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The Useful And The Useless | World News

You’re standing on the prow of an ocean liner cutting through the icy waters of the North Atlantic. A huge iceberg looms dead ahead. You’ve seen it for some time, but now it’s too close, and the liner too big and fast, to avoid the collision. You quietly make your way to the lifeboats, knowing they’re the only chance for saving yourself and your loved ones. Below decks, an orchestra plays a waltz and oblivious revelers dance.

Most people don’t foresee the world’s inevitable collision with the iceberg of unsustainable fantasy. When it happens, they’ll respond predictably, with panic and cowardice. Those who’ve seen it coming and moved to the lifeboats will experience their own roiling emotions, attenuated by recognition of the logic behind the disaster. While the forewarned have dreaded impact, many will also welcome it, in the way one welcomes an unpleasant medical procedure: let’s get it over with. The motive is not malice, but conviction born of experience that actions have consequences and there’s no escaping them. After seemingly inexplicable and interminable delay, consequences shall arrive, amplified by the tawdry stratagems that promoted delay.

It will come as a surprise to many, but governments cannot suspend reality. Their arsenal, when things break down, comes down to their arsenal: the capacity to coerce. Violence or its threat enables governments to exact compliance. Proponents of government power invariably see themselves exercising it. Once the ship hits the iceberg, it will be obvious that governments’ guns are not wands, freeing citizens from the necessity of producing as much or more than they consume. They cannot compel innovators to innovate or producers to produce. While coercive power comes from one end of a gun, none of the powers that produce progress (and the gun) magically materialize at the other end.

It is said that America is a society divided. True enough, but the important question is: along what lines? Crisis and social breakdown will provide clarification: it’s governments and their beneficiaries versus producers. In other words, those who don’t do useful things versus those who do.

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NOI 3/25/17 Wicomico Dwelling Fire Log Cabin Road | World News

NOTICE OF INVESTIGATION

Date:  March 25, 2017
Time:  4:09 p.m.
Location / Address:   28843 Log Cabin Road, Salisbury, Wicomico Co.
Type of Incident:  Fire
Description of Structure / Property:  One story wood frame single family dwelling
Owner / Occupants:   Zeke Collins, Sr. (Owner)  Zeke Collins, Jr. (Occupants)
Injuries or Deaths:  None
Estimated $ Loss: Structure:  $5,000                     Contents: $1,000
Smoke Alarm Status:  Present, not activated
Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status:  n/a
Arrests(s):  None
Primary Responding Fire Department:  Salisbury Station 16
# of Alarms:  1     # Of Firefighters:  20
Time to Control:   15 minutes
Discovered By:   Occupant
Area of Origin:   Exterior in the area of the left side door
Preliminary Cause:  Accidental, careless discard of smoking materials
Additional Information:  


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Cal Thomas: What the heck's the matter with Maryland? | World News

A rough translation of Maryland’s state motto is “Strong Deeds, Gentle Words.” In the case of a 14-year-old girl who was recently raped and sodomized in a restroom at Rockville High School by two males students, both immigrants, one facing adeportation hearing, that motto in practice has been reversed.

The police report of the incident is so graphic that it cannot be printed in full, but the facts are these: Henry Sanchez, 18, a Guatemala native who has a pending “alien removal” case against him, and 17-year-old Jose Montano, who came to America from El Salvador eight months ago, have been charged with first-degree rape and two counts of first-degree sexual offenses.

The two are alleged to have dragged the 14-year-old girl into a boy’s restroom where they raped and sodomized her after she repeatedly screamed “no.”

Compounding the physical and possible long-term psychological damage to the girl is the response of school authorities and state legislators.

A letter sent to parents from Rockville High School officials said, “Ensuring a safe, secure and welcoming learning environment for all of our students is a top priority. Our staff remains vigilant in the monitoring of our school each and every day.”

Apparently not.

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NOI 3/25/17 Wicomico Dwelling Fire Zion Church Road | World News

NOTICE OF INVESTIGATION

Date:  March 25, 2017
Time:   12:35 a.m.
Location / Address:  6790 Zion Church Road., Salisbury, Wicomico
Type of Incident:  Fire
Description of Structure / Property:  One story wood frame single family dwelling
Owner / Occupants:  Jay Mapiar and April Black (Occupants)
Injuries or Deaths:  None
Estimated $ Loss: Structure:  $5,000                      Contents: $0
Smoke Alarm Status:  Present and activated
Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status:  n/a
Arrests(s):   None
Primary Responding Fire Department:  Parsonsburg
# of Alarms:   1    # Of Firefighters:  17
Time to Control:  52 minutes
Discovered By:   Occupants
Area of Origin:  Exterior deck area
Preliminary Cause:  Accidental, careless discard of smoking materials
Additional Information:  


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Impound lot loss closely tied with towing industry’s future | World News

If Ocean City government ends its decades-long regulation of the local towing industry, tow rates will increase dramatically, car retrieval convenience will go down and visitors will suffer.

That’s what Chris Cropper, of Cropper & Sons Towing and Recovery, said after learning that the council was considering a new hands-off policy brought about by the planned redevelopment of the Public Works Department property. That is where the city’s impound lot is located and the construction of a new Public Works campus would leave no room for that.

Currently, tow companies must follow rules and rates set by the council nearly a decade ago. The standard tow is set at $150, and if a second tow truck is needed, the rate is at $75. The storage fee at the 65th Street impound lot is $10 a day, and $15 for each subsequent day.

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South Africa accused of covering up grisly murder spree | World News

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT

Last month, British woman Sue Howarth and her husband Robert Lynn were woken at 2am by three men breaking into a window of their remote farm in Dullstroom, a small town in the northeast of South Africa, about 150 miles from the nearest capital city.

The couple, who had lived in the area for 20 years, were tied up, stabbed, and tortured with a blowtorch for several hours. The masked men stuffed a plastic bag down Howarth’s throat, and attempted to strangle her husband with a bag around his neck.

The couple were bundled into their own truck, still in their pyjamas, and driven to a roadside where they were shot. Howarth, 64, a former pharmaceutical company executive, was shot twice in the head. Lynn, 66, was shot in the neck.

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Illegal immigrant 'strangled woman to death in her home' | World News

An illegal immigrant is alleged to have strangled a 49-year-old woman to death inside her home in the Boston suburb of Worcester, Massachusetts earlier this month.

Sandra Hehir's body was found in her apartment on February 5, according to The Boston Globe.

The Worcester district attorney's office said it obtained DNA evidence which links Jose Melendez, 54, to the crime.

Melendez, who was arrested last week, has a history of run-ins with law enforcement.

He reportedly defaulted on probation in 2014 in a breaking and entering case, and he also faces charges in two drug cases in Worcester.

Melendez was arraigned on murder charges in Worcester District Court on Monday. His next hearing is scheduled for April 13.

He has also faced criminal charges in New York and Florida.

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Conservative group calls for ouster of Ryan, GOP leaders after Obamacare repeal failure | World News

A conservative group called for the ouster of House Speaker Paul D. Ryan and the rest of the GOP leadership team Friday afternoon, just hours after they saw their Obamacare repeal effort crash and burn.

David Bozell, president of ForAmerica, said Republicans had eight years to fashion a repeal bill and a GOP replacement, and the first time they were in a position to hold a substantive vote on their plan they failed.

“Not only does the leadership lack the political will, it demonstrates a consistent inability to market conservative principles and policy,” Mr. Bozell said.

Mr. Ryan pulled the health bill from the schedule rather than face a vote he was going to lose.

President Trump said they were 10 to 15 votes shy of the majority needed to pass it. Rather than force their troops to take a tough stand, he and Mr. Ryan decided to cancel the vote.

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Trump "Endorses" Jeanine Pirro's Call For Paul Ryan To Step Down | World News

Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro, whose show President Trump urged his followers on Twitter to watch earlier in the day, opened her program at 9pm on Saturday by calling for Speaker Paul Ryan's resignation.

"Ryan needs to step down as Speaker of the House. The reason, he failed to deliver the votes on his healthcare bill, the one trumpeted to repeal and replace ObamaCare, the one that he had 7 years to work on; the one he hid under lock and key in the basement of Congress; the one that had to be pulled to prevent the embarrassment of not having enough votes to pass." Pirro said in her opening statement.

"Speaker Ryan, you come in with all your swagger and experience and sell them a bill of goods which ends up a complete and total failure and you allow our president, in his first 100 days, to come out of the box like that, based on what?" Pirro said.

What made Pirro's fiery comments about Ryan especially notable is that they came hours after Trump tweeted to encourage his followers to watch "Justice with Judge Jeanine."

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Protesters arrested for using pepper spray on Trump supporters during march | World News


HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. -- A scuffle broke out on a Southern California beach where supporters of President Donald Trump were marching when counter-protesters doused organizers with pepper spray, authorities said Saturday.

The violence erupted when the march of about 2,000 people at Bolsa Chica State Beach reached a group of about 30 counter-protesters, some of whom began spraying the irritant, said Capt. Kevin Pearsall of the California State Parks Police.

Sometime after 12:30 p.m. confrontations and scuffles occurred between pro-Trump and anti-Trump protesters, CBS Los Angeles reported. Three people were arrested on suspicion of illegal use of pepper spray, Pearsall said.

There were several other arrests, and two people suffered minor injuries. But Pearsall said he did not immediately have further details.

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BREAKING - INSIDER SAYS "NYPD HAS HAD ENOUGH WITH JAMES COMEY" NEW WEINER LEAKS HAVE BEGUN | World News



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Illegal Immigrant Accused of Murdering Teacher | World News

An illegal immigrant has been charged with the murder of a Massachusetts public school system employee.

Jose Melendez, 54, allegedly killed Sandra Hehir by strangulation in her Worcester apartment, where she was found, the Boston Globe reported.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials confirmed to Breitbart Texas that they have placed an immigration detainer on Melendez.

Melendez, according to police, also used the aliases “Alvarado” and “Segura” and had a long criminal history, with most recently being arrested in a neighboring region of the state.

In 2014, Melendez defaulted on probation after being convicted for breaking and entering, according to the Globe, and is currently charged in two drug-related crimes after he allegedly used a false name with Worcester police.

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Judge Grants Oregon Resident the Right to Be Genderless | World News

History was quietly made in Oregon this month when a judge granted a Portlander's request to become genderless.

Patch, a 27-year-old video game designer, is likely the first legally agender person in the United States.

The Multnomah County Court granted Patch a "General Judgment of Name and Sex Change" on March 10. In the same judgment, Patch was also allowed to change names, becoming mononymous — meaning only having one name instead of a given name and a surname.

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Husband Asks Why His Wife Was Fired From A Company She Worked For 11 Years, And Things Escalated Hilariously | World News

Cracker Barel, the restaurant chain with a Southern country theme, has been getting a lot of attention on social media lately, but not for a good reason…

Just recently Cracker Barrel fired a woman that had worked for them for 11 years for an unknown reason. And she was fired on her husband’s birthday! Her husband, Brad, went to their Facebook page to ask why but, unfortunately, didn’t get an answer. Now, thousands of Internet users are seeking justice for Brad’s wife by trolling Cracker Barrel’s Facebook page. People are asking why Brad’s wife was fired and making jokes wherever they have the chance – which means on every single post! Hopefully, Brad and his wife will get an answer soon. #JusticeForBradsWife

It all started with a simple question on Cracker Barrel’s Facebook page


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Moms Advertise ‘Barbie Hijabs’ To Train Kids On ‘Inclusiveness’: ‘They will grow into a kinder generation’ | World News

Hello Hijab! That’s the inappropriately cute sounding name for the latest in garments of oppression available for Barbie and other fashion dolls. That’s right, three moms decided to make hijabs for their daughter’s dolls. Because what better way to teach your girls about women’s equality than to create adorable miniature headwear worn by oppressed women in Muslim cultures all over the world?

Hello Hijab is a nonprofit founded by Gisele Fetterman, Safaa Bokhari and Kristen Michaels. They claim that putting hijabs on dolls will promote inclusiveness and make for a “kinder generation.” Each little tiny woman-oppressing headscarf will cost about $6.00. And isn’t that quite a bargain for the privilege of teaching little girls how to “tolerate” the misogynistic oppression engaged in by hard core Muslim cultures? The website says, “Hello Hijab is made in Pittsburgh, with love. 100% of proceeds support organizations that protect and honor our multicultural communities.”

There are a few problems with this endeavor. One, Barbie’s image is one of a free, intelligent, accomplished woman who confidently displays her hair and face to the world. Two, every Barbie movie ever made rightly portrays her as her own person, not a subservient woman under the thumb of a radical religion, not oppressed by the males in the movie and not forced to abide by the 6th century rules of an archaic culture. Barbie is meant to show young girls they can achieve their dreams. And no little girl dreams of wrapping herself up in headscarves and floor length robes to hide who they are from the world in order to avoid being stoned, beaten or beheaded for blasphemy. Sorry ladies, you’ve chosen an extremely inappropriate way to teach your girls “inclusiveness,” Hard line Muslim cultures are not inclusive. They are oppressive.

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Governor Larry Hogan to Release Second Supplemental Budget | World News


Agreement Includes Accountability for Baltimore City Schools, $28 Million in Funding For Schools in 10 Counties and Baltimore City

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today announced that his administration has reached an agreement with leaders in the Maryland General Assembly and Baltimore City to provide additional state funding to Baltimore City Public Schools, contingent upon new fiscal accountability requirements for the school system. The governor will submit a second supplemental budget, which will include $28.2 million in additional funding for K-12 public schools in Allegany ($793,000), Calvert ($240,000), Carroll ($1.6 million), Cecil ($190,000), Garrett ($456,000), Harford ($356,000), Kent ($215,000), Queen Anne’s ($22,000), Somerset ($455,000), and Talbot ($133,000) Counties, and Baltimore City ($23.7 million). The supplemental budget will be submitted to the legislature on Monday, March 27.

“Ensuring that every Maryland student has access to a world-class education is the number one priority of our administration, and I thank Mayor Pugh, Dr. Santelises, and members of the legislature for working with us to provide this support to schools in Baltimore City and ten jurisdictions across the state,” said Governor Hogan. “But more money isn’t the only answer – we are proud that this funding is part of an agreement with Baltimore City leadership to bring greater transparency and accountability to city school finances. This is what students, parents, teachers, and Maryland taxpayers deserve.”

The release of funds for Baltimore City public schools is contingent on the passage of legislation requiring greater fiscal accountability, including a comprehensive audit of the city school system performed by an independent accountant in consultation with the Maryland Department of Budget and Management. These accountability requirements are the direct result of extensive discussions and negotiations by the Hogan administration, the legislature, Baltimore City Mayor Catherine Pugh, and Baltimore City School Superintendent Dr. Sonja Santelises.

This funding, which adds to the record $6.4 billion in K-12 education funding included in the governor’s initial budget, addresses school systems facing decreases in funding under the Thornton formula system passed by the Maryland General Assembly under a previous administration, due primarily to declining student enrollment and/or rising property values.

Governor Hogan submitted his first supplemental budget on March 24, which provided additional funding to combat the state’s heroin epidemic, support education and economic development initiatives, and address public safety needs. Additional details on the governor’s first supplemental budget can be found here.


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Trump Promises More Jobs Returning To U.S. As One Communications ‘Behemoth’ Makes $25B Investment! | World News

President Trump promised jobs on the campaign trail. And even before he took office, those jobs started materializing. Countless companies have made plans to spend millions or billions on investing in American jobs. Numerous employers are bringing back jobs at a rate no one could have predicted. The Trump job boom is in full swing. And the latest announcement is from Charter Communications.

Trump proclaimed the great news for Americans this week when he announced that Charter has made a deal to bring all of its overseas call centers back to the US. This is all included in a $25 billion investment expected to create 20,000 new jobs in the next four years.

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Trump Advisers Actually Want To Talk To Congress | World News

Three former Donald Trump advisers are proactively offering to testify to the House Intelligence Committee about Russia, in stark contrast to Hillary Clinton aides who stymied Congress during investigations into the former secretary of state’s private email server.

This week, former Trump advisers Paul Manafort, Roger Stone and Carter Page all informed the committee of their desires to testify to the committee.

All three have been identified in news reports as subjects of an FBI investigation of potential Trump campaign collusion with the Russian government. In testimony to the committee earlier this week, FBI director James Comey confirmed an ongoing investigation but did not name the Trump associates who are targeted in the probe.

The trio deny colluding with the Kremlin, but news reports have showed a variety of connections between the aides and people who work for the Russian government.

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Americans one step closer to losing control of their browser history | World News

The Senate voted to kill Obama-era online privacy regulations, a first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell your browsing habits and other personal information as they expand their own online ad businesses.

Those rules, not yet in effect, would have required internet providers to ask your permission before sharing your personal information.

That’s a much stronger privacy-protection weapon than letting them use your data until you tell them to stop. As anyone who has ever tried to stop getting targeted ads on the internet knows, opting out is hard.

Without those protections, consumer advocates fear that broadband providers will be able to do what they like with people’s data.

“Advertisers and marketers are lining up to get access to all the information that’s now available about us,” said Jeff Chester of the Center for Digital Democracy, which advocates for tougher internet privacy measures.

Online privacy? What online privacy?

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