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New Jersey sending NJ State Troopers to Baltimore:

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) announced on Tuesday via Twitter that he would be sending 150 state troopers to assist Maryland in its response to the violence unfurling in Baltimore.

The violence that began on Monday was tied to protests, which sought answers about the death of Freddie Gray, who suffered a severed spinal cord while in police custody and died. Maryland's governor also announced some 2,000 national guardsmen would be dispatched to help stop the violence.

Is it just me, or does this seem like a really bad idea?

Larry Hogan (Maryland Gov) is, IMO, sending a message that Maryland State troopers alongside the state's national Guard can't take care of this. I really don't think the people of Baltimore will take too kindly to 'outsiders' policing their city. I know I wouldn't like it if it happened in my city.

… and then there's the optics of Christie sending state police when "the blacks" riot, but is mum when "the whites" do it…

Has anyone had luck with using Milky Spore to rid themselves of grubs?

Specifically these:

I was prepping spoil for the garden and found a bunch. Went and bought some today and I hope it rids me of these nasty buggers this year.

They wiped out my dukes last year and now I see they are in my main veggie bed.


Is there DU interest in Starting a Martin O'Malley group?

In recent weeks a lot of DU'rs have expressed interest in learning more about him and his positions.

He may or may not run for the Presidential nomination, and he may be even more viable as a VP candidate. So often, when his name is floated, there seems to be a lot of people that would like to know more about him, and I asked in AtA if it was possible if there is interest. http://www.democraticunderground.com/12597719

My intent, for the record, is NOT to be divisive now that Hillary Clinton has entered the race.

I believe it might be good for informational purposes.

Edited to fix a typo…
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