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Friday, August 22, 2014

ATTENTION SALISBURY FIREFIGHTERS!!!

QUIT BEGGING MAYOR IRETON TO FIND FUNDING FOR 12 FIREFIGHTERS!

I was there when they begged the Mayor and Council to hire the 12 Firefighters through a grant.

I watched Mayor Ireton, Debbie Campbell, Terry Cohen and Tim Spies call each and every one of you out saying that IF they went ahead and hired these 12 people, IF the funding was NOT there these 12 Firefighters would have to be let go. The CHIEF AGREED. They refused to RAISE TAXES to keep them on board.

The CHIEF stated that it would NOT be a problem because in FOUR years when the funding ended there were at LEAST 12 Firefighters RETIRING, THEY LIED!

Shame on ALL of those Firefighter bad mouthing the Mayor for NOT being supportive. You were told right out of the gate what would happen and the day has now arrived. RETIRE 12 Firefighters or shut the hell up. You got what you WANTED, NOW BE ACCOUNTABLE. 

Good Job Mayor Ireton, Council, and Thank You. 

Obama Challenges Caliph of ISIS to Golf Game

Facing criticism for going right from his Foley statement back to his golf game, the White House announced today that what appeared to be a bored manchild taking endless vacations and hanging out with his pals at taxpayer expense was actually part of a cunning scheme to defeat ISIS.

“Next week, President Obama intends to challenge the Caliph of ISIS to 19 holes at the Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course in Hawaii,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. “His entire administration, all his experiences, have been leading up to this point. Every time conservatives ridiculed him, he was actually training for the day when he will personally defeat ISIL. At golf.”

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Public Notice. Special Meeting To Be Held 8-27-14


I-Taxi Cab Driver Charged in Sexual Assault Investigation

Sussex County - Troopers have arrested and charged Khalid Chablaoui-30 of New Castle, Delaware in connection with the sexual assault of a 22 year old female.

On Sunday, August 17, 2014 State Police Detectives launched a sexual assault investigation reported to have occurred on Friday, August 15, 2014 in a taxi cab.

Preliminary investigation has determined that the incident occurred on Friday, August 15, 2015 at approximately 9:00 p.m. as Khalid Chablaoui, the owner/operator of the I-Taxi cab service, picked up the 22 year old female victim as a cab fare, as she flagged a taxi to transport her home, after leaving The Lighthouse bar and restaurant in Dewey Beach, Delaware and entered the front passenger seat of the taxi.

During the ride home the victim fell asleep and awoke to Chablaoui sexually assaulting her. She forced him away and demanded that he stop and take her home. She arrived at her residence at approximately 10:15 p.m. and was dropped off.

Through further investigation Troopers were able to identify and connect Khalid Chablaoui to the incident.

Chablaoui turned himself in to Troopers at Troop 4 on Thursday, August 21, 2014. He was charged with Rape 4th Degree and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $20,000 Secured Bond. (Booking Photo attached)

Detectives continue to investigate this incident. Due to the sensitivity of the case and in consideration of the victim, only limited information will be released.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident or has had any similar incidents involving Chablaoui are asked to contact the Criminal Investigative Unit at Troop 4 at 302-856-5850 or by utilizing the Delaware State Police Mobile Crime Tip Application available to download at: http://www.delaware.gov/apps/ Information can also be provided to the Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. Information may also be provided via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com

Send an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."
 

Holder’s Lynch Mob in Ferguson

The cop-hating radical lawyers of Eric Holder’s Justice Department are reportedly continuing to feed the passions of the lynch mob in Ferguson, Mo., that is screaming for the blood of the white cop who shot and killed a young black man earlier this month in what now almost certainly appears to be an act of self-defense.

A white police officer’s racism, an allegation for which there is no evidence whatsoever, supposedly caused the unfortunate incident. But the leftists who run the federal government need this. They want it badly. A police officer has to be sacrificed to appease Democrats’ political base and to help fend off an increasingly likely Republican takeover of the U.S. Senate in November.

Federal civil rights charges may be in the works against Darren Wilson, the white police officer who shot Michael Brown after an intense physical altercation that left Wilson with severe head injuries.

The feds may simply ignore local authorities and go forward with a case against Wilson, says Hans von Spakovsky, who worked in the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division under President George W. Bush. He is currently a senior legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation and is co-author of the recently published Obama’s Enforcer: Eric Holder’s Justice Department.

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Public Notice Of Closed Session 8-25-14


Obama Golfing Buddy Personifies Ex-Im Bank’s Problems

Robert Wolf bundled over a million dollars for Obama, got a WH appointment, and is cashing in on his connections

As economists and policy wonks debate the merits of U.S. export financing, critics of one controversial program are warning of more subtle consequences exemplified, they say, by one of the president’s golfing buddies.

Robert Wolf joined the president on the links this month in Martha’s Vineyard, the latest of his frequent outings with the president. The foursome also included private equity financier Glenn Hutchins and Cyrus Walker, cousin of White House adviser Valerie Jarrett.

Wolf’s deep ties to the president are integral to his business model. He is part of a rising industry of “political intelligence” professionals who use relationships with Washington power brokers to advance public policy beneficial to their clients.

Wolf is the founder and chief executive of 32 Advisors, which describes itself as “the pre-eminent cross-border business advisory firm servicing domestic and international corporations, public entities, governments, financial services firms, and high growth businesses.”

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SFD Calls For Service 8-21-14

  • Thursday August, 21 2014 @ 23:58Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury
  • Thursday August, 21 2014 @ 22:59 Nature: Structure FireAddress: 1013 Fairground Dr Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Thursday August, 21 2014 @ 22:59 Nature: Structure FireAddress: 1013 Fairground Dr Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Thursday August, 21 2014 @ 22:11 Nature: Vehicle Accident w/InjuriesAddress: Ocean Gtwy & Booth St Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Thursday August, 21 2014 @ 22:11 Nature: Vehicle Accident w/InjuriesAddress: Ocean Gtwy & Booth St Salisbury, MD 21801

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Yesterdays fire on N. Division St. was not your ordinary run of the mill fire. Arriving firefighters found a rapidly advancing fire in a very large multiple occupancy building. The structure is estimated to be 100 years old or more. For 4 hours Volunteer and Career firefighters from Salisbury and its neighboring companies worked together in extreme heat and humidity to extinguish this fire and save as much property as possible.

As the incident commander I witnessed nothing but complete cooperation and teamwork from every individual involved. I would like to thank the men and women from Salisbury, Delmar, Hebron, Fruitland, Parsonsburg, Mardela and Allen for their contributions yesterday. No department of our size could handle an incident of this size without Teamwork and assistance from Mutual Aid companies.Fires that occur Monday through Friday 7-5 present a manpower shortage to fire departments across the country. People have to work and support their families. While units are busy handling the incident at hand there are fill in companies manning the stations. The next emergency doesn't wait until your finished with the first emergency. You have to be prepared if those additional calls come in.

At the end of the day the building was saved and no citizens were injured or killed. The fire department accomplished its mission to protect lives and property.

Beaten to Death at McDonald’s

David Paulin, an Austin, TX-based freelance journalist, covered Hugo Chavez's rise to power while based in Caracas as a foreign correspondent. He also reported from the Caribbean while based in Kingston, Jamaica.

It had seemed to the four clean-cut college freshman that night like a typical McDonald’s: spanking clean, well-lighted, and safe. It was in a good neighborhood too, right next to Texas A&M University in College Station – a campus known for its friendly atmosphere and official down-home greeting: “howdy”

Out on a double date, the two couples pulled into the parking lot of so-called “University McDonald’s” shortly after 2 a.m. that Sunday – and beheld a scene unlike anything portrayed in all those wholesome McDonald’s television commercials. Before them, hundreds of young black males were loitering about, some without shirts.

Other local residents — the more cynical and world-weary, both whitesand most blacks — would have taken one look at the crowd and driven off, dismissing many of the young and posturing black males as thugs. But not them: innocent white kids from the suburbs. They presumed this was post-racial America — and that they were in an easy-going college town.

Twenty minutes later, two of them were dead.

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From cupcakes to the police, fed up with government

In physics, a unified field theory is an attempt to explain with a single hypothesis the behavior of several fields. Its political corollary is the Cupcake Postulate, which explains everything , from Missouri to Iraq, concerning Americans’ comprehensive withdrawal of confidence from government at all levels and all areas of activity.

Washington’s response to the menace of school bake sales illustrates progressivism’s ratchet: The federal government subsidizes school lunches, so it must control the lunches’ contents, which validates regulation of what it calls “competitive foods,” such as vending machine snacks. Hence the need to close the bake sale loophole, through which sugary cupcakes might sneak: Foods sold at fundraising bake sales must, with some exceptions, conform to federal standards.

What has this to do with police, from Ferguson, Mo., to your home town, toting marksman rifles, fighting knives, grenade launchers and other combat gear? Swollen government has a shriveled brain: By printing and borrowing money, government avoids thinking about its proper scope and actual competence. So it smears mine-resistant armored vehicles and other military marvels across 435 congressional districts because it can .

And instead of making immigration policy serve the nation’s values and workforce needs, government, egged on by conservatives, aspires to emulate East Germany along the Rio Grande, spending scores of billions to militarize a border bristling with hardware bought with previous scores of billions. Much of this is justified by the United States’ longest losing “war,” the one on drugs. Is it, however, necessary for NASA to have its own SWAT team?

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Ferguson and the Real Race War

Since the shooting of Michael Brown by a white policeman and the ensuing riots and looting in Ferguson, MO, Americans have been told, yet again, that there is an epidemic of crime against black people in this country. But is there really a race war, and if so, which side is actually waging it? See Bill Whittle’s video and transcript below:

TRANSCRIPT:

RACE RIOTS IN FURGUSON


Hi everybody. I’m Bill Whittle and this is the Firewall.

Before we get into the bigger picture – of which the ongoing rioting in Furguson, Missouri is merely a symptom – let’s just be crystal clear about something.

IF it turns out that a police officer shot Michael Brown as he was standing still, his hands in the air, as his defenders claim, then that police officer needs to be charged with murder, and he needs to go to jail for the rest of his life.

But that doesn’t seem like what happened at all. This story is still unfolding and new details are being revealed every day. I’m not going to speculate on how Michael Brown’s life actually came to an end. But I am going to talk about what happened before and after.

Michael Brown has been repeatedly referred to in the media as a “gentle giant,” and an “unarmed black teen.”

Here’s surveillance video of the gentle giant, taken a short time before the shooting, stealing a handful of cigars and then gently strong arming the store owner out of his way.

So why is it that the Attorney General, appointed by the President of the United States of America, put intense political pressure on the Ferguson Police Department to suppress this standard, ordinary surveillance video – a video, by the way, that caused the destruction of this man’s store and left him fearing for his life. Well, we’ll get to that in a moment.

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Artist's Impression Of President Obama's Urgent Matters In Washington


City To Reassess Placement Of Performer

Following a business complaint, the city may be looking to relocate – but not eliminate – any number of Boardwalk street performers, including the now-infamous pole dancer.

City Council requested this week that the Ocean City Police Department look into if, and how, the city is still able to enforce one of the few legal controls it still has left over street performers – the right to prevent the obstruction of public ways, and to guarantee reasonable access to private property.

Attorney Joe Moore asked the council for action on behalf of his clients, who own the Mug and Mallet restaurant in the Plim Plaza, immediately to the south of the Second Street location where the Pole Doll – the nom-de-guerre of dancer Chelsea Plymale – typically sets up.

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Turning America Into a War Zone, Where ‘We the People’ Are the Enemy

We live in a state of undeclared martial law.

“If you don’t want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck with a baton or thrown to the ground, just do what I tell you. Don’t argue with me, don’t call me names, don’t tell me that I can’t stop you, don’t say I’m a racist pig, don’t threaten that you’ll sue me and take away my badge. Don’t scream at me that you pay my salary, and don’t even think of aggressively walking towards me. Most field stops are complete in minutes. How difficult is it to cooperate for that long?” —Sunil Dutta, an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department for 17 years


Life in the American police state is an endless series of don’ts delivered at the end of a loaded gun: don’t talk back to police officers, don’t even think about defending yourself against a SWAT team raid (of which there are 80,000 every year), don’t run when a cop is nearby lest you be mistaken for a fleeing criminal, don’t carry a cane lest it be mistaken for a gun, don’t expect privacy in public, don’t let your kids walk to the playground alone, don’t engage in nonviolent protest near where a government official might pass, don’t try to grow vegetables in your front yard, don’t play music for tips in a metro station, don’t feed whales, and on and on.

For those who resist, who dare to act independently, think for themselves, march to the beat of a different drummer, the consequences are invariably a one-way trip to the local jail or death.

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Hillary Clinton ‘caught misleading public’

Research uncovers multiple conflicts between Benghazi statements, evidence

In her most recent autobiography, Hillary Clinton misled the public about her role in helping to secure the U.S. Special Mission in Benghazi, the scene of a 9/11 attack less than two years ago where Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were murdered, documents a soon-to-be released book.

Further, she may have deceived lawmakers during her public testimony probing the attacks.

These and other revelations are contained in “The REAL Benghazi Story: What the White House and Hillary Don’t Want You to Know,” by New York Times bestselling author Aaron Klein.

The book is slated for release Sept. 9, two days before the second anniversary of the Benghazi attack.

It breaks new ground on events leading to the actual attacks and cites information that contradicts the Obama administration’s version of what took place that ill-fated night.

One major topic addressed in the book is Clinton’s personal part in the scandal.

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Congress proposes new law prohibiting body armor in the Land of the Free

By the late 1920s, Joseph Stalin became the unchallenged leader of the Soviet Union after having eliminated his opposition.

He topped it off in 1929 by serving a decisive blow to anyone that would dare to oppose him by outlawing private gun ownership in the country.

From that year on until 1953 when Stalin died, it’s estimated that more than 20 million Soviet citizens that were seen as a threat to the country’s leadership.

People were rounded up and either murdered outright, or sent to infamous gulag labor camps.

Stalin is an extreme case. But history is ripe with examples of governments which disarm their citizens, only to engage in serious oppression afterwards.

Communist China. Nazi Germany. Cambodia. Guatemala. Uganda. The list goes on and on. Pacification of the citizens is almost always a prerequisite to totalitarianism.

There have been a lot of attempts to disarm, or at least partially disarm, people in the US throughout history as well.

Each time there’s a major shooting somewhere, the chant to ban firearms grows louder.

But the latest proposal is especially telling.

H.R. 5344 is a bill currently going through Congress that would ban the purchase of body armor.

Violation would carry CRIMINAL penalties, including up to ten years in prison.

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Maryland Police Inventory List of Federal 1033 Surplus Program: Local Law Enforcement Prepare for Riots

Below is a DOCUMENTED list you will NOT see in your local MEDIA. Well, that is, until they take it from us.

First, I want you to scroll down the entire list. It is in alphabetical order so you can look up Fruitlend, Wicomico, etc.. 

The military has been training for YEARS and SBYNews.com has been delivering such stories, photos and documentation to PROVE this training was going on. Each one of these training exercises was based around RIOTS within our own country.

Now, Obama got involved with the Travon matter, (if I had a son) and now the Brown matter. I have read all to many times how the federal government needs to stay the heck away from this until all due diligence has been completed, they have/did not. 

Now, look good and hard at the massive list of arms and gear the government is handing out, (below) and for once in your life USE YOUR HEADS. Race baiting and divide is EXACTLY what the Obama administration and the LIBERALS are encouraging. 

Do NOT fall for this crap. Do NOT let our government DIVIDE races and pit us against each other. Be SMART and PROACTIVE. Go to the NAACP meetings and LISTEN. Get involved and become a part of a solution and NOT unrest. 

Now go ahead and read the list below and GET EDUCATED and STOP being ignorant and stupid. Become LEADERS and not FOLLOWERS. 


Black cop kills white man, media hide race

Limbaugh: 'A black person can never be the oppressor'

While national news media continue to focus on race in Ferguson, Missouri, where a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, they apparently don’t think a similar case in Utah with the races reversed is that newsworthy.

Police in Salt Lake City are continuing their probe into an Aug. 11 shooting outside a 7-Eleven convenience store, when a black police officer, whom local media are referring to as “not white,” shot and killed 20-year-old Dillon Taylor, who was unarmed at the time, according to his supporters.

Police Chief Chris Burbank said the entire incident was captured on the body camera of the officer who shot Taylor.

“You will see on camera … the actions of everyone involved, including up to the point where our officer utilizes deadly force and his response thereafter,” Burbank told reporters.

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Salisbury Council Discusses Non-Conforming Properties

SALISBURY — Discussion on the potential for bed and breakfasts in Salisbury’s Newtown Historic District as well as the status of non-conforming properties in that neighborhood caused some sparks to fly between the Mayor and City Council Monday.

Salisbury is looking for ways to improve Newtown and cater to the requests of residents. This could include allowing bed and breakfasts, bringing non-conforming properties into conformity or both. However, Mayor Jim Ireton and Councilwoman Laura Mitchell clashed over what, if anything, needs to be done regarding non-conforming properties in the area.

Ireton proposed the idea of amortization over 10 years that would allow non-conforming properties, generally those housing multiple families within a relatively small space, to return to single-family or other allowed uses. Amortization has received some criticism with opponents arguing that it unfairly targets minorities and that it walks the line of being unconstitutional.

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The Media and the Mob

Those who admit they don’t know exactly what happened in Ferguson seem to be in the minority.

Those of us who admit that we were not there, and do not know what happened when Michael Brown was shot by a policeman in Ferguson, Mo., seem to be in the minority.

We all know what has happened since then — and it has been a complete disgrace by politicians, the media, and mobs of rioters and looters. Despite all the people who act as if they know exactly what happened, nevertheless, when the full facts come out, that can change everything.

This is why we have courts of law, instead of relying on the media or mobs. But politics is undermining law.

On the eve of a grand jury’s being convened to go through the facts and decide whether there should be a prosecution of the policeman in this case, Governor Jay Nixon of Missouri has gone on television to say that there should be a “vigorous prosecution.”

There was a time when elected officials avoided commenting on pending legal processes, so as not to bias those processes. But Governor Nixon apparently has no fear of poisoning the jury pool.

The only alternative explanation is that this is exactly what he intends to do. It is a disgrace either way.

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Salisbury City Council Meeting Agenda For 8-25-14


Salisbury Police Department Military Surplus: ARMORED TRUCK!

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The Candy Store is OPEN at YOUR expense. SPD preparing for their own RIOTS?

Now I've seen everything

No reason to stand on your feet waiting to get your welfare check!!
Just put your flip-flops next in line and go back and sit on your butt and play games on your iPhone.  Is this a great country or what.?

While The Titanic’s Orchestra Plays On: CBO Says Social Security Deficit Has Increased 4X Since 2008

On July 15 the Congressional Budget Office rolled out updated projections that show a precipitous decline in Social Security’s solvency. The program’s 75-year deficit has nearly quadrupled since 2008, and the trust fund’s exhaustion date has moved forward by nearly 20 years. Remarkably, the response by progressives is to expand Social Security’s benefits while leaving its multi-trillion-dollar unfunded obligations largely unaddressed.

In 2008 CBO forecast that Social Security faced a 75-year funding shortfall of 1.06% of payroll, which implied that a mere 1.06 percentage point increase in the payroll tax—to 13.46% from the current 12.4%—would keep the system solvent for 75 years. This seemingly minor shortfall caused many on the left—who had fought tooth-and-nail against President Bush’s 2005 efforts to fix Social Security—to mock the very need for reform.

The program’s deficits were small and distant, the argument then went, the trust fund was projected to remain solvent until 2049, and CBO said its estimates were uncertain, which progressives took to mean that insolvency might never happen at all.

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Ex-CIA Agent: 'Silly, Juvenile' to Reveal Foley Rescue Attempt

It was "silly" and "juvenile" for the administration of President Barack Obama to reveal the United States failed in an effort to rescue American journalist James Foley, who was beheaded by ISIS terrorists, said Michael Scheuer, a former CIA agent who for 10 years led the agency's unit hunting Osama bin Laden.

Scheuer told "Fox & Friends" it was also unwise for the White House to "advertise a defeat" or alert the terrorists that the U.S. knew "where they're holding their prisoners, or we think they know where they're holding their prisoners."

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"Stop the Presses! Newspapers Are Still Dying!"

Flash! The Financial Times of London has just learned about this.

Newspapers are finding their business increasingly challenged as print advertising sales – their traditional revenue powerhouse – decline and readers’ attention shifts to the screen.

Revenues from print ads have dropped 8 per cent a year for the past three years, according to Ken Doctor, analyst at Outsell. Digital advertising on papers’ websites is picking up but brings in lower revenue than print.

That has left many companies turning to consolidation to trim overhead costs and expand their reach to offer a bigger audience to potential advertisers. Total deal value rose to $259m in the quarter from $125m a year ago.

Tribune Publishing’s Baltimore Sun Media Group and Florida-based Halifax Media Group were among the companies that bought up smaller regional newspapers during the quarter as they looked to widen their footprints.

“At this point there’s likely not going to be a significant uptick in traditional print publishing advertising dollars,” said Bart Spiegel, partner at PwC’s entertainment, media and communications practice. “You need to look at the cost structure of the business. You need scale and to take advantage of synergies to make sure you’re really driving profitability.”

“You need to look at the cost structure of the business. You need scale and to take advantage of synergies to make sure you’re really driving profitability”.

Whenever you hear the word “synergy,” think “two drunks holding each other up.”

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Md. Agency Failed To Monitor Placement Of Foster Children, Audit Says

Some foster children were placed in the care of relatives with a history of alleged abuse or neglect because Maryland's social services agency did not properly monitor local agencies, according to a new audit.

State auditors found that 16 children, ranging in age from 2 months to nearly 5 years old, were put in the care of relatives despite "credible evidence of abuse or neglect" by them before or during the placements. The Office of Legislative Audits, which released the report this week, reviewed records from July 2010 to January 2013.

"We need to do better. The bottom line is, these placements need to be safe," said Melissa Rock, child welfare director for Advocates for Children and Youth, a nonprofit advocacy group. "When a child is abused or neglected in a DHR placement — be it a group home, a foster home, a kinship care home — we need accountability and there needs to be more public awareness to help hold everyone accountable."

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White House Negotiates with ‘Underground’ Lobbyists on Executive Orders

Some say that the once-formidable army of Washington lobbyists is dramatically shrinking in an era of a “do-nothing Congress” that is passing little legislation of real substance.

The number of active lobbyists peaked at 14,837 in 2007, in the twilight of President George W. Bush’s administration, and has steadily declined in virtually every economic, industry and social policy sector, according to a study by the Center for Responsive Politics (CRP). Nearly 1,800 lobbyists stopped reporting their activities with Congress or the federal government between 2012 and 2013.

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Male Students Condemn College 'Courts' Over False Sex Claims

Hundreds of sexual attacks on college campuses across the country are reported every year — but now men are coming forward to claim they are the victims of false accusations, The Washington Post reported.

The White House is attempting to wipe out the wave of sex attacks with a national campaign to increase sexual assault awareness and put pressure on colleges and universities to take action against students accused of rape or "forcible sex offenses."

But the accused are now claiming that internal tribunals have a lower standard of proof for determining whether an offense occurred compared to the legal requirements for a conviction of a sex crime, the Post said.

The alleged attackers are also angry that accounts end up circulating on campuses and the Internet alleging that they are rapists or committed sexual assault on another student.

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Free October 5th? Join Us for a Reception to Support Mike McDermott!


Let’s Guess What Happens If You Drive A Stolen Shopping Scooter To Meet Your Probation Officer

There are many things you can do to make sure you don’t go get in trouble with the law for another go around, but a surefire way to hop right into that hot water again? By boosting a ride and driving it to a meeting with a probation officer.

In this case, “ride” means an electric shopping cart pilfered from an Albuquerque Walmart, court documents say, according to KOAT News (warning: link has video that auto plays).

And when his probation officer asked the 18-year-old where he got his new wheels, to which he allegedly replied that he “took it from the Walmart” in the area.

At least he made it to his appointment?

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Wicomico Schools Leadership Teams Finalized

SALISBURY — Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Fredericksen and the Wicomico County Board of Education finalized school leadership teams for the 2014-2015 school year this week.

The board promoted Dr. Mark Bowen to elementary assistant principal at Delmar Elementary School effective immediately. Bowen had served since 2012 as the Criminal Justice instructor in the Parkside High School Department of Career & Technology Education.

A number of schools and one center also recently finalized their leadership teams.

Lisa M. Forbush is an assistant principal for James M. Bennett High, replacing Kimberly Pinhey, who is now principal of Parkside High. Forbush had served as assistant principal at North Salisbury Elementary and, prior to that, at Fruitland Primary.

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Thank God Its Friday 8-22-14

What will you be doing this weekend?

Ice Bucket Challenge Goes Awry, Firefighters Hurt

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Four firefighters were injured — two seriously — when a fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line after they helped college students take part in an ice bucket challenge, police said Thursday.

The firefighters had just finished dousing cold water on the Campbellsville University marching band and were lowering the ladder when they were shocked by electricity. Two firefighters were in the bucket and two were on the main part of the truck.

The two in the bucket were at a hospital burn unit. One was in critical condition and the other was stable, Campbellsville Police Chief Tim Hazlette said. The other firefighters were treated and released.

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Berlin-Ocean City Soroptimist Yard Sale - 8/23


Is There A Link Between The Size Of Your Wedding And The Quality Of Your Marriage?

Compared to a lifetime (or at least a few years) spent with your spouse, the one day you spend actually getting married is but a blip on a very long timeline. But the results of a new study seems to indicate that there is some sort of link between the size of your wedding’s guest list and the quality of the marriage that ensues. Of course, that data also appears to show that most marriages are not truly happy.

The L.A. Times writes about the University of Denver’s Relationship Development Study, which has been looking at hundreds of recently married people over the last five years.

Among the various findings of the study are some curious numbers about the number of people attending a couple’s wedding and the quality of their marriage.

The couples in the study who said “I do” before a crowd of at least 150 people had high-quality marriages, according to the researchers. On the other end of the scale, only 31% of couples with relatively cozy weddings of 50 or fewer guests had high-quality marriages. For the group in the middle of those two extremes, the stats weren’t much better, with just 37% having high-quality marriages.

Likewise, only 28% of couples who eschewed formal weddings entirely fit into the the high-quality category, compared to 41% of those who went the formal wedding route.

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Multi-plug Adapter Blamed On Building Fire In Md.

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) -- Officials say a fire that heavily damaged a two-story wood frame building in Salisbury was caused by a malfunctioning multi-plug adapter.

The fire was reported just before noon Thursday in the multi-occupancy structure. The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office says it took some 40 firefighters an hour to bring the blaze under control.

No one was hurt in the blaze. Damage was estimated at $110,000.

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No Fly List

The Obama administration promises to change the way travelers get themselves off the government's no-fly list. But so far, officials are mum on exactly what the changes will be. A judge recently ruled there's no meaningful way to to challenge the no-fly designation. That makes current rules unconstitutional. The Justice Department promises to update the process within six months. The list contains around 48,000 names.

Medical Equipment Taxes Not Working So Well

A tax that Congress enacted to help pay for Obamacare is not performing as well as hoped. The Treasury Inspector General's audit says the tax on medical devices is falling behind on its revenue target because thousands of companies simply aren't paying the tax. The tax is on the sale of medical devices used mostly by doctors and hospitals. It took effect in January 2013. For the first six months of 2013, the IRS predicted it would collect $1.2 billion, but it only collected $913 million from the tax.

Target Reports 62% Drop in Earnings, cuts profit forecast

Target Corp. slashed its profit forecast for the year as the retailer struggles with the aftershocks of a massive data breach and a botched expansion into Canada.

The Minneapolis company said reverberations from the breach, in which hackers made off with credit and debit card data from customers, cost it $148 million in its second fiscal quarter, which ended Aug. 2.

Its net income also plunged nearly 62% to $234 million, or 37 cents a share. That's compared with $611 million, or 95 cents a share, a year earlier.

Chief Executive Brian Cornell, who took the helm at the nation's third-largest retailer this month, said Target needed "a sense of urgency."

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Female College Students Don't Need Guns For Protection


Video Cameras


Albino Hummingbird


A rare treat... an albino hummingbird. Something that is seldom seen and almost NEVER photographed.

Fifteen-year-old photographer Marlin Shank was fortunate enough to capture several images of a rare albino ruby-throated hummingbird while in a park in Staunton , Va..

A Letter To The Editor 8-21-14

I am writing to you today to ask/beg for your help! I am at my wits end, and do not know where else to turn except the Media! I know that your site actually reaches many more people than the Daily Times, or any of the local TV, and I would like you to address this issue on your site if at all possible.

I see where numerous people are complaining about Comcast and I understand their frustrations, because I used to have Comcast. I have satelite now so I don't have to deal with them anymore! My problem is with VERIZON! I am not talking about Verizon Wireless, I am talking about VERIZON!!!!

My problem first started on July 27th. I went to use my phone and had no dial tone, checked my internet (which is also Verizon) and had nothing there either. I called them to report the trouble. I was told that it was in my house, even though we had already checked the outside box and there was no dial tone on their side either. I told them it was on their side, that I had already tested it. After dealing with a hateful customer service employee, she finally decided to enter the trouble ticket. She also informed me that I would have to pay for the Tech call since she guaranteed that it was in my house. The soonest someone would be in my area was on July 30th. So I would be with out a phone and internet for 3-4 days before they would even send someone to look at it. The tech came out, discovered it was on Verizon's side (DUH), and told us that he couldn't do anything, he would have another Tech come out that day and figure it out. HUH? So you don't know how to do your job as a Tech, but Verizon sent you to REPAIR the problem. The second tech came out that day. He told us the same thing that it was VERIZON'S Problem, and he would Attempt to REPAIR it!

He ran multiple tests, found 4 issues on Verizon's side, supposively fixing them. He did get us a dial tone and the internet back some how. We thought the problem was solved! Imagine our surprise when we woke up the next day, and had no dial tone, and no internet again! I called and reported ANOTHER TROUBLE TICKET. Guess what - there was no Tech's in our area until Sat. Aug 2nd. So once again I was without a phone or internet for multiple days. On Sat. Aug 2nd the Tech showed up, discovering once again that it was VERIZON'S Problem! He ran tests, and said it was in the main HUB ( which by the way is across the street from the old firehouse in Parsonsburg), and he was going to investigate. He came back to our house, and informed us that he couldn't fix it, because he didn't have the correct equipment on his truck! He had called another Tech to come fix it. The Tech that came out was HONEST, and did everything he could.

The reason I say he was honest is because he laid everything out for us in Black and White! His exact words were, "I have fixed it for now, but i can't tell you how long it will work. That Hub is ready to BLOW UP at any time! He said that there is RED, YELLOW, and GREEN lights flashing everywhere! HE said that VERIZON has CRAMMED WAY too many people into that HUB, instead of actually UPGRADING THE EQUIPMENT like they should have a long time ago." Imagine my surprise, fear, and horrror to know that ANYTIME there could be a LARGE explosion in Parsonsburg!

Fast forward to August 14th, when our nightmare repeats! We wake up with no dial tone or Internet again! This is really getting INSANE! I reported the TROUBLE AGAIN! This time we were told that a Tech would be in our area on Sunday august 17th. Now when they tell you the tech will be in your area they give you a time (8am - 7pm), and someone over the age of 18 must be home! So I got up at 6:30 am on Sunday to begin my wait to get my phone and internet working! My frustation constantly mounting. At 3:30 I went to my job, I logged onto the internet and imagine MY ANGER when I discovered that there was not a trouble ticket anymore! The last time that I had checked it, was on Friday at 11:00 am, at work, and the ticket was still there. I called Verizon to find out what was going on!

I was informed that I personally had cancelled the trouble ticket on Friday at 3:00. The problem with that is that on Friday at 3:00 I was in Ocean City with my family, and have time stamped photos to prove it. When I informed them of that - they started BACKPEDDLING! I asked them Why I would cancel the trouble ticket when I still didn't have a phone or internet? They couldn't answer that - so I told them since EVERY CALL IS RECORDED - I WANTED TO HERE MY VOICE ON THAT CALL CANCELLING THE TICKET. Surprise - they couldn't provide it! I spoke to a supervisor who informed me that I was told incorrectly. The supervisor instructed me that the MACHINE had SCRUBBED my ticket!!!!! I asked who programmed the machine to instruct it to scrub my ticket? They couldn't answer it!

So I had them enter ANOTHER TROUBLE TICKET! They instructed me that there would be a Tech in my area on Tuesday 8/19. I asked them why they couldn't use the tech that was in my area today, since I was originally scheduled for today. They then told me they would call me back. They called my husband's cell phone - and left a voicemail that there would be a tech in my area on Monday 8/18. I checked online and my trouble ticket was scheduled for Tuesday 8/19. I called and inquired as to why the trouble ticket was in the system for Tuesday 8/19, when I had received a voicemail stating the tech would be there on 8/18. The Customer Service rep told me that the rep I had spoke to did not know what he was talking about, and the soonest a Tech would be in my area was Tuesday 8/19. Ok whatever, please just get my phone and internet fixed.

Guess what I saw on my way home from work on Monday 8/18 at 4:30? A Verizon bucket truck on Forest Grove Road, in Parsonsburg. Guess that is not my area! So today I have a tech at the house telling us the same thing, about the HUB! So in less than a month I have already been without a phone or internet for 13 days, had to place 4 REPAIR trouble ticket, have dealt with 5 tech's so far, and spent numerous time on the phone with IGNORANT CUSTOMER SERVICE agents, and still don't have a phone. But guess what every business card says, "OUR GOAL IS TO PROVIDE YOU WITH OUTSTANDING SERVICE!"

I am sorry but if that is OUTSTANDING SERVICE - I hate to see HORRIBLE SERVICE - oh what I have it's called VERIZON!!!!!

I wanted to put the word out that way if there is an EXPLOSION in Parsonsburg, it is documented on who's responsible - VERIZON!!!!!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Anne Arundel Police Union Contributes To Fund For Ferguson Officer

The officer involved in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., is getting support from the Anne Arundel County police union.

The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 70, the union that represents officers in Anne Arundel, has donated $1,070 to an online defense fund for Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. That's the largest donation listed for the campaign on the website gofundme.com.

O'Brien Atkinson, an Anne Arundel County police officer and president of the lodge, said his members wanted to send money to help feed police officers working long shifts during the protests and unrest that have erupted since Wilson shot Brown on Aug. 9. But the national FOP suggested contributing to the legal defense fund instead.

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College Park considers new animal shelter

BY CHRIS MELVILLE

The city of College Park is considering adding a regional north county animal shelter to bring an estimated 500,000 pets closer to the services they need.

In an Animal Welfare Committee meeting July 24th, Tamela Terry, president of the SPCA/Humane Society of Prince Geroge’s County, backed the addition.

“The county isn’t doing enough right now,” said Terry. “Prince George’s County pets need us.” Terry has volunteered for over ten years in Prince George’s County. Her local trailer is the only place pet owners will find reduced shots and shock treatments in the area. Residents line up for hours every first Sunday for $10 shots and $25 microchipping. “Unless there’s snow or a Redskins home game,” said Terry.

A study to determine a new shelter’s value is required before construction can begin. Some committee members estimated a cost of at least $200,000 to complete the research, a combination of municipality and city government funding.

Christine Nagle, co-chair of the committee, believes the money might be better used elsewhere.

Our shelters have a 65 percent kill rate for cats and an 85 percent kill rate for dogs. Expanding hold times in cages could reduce that number, said Nagle.

Other members of the committee were supportive of the building in concept but were uncomfortable with the cost. Betty Gailes, in her first Animal Welfare Committee meeting, asked if there were ways current shelters could be improved. At this point, committee members agreed a new shelter is years away.

There are an estimated 350,000 pet owning households in Prince George’s County and an estimated half a million pets, according to figures by the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association. Roughly 20,000 pets are licensed in the county.

“[There’s] such a huge need out there for low-cost vet care,” said Terry.

Current county shelters do not provide public services, such as animal control. Members said those services were better performed by the police and, if a new shelter were built, advised it follow those guidelines. ​

A Falcon nested in a tree


Illegal Immigrant Woman Convicted of Running Over Two Girls Will Not Be Deported

An executive action taken by the Obama administration to delay the deportation of illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children was not supposed to extend to anyone convicted of a felony. Nevertheless, it will extend to a 19-year-old woman convicted of a felony hit-and-run killing of two young girls in Oregon.

Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros was convicted in January in the deaths of stepsisters Abigail Robinson, 11, and Anna Dieter-Eckerdt, 6, in October 2013, after she drove over a pile of leaves the two girls were playing in. Though hitting the girls was accidental, Garcia-Cisneros and her boyfriend tried to cover up the incident, which occurred in Forest Grove, Oregon, near Portland.

Garcia-Cisneros received three years’ probation and 250 hours of community service for not coming forward, but was being held at the ICE Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington, pending a deportation hearing.

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‘God Saved My Life’: Watch the Powerful Speech About Prayer and Faith Given by the Missionary Declared Free of Ebola

Doctors say that Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly, two American missionaries who contracted Ebola while serving in Liberia, have been cured, with Brantly proclaiming that it is a “miraculous day” and giving God credit for saving his life during a press conference held Thursday.

“As a medical missionary, I never imagined myself in this position. When my family and I moved to Liberia last October to begin a two-year term working with Samaritan’s Purse, Ebola was not on the radar,” he said after his release from Emory University Hospital. “We moved to Liberia because God called us to serve the people of Liberia.”

Brantly spoke of feeling ill on July 23 and of languishing in the subsequent days under the power of the painful and life-threatening illness. He became the first human to receive an experimental drug called ZMapp and was later moved to the U.S. along with Writebol for treatment.

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Millsboro Death Classified as Homicide, Victim Identified

Millsboro-Delaware State Police Homicide Detectives have identified the male victim found deceased inside of the taxi cab parked on the shoulder of Country Living Road, Millsboro as William Toomey-45 of Millsboro, Delaware. Toomey was a taxi cab operator employed by Delaware Beach Taxi.

The death of William Toomey has been classified as a homicide by the Division of Forensic Science. Details as to the cause and manner of death are not being released at this time due to the ongoing investigation.

Delaware State Police Homicide Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding this incident and have released the attached crime scene photo of the taxi. Detectives are requesting that anyone who may have observed this taxi in the Millsboro, Delaware area between 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. to contact State Police at the below listed contact information.

No further investigative details to be released at this time as to not compromise the integrity of continued investigative efforts.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, they are asked to contact Homicide Detective Mark Ryde at 302-299-6102 or by utilizing the Delaware State Police Mobile Crime Tip Application available to download at: http://www.delaware.gov/apps/ Information can also be provided to the Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. Information may also be provided via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com

Send an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."


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Spike Lee Hopes 'Things Will Really Blow Up' if Ferguson Officer Is Acquitted

After a week of rioting and confrontations in Ferguson, Missouri, filmmaker Spike Lee said he hoped that "things will really blow up" if Officer Darren Wilson is tried and the people of Ferguson are unhappy with the verdict.

Lee made his incendiary remarks on Tuesday's Anderson Cooper 360 on CNN, saying that, even though he does not have the facts, "something smells bad in Ferguson, and it's not just tear gas."

"And I'm not saying that people should burn down stuff and riot and loot," Lee told host Anderson Cooper. "But this is not the first time we've seen this. And I just hope that things will really blow up if the people aren't happy with the verdict of this upcoming trial."

Cooper let Lee's inflammatory comments slide without even asking a follow-up question or calling him out.

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Republicans struggle to fundraise in Maryland Congressional race

BY CHRIS MELVILLE

David Banach, a Republican in his first campaign for public office, has raised $958 in the Congressional race for Maryland's second district, according to July Federal Election Commission filings.

Of the $958, $496 are itemized individual contributions. David Banach was his biggest contributor in this section with $355. His mom, Mary Christine Banach, contributed $244. David Banach also
contributed $390 in the candidate self-financing section.

Banach's operating expenditures were $671 and his cash on hand amount was $125. The details of his operating expenditures were not described in the filing but Banach confirmed that no money had been spent on television or radio advertising.

Dutch Ruppersberger, the Democrat incumbent, had raised $766,843 and had $963,254 cash on hand, according to the same filing. More than 70 percent of Ruppersberger's contributions came from PACs.

The Ernst & Young PAC contributed $10,000 and the AT&T Federal PAC contributed $8,000.

Banach had no PAC support.

“He is backed by corporations, defense corporations,” said Banach. “He's going to vote for every policy possible to keep defense intact. Individual donors are really all I care about.”

With $958, Banach has raised more than four other Republicans in the eight district race.

Frances Lee, a professor of government politics at the University of Maryland, views the lack of fundraising as a viability issue.

“It's a kind of a vicious cycle where one of the reasons why you're seen as not viable as a candidate is because you haven't raised money, and because you're seen as not viable it's hard to raise money,” said Lee.

“You can't even mount a credible campaign for less than half a million dollars, probably more than that.”

Banach doesn't see himself as a threat in this race but doesn't expect his political career to end when it's over.

“I do see myself running again,” said Banach. “If I could somehow muster the money then I'd be a contender.”

The largest amount raised in this Congressional race was by incumbent Steny H. Hoyer, with $3,088,426. His challenger, Republican Chris Chaffee, had raised zero dollars according to the report.

Hoyer's amount is low compared to amounts raised in close races.

“The competitive house races are very expensive,” said Lee. “Tens of millions of dollars are spent in competitive house races.”

David Banach is a cook at Chili's while campaigning.

Seven Ways Pot Legalization Has Been A Disaster In Colorado

Hat tip on this one to Cully Stimson at the Daily Signal, who dove into a report from the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area to get to the truth about the social costs being wrought by this ill-conceived public policy. For those of you still making the rote, brain-dead argument that "the money spent on the War on Drugs hasn't been worth it," is this the result you wanted?

1. The majority of DUI drug arrests involve marijuana and 25 to 40 percent were marijuana alone.

2. In 2012, 10.47 percent of Colorado youth ages 12 to 17 were considered current marijuana users compared to 7.55 percent nationally. Colorado ranked fourth in the nation, and was 39 percent higher than the national average.

3. Drug-related student suspensions/expulsions increased 32 percent from school years 2008-09 through 2012-13, the vast majority were for marijuana violations.

4. In 2012, 26.81 percent of college age students were considered current marijuana users compared to 18.89 percent nationally, which ranks Colorado third in the nation and 42 percent above the national average.

5. In 2013, 48.4 percent of Denver adult arrestees tested positive for marijuana, which is a 16 percent increase from 2008.

6. From 2011 through 2013 there was a 57 percent increase in marijuana-related emergency room visits.

7. Hospitalizations related to marijuana has increased 82 percent since 2008.

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Station 7 West Ocean City TONIGHT

There were sixteen people standing outside waiting to get a table, they were that packed tonight. Food was awesome, (as usual) and the service, (especially considering how busy they were) was fabulous. Thanks for showing your support. 

CNN: REVOLUTIONARY COMMUNISTS AND ANARCHISTS CAUSING UNREST

CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill reported that an “anarchist” and someone from a “revolutionary communist” group started Monday night’s stand-off between the police and demonstrators in Ferguson, MO.

Hill said that tensions rose when two water bottles were thrown at police, and that one of the individuals who threw the bottles was an “anarchist,” and he was told that the other was “from a revolutionary communist group in Illinois.”

He added that the protesters were not happy with the outside agitators attempting to provoke the police, stating “both were in the crowd. both white. Two people said ‘go back to your neighborhood with that instead of coming in here and messing with us.’ They didn't want to be lumped in with these two people.”

He blamed the individuals who threw the bottles for causing the stand-off on Monday, “as soon as they threw it, police start to encroach, the crowd got scared. They didn't know what was going on.”

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Some Neighbors Are Headed to Ferguson Today. The Reason Will Warm Your Heart.

Amid civil unrest in Ferguson, Mo., some St. Louis County residents hope to help the town move toward recovery with a “buycott” in support of looted and damaged businesses.

Led by Bill Hennessy, a resident of Wildwood, Mo., citizens of neighboring towns plan to spend an hour today shopping at affected small businesses in the St. Louis suburb. In an interview with The Daily Signal, Hennessy said:
The goal is to let everyone in the area know that those places are open, and to generate commerce in the area. A lot of them are very small. … The little shops are left on their own.
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Ebola Patients Flee Saudi Hospital and 'Cured' Doctor Drops Dead From The Disease

What the circled area says is:

Adedavoh becomes the fifth Nigerian to die from the virus, excluding Sawyer. She had been discharged from the Centre for Infectious Disease Control at Yaba Lagos after recovering from the disease.

The Minister of Health for Nigeria has confirmed the death as Ebola related. So, we have an apparently recovered patient who is discharged from medical care who then drops dead…apparently from Ebola. Has something changed in the virus that it re-emerges or is it a case that there was a false negative test result?

Ebola is unpredictable at the best of times, presenting a wide variety of symptoms, and incubating anywhere from two days to 21 days. As a virus Ebola is able to mutate and change just like any other replicator virus can, let’s hope that’s not the case.

If false negatives are possible maybe the test should be repeated on all patients before they are released back into the community. It also makes you wonder if any of the people who have tested negative around the world have Ebola in some form. The United states, Canada ,Austrailia, Spain, Kenya and Scotland have all released patients who have had negative test results, and these are just ones that have made the news.

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Worcester County Board of Education Adopts Discipline Policies

Following Maryland’s overhaul of its student discipline policies early this year, the Worcester County Board of Education adopted its updated discipline policy during its meeting Tuesday.

The aim of the state changes is to relax longstanding severe and zero-tolerance policies and help keep students in school.

“With the new policy changes and procedural changes will come new changes in our schools,” said Superintendent Dr. Jerry Wilson, adding they will be “small changes, minor changes” to existing procedures.

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60 Percent Of Democrat Voters Fear Bosses Will Switch Them To ObamaCare Policies

Oh no! Not that!

This is one of the reasons liberalism enjoys its moments of political ascendancy, but never really takes hold as a philosophy the nation accepts on an enduring basis. Simply put: One of the cures for liberalism is when its advocates find they have to live with its consequences.

When ObamaCare was passed in 2010, Democrats across the nation embraced it almost unanimously because they've always been in favor of "universal health care," and while ObamaCare was not quite the single-payer system most of them really want, it was the biggest step in that direction they'd ever had the opportunity to take.

But many liberals are actually two people. There is the assortment of opinions they hold in the abstract about how society should be. And then there's the individual who has a job, has a family, has to deal with the cost of living . . . and has a health insurance policy. Put that law in effect for the nation as a whole, but I'm good, bro.

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No, It’s Not Our Fault

Americans as a whole are not responsible for events in Ferguson.

‘We are all complicit in the warzone that has become Ferguson, Missouri,” declare the headline writers at Esquire.com.

And you thought you had been on your best behavior in the past week, hm?

Those of us who live outside of Ferguson ought to react with empathy; the locals there seem caught between, on one side, opportunists who think outrage over a police shooting offers them a nice chance for some looting and tipping over public portable toilets, and on the other side a police force that looks like a U.S. military platoon heading into Fallujah, with some members of that force losing their cool. So far, no approach is sufficiently quelling the rioting, the looting, and the related crime: not the armor, rifles, tear gas, and flash-bang approach, not the initial lighter touch of Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson on Thursday night, not the subsequent curfew, not the arrival of the National Guard.

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This Photo Shows a California Lake Three Years Ago. The Second Shows How It Looks Now.

It’s no secret that California has endured a severe drought for the past three years — but some Americans may not realize exactly how serious it is.

Before and after photographs, however, may change that

The top photos picture Lake Oroville three summers ago, in July 2011.

BREAKING NEWS: S&P sets new record, Dow closes above 17,000

The S&P set a new record by closing above 1,990, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 17,000.

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Publishers Notes: I've got a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn too. 

The Tyranny of the Nanny State, Where the Government Knows What’s Best for You

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victim may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”—C.S. Lewis

Surveillance cameras, government agents listening in on your phone calls, reading your emails and text messages and monitoring your spending, mandatory health care, sugary soda bans, anti-bullying laws, zero tolerance policies, political correctness: these are all outward signs of a government—i.e., a societal elite—that believes it knows what is best for you and can do a better job of managing your life than you can.

This is tyranny disguised as “the better good.” Indeed, as I document in my book A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State, this is the tyranny of the Nanny State: marketed as benevolence, enforced with armed police, and inflicted on all those who do not belong to the elite ruling class that gets to call the shots. Thus, this explains the recent rash of parents getting charged with negligence and arrested for leaving their kids alone for any amount of time, whether at a park, in a store, in a car, or in their front yard—another sign of what C.S. Lewis referred to as tyranny exercised by “omnipotent moral busybodies.”

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DNC Chair: Martin O’Malley Right On Border Kids’ ‘Certain Death’

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz also thinks deporting children detained at the border is sending them back to “certain death.”

The White House went apoplectic last month when likely 2016 presidential candidate Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley said, “We are not a country that should turn children away and send them back to certain death.” Tuesday night, Wasserman Schultz said twice — strongly — that she thinks O’Malley was right.

“As you know, Gov. O’Malley said that to send them back would be to send them to certain death. Do you agree with him?”Fusion’s Jorge Ramos asked in an interview.

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Looter: 'I'm Proud of Us. We Deserve This'

According to the Washington Post, a looter in Ferguson, Missouri, expressed pride and admiration for looters and said their actions are justified.

"I'm proud of us. We deserve this, and this is what's supposed to happen when there's injustice in your community," said DeAndre Smith, whom the Washington Post says was "fresh from looting the QuikTrip."

One officer told the Post that widespread looting has spawned "looting tourism" wherein thieves as far away as Illinois and Texas are traveling to Ferguson to steal.

"It's like looting tourism," said the officer. "It's like they are spending their gas money to come down here and steal."

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Hoses and Holsters Softball Tournament

The Delmarva Emerald Society is hosting the 1st Annual Hoses and Holsters Charity Softball Tournament at 9am on September 27th, 2014 at the Henry S. Parker Athletic Complex, 711 Naylor Mill Road, Salisbury, MD. 21801 to benefit the Fisher House Foundation. $300 per team. To register, please contact Brandon Records at (443) 235-2555. For everyone else, we'll have corn hole, giveaways, a 50/50 raffle, and plenty of fun!

BREAKING NEWS: Pentagon broke law in Bergdahl swap, watchdog finds

Nonpartisan Government Accountability Office rules Pentagon broke law by not properly informing Congress about the swap of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders earlier this year.

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600 People Quarantined In Germany After West African Worker Collapses in a Job Center

There is a chance that Ebola has gotten a little closer to home today.

A West African woman working at a job centre in the Pankow district of Berlin has collapsed with Ebola-like symptoms sparking the emergency quarantine of 600 people. Having recently returned from West Africa she has admitted she had contact with Ebola victims in Nigeria.

The employment centre has been sealed off, with 600 people inside the Berliner Zeitung reports. They were held for several hours. Those who were established to have had close contact with her were taken to hospital and the rest of those held were released.

There have already been Ebola cases reported in Spain and Austria. A spanish priest, Miguel Pajares became the first person in Europe to die of the disease after he was transported from Liberia for treatment.

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"Isolation Procedures Put In Place" After Ebola Suspect Dies In Ireland; Ebola-Like Disease Claims 70 In Congo

Last week Ireland rushed to deny that a man with Ebola-like symptoms  who was being tested in Dublin, did not have the disease. It may find such a refutation more difficult this time after Irish Times reported  that a man was found dead last night in Donegal, after working in Sierra Leone, the epicenter of the current Ebola outbreak, and where "it is understood that a number of colleagues had contracted the virus." The deceased was taken to Letterkenny General Hospital where the HSE is carrying out tests to see whether the death resulted from Ebola.

In a statement, the HSE said it was currently assessing a suspected case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Donegal.

“The public health department was made aware earlier today of the remains of an individual, discovered early this morning, who had recently travelled to the one of the areas in Africa affected by the current Ebola virus disease outbreak,” it said.

“The appropriate national guidelines, in line with international best practice, are being followed by the public health team dealing with the situation. This means that the body of the deceased has been isolated to minimise the potential spread of any possible virus.”

The statement said blood samples had been sent for laboratory testing to confirm whether or not this individual had contracted Ebola virus disease.

“Until a diagnosis is confirmed, and as a precautionary measure, the individual’s remains will stay in the mortuary pending the laboratory results which are expected late tomorrow.”

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Hackensack cops seek ‘knockout game’ suspect after three assaults

Hackensack residents were warned to be alert as police hunted for a man who randomly approached and punched three others Monday night in what may be the first local incidents of “the knockout game.” The activity has resulted in one North Jersey death and plagued urban areas nationwide.

The three separate, sudden assaults took place within 15 minutes and involved the same man, who appeared to be acting alone, police said.

The knockout game typically involves a strolling group, with one person suddenly punching a passer-by and another recording video to display on a social media site. “Someone just walks up and cold-cocks someone in the face totally unannounced, totally unprovoked,” city police Capt. Thomas Salcedo said while detailing the local incidents.

He said that the assailant was described as a 6-foot-tall or taller black man with an athletic build who was wearing a black V-neck short-sleeved T-shirt, black pants and a Brooklyn Nets cap. The incidents all took place in the areas of Essex Street, Summit Avenue and Beech Street, Salcedo said, and the victims were two men in their 50s and another in his 20s. None of the men was seriously injured.

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