These 15 awardees are helping to make DoD and our country stronger," said Secretary Carter during the Pentagon award ceremony, which included a performance by country singer Lee Greenwood. "Today, more than ever, the commitment they’ve shown to our country, and to those who serve our country, is indispensable."

The 2016 recipients were selected from 2,424 nominations received from guardsmen and reservists, rising above other companies because of strong, direct-action programs to support service members and their families, particularly during deployment. For example, one company pays service members up to 12 months of full pay while on military duty, including 401K and retirement plans. The company president also participates in “warrior yoga” with his employees to address post-traumatic stress and other service-related issues to establish a sense of well-being in their lives.

Other companies provided benefits like spousal support groups, free child care, relocation assistance, help with yard work while a service member is deployed and continuing health care benefits for families of deployed employees.

Gowdy Lays Out What Answers Clinton Hasn’t Given on Private Email

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.) laid out Thursday on America’s Newsroom which questions he said Hillary Clinton has failed to answer about her private email server and deletion practices.

Gowdy, a House Oversight Committee member, said he did not see questions about Clinton’s intent in the FBI report on the bureau’s interview with her. While FBI Director James Comey said Clinton was “extremely careless“ with emails, he did not recommend prosecution largely because she did not seem to have intent to commit wrongdoing.

“I didn’t see any questions on that,” Gowdy said. “She said she did it it for convenience, but I didn’t see the follow-up questions in the interview I read.”

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Franchot Says Baltimore County Schools' Heat Closing 'Embarassing'

Baltimore County schools are making use of their new heat closing policy, but state Comptroller Peter Franchot, long a crusader for air conditioning in Baltimore city and county schools, says it's "embarrassing" it came to this point.

"All of those could have been avoided five years ago with a minimal amount of money on box air conditioning units," he told WBAL talk host C4 in an interview. "For whatever reason, Baltimore County has dragged its feet."

With temperatures well into the 90s and heat indices flirting with triple digits in the Baltimore area, 37 Baltimore County schools still without central air are closed, but the 40 city schools in the same situation remain open.

In May, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, at risk of losing state capital funding for schools,announced plans to fund central air in the county schools still without it by August 2018. However, Franchot charges the county is behind schedule in its implementation of that plan.

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Report: Clinton Foundation Helped Facilitate Backdoor US Arms Sales To Bahrain Following Donation

Newly released emails obtained by Judicial Watch confirm that the Prince of Bahrain gained access to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton through the Clinton Foundation in June of 2009 after unsuccessfully trying “normal channels.”

Bahrain Crown Prince Salman’s meeting with Clinton was arranged by her close aide Huma Abedin. Because of course.

“[He’s] asking to see her,” Doug Band, a senior executive at the Clinton Foundation told Abedin via email. “Good friend of ours.”

Abedin confessed that Salman had already placed a request for a meeting through “normal channels.”

“I asked and [Hillary] said she doesn’t want to commit to anything for thurs or fri until she knows how she will feel,” Abedin wrote, replying back to Band.

Shortly after in a follow-up email, Abedin told the high-ranking Clinton Foundation employee that “HRC” had decided to meet with Crown Prince Salman. The message was then presumably transmitted to Bahrain.

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Salisbury Zoo now home to ocelot kitten

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SALISBURY, MD. (AP) - - Maryland's Salisbury Zoo says it has a new resident: a female ocelot kitten.

Ocelots are small, wild cats that live in Mexico and Central and South America.

The ocelot kitten named Anahi that is now at the zoo is a little over a year old and was born at The Greenville Zoo in South Carolina.

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Matt Drudge: 'Clinton Cash' One of 'Scariest Movies' I've See

Matt Drudge, founder of the Drudge Report, one of the world’s most trafficked news organizations, “warned” his nearly 400,000 twitter followers that Clinton Cash was one of the “scariest movies” he’s ever watched.

“Watched ‘Clinton Cash’ last night. Scariest movie since The Invitation! You’ve been warned,” Drudge tweeted from his personal Twitter account on Thursday.

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Sharpley case goes to circuit court

District Court Judge Gerald Purnell agreed with the prosecution on Tuesday in Snow Hill that there was enough evidence against Worcester County Deputy Fire Marshal Rodney Sharpley, 54, of Pocomoke City, to remand the case to Circuit Court.

Sharpley is facing charges, including a felony, stemming from an incident in late June that ended with him allegedly pointing a handgun at both a uniformed, on-duty Pocomoke City Police Officer and the juvenile daughter of Sharpley’s live-in girlfriend.

According to testimony, Sharpley was ordered several times by police to drop the weapon before complying.

Officer Thomas testified that after police identified themselves to Sharpley, he held them and the juvenile at gunpoint for 10 seconds.

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Eighty-Two Percent of TB Cases in Nebraska Are Foreign-Born

Only six percent of the 1.9 million residents of the Cornhusker State are foreign-born

Eighty-two percent of the active tuberculosis (TB) cases diagnosed in Nebraska in 2014, that’s 31 out of 38, were foreign-born, according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

Only six percent of the 1.9 million residents of the Cornhusker State are foreign-born.

2014’s 38 active TB cases represented an 80 percent increase in active TB cases in the state in one year, up from 21 in 2013.

The number of U.S. born cases of active TB in the state actually declined from 8 in 2013 to 7 in 2014. But the number of foreign-born cases of active TB in Nebraska more than doubled in one year, from 13 in 2013, to 31 in 2014. According to the Centers for Disease Control, only 61.9 percent of the active TB cases in 2013, or 13 out of 21, were foreign-born.

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State investigates OCPD involved fatal crash

Accident in May took life of pedestrian after being hit by marked police vehicle


The Ocean City Police Department officials say they are confident that the three-month-long investigation into the officer-involved crash that killed a man will be coming to a close soon, and that they will take whatever next step is required.

On May 5, 67-year-old Jeffrey Yale Delong was struck and killed by a patrol car driven by an on-duty officer. Delong was crossing Coastal Highway east to west around 94th Street with two other pedestrians against the signal light when he was hit by a marked police Chevy Tahoe. Five-year veteran Officer Xeniya Patterson was operating the vehicle.

Shortly after the incident, city officials said Patterson was placed on administrative leave. She returned to active duty on May 8.

“Her mental state was taken [into] consideration before she returned, but we cannot take disciplinary actions that are necessary until an internal review is complete,” Police Public Affairs Specialist Lindsay Richard said. “And we are not able to complete the review until we get the results from Maryland State Police, which will be soon.”

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