Marchers for Science Welfare–Remember this

13 Most Ridiculous Predictions Made on Earth Day, 1970 Behold the coming apocalypse, as predicted on and around Earth Day, 1970: “In a decade, urban dwellers will have to wear gas masks to survive air pollution… by 1985 air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching earth by one half.” — Life magazine “At the present rate of nitrogen buildup, it’s only a matter of time before light will be filtered out of the atmosphere and none of our land will be usable.” — Ecologist Kenneth Watt “Demographers agree almost unanimously on the following grim timetable: by 1975 widespread famines will begin in India; these will spread by 1990 to include all of India, Pakistan, China and the Near East, Africa. By the year 2000, or conceivably sooner, South and Central America will exist under famine conditions…. By the year 2000, thirty years from now, the entire world, Read more

March for Science in Lewes, DE 4/22/2017

By: Wolf von Baumgart, Staff Writer Science, Government and Society: From cosmology, ecology, biology and chemistry through elementary particle physics, science influences our lives in a myriad of ways. However, in an increasingly special interest driven and politically polarized atmosphere in what claims to be the most advanced technological nation in the world, science and its influence on public policy has more frequently come under fire from many sources. Rally in Lewes: Earlier today, approximately 180 people rallied in Canalfront Park in Lewes , Delaware in support of the national March for Science before boarding buses for the main march in Washington, DC. Mayor Tom Becker, on behalf of the City of Lewes, welcomed the participants. “Here in Lewes, we strive to improve our efforts to maintain respect for the environment. We are indeed very fortunate to have Read more

March for Science Scheduled for Earth Day in DC and DE

By: Wolf von Baumgart, Staff Writer The first national March for Science will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in Washington, DC and 609 satellite cities throughout the United States. The non-partisan march is designed to call attention to various issues relating to science and its critical role in modern global society , including but not limited to: research funding, climate change, environmental quality, sustainability, science policy, integrity of data and science in the public interest. The fundamental role of science in relation to politics and government is a key question in an increasingly politically polarized atmosphere, as their respective methodologies and moudus operandi appear to be antithetical i.e.: science as an independent and experimentally-verifiable investigation of physical and natural phenomena vs. partisan political ideology in a bureaucratic/legal regulatory Read more

Assurant Settles Kick Back Claims

INSURER FINED $212,505 FOR UNFAIR PRACTICES Dover, DE (April 19, 2017) – The Delaware Department of Insurance, along with insurance regulators for forty-eight other jurisdictions, have reached a multi-million dollar settlement with Assurant, Inc., regarding the company’s writing of force-placed property insurance, of which Assurant is the nation’s largest writer. Force-placed property insurance is a type of insurance that allows a financial lender the opportunity to insure its financial interest in a property. Under this insurance, a lender will take out a force-placed insurance policy on a property due to the fact that the property owner’s insurance has either expired or has been determined to be unsatisfactory in coverage. The settlement, which became effective on March 20, 2017, is the result of a multistate targeted market conduct examination called in 2015 and led Read more

Open Thread 4/14/2017

According to FOX News, President Trump during the 2016 campaign, was quoted as saying that he could conceivably share a hamburger with Kim Jung Un and resolve differences. Given the North Korean leader’s determination to develop strategic nuclear weapons and ICBM’s while ruthlessly killing his relatives, shouldn’t a HOT DOG be more appropriate???? —————————————————————————————————– When dining with Syrian President, Bashir al-Assad, it may be useful to remember that “Please pass the Mustard” has a whole new meaning…. —————————————————————————————————–

America And Russia Agree To Work On Critical International Issues

U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov met in Moscow today in the Trump Administration's first diplomatic visit to Russia. A meeting had not been planned between Tillerson and Vladimir Putin but circumstances changed and the two met for a discussion lasting two hours. Tillerson and Lavrov spoke on several issues concerning Global and regional security. Tillerson said during the press conference in Moscow, “clearly the reign of al-Assad is coming to an end. There is no role for al-Assad or the Assad Family in the future of Syria." Both Tillerson and Lavrov agreed Syria must be stabilized, Korea must be de-nuclearized and work needs to be done toward solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. They also agreed for the need of more talks to work out details for substantive solutions to the many issues. In the first hundred days of Read more

Assad Lost His Mind and Maybe His War

Is Assad stupid? He had finally achieved getting the U.S. to tolerate him which with his Russian ally means victory. After all Assad is better than ISIS. Now he sabotaged himself.

President Trump enforced the Obama red line. I support him. It was measured and contained. It doesn’t commit us to war, which only Congress can do.

The world is on notice. America is willing to enforce humanitarian norms. I wonder what is next.

Poliquin Files for Dover City Council

Ronald  Poliquin’s Campaign Announcement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 7, 2017 Poliquin files to run for City of Dover 1st District Council Seat “I will advocate for taxpayers” Dover, Del. – Ronald G. Poliquin filed with the City of Dover Clerk’s office to run for the city council seat that was vacated after Jim Hosfelt was elected to the Kent County Levy Court. The Special Election is scheduled for Tuesday, May 16, 2017. “My main priority is to stand up for taxpayers.” said Poliquin. “We need to hold the line on taxes, squeeze out government waste, and implement initiatives to create new jobs in Dover.” “I also plan to continue the tradition of outstanding constituent services set by former council members Jim Hosfelt and Beverly Williams.” As an attorney, Poliquin successfully litigated a groundbreaking Taxpayer Rights lawsuit[1] declaring over $200 Read more

ALG praises Senate confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch

April 7, 2017, Fairfax, Va.--Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement praising the Senate for confirming soon-to-be-sworn-in Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court: "This confirmation is a huge victory for President Donald Trump, who kept his promise by appointing a constitutionalist to the bench. Thanks to the steadfast leadership and determination Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the balance of power on the Supreme Court has been preserved with the confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch, who promises to uphold the text of the Constitution and the rule of law. This proves when the Senate majority is determined to act, they can pull together to respect the will of the people. It is our hope that newly minted Justice Gorsuch lives up to the intellectual legacy of Antonin Scalia who put the rule of law ahead of personal preference." To Read more

BEST BUYS is a Bust

By: Wolf von Baumgart, Consumer Affairs Editor Consumers Beware! Good looking storefronts, neatly arranged shelves of trendy merchandise and low prices can be very deceptive if the store does not have a fair and honorable way of dealing with defective merchandise. On January 27, 2017 this reporter purchased a Hewlett-Packard Notebook 15-AY009DX Model X7T50UA laptop computer with 1 TB of storage for $379.99 from BEST BUYS ( on 1165 N. DuPont Highway ) in Dover, DE. It seemed to work well enough for two weeks until a weird feather-shaped distortion appeared in the upper left hand corner of the screen after normal use. The unit was not dropped nor was excessive impact or pressure applied to the touchscreen. Three days later, after gently touching the screen , I heard a faint cracking sound and the screen totally distorted. Apparently, there was a preexisting hairline crack in Read more

COAD Cites “Lack of Action” in Delaware’s Prison Crisis

[ Photo: DE General Assembly ] By: Wolf von Baumgart, Staff Writer Speaking at a press conference in the cafeteria of Legislative Hall last Thursday, Correctional Officers Association of Delaware President, Geoff Klopp stated that Delaware’s correctional officers are in a crisis situation. He cited a “lack of action” on the part of state officials in dealing with major problems in Delaware’s prison system. In the wake of the February 1 hostage incident at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Facility in Smyrna, during which Lt. Steven Floyd was killed, the staffing situation has been aggravated by dozens of early retirements and resignations of prison staff members. President Klopp also stated that unless action was forthcoming, another catastrophic incident would likely occur in the state prison system before the end of the summer. He made this prediction during a live Read more

Trump’s Immigration EO Struck Down By Hawaii District Judge Derrick Watson

U.S Constitution Says in, 8 U.S. Code Section 1182: Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate. Whenever the Attorney General finds that a commercial airline has failed to comply with regulations of the Attorney General relating to requirements of airlines for the detection of fraudulent documents used by passengers traveling to the United States (including the training of personnel in such detection), the Attorney General may suspend the entry of some or all aliens transported to the United States by such airline. It has appeared Read more

Surveillance or Sedition

Obama, Soros, Hillary Triad Attempts to Destroy or Overthrow Trump Administration A new insidious entity has risen from the ashes of the Clinton Presidential defeat. An organization misnamed “United To Protect Democracy,” funded largely by George Soros, (Gyorgy Schwartz) seeking to discredit or eventually destroy the Trump Administration in any way, they may deem effective. This new organization headquartered in Obama’s multi-million dollar rental home in the nation’s capital is “the nerve center of the mounting insurgency against Trump,” one newspaper said. The organization is led by Ian Bassin, an attorney who worked at a Soros financed global activist group. Bassin also serve as Associate Counsel to the Obama White House, He also served on the Education Policy Working Group for Obama’s Presidential Team. Keeping with their agenda, the organization filed fifty Read more

5th Annual Chili Cookoff for Charity Saturday

<p>Saturday, Feb. 25th Noon to 3 p. m. at Christian Life Center 614 S. DuPont Hwy. Dover, DE is the annual chili cookoff for charity sponsored by Councilman David Anderson.  Please share this, show up or send a donation. Please help our community outreach. <p>We need to raise money to pay for food on Saturday academy. These kids are giving up 5 hours on a Saturday to learn to be better people, math, science and more. Let's show these children that the community is behind them. Let's show them that your destiny is not determined by your family income but by your determination to achieve it. For more information about the organization http://www.mlkjrecc.org/ Read more

Photo Feature: Anti-Trump RESISTANCE Rally in Georgetown, DE 2/12/2017

Article by: Don Ayotte, Managing Editor Photos by: Wolf von Baumgart, Staff Writer/ Photographer A “RESISTANCE” rally organized by Sussex County Democratic Party activists took place at 2:30 pm on Sunday February 12th to protest newly elected President Trump’s immigration policy and crackdown of illegal immigrants residing in the U.S. Signs critical of the President , his policies and against hate and racism in general were numerous among the crowd of approximately 300 people. Passing motorists occasionally shouted "TRUMP, TRUMP, TRUMP!" in response. “NO Hate NO Fear, Immigrants are Welcome Here!” was the major chant in protest of the President’s recent executive order, temporarily suspending immigration from seven predominantly Islamic countries until more thorough background check policies can be implemented. The rally was mainly in opposition to the Read more

Anti-TRUMP Resistance Breaks out in Georgetown,DE

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Approximately  300 people gathered on the Circle in Georgetown DE, earlier this afternoon in protest of President Trump’s nomination of Jeff Sessions for US Attorney General, his executive order temporarily banning immigration from seven predominantly Islamic countries and the proposed wall along the US-Mexico border.

After the rally, many people packed Sussex County Democratic Headquarters on nearby Pine Street, where a resistance strategy session is ongoing.

[ A photo feature and in-depth article will follow this transmission. ]

By: Wolf von Baumgart, Staff Writer

DOC Sgt. Floyd’s Funeral Lines RT 1

Hundreds of people gathered at various points along DE RT 1 from Milford to Smyrna in honor of slain Delaware Corrections Officer, Sgt. Steven Floyd, earlier this afternoon. Various local fire companies displayed large American Flags, suspended from ladder trucks stationed on overpasses as their members stood at attention State agencies and local police departments, including the Department of Corrections, State Police, DELDOT as well as the Delaware National Guard actively participated. Police delegations from surrounding states were also present as we're some Delaware citizens groups. Sgt. Floyd ( a sixteen-year veteran of the DOC) was killed during the February 2 Building C hostage incident in the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna. Throughout last week, flags in Delaware were lowered to half staff in his honor. He was buried with full honors in Barrett's Chapel Cemetery. Read more

Politics Au Gratin

By Don Ayotte What Is Your Choice; Neoliberalism Or Constitutional Republic The truth about politics and political parties really is: Both are relative to what you and everybody believes they are, regardless of what they tell you they are. This is why both the Republican and Democratic parties have lost credibility with a large majority of the American public. President Trump is not a republican, even though he ran on the republican ticket. Instead, he is an Independent Populist. He believes in America and the American people. In reality, there is no far-left, left-of-center, center, right of center or far right, only political power and “popular issues” with popular candidates, who endorse those issues. This interpretation might sound like populism but that also is just another relative term to be determined by the hearer. That earth’s people start thinking for themselves Read more

Carper Worries About Losing Delaware’s Federal Funding

By Don Ayotte The Loss Of Federal Funding Will Be Delaware’s Stature as an “Ad Hoc” Sanctuary State. Senator Carper should not be sniveling and whining about losing federal funding for environmental projects. He will lose our funding himself as well as Delaware’s Socialist Liberal Leadership for becoming an “Ad Hoc” sanctuary state. The citizens of our state have had to pay the price far too long for illegal aliens that have entered our great nation, in spite of our laws, under the administration of an underachieving slack-jawed President Obama. Delaware’s Liberal Leading Henchmen gladly jumped aboard the “Free-Wagontrain” of federal grants to our state, as long as they supported the “Sanctuary State” bandwagon that Obama forced on the American people. Well folks, the free ride is over for those of you who benefited in many ways at the Delaware Citizen’s Read more

Former DE DAG Comments on Delaware’s Prisons

By: Ken Abraham, former DE Deputy Attorney General The death of Officer Floyd is a tragedy, whether or not he was one of the abusive guards who is a disgrace to the hundreds who go in there and try to do their jobs properly ( and I hear that he was ).  However, it does not surprise me. Having SEEN what goes on in our prisons, as I posted recently on our website, two words can account for most of the prison problems: NO ACCOUNTABILITY. Unless and until guards and others, like medical staffers,  who commit crimes from property theft, serious neglect of medical problems, to filing false reports, to outright uncalled for brutal beatings of inmates, are PROSECUTED, we will see the same problems. See our website, on "Prison Abuse" articles for much more. What is needed is not some "Commission or Task Force", and not a federal investigation as a colleague suggested. With such an investigation Read more

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