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Friday, October 31, 2014

Government Claims To Keep Us Safe

In the years following the adoption of the Constitution, before he was Secretary of State under President Thomas Jefferson and then president himself, James Madison, who wrote the Constitution, was a member of the House of Representatives. During that period of his life, he gave illuminating speeches and wrote elegant essays and letters about human freedom.

In one of his essays, Madison noted that freedom came about in Europe when the people rose up and cast off or intimidated tyrants, who reluctantly granted the people the freedoms they sought. That was, in Madison’s words, “power granting liberty.” The American experience was the opposite, he argued. After we seceded from Great Britain, the free people of the 13 independent states voluntarily came together and through the states delegated discrete amounts of power to a central government. That was, in Madison’s words, “liberty granting power,” especially since the people reserved to themselves the liberties they did not delegate away.

Much of the political class of the founding generation, unlike our own, viewed the Constitution as restraining, not unleashing, the government. They recognized along with Madison and Jefferson that natural rights — areas of human behavior for which we do not need a government permission slip — are truly inalienable. An inalienable right, like speech, worship, travel, self-defense and privacy for example, is one that cannot be taken away by majority vote or by legislation or by executive command. It can only be taken away after the behavior of the person whose restraint the government seeks has been found by a jury to have violated another’s natural rights.

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A Letter To The Editor: Flu Shots

My husband and I had a few minutes this morning so we decided to get our flu shots. We went to CVA since they were at a convenient location. First thing person asks in a smirk on her face and ask if we knew how to use a computer. Well yes we do and very well. Next my husband started into answering questions: Name, address, phone number, e-mail address and a slew of medical questions. We had enough of the questions not pertaining to a flue shot. Anytime we have had a flu shot no questions were ask. I figured they wanted all this information so they could use/sell so they could call or e-mail and try to sell me something. We just pushed CANCEL. We shall get the shot somewhere else. Suppose to be a one minute clinic.?? 

Anyone else gone thru this "big brother" questions.

With Halloween Upon Us, Please Keep These Things In Mind


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Democrats Unload: 'Obama Has Stepped In It'

Top Democratic strategists are blasting President Barack Obama for putting the Democratic Party in a precarious position heading into the midterm elections.

"It's puzzling--and to the Kay Hagans of the world, infuriating--the number of times President Obama has stepped in it, repeatedly reminding voters that a vote for Hagan is a vote for Obama's policies," Democratic strategist Christy Setzer told The Hill.

Another individual whom The Hill describes as a "top Democratic strategist" groused about Obama golfing this past weekend instead of helping Democrats.

"He and his team could have made it clear a long time ago that there's nothing more important than the Senate remaining in Democratic hands in 2014," said the Democratic strategist. The strategist said the Obama White House has "already set up their defense" and is "laying the predicate down for the blame to come. It's really obvious."

The internecine rancor within Democratic ranks has grown so intense that at least one Democratic candidate says his own party is torpedoing his candidacy.

"My national party--that I'm a member of--(was) trying to drive votes to Larry Pressler [the Independent candidate] and trying to drive up my negatives," Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Rick Weiland told the Argus Leader.

Democrats' angst is eclipsed only by an angry voting electorate fed up with an unpopular president and Congress.

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U.S. Government Orders 250,000 Hazmat Suits to be Sent to Dallas

Manager with large shipping company confirms purchase

A manager with a major shipping company has exclusively revealed to Infowars that the U.S. government has ordered 250,000 Hazmat suits to be sent to Dallas, the location of the first Ebola outbreak in the United States.

The manager of the shipping company proved his credentials to Infowars by providing a photo ID and sending a verified email from the company account, but wishes to remain anonymous due to understandable fears that he could be fired for revealing the information.

“I just learned we have been asked to ship 250,000 HAZMAT suits to Dallas, TX. for the US Government. Again this is happening today, we are pulling these suits for the US Government to Dallas, TX,” states the individual, who manages the drivers who work for the shipping company.

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New IRS Horror Story Far Worse Than Previous

There are times when it becomes absolutely impossible to support the remarkably bad judgment often displayed by federal agencies under the control of the current administration—even for those of us who are typically viewed as backers of many of this administration’s policies.

The latest installment of frightfully unacceptable government behavior involves a law created in 2000—the Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act of 2000—granting the IRS the power to seize the bank accounts of those suspected to be terrorists, drug dealers or engaged in other criminal activity, even when no charges have been filed and no convictions achieved.

The idea behind the law was to require banks to alert federal authorities to patterns of bank deposits that remain slightly below the $10,000 amount that has long triggered a bank’s responsibility to report deposits to the feds.

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Wicomico County Executive Rick Pollitt, Building Bridges To Nowhere

You have to love all the "Catch Phrases" all of the Liberal politicians are delivering to the voters in this election.

What saddens me is just how naive the voters are. They listen to Rick Pollitt telling you for the past 9 years, it's about building bridges. OK Rick, WHAT BRIDGES? 

We have witnessed massive foreclosures. We are seeing thousands of for sale and for rent signs everywhere you turn in the county. The jobless rate has skyrocketed and yet the Liberals sitting around abusing the affordable housing and public assistance couldn't care less because they have a roof over their head. They are also running for public office.

I've watched Jim Mathias tell people his biggest accomplishment is building coalitions in Annapolis. REALLY JIM, that's it? Do you really think YOU have ANY influence for the Eastern Shore, or have people conveniently forgotten that the Eastern Shore has the LEAST amount of representatives in the House and Senate, proving we have ZERO influence.

Sure, our representatives can scream at the top of their lungs about a five cent per chicken tax but isn't it hilarious how a VISITING Mayor from Delmar, (Carl Anderton) can actually take the time to sit with the Montgomery County representative who proposed the Bill to remove his request AND CARL ISN'T EVEN IN THE LEGISLATURE, YET. 

So please Ladies & Gentlemen, tell me where those Bridges are going? It's time for a massive change in our representatives here on the Shore. Ignore the catch phrases and act like you've got some common sense any more. 

ARE THINGS BETTER TODAY THEN THEY WERE 4 OR 8 YEARS AGO. 

A Letter To The Editor 10-31-14



Joe, 

Based off of MJ Caldwell's Facebook post tonight, I thought you might be 
interested to know the following campaign expenditures for the two CCJ 
candidates:

Jimmy Sarbanes: $68,432.00

MJ Caldwell: $17, 635.12

In a race that should be so sensitive to huge donations (since the winner could 
potentially determine a verdict or sentencing for their donor in the future), 
the amount of $ spent on behalf of Sarbanes is unbelievable (well actually, it's 
a little too believable).
 
Click READ MORE below to see documentation. 
 





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Did You Hear? Texas Plans to Fingerprint EVERYONE within the Next 12 Years

The Texas Department of Public Safety might as well be called the Texas Department of Public Invasiveness.

They’ve launched a plan to fingerprint every single person of driving age in the state, after which they will add the person’s prints to the criminal database.

Is it just me or is that a rather Dystopian plan?

Jon Cassidy of Watchdog.org writes:

The credit for breaking the news on those two items goes to consumer affairs columnist Dave Lieber of the Dallas Morning News, whose long-running “Watchdog” column often shows up in my Google Alerts, for obvious reasons.

As an old-school columnist, Lieber tends to keep his opinions subdued, and he doesn’t generally call people dishonest. But I have no problem with doing that, so I’d like to point out that the DPS spokesman he quotes at length is less than straightforward about his department’s legal authority.

Last month, Lieber broke the news that DPS had started collecting full sets of fingerprints on everyone who went in to renew their license.

Friday, he followed up with a story on DPS’ dubious legal authority to do so, and then posted lengthy quotations on the issue to his blog.

Lieber quotes an entire email from DPS spokesman Tom Vinger, who quotes Transportation Code Sec. 521.059 at length, including the key phrase, “The department shall establish an image verification system based on the following identifiers collected by the department: ….an applicant’s thumbprints or fingerprints.” (source)

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American Red Cross: A Corporate Fleecing Operation Exploiting Natural Disasters

Report reveals organization more interested in PR than alleviating suffering

The American Red Cross is a corporate shell devouring millions of dollars in donations.

It not only fails to provide assistance to disaster victims but gets in the way of efforts by smaller, more efficient emergency relief efforts.

A joint investigation conducted by ProPublica and NPR discovered the Red Cross is not interested in its declared mission of “preventing and relieving suffering.” Instead, the organization diverts “assets for public relations purposes” and its distribution of relief supplies, according to one internal report, is “politically driven.”

This public relations agenda, designed to suck up donations from sympathetic Americans, resulted in a fake relief effort during Hurricane Isaac that was “worse than the storm,” according to Jim Dunham, a truck driver. Dunham said Red Cross trucks were dispatched “just to be seen” and were “sent way down on the Gulf with nothing to give.”

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Three Spooky Ways You’re Being Spied on This Halloween

We think this technology is scarier than any costume you’ll see on the streets this week

It’s that time of year when people don sinister masks, spray themselves with fake blood, and generally go all out for a good fright. But here at EFF, we think there are plenty of real-world ghouls to last all year-round. Fortunately, we won’t let them hide under your bed. Sometimes our work sounds like science fiction, but the surveillance techniques and technology we fight are all too real. Here are some of the beasts hiding in your backyard that we’ve been fighting to expose:

Automated License Plate Readers
Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) are cameras that can either be mounted on squad cars or stationary. They read license plates and record the time, date, and location a particular car was encountered. And they’re paving the way for wholesale tracking of every driver’s movements. ALPRs can scan up to 1,800 license plates per minute, and can collect data on vast numbers of vehicles. In Los Angeles, for example, the Los Angeles Police Department and Sheriff’s Department collect data on 3 million cars per week.

Much like metadata about phone calls, the information obtained from ALPRs reveals sensitive personal information. In fact, the International Association of Chiefs of Police issued a report in 2009 recognizing that “recording driving habits” could raise First Amendment concerns, because cameras could record “vehicles parked at addiction-counseling meetings, doctors’ offices, health clinics, or even staging areas for political protests.”

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More Government Tyranny- A Handicap 76 year Old Widow Has Lost her Home due to A Billing Error Made By The City Of Salisbury


In 2011 the City of Salisbury told a home owner who is a 76 year old handicapped widow and a lifelong Democrat that she owed $100 because her grass was higher than the ordinance allows and the city had to take it upon themselves to cut it. The problem is that never happened. The homeowner pays a local landscaping service to maintain her lawn and according to him the grass has never been high enough to be in violation of the ordinance in the past decade since he has been looking after this particular property.

The elderly lady immediately notified both the city of Salisbury and Neighborhood Services showing them copies of paid bills from her landscaper as proof she wasn’t in violation of the ordinance. They never responded, therefore, she believed the matter to be resolved. She is living off of her social security and her home, which was paid for, represented a large portion of her entire net worth. The fiasco which was to follow caused both her and her daughter considerable stress, heartache and even led to medical problems.

In 2012 she received the bill again and immediately sent certified letters to the City of Salisbury notifying them of the error and her letters went ignored. Later in 2012, she received a summons to go to court due to the unpaid grass cutting fee which was now up to over $200 due to late fees and interest. When she went to court, she looked on the docket, located her name and went in the proper courtroom with documents in hand where she intended to win her case, only the hearing never happened. She was surprised to find the designated courtroom empty. She took a seat in a row and a man in a suit with a briefcase who appeared to be a lawyer told her she didn’t need to have a hearing. She could just go out in the lobby and speak to Susan Phillips, the Director of Neighborhood Services and Code Compliance. According to the homeowner, Ms. Phillips was nice, looked over her documents and told her when she got back to her office she would look into her complaint. Phillips said if the grass really was in violation, there would be photographs of it and she would send copies of the pictures to the homeowner. If not, she promised to correct the billing error. Phillips never sent the photographs and the homeowner once again thought the billing error had been corrected.

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My Version of the Story:

My Mom's home is located at 203 New York Avenue. She is retired and a window. Because she gets lonely, she travels often. I live nearby in Ocean City. My name is on the deed and I look after her house especially when she is away.

Back in October 2011, Mom received a bill from the City of Salisbury for $100. They said her grass was too high and in violation of code and that the City had to cut it.(They said the date they cut it was October 7, 2011) I knew this had to be a mistake because ever since we have owned the house, we have hired an expensive professional landscaper who keeps our entire yard in beautiful condition. My Mom keeps her house beautiful. Her yard is not only one of the nicest yards on her street, it is one of the prettiest yards and homes in the entire neighborhood. She is very proud of it. My Mom and I immediately notified the City that the bill must be a mistake and sent them paid invoices from our private landscaper who we hired showing that he cut the grass on the following dates:
October 5, 2014
October 12, 2014
October 24, 2014
Our landscaper is Carmen from Cutting Crew Lawn Care. He works with the City of Salisbury and many employees from the City of Salisbury know and like him.

They never responded to our letter or sent another bill that year. So, we assumed they had corrected their mistake.

SBY Airport Parking Lot Maintenance Notice

On Thursday, October 30, 2014 the Salisbury-Ocean City: Wicomico Regional Airport will discontinue parking in Lot C for parking lot maintenance. The paving project is scheduled to begin on Friday, November 14th. Passengers will be redirected to park in Lots A or B.

All vehicles currently parked in Lot C will need to be relocated no later than Thursday, November 13, 2014. Parking Lots A and B provide a total of 325 vehicle spaces for passenger use. Beginning on November 14th, vehicles in Lot C will be towed at the owner’s expense.

Paving and striping of Lot C should be completed by November 28th.

Airport Manager Bob Bryant stated, “The rehabilitation and paving of the airport terminal parking lot is a component of larger scale project that will include rehabilitation and paving of Airport Terminal Road. Much of the existing Airport Terminal Parking Lot pavement was laid in the 1970's and has deteriorated and needs to be rehabilitated.”

During this period, Airport management is encouraging passengers flying from the SBY Airport to consider asking a family member, friend, and/or business associate to transport them.

Any questions or concerns can be directed to the Airport Manager's Office at 410-548-4827. These paving projects are paid entirely from passenger-user fees generated solely at the Salisbury-Ocean City: Wicomico Regional Airport.

Teacher who called students the 'N-word' and 'slaves' when they objected to term African-American is fired after outrage

A substitute teacher at a Chicago school addressed a group of 13-year-olds using the N-word and referring to them as 'slaves'.

Mea Thompson and three of her friends say the teacher at first referred to them as 'African-American', which the girls objected to as they are not of African heritage.

The female teacher then used the N-word, which the group claim she then repeated throughout the class, referring to them as 'slaves'.

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November 4th County Council Meeting Cancelled

County Council President Matt Holloway announced today that the Legislative Session of the Wicomico County Council scheduled for November 4th has been cancelled due to a lack of pressing matters for the meeting agenda.

The decision was made after conferring with the Law Department and other County Council members. The Wicomico County Council will resume its regular legislative schedule on November 18th at 10:00 am in Room 301 of the Government Office Building.

Thank God Its Friday 10-31-14

What will you be doing this weekend?

WORLD MURDER STATISTICS

From the World Health Organization

The latest Murder Statistics for the world:
Murders per 100,000 citizens per year.

Honduras 91.6 (WOW!!)
El Salvador 69.2
Cote d'lvoire 56.9
Jamaica 52.2
Venezuela 45.1
Belize 41.4
US Virgin Islands 39.2
Guatemala 38.5
Saint Kitts and Nevis 38.2
Zambia 38.0
Uganda 36.3
Malawi 36.0
Lesotho 35.2
Trinidad and Tobago 35.2
Colombia 33.4
South Africa 31.8
Congo 30.8
Central African Republic 29.3
Bahamas 27.4
Puerto Rico 26.2
Saint Lucia 25.2
Dominican Republic 25.0
Tanzania 24.5
Sudan 24.2
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 22.9
Ethiopia 22.5
Guinea 22.5
Dominica 22.1
Burundi 21.7
Democratic Republic of the Congo 21.7
Panama 21.6
Brazil 21.0
Equatorial Guinea 20.7
Guinea-Bissau 20.2
Kenya 20.1
Kyrgyzstan 20.1
Cameroon 19.7
Montserrat 19.7
Greenland 19.2
Angola 19.0
Guyana 18.6
Burkina Faso 18.0
Eritrea 17.8
Namibia 17.2
Rwanda 17.1
Mexico 16.9
Chad 15.8
Ghana 15.7
Ecuador 15.2
North Korea 15.2
Benin 15.1
Sierra Leone 14.9
Mauritania 14.7
Botswana 14.5
Zimbabwe 14.3
Gabon 13.8
Nicaragua 13.6
French Guiana 13.3
Papua New Guinea 13.0
Swaziland 12.9
Bermuda 12.3
Comoros 12.2
Nigeria 12.2
Cape Verde 11.6
Grenada 11.5
Paraguay 11.5
Barbados 11.3
Togo 10.9
Gambia 10.8
Peru 10.8
Myanmar 10.2
Russia 10.2
Liberia 10.1
Costa Rica 10.0
Nauru 9.8
Bolivia 8.9
Mozambique 8.8
Kazakhstan 8.8
Senegal 8.7
Turks and Caicos Islands 8.7
Mongolia 8.7
British Virgin Islands 8.6
Cayman Islands 8.4
Seychelles 8.3
Madagascar 8.1
Indonesia 8.1
Mali 8.0
Pakistan 7.8
Moldova 7.5
Kiribati 7.3
Guadeloupe 7.0
Haiti 6.9
Timor-Leste 6.9
Anguilla 6.8
Antigua and Barbuda 6.8
Lithuania 6.6
Uruguay 5.9
Philippines 5.4
Ukraine 5.2
Estonia 5.2
Cuba 5.0
Belarus 4.9
Thailand 4.8
Suriname 4.6
Laos 4.6
Georgia 4.3
Martinique 4.2

And .....The United States 4.2 !!!!!!!!!!!!

ALL (109) of the countries above the listing for the USA have 100% gun bans.  It might be of interest to note that SWITZERLAND is not shown on this list because it has NO MURDER OCCURRENCE!

However, SWITZERLAND'S law requires that EVERYONE:
1. Own a gun.
2. Maintain Marksman qualifications .... Regularly .

Didja learn anything from this??

I think the message is - loud and clear - that gun bans and restrictions
DO NOT work!

MSNBC host Donny Deutch found guilty of scamming realtor out of $1 million over the sale of his $30 million Hamptons home

MSNBC host Donny Deutsch has been found guilty of scamming a realtor out of over $1 million in commission on the sale of his former $30 million home in the Hamptons.

Real estate broker Edward Petrie had claimed he was done out of his 4 percent commission after Deutsch went behind his back and brokered the 2010 sale privately to avoid paying the fee.

Petrie had found a potential buyer in hedge fund boss Howard Marks, but once Deutsch realized he knew Marks, the realtor claimed that the TV host went behind his back.

Justice Charles Ramos awarded Petrie’s employer, Sotheby’s, $1.2 million in compensation in court last week, reports The New York Post.

‘This court considers that and refusal to acknowledge [Petrie] as the broker to be marks of dishonesty and greed,’ wrote Ramos.

‘Both characteristics are particularly unbecoming when exhibited by those blessed with great wealth.’

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A Virus Found In Lakes May Be Literally Changing The Way People Think

While conducting a separate experiment, a group of scientists from Johns Hopkins and the University of Nebraska accidentally discovered something unexpected and potentially disturbing.

A virus was living in the mouths and throats of a good portion of the people in the study, a virus that the researchers didn't think was capable of infecting humans. Worse still, it seemed to be slowing some of the subjects' mental abilities, especially their ability to process visual information.

The surprising part about this for researchers was that a microscopic organism that we thought could infect only algae — plants — was living in about 40% of the small number of people tested.

For the rest of us, the bigger surprise may be that this virus could join the ranks of microorganisms that live inside and on us, changing the way we think.

In a way, this is less crazy than it seems. Microscopic organisms live all over people and have all kinds of effects on our health, brain, and behavior.

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Quote Of The Day

"Comrades, I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how. But what is extraordinarily important is this: who will count the votes, and how." --- Communist leader Josef Stalin (1879-1953)

WHAT ARE YOU?

Are you a Democrat, a Republican, or a Southerner?
Here is a little test that will help you decide. 


The answer can be found by posing the following question: 


You're walking down a deserted street with your wife
and two small children.

Suddenly, a Terrorist with a huge knife
comes around the corner,
locks eyes with you,
screams obscenities,
raises the knife, and charges at you...

You are carrying a
Kimber 1911 cal. 45 ACP, and you are an expert shot.
You have mere seconds before he reaches you and your family.
What do you do? 


THINK CAREFULLY AND
THEN SCROLL DOWN: 


Democrat's Answer:
· Well, that's not enough information to answer the question!
· What is a Kimber 1911 cal. 45 ACP?
· Does the man look poor or oppressed?
· Is he really a terrorist? Am I guilty of profiling?
· Have I ever done anything to him that would inspire him to attack?
· Could we run away?
· What does my wife think?
· What about the kids?
· Could I possibly swing the gun like a club and knock the knife out of his hand?
· What does the law say about this situation?
· Does the pistol have appropriate safety built into it?
· Why am I carrying a loaded gun anyway, and what kind of message does this send to society and to my children?
· Is it possible he'd be happy with just killing me?
· Does he definitely want to kill me, or would he be content just to wound me?
· If I were to grab his knees and hold on, could my family get away while he was stabbing me?
· Should I call 9-1-1?
· Why is this street so deserted?
· We need to raise taxes, have paint & weed day.
· Can we make this a happier, healthier street that would discourage such behavior.
· I need to debate this with some friends for a few days and try to come to a consensus.
· This is all so confusing!

............ ......... .......... ......... ......... ......... ......... ......... ... 

Republican's Answer:


BANG!
 


............ .......... ......... ......... ......... ......... ......... ......
Southerner's Answer: 

BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG!
BANG ! BANG! BANG! BANG!
Click..... (Sounds of reloading)
BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG!
BANG!
BANG!
BANG!
Click

Daughter: 'Nice grouping, Daddy!'
'Were those the Winchester Silver Tips or Hollow Points?!

Son: 'Can I shoot the next one?!'

Wife: 'You are NOT taking that to a Taxidermist!

HALLOWEEN SAFETY

(Salisbury, MD)  This year Halloween falls on a Friday, which is exciting but can be dangerous as more people will be out and about on the roads.  To enjoy a safe and fun Halloween experience, the WicomicoCounty Health Department offers these tips:
  • Plan costumes that are bright and reflective which can easily be seen at night. Carry flash lights or glow sticks to increase visibility.
  • Use safety tested face make-up instead of masks so children can see better.  Ensure that costumes fit snugly to reduce the risk of tripping.
  • Never go Trick or Treating alone; always go in a group in known and safe areas.  Never enter houses for treats.
  • Stay on sidewalks and only cross streets at crosswalks after looking both ways. Children should never cross the street unless accompanied by a trusted adult.
  • Children should not approach houses alone.  Only approach houses that look inviting with a front light on indicating someone is home.  
  • Children should not eat candy until it has been inspected for safety by a trusted adult. Adults should look for any open wrappers that indicate tampering.
  • Be mindful of how much candy children eat.  Try to include sugar-free treats or fruit and ration candy out for the days following Halloween.
  • Drivers on this night should be cautious of pedestrians in road ways.  Drive slowly, follow all road signs and be alert. 
Trick or Treating times for children under age 14 in Wicomico County are:
  • Salisbury:  Friday, October 31st from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Pittsville:  Friday, October 31st from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Delmar:  Thursday October 30th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Salisbury Jaycees Annual Treat Street on the downtown Salisbury Plaza:  Friday October 31st from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
Any suspicious activity on Halloween night should be immediately reported to local authorities. Halloween remains fun if everyone is safe and healthy.  For more Halloween tips visit www.safekids.org or the American Academy of Pediatrics at www.aap.org.

Mortgage Purchase Applications Plunge To 19-Year Lows

Presented with little comment.. because realistically what is there to say about a so-called 'housing recovery' when the volume of applications for home purchases is the lowest since August 1995. Keep believing that lower rates will support home prices... keep believing the Fed's QE worked... or face facts, this is not your mother's housing market any more...

The Recovery...

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Man Does 'No More Alimony Payment' Dance

Over 214,000 Doctors Opt Out of Obamacare Exchanges

Over 214,000 doctors won't participate in the new plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA,) analysis of a new survey by Medical Group Management Association shows. That number of 214,524, estimated by American Action Forum, is through May 2014, but appears to be growing due to plans that force doctors to take on burdensome costs. It's also about a quarter of thetotal number of 893,851 active professional physicians reported by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

In January, an estimated 70% of California's physicians were not participating in Covered California plans.

Here are some of the reasons why:

1. Reimbursements under Obamacare are at bottom-dollar - they are even lower than Medicare reimbursements, which are already significantly below market rates. "It is estimated that where private plans pay $1.00 for a service, Medicare pays $0.80, and ACA exchange plans are now paying about $0.60," a study by the think-tank American Action Forum finds. "For example, Covered California plans are setting their plan fee schedules in line with that of Medi-Cal-California's Medicaid Program-which means exchange plans are cutting provider reimbursement by up to 40 percent."

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Massive Non-Citizen Voting Uncovered in Maryland

An election integrity watchdog group is suing the state of Maryland, alleging that it has discovered massive and ongoing fraudulent voting by non-U.S. citizens in one county. But because of the way that the non-citizens are able to cast votes in elections, the fraud is likely happening in every single county and subdivision across the state. The group believes that the illegal voting has been happening for years.

The group, Virginia Voters Alliance, says that it compared how voters in Frederick County filled out jury duty statements compared with their voting records. The group’s investigation found that thousands of people in Frederick County who stated that they are not U.S. citizens on jury duty forms went on to cast votes in elections. Either they failed to tell the truth when they were summoned for jury duty, or they cast illegal votes. Both are crimes. The same group previously found that about 40,000 people are registered to vote in both Virginia and Maryland.

It is a federal crime to cast votes if you are not legally eligible to vote. Non-citizens, whether in the country legally or not, are prohibited from voting in most local and all state and federal elections. Yet the VVA investigation found that hundreds of non-citizens have been voting in Frederick County, Maryland. One in seven Maryland residents are non-U.S. citizens.

“The lawsuit is the equivalent of the lookout spotting the iceberg ahead of the Titanic,” state Del. Pat McDonough told the Tatler. He added that the group’s investigation found a voter fraud “smoking gun.”

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CONFIRMED: NON-CITIZEN VOTERS BOOSTING DEMOCRATS

A new study puts numbers behind the claim that the votes of non-U.S. citizens in the 2008 presidential election handed the White House to Barack Obama.

The study authored by Jesse T. Richman, Gulshan A. Chattha and David C. Earnest, who are affiliated with Old Dominion and George Mason universities, found the number of non-citizen voters “could range from just over 38,000 at the very minimum to nearly 2.8 million at the maximum.”

Of the non-citizens who voted in 2008, the study found “81.8 percent reported voting for Barack Obama compared to 17.5 percent for John McCain.”
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Halloween 5K for United Way


Were You Sent One Of These Notices?

Tens of thousands of business throughout the state of Maryland were sent these delinquency notices. The state claimed it was a computer error but let me assure you, this cost taxpayers a TON of money.

Remember Folks, YOU HAVE TO TELL A COMPUTER WHAT TO DO. 

When you go on your calculator and try to add 2+2, it does NOT come out saying =6. Just like the VOTING MACHINES. 

Don't you believe for a single second they weren't rigged. Politicians are so full of crap, all too many of them will LIE. There's no glitch, just LIARS.

La Raza Promotes Washington Post Guide On Where People Can Vote Without An ID

The pro-amnesty Hispanic activist organization the National Council of La Raza helpfully promoted a Washington Post article explaining which states people can vote in without having to use a photo ID.

“Voter ID laws are at-issue across the country, with newly Republican-controlled legislatures having passed them in numerous states after the 2010 election,”explained The Washington Post’s Aaron Blake. “Most states still request some form of ID, but don’t require it. Another 20 states don’t require identification. In case you’re wondering where your state is at in all of this, a helpful (sic) graphic from the Post’s graphics team.”

So who ended up using the Post’s helpful graphic? The country’s foremost pro-amnesty Hispanic immigrant organization.

The Chicago chapter of Asian Americans Advancing Justice tweeted Blake’s article with the message, “Reminder — #Illinois does NOT require #voterID to cast a ballot,” along with the pro-Democrat hashtag #TurnOutForWhat. The tweet was helpfully retweeted by the National Council of La Raza.

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TRICK OR TREAT NOT DRINK AND DRIVE

(PIKESVILLE, MD) – With Halloween quickly approaching, troopers remind folks as they carve their pumpkins and pick out their costumes, the best choices they can make are to drive sober or designate a sober driver before the celebrating begins.

The Maryland State Police is reminding all drivers that ‘Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving’ because every Halloween there are still some people who think they can drive after drinking. There will be additional patrols out specifically looking for and removing dangerous and impaired drivers from the roadways to ensure everyone has a safe Halloween celebration.

“We want to encourage people to trick or treat this Halloween but never to drink and drive,” said Colonel Marcus L. Brown, Superintendent of the Maryland State Police. “Before you take your first sip of alcohol on October 31, figure out who your designated sober driver will be. If you wait until you’re ‘buzzed’ to make that decision, you may make the wrong choice.”

Remember, designate a sober driver and give them the keys. If you find yourself impaired, call a friend or family member, use public transportation, or call a taxi. If you see a driver you think is impaired, keep a safe distance and contact law enforcement. The extra troopers will be saturating roads with high documented DUI crashes. They will also be focusing on impaired and distracted drivers.

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BREAKING NEWS: Suspect in deadly ambush of Pa. state trooper captured

Eric Frein, the suspect in the deadly ambush of a Pennsylvania state trooper that sparked a massive month-long manhunt, has been captured, police say.

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HAUNTED HULL: COAST GUARD CUTTER TANEY


The Coast Guard cutter Taney shines in all its glory in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor as “the last survivor of Pearl Harbor,” but it has a darker story to tell – the ship may still carry souls aboard.

The Taney’s story begins Oct. 24, 1936, when the ship was commissioned at the Philadelphia Navy yard. Shortly after being commissioned, the Taney was moved to its first homeport in Honolulu. There, the crew carried out supply and search and  rescue    
   missions until World War II. 


On Dec. 7, 1941, the alarms sounded: AIR RAID, PEARL HARBOR. THIS IS NO DRILL. Chaos erupted as Japanese planes flew overhead. Crewmembers scrambled to get to general quarters. Anti-aircraft guns were manned and ready to fire.

20-Year CBS News Veteran Details Massive Censorship And Propaganda In Mainstream Media


Journalists should be dark, funny, mean people. It’s appropriate for their antagonistic, adversarial role.

– Matt Taibbi, in this New York Magazine article

Reporters on the ground aren’t necessarily ideological, Attkisson says, but the major network news decisions get made by a handful of New York execs who read the same papers and think the same thoughts.

Often they dream up stories beforehand and turn the reporters into “casting agents,” told “we need to find someone who will say . . .” that a given policy is good or bad. “We’re asked to create a reality that fits their New York image of what they believe,” she writes.

– From the excellent New York Post article: Ex-CBS reporter’s book reveals how liberal media protects Obama.

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Growing Number Of UMd. Students Contracting Viral Meningitis

The numbers are growing. University of Maryland officials confirm nearly two dozen cases of viral meningitis on the College Park campus.

Tracey Leong explains what the school is now telling students.

There are now 20 confirmed or suspected cases of viral meningitis at the University of Maryland. Health officials are now urging students to practice good hygiene to slow down the spread.

In less than two weeks, at least 20 students contracted viral meningitis–a number expected to grow.

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"A Time for Choosing" by Ronald Reagan

GANG UNIT RECOVERS DRUGS AND GUNS

(ELKTON, MD) – Members of the Maryland State Police Northern Region Gang Enforcement Unit arrested multiple suspects at an Elkton residence yesterday evening where crack cocaine, heroin, marijuana, pills and firearms were recovered and kept from making it to the streets of Cecil County.

Brittaney Hall, 26, Christopher Everette, 28, and Douglas Heald, 43 all of the 100 block of Huntsman Drive, Elkton, Maryland, are being charged with possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, heroin and prescription pills, as well as CDS distribution with a firearm, and drug trafficking with a firearm. They were arrested without incident and taken before a Cecil County Court Commissioner. Hall has been released after posting a $75,000 bail. Everett is being held on a $250,000 bond. Hearld is being held without bond pending extradition to Pennsylvania for an unrelated charge.

As the result of several weeks of investigation by the Northern Region Gang Enforcement Unit, a search and seizure warrant was obtained for the Huntsman Drive location. Just after 6:00 p.m. on October 29, 2014, the warrant was served. Several adults were at the location, and during the search of the residence investigators discovered large amounts of drugs and illegal weapons.

Recovered from the residence were 100 baggies of crack cocaine, over 26 grams of heroin, and over 90 suboxone pills. Also found during the search was one loaded handgun and two shotguns. The warrant was executed by members of the gang unit with the assistance of investigators from Maryland State Police Northeast Barrack and officers from the Elkton Police Department.

State To Open Sussex Drug Treatment Center

State officials say an addiction rehab center could open in Lewes to improve services in Sussex County.

“Lewes may be their optimum location,” said Jill Fredel, communications director for the Department of Health and Social Services.

Fredel said she does not know where the facility will be located, noting it is early on in the application process.

Marc Richman, assistant director for Community Mental Health and Addiction Services, said the state will contract management of the facility to Connections, a Delaware nonprofit that will provide counselors and medical staff for the treatment center.

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82-Year-Old Black Grandma Votes Republican “Because of What Democrats Have Done to My People”

A self-described “82-year-old black senior citizen grandmother” named Joyce called C-SPAN to explain why she voted for the Republican candidate in every race on the ballot this cycle.

I voted straight Republican because I have noticed for years what the Democrat Party has done to my people,” she said. “Unemployment is higher in the black community that it is — double with unemployment than it is anywhere else.”

“There’s no way I could continue to say I’m a Christian and stay with the Democrat Party,” she continued. “They advocate the killing of babies and taking from the doers and giving to the ones sitting doing nothing.”

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BREAKING NEWS: At least 2 dead as small plane crashes into building at Wichita, Kansas, airport

At least two people are dead -- and some reportedly may be trapped -- after a small plane crashed into a building at the Wichita, Kansas, airport.

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Baltimore City Police Officer Charged In Beating

A Baltimore City Police officer is charged with second-degree assault, perjury and misconduct in office for beating a man back in June

That beating was caught on a City Watch camera.

Officer Vincent Cosom was seen punching the man several times outside of a liquor store at Greenmount and North Avenues.

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EXPERT CONFIRMS THAT VOTING MACHINES ARE RIGGED FOR DEMOCRATS

This election cycle we have heard of numerous instances where Republican candidates and staff enter the polls only to find their votes switched to the Democrat opponent. Now there's proof of a massive conspiracy so large that the founding fathers are rolling over in their graves.
From Watchdog.org: 

Cook County Board of Elections Deputy Communications Director Jim Scalzitti, told the Illinois Watchdog that, “It was acalibration error of the touch-screen on the machine.”
Now, Watchdog.org is reporting similar evidence of electronic voter fraud in the State of Maryland, where Diebold voting machines are switching Republican votes to Democrat votes:
“When I first selected my candidate on the electronic machine, it would not put the ‘x’ on the candidate I chose — a Republican — but it would put the ‘x’ on the Democrat candidate above it,” Donna Hamilton said.
“This happened multiple times with multiple selections. Every time my choice flipped from Republican to Democrat. Sometimes it required four or five tries to get the ‘x’ to stay on my real selection,” the Frederick, Md., resident said last week.
Queen Anne County Sheriff Gary Hofmann said he encountered the problem, too, personally.

“This is happening here as well. It occurred on two candidates on my machine. I am glad I checked. Many voters have reported this here as well,” Hofmann, a Republican, wrote in an email Sunday evening.
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PUBLISHERS NOTES: Salisbury News has confirmed, EACH machine that has THREE complaints MUST be immediately PULLED. It does NOT have to repeat the problem. Now we have to wonder, especially after yesterday's post about someone complaining and they continued to allow people to vote on the machine. Then the Chief Judge tested a machine and it changed their vote from Republican to Democrat.

The big questions are, did enough people complain and if so, were the machines PULLED? Three strikes on one machine and you are out.  

Social Security Disability Will Go Bust In 2016—-Unless Work Incentives Are Restored

In 2013, the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program spent $143 billion while taking in just $111 billion. That shortfall, explains Jagadeesh Gokhale, economist for the Cato Institute, will only continue, and the SSDI Trust Fund is projected to run out of money entirely in 2016.

In addition to being insolvent, Gokhale explains that the SSDI program — intended to provide a safety net for individuals unable to work — is full of work disincentives. Many individuals enrolled in the program are actually able to work, at least to some degree, but they choose not to for fear of losing SSDI benefits.

Gokhale explains that some individuals move into the SSDI program after exhausting unemployment benefits. Indeed, various research indicates that there are a number of SSDI enrollees with work capabilities:
A study comparing identical SSDI applicants — some of whom were admitted to the program while the rest were rejected from the program — found that many rejected applicants returned to the work force, indicating that over 25 percent of current SSDI beneficiaries actually have work capacity.
Another study found the likelihood of a rejected SSDI applicant returning to work to be 35 percent.

What Maryland Thinks About The Voting Machine Mistake: Take The Poll

 
The Baltimore Sun

WHAT MARYLAND THINKS: What do you think is behind the reported voting machine mistakes of Republican votes being switched to Democrats? VOTE HERE: http://bsun.md/1wgYfPM

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Politics At Play In Delay Of PMT Study Release

Today, Delegate Mike McDermott (R-38-Lower Shore) questioned the rationale for delaying the release of the economic analysis of the Phosphorus Management Tool (PMT) by the Maryland Department of Agriculture. McDermott said, “Lower Shore farmers believe the Salisbury University study will confirm that the PMT will have a devastating impact on the poultry and grain industries.” The report’s author was ready to release the study over a week ago, but the Department of Agriculture officials delayed it twice citing “unforeseen circumstances.”

“This is unacceptable”, continued Delegate McDermott, “The report is done and we need to see it. Our farmers deserve better than ‘unforeseen circumstances’ as a reason for any delay. Frankly, the General Election is less than a week away and it seems obvious that the PMT has now become the ‘Political Management Tool’ in a vain effort to keep democrats in their seats.”

Politics should not play a role in making good policy decisions. The report should be released immediately so our farming community can review the findings and be prepared to address any changes to be proposed by the O’Malley-Brown administration.

Jim Mathias has publicly claimed that he has “stopped the PMT” when nothing could be further from the truth. While the senator remains idle, the economy of the Eastern Shore hangs in the balance.

Following the election, O’Malley will roll out his changes by Executive Order. Election delays aside, there is only one thing that will stop the implementation of the Phosphorus Management Tool and that is a new governor with a decidedly different view of agriculture than the current administration.

Our people deserve better than delays and false statements from their elected legislators.

Massive Non-Citizen Voting Uncovered in Maryland

An election integrity watchdog group is suing the state of Maryland, alleging that it has discovered massive and ongoing fraudulent voting by non-U.S. citizens in one county. But because of the way that the non-citizens are able to cast votes in elections, the fraud is likely happening in every single county and subdivision across the state. The group believes that the illegal voting has been happening for years.

The group, Virginia Voters Alliance, says that it compared how voters in Frederick County filled out jury duty statements compared with their voting records. The group’s investigation found that thousands of people in Frederick County who stated that they are not U.S. citizens on jury duty forms went on to cast votes in elections. Either they failed to tell the truth when they were summoned for jury duty, or they cast illegal votes. Both are crimes. The same group previously found that about 40,000 people are registered to vote in both Virginia and Maryland.

It is a federal crime to cast votes if you are not legally eligible to vote. Non-citizens, whether in the country legally or not, are prohibited from voting in most local and all state and federal elections. Yet the VVA investigation found that hundreds of non-citizens have been voting in Frederick County, Maryland. One in seven Maryland residents are non-U.S. citizens.

“The lawsuit is the equivalent of the lookout spotting the iceberg ahead of the Titanic,” state Del. Pat McDonough told the Tatler. He added that the group’s investigation found a voter fraud “smoking gun.”

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SFD Calls For Service 10-29-14

  • Wednesday October, 29 2014 @ 23:48 Nature: Odor InvestigationAddress: 1101 Camden Ave Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Wednesday October, 29 2014 @ 22:26Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury
  • Wednesday October, 29 2014 @ 21:28Nature: Assist Fire DepartmentAddress: 153 Apple Ln Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Wednesday October, 29 2014 @ 21:27Nature: Odor InvestigationAddress: 153 Apple Ln Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Wednesday October, 29 2014 @ 19:52Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury

Multiple NC Campaign Workers Willing to Aid Non-Citizen With Felony Kay Hagan Votes

Check This List BEFORE You Take Your Children Out To Trick or Treat

Worcester County Sheriff's Office

Please share with parents. For those interested. The below is a link for those persons convicted of sex offenses. The search bar will allow you to search in your neighborhood, by city, or county. This is valuable information during trick or treating and also for your awareness.

http://www.dpscs.state.md.us/sorSearch/search.do

Josh Hastings Still Wants You To Believe He's A Republican


Why I’m excited about Hillary Clinton

You probably have heard that Hillary Clinton will be coming to Maryland on Thursday to campaign for Anthony Brown. Like you, I also almost fell off my chair in glee. Maryland Democrats could not have shown a clearer sign that they are in serious trouble this election. And it shows how out of touch the Democrats are with voters when they think Hillary will be able to counter the O’Malley/Brown tax-and-spend record.

But we can’t relax. It’s one week until Election Day and so far Republicans have been outpacing Democrats at Early Voting. We expect the Democrats to start fighting back hard. That means we all have to pitch in and work tirelessly over the next 6 days.

On November 4th when the polls close, it’ll all be worthwhile.

Sign waving daily. Door knocking and lit drops this weekend. Phone banking every single day from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Working a poll during Early Voting or on November 4th. There is so much to be done, and giving 2-3 hours of your time can and will make a difference this year.

I’m out on the streets campaigning, and I hope you join me. Please emailchevy@AndyHarris.com or call 443-955-3048 to sign up for a volunteer shift today.

Andy

Rick Pollitt: Do You Approve Anthony Brown’s Blatant Race Baiting?

We’re asking him because Mr. Pollitt is not just a supporter of Brown – he’s Brown’s local campaign manager.

Here’s how the Frederick newspaper (News-Post) views this outrageous conduct by Mr. Pollitt’s leader:

In the latest round of questionably cheap politics in a tight race that has apparently left them nowhere else to go, the Maryland Democratic Party finally played the race card, The Daily Record reported Friday, sending out a mailer to voters in Charles and Prince George’s county bearing a couple of segregation images from the Civil Rights era alongside a “Must show ID to vote” sign and a picture of Donald Trump next to a billboard asking, “Where’s the birth certificate.”

“In Maryland, it’s our turn to take an important step in the journey,” the flier states, a none-to-subtle reference to Brown, who would be the first black man to hold the state’s highest office.

“It’s making a direct appeal to race and clearly targeting black voters,” John Bullock, an assistant professor of political science at Towson University told the Record.

Reducing one man’s qualifications for holding office to skin color, and encouraging voters to vote based on that simplistic assertion is blatantly racist, whether dressed up as a civil rights achievement or not. This is lowest-common denominator politics at its worst. We thought the state had already hit the bottom of the barrel, but with [more] days to go to Nov. 4, there’s deeper to go.

Are "noncitizens" voting here as well as in Frederick County?

The state and Frederick County election boards are expected to respond today to a lawsuit alleging that noncitizens who are registered to vote could influence the Nov. 4 election.

It is “possible” that noncitizens are voting, said Mary Cramer Wagner, director of voter registration for the Maryland Board of Elections, because no verification system exists.

“There’s no database that I can or local boards can turn to and say, ‘Aha, Mary Cramer Wagner is not a legal citizen,’” she said.

The voters in question in the lawsuit were on Frederick County’s registered voter list; when called for jury duty, they were required to tell the county if they were U.S. citizens.

“They answered no and continued to vote,” said Cathy Kelleher, president of Election Integrity Maryland.

The lawsuit was filed by John Miller and Virginia Grant, of Frederick, and Kathy Troxell and Robert Bogley, of New Market, on Friday in U.S. District Court.

It was served on the attorney general’s office Tuesday, according to online court records.

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Response to Voter Complaints about Voting Units Displaying Incorrect Selections