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Monday, November 14, 2011

4 Signs Someone Is Lying To You

It's usually pretty easy to tell when someone is lying to your face, but some people are skilled at hiding their deceptions. Earlier this year, a UCLA psychology professor researched the matter and established some unintentional patterns liars tend to submit to.

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Oil Boom Raises Rents In ND, Pushes Seniors Out

WILLISTON, N.D. — After living all of her 82 years in the same community, Lois Sinness left her hometown this month, crying and towing a U-Haul packed with her every possession.
She didn't want to go, but the rent on her $700-a-month apartment was going up almost threefold because of heightened demand for housing generated by North Dakota's oil bonanza. Other seniors in her complex and across the western part of the state are in the same predicament.

Fed Report Gives 50/50 Chance To New Recession In Early 2012

As the U.S. economy continues to try to climb out of the sinkhole left by the 2008 bank meltdown, looming disasters in Europe and Japan could end up plunging us back into a recession in the coming months, warns a new report from the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank.

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First Human Heart Stem Cell Trial Shows Promise

(Updated) For the first time, doctors were able to improve heart function and reverse tissue damage in heart failure patients, using stem cells taken from the patients' own heart tissue.
Experts hailed the findings, which were simultaneously published on Monday in the journal The
Lancet and presented at the American Heart Association's annual meeting in Orlando, as potentially groundbreaking. "Every once in a while there's a landmark study in medicine," Dr. Josh Hare, chief of cardiology and director of the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute at University of Miami, told ABC News. "I think this is a landmark in medicine. It reaches the level of when the first heart transplant was done."

Deciding The Right Amount To Tip

Since the beginning of time — or at least the beginning of the movie Reservoir Dogs — people have debated the proper amount to tip. There are no hard and fast rules for how much you need to tip for various services, and it comes down to a matter of personal preferences as they relate to social customs. Few people really like paying more than they need to be, or to be viewed as a cheapskate, so everyone walks a fine line when deciding how much to leave.

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Chelsea Clinton Is Hired By NBC News

NEW YORK (AP) - Chelsea Clinton began work at NBC News on Monday, the second daughter of a former president at the network. NBC said it had hired the 31-year-old Clinton to work on projects for "NBC Nightly News" and Brian Williams' newsmagazine, "Rock Center." She will report stories for the feel-good "Making a Difference" series.

The only child of former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is pursuing a doctorate at Oxford and working for the Clinton Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative.

Former President George W. Bush's daughter Jenna Bush Hager does stories for the "Today" show.

Why Gold Should Set New Highs For The Holidays

Most gold followers know the metal has a seasonal tendency to perform better in the fall and winter than in the spring and summer. Indeed, since 2001, the annual high for the gold price has occurred after Labor Day every year except two (2006 and 2008). Further, that peak was hit in November or December in seven of the last ten years.

So, are we destined for new highs in the gold price between now and New Year’s Eve? And what about gold stocks?


Amid Talk Of Curbing Tax Breaks, Congress Creates A New One

Despite all the talk in Washington about the need to eliminate tax preferences, credits and deductions, the Senate voted just last week to create a new one, and the House is expected to follow suit this week.

Everyone from President Obama's fiscal commission to Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry, the governor of Texas, wants to get rid of them, or at least limit them.

Edit Draft Ron Paul: "It Is Estimated That US Banks Have Over A Trillion Dollars Tied Up At-Risk With German And French Banks"

European Debt Crisis Threatens the Dollar

The global economic situation is becoming more dire every day. Approximately half of all US banks have significant exposure to the debt crisis in Europe. Much more dangerous for the US taxpayer is the dollar's status as reserve currency for the world, and the US Federal Reserve's status as the lender of last resort. As we've learned in recent disclosures, this has not only benefitted companies like AIG, the auto industry and various US banks, but multiple foreign central banks as they have run into trouble. Nothing has been solved, however, by offering up the productivity of Americans as a sacrificial lamb. Greece is set to be the first domino to fall in the string of European economies at risk. Rather than learning from Greece's terrible example of an over-consuming public sector and drowning private sector, what is more likely from our politicians is an eventual bailout of European investors.

The US has a relatively small exposure to overwhelmed Greek banks, but much larger economies in Europe are set to follow and that will have serious implications for US banks. Greece is technically small enough to bail out. Italy is not. Germany is not. France is not. It is estimated that US banks have over a trillion dollars tied up in at-risk German and French banks. Because the urge to paper over the debt with more credit is so strong, the collapse of the Euro is imminent. Will the Fed be held responsible if the Euro brings the US dollar down with it?

The most disingenuous aspect of the narrative about the European sovereign debt crisis is that entire economies will collapse if more resources are not bilked from productive people around the world. This is untrue. Tough times are coming for the banks, to be sure, but free people always find a way back to prosperity if the politicians leave them alone. Communities within Greece are coming together and forming barter systems because they know the Euro is becoming unstable. Greeks are learning how to engage in commerce with each other, without the use of fiat currency controlled by central banks. In other words, they are rediscovering what money really is, and they are trading with each other in ways that cannot be controlled, manipulated, squandered, inflated away and generally ruined by corrupt bankers and the politicians that enable them. Farmers will still grow food, mechanics will still fix cars, people will still make things and exchange them with each other. No banker, no politician can stop that by destroying one medium of exchange. People will find or create another medium of exchange.


FWBs Over 40

I've been thinking a lot lately about “friends with benefits”. Young adults are marrying later in life, which should be better for the divorce rate but may not be. Men and women are shying away from serious emotional commitments, choosing instead to have casual sex with supposedly no strings attached.

It sounds like a great idea in theory. In practical terms, it has some serious flaws. The biggest flaw is that being physically close with another person releases hormones that promote emotional closeness.

Congress Must IMMEDIATELY Pass HR 1148: The "Stop Trading On Congressional Knowledge" Act

Update: we have learned that the current iteration of HR 682 is HR 1148 [7], it's purpose is "To prohibit commodities and securities trading based on nonpublic information relating to Congress, to require additional reporting by Members and employees of Congress of securities transactions, and for other purposes" sponsored by Tim Waltz, and as of June 1 was... referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution.

Following yesterday's 60 Minutes grotesque special [8]which finally exposed to the general public what most experts in the industry have known for many years, namely that the bulk of "profits" for Congressmen (at a fixed $174,000 salary [9] for the current year) and Senators are made courtesy of perfectly legal insider trading, it is time to ask the logical next question: how is it possible that the US system of checks and balances has failed so spectacularly, as to allow a glaringly illegal activity for everyone else to proceed and to generate multi-million dollar windfalls for congressional and senatorial critters? It would be perfectly understandable if some very righteous anger accompanies said question. Well, as it turns out, some, very few, Congressmen have a conscience and do believe in operating within the confines of the law, and 2 years ago proposed HR 682: Stop Trading On Congressional Knowledge Act. HR 682 [10], sponsored by Rep. Brian Baird, has a purpose "To prohibit securities and commodities trading based on nonpublic information relating to Congress, and to require additional reporting by Members and employees of Congress of securities transaction, and for other purposes." Wonder why you have never heard of HR 682, aside from the obvious: that Congress would never vote in a law to cut off this massive illegal form of funding for itself: "This bill never became law [11]." Well, duh.


One Day After Attending Private Economic Crisis Briefing, GOP Financial Services Chairman Bet On Stocks Tanking

CBS News’ 60 Minutes aired a report last night alleging that several members of Congress have traded stock using information they received during private briefings or meetings, enabling them to profit from inside information. By far the most damning story was about House Financial Services Chairman Spencer Bachus (R-AL), who in 2008, the day after receiving a private briefing from the nation’s chief economic officials on the extent of the financial crisis, proceeded to bet that the stock market would tank:

Government By Force: Financially And Conceptually Bankrupt

Our system of government erases personal responsibility and replaces it with personal irresponsibility. As government reaches its limits, caused by its inefficiencies, unhappiness and misery increase. The pendulum at some point will swing back.

A major shift in the way we do many things awaits us: the return of personal responsibility. This shift will, when it happens, qualify as a new mega-trend. When enough people become dissatisfied with their lives and understand the role of government in causing their dissatisfaction, this shift will gain momentum.

Government in its current form, forced upon us rather than being by subscription or voluntarily chosen, exemplifies where we now stand. Its failures foreshadow the opposite direction in which we will be headed.


It's Recall Time For Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

In late September, Democratic pollster Paul Maslin met with staffers from the Democratic Party of Wisconsin in a bright conference room with a view of the state Capitol in Madison. He sensed disappointment in the room. That summer, the party had forced recall elections for six Republican state senators but unseated just two of them—one short of retaking control of the majority. Maslin's reason for visiting was to discuss his new poll for a different recall effort, one targeting the most controversial man in Wisconsin: Republican Gov. Scott Walker.

White House Email: Energy Secretary Chu Must Go 'As Soon As Possible' - ABC News

New internal White House emails reveal that a scathing critique of Energy Secretary Steven Chu by a former Obama political advisor was widely circulated at the highest levels of the administration.

The Feb. 25, 2011 email that sparked the deliberations landed on West Wing desks just as the solar energy firm Solyndra was starting to show outward signs of financial trouble. It was sent by Dan Carol, a former Obama campaign staffer and clean energy advocate who was described by Obama's then-Chief of Staff Pete Rouse as someone whose views "reflect the President's general philosophy on energy policy."

Carol's four-page proposal to restructure the Energy Department included the blunt recommendation that Chu be fired, and that his leadership team also be replaced, calling it time for "serious changes, even if they are uncomfortable to make."


Study: Women Who Exercise Every Day Are Less Depressed


Percent lower risk of depression among women who exercised 90 min. or more a day, compared with those who did less than 10 min. a day, according to a study of nearly 50,000 women who were surveyed from 1992 to 2006 as part of the U.S. Nurses' Health Study. The study also found an association between TV watching and depression: women who watched at least 3 hrs. of TV a day were 13% more likely to be diagnosed with depression than those who hardly ever tuned in, but at least part of that link could be attributed to women using time they could be exercising to sit in front of the tube instead.

Editor's Note -I exercise daily and truly enjoy it. Exercise really does make you feel mentally and physically alive.


ANNAPOLIS, MD (November 14, 2011) – Governor Martin O’Malley today issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s review of the Affordable Care Act:

“In Maryland, over the past five years, we have expanded health care coverage to 290,000 previously uninsured Marylanders, 135,000 of them children. And thanks to President Obama’s leadership, the Affordable Care Act would save our State nearly $830 million over the next 10 years and provide coverage to nearly 400,000 Marylanders.

“We welcome the Supreme Court’s decision to consider the challenges to the Affordable Care Act. The Court should uphold the law, and achieving certainty will be of benefit to states’ implementation efforts. In the meantime, it is the law of the land, and we will continue our work to ensure that our State is on track to have an operational health benefit exchange by 2014 and prepared to bring the full benefits of health care reform to all Marylanders.”

Nickelback To Perform At Thanksgiving Halftime After All

DETROIT (WWJ) - The Detroit Lions organization says like it or not, Nickelback will be the halftime entertainment at the Thanksgiving Day game versus Green Bay at Ford Field.

The selection of the Canadian rockers, which was unconfirmed until Thursday, made thousands of Lions fans furious, saying the halftime show should have a Detroit flavor. An anti-Nickelback petition drive online netted over 50,000 supporters.

Still No Agreement On Deficit Deal

With just over a week left, there is still no deficit deal in sight for the Congressional supercommittee. Lawmakers admit they are far from agreeing on $1.2 trillion dollars in deficit savings over the next decade. The panel is divided along partisan lines. President Obama says he urged Republican leadership to be more flexible, but negotiations did not go well. The committee is stuck on finding a mutually agreeable blend of tax increases and government cuts.

SeaWorld Orlando Builds Brace To Fix Whale's Scoliosis

Animal experts hope whale will be able to swim normally

ORLANDO, Fla. -SeaWorld's animal rescue team has fitted a once-stranded pilot whale with a first-of-its-kind orthopedic brace to help straighten the whale's spine.

Animal experts at SeaWorld Orlando said they worked with Jewett Orthopedic to design the custom-fitted brace to treat the whale's scoliosis.

The brace can be slowly adjusted over time as the whale undergoes physical therapy, SeaWorld said.


NASA Wants To Buyout 500 Employees

Five NASA installations are the latest additions to the buyout list. Headquarters in Washington, Florida's Kennedy Space Center, Ames Research Center in California, Houston's Johnson Space Center and the Marshall Space Center in Huntsville, Ala., are all slimming down. Gov Exec reports the available buyout total among the five locations covers over 500 employees.

BREAKING NEWS: Controversial Oil Pipeline Plan To Be Rerouted

TransCanada announces it will reroute its proposed oil pipeline, after the Obama administration said it would delay approval over environmental concerns.

From Fox News

Emirates Orders 50 More Boeing 777s

(DUBAI, United Arab Emirates) — Dubai's fast-growing airline Emirates kicked off the Middle East's biggest airshow Sunday with a huge order for 50 Boeing 777s, marking the U.S. aircraft maker's biggest-ever single order in dollar terms.

Emirates and Boeing Co. valued the unexpectedly large deal for an extended range version of the 777-300 at $18 billion — the total by list price — though the carrier is unlikely to pay that much. Airlines typically negotiate big discounts, especially when buying in bulk.


Salisbury Police Department Press Releases 11-14-11

On November 11, 2011 at approximately 8:55 pm, Officers of the Salisbury Police Department Safe Streets Unit were on routine patrol in the area of Smith Street and Newton Street and observed several subjects walking in the roadway and impeding traffic. The officers approached the suspects for contact and the below listed suspect fled on foot southbound on Smith Street.

The officers pursued the suspect through a number of yards and over several fences. Several of the yards that the suspect ran through had been posted against trespassing. During the pursuit, the officers observed the suspect discard an item beneath of a parked vehicle and soon thereafter caught and took the suspect into custody. The discarded item was recovered and was found to be a loaded .22 caliber revolver type handgun. The suspect’s age prohibits his possession of firearms and due to the seriousness of the charges the suspect was charged as an adult.

ARRESTED: Gerard Dawson Dennis, 17 years of age
Salisbury, Maryland
CHARGES: Trespassing (4 counts)
Possession of a handgun
Possession of a regulated firearm
Altering a firearms identification number
Possession of a firearm under 21 years of age
Possession of regulated ammunition
DISPOSITION: Released to Central Booking
CC # 201100044583

On November 12, 2011 at approximately 4:08 pm, Officers of the Salisbury Police received a call to respond to a residence on Marley Manor Drive for the report of a domestic assault. Upon arrival the officers met with an adult female victim who stated that she had been assaulted during a verbal argument with the below listed suspect, who was known to her, that resulted in the suspect striking her in the chest and choking her. The suspect then locked her in a bedroom.

The victim was able to escape out of a window and ran to a neighbor’s residence to contact the police. The suspect took the victim’s vehicle and left the area. Salisbury officers located the vehicle and took the suspect into custody. During the investigation the victim disclosed that she had also been assaulted by the suspect on the previous date. The victim advised that on the day before the suspect had held her against a wall and had attempted to stab her in the leg with a kitchen knife. The suspect is a juvenile but due to the seriousness of the assault was charged as an adult.

ARRESTED: Hammond Cleo Taylor, 17 years of age
Salisbury, Maryland
CHARGES: False Imprisonment
First degree assault
Second degree assault
Reckless endangerment
Possession of a deadly weapon
Attempted murder (2 counts)
DISPOSITION: Released to Central Booking
CC # 201100044731

When Political Photo Ops Go Horribly Awry

Classic Political Gaffes and Embarrassing Moments Caught on Camera

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Man Buys Used Minivan From Thrifty Packed With $500K In Cocaine

When you buy a used car — especially one that used to be a rental vehicle — you shouldn't be shocked to find that the previous owner may have done a bit of work that wasn't fully disclosed. But there's a difference between a bit of Bondo and a half million dollars of cocaine stashed in the door panels.

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Report: Cop Shot At Fellow Officer Then Ordered Pizza

LAUDERHILL, Florida — A Florida police officer who allegedly shot at a fellow cop before driving off and ordering pizza on Saturday night has been identified.

Officer Kristopher John Bieger, 30, is charged with attempted first degree murder and discharging a firearm from a vehicle, according to Lauderhill Police Department.

The bullet missed the intended victim — a female colleague whose name is not being released.
According to the South Florida Sun Sentinel, the shooting took place by Inverry Boulevard and NW 56 Ave. in Lauderhill at about 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Mainstream Media's Conspiracy Against Ron Paul

Was the fact that Ron Paul received only 30 seconds of talk time in the CBS/National Journal debate on Saturday night planned that way?

A smoking gun in the form of a CBS email has emerged to suggest just that. Infowars reports: email inadvertently sent to Michelle Bachmann’s campaign clearly indicates that certain candidates were given less air time as a result of a deliberate CBS policy.

When a CBS staffer referenced how Bachmann’s campaign had made representatives available for an after-debate webshow, CBS News political analyst John Dickerson responded by saying, “Okay let’s keep it loose though since she’s not going to get many questions and she’s nearly off the charts in the hopes that we can get someone else.”

Dickerson’s admission that CBS had deliberately ensured Bachmann was “not going to get many questions” during the debate indicated “a planned effort to limit questions to Michele Bachmann at tonight’s CBS/National Journal Debate,” the Bachmann campaign said in a statement.

Obviously, that policy of limiting air time to certain candidates was also applied to Congressman Ron Paul, despite the fact that he has consistently won straw polls and proven himself as a top tier candidate in national polls.

Here is Ron Paul's 90 seconds of debate time:


Hong Kong Fights To Find Space For The Dead

(CNN) -- Yu Ying Ho sits on the floor of his funeral goods shop surrounded by everything you could possibly want when you're dead.

There are paper versions of mobile telephones, suburban villas, even iPads and seafood platters -- all of them designed to be burned as funeral offerings. The ritual, a mixture of Confucian and Taoist customs, is meant to ease a spirit's passage through the underworld.


New Lights On The Plaza

You don't have to wait a day or two nor pay $1.00 before the Daily Times shows you daytime pictures of the new lights on the Plaza. Now you can get night time photos it in real time from Salisbury News for FREE.

Bumper Of My SUV

Man Accidentally Kills Himself At Va. Grocery Store

WASHINGTON - A Virginia man accidentally shot and killed himself while waiting in a vehicle outside a Spotsylvania County grocery store Sunday.

The Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office says the 45-year-old man's wife was returning a movie at a Giant Food store in Harrison Crossing, Va. at about 5 p.m. Sunday. While the man was waiting in the driver's seat of the vehicle, it appears he tried to unbuckle his seat belt and mistakenly hit the trigger of his handgun, shooting himself in the hip area.


NBA Players Move To Disband Union

The NBA players rejected the league's latest offer Monday and have begun the process to disband the union -- a decision that likely jeopardizes the season. "We're prepared to file this antitrust action against the NBA," union executive director Billy Hunter said.


Teen Charged With Raping 5-Year-Old At McDonald's

CINCINNATI – Authorities in the U.S. have charged a 13-year-old boy with raping a 5-year-old girl at a McDonald's play area.
The Hamilton County sheriff's office in Ohio said Monday that the alleged assault occurred Oct. 29. Sheriff's spokesman Steve Barnett says the girl's grandmother was in the restaurant at the time.


Secrets Of Soros, Obama, Occupy And MSM, Part 1

While Occupy protesters continue to rant in select cities around the country, I'm wondering who is shadier: corporate Wall Street or corporate media?

Of course, there's no surprise or secret in saying that the mainstream media, or MSM, is biased. But have you noticed the particularly intense acceleration and force of progressive MSM news reports in the last decade? How fair is that accelerated bias for most trusting and unsuspecting Americans, young or old?

Gone are the days when broadcasters like Walter Cronkite attempted to convey objective and unbiased news. Propaganda seems to be at the heart of most national news. Passions, preferences and political persuasions permeate nearly all the news. Opine is ubiquitous and obvious by reporters' facial expressions alone.

Like many of you, my wife, Gena, and I are avid watchers of the local, national and global news. Though we have our own preferences, we try to acquire a comprehensive understanding of the big issues. But we feel for other hard-working people (including homemakers) who don't have the time to read and research like we do. For quite some time, if I have wanted to obtain the "complete news," I often have to go to multiple sources.

As reported by NewsBusters, consider in a single day last week how the MSM angled their reporting in ways to manipulate public opinion and align it with their corporate media (supporters) bias, which ironically (or maybe not so) parallels White House prejudice.


Georgetown Woman Dies From Injuries Sustained In Accident

Date: Monday, November 7, 2011


-Star Vanvorst, 49, Georgetown, DE

Georgetown, DE- The Georgetown, DE woman who was injured after a vehicle struck her home in late October has died as a result of her injuries.

Star Vanvorst, 49, was pronounced dead at the Beebe Medical Center at approximately 12:05 p.m. on Monday, November 7, 2011 after she had been transported there after collapsing at her family physician’s office earlier in the day. Her body was turned over to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner who determined the exact cause and manner of her death.

For information regarding the cause and manner of death, please contact the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

This crash remains under investigation at this time.

Released Monday, November 14, 2011 at 3:50 p.m.

Pelosi Fires Back At '60 Minutes' Report On 'Soft Corruption'

(CNN) -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi fired back Sunday at a CBS News' "60 Minutes" report that highlighted several instances of what it suggested could be "soft corruption."

The show looked at the investments of various lawmakers -- including Pelosi, House Speaker John Boehner and Republican Rep. Spencer Bachus of Alabama -- who reportedly bought stocks around the same time legislation involving those investments was being discussed.

That May Be So But Even Those Who Can See, Can't

Mayor Ireton Proves He Even Loves Animals

No matter what anyone says, Mayor Ireton is thinking about the entire community, not just humans. While there are many residents living on the Plaza, many of these people have dogs too. Therefore, Mayor Ireton has asked that all of the old urine and paint be removed from their favorite watering hole, (LOL) and make sure all of the "leaks" are sealed. Talk about a "relief".

I've having a plaque made for this location that says, "The best place in town to take a leak".

NYT Comes Pretty Damn Close To Reporting That Obama and Geithner May Have Known Each Other When They Were Children In Asia

Whoa! It's buried deep in an NYT profile of the Geithner-Obama relationship, but check this out:

Born two weeks apart in August 1961, the president and Mr. Geithner each spent childhood years in Asia because each had a parent working for the Ford Foundation on overseas development.
As I have reported many times, I suspect Geithner's father is/was high level CIA and used the Ford Foundation as cover to travel Asia.

What NYT fails to mention is that Geithner's father was in charge of microfinance in Asia for the Ford Foundation and the Obama's mother ran microfinance for the Ford Foundation in Indonesia. In other words, Geithner's father was the boss of Obama's mother. This is what I wrote in March. 2009:

Geithner's father, Peter Geithner, was head of the Ford Foundation's Asia grant making for a period in the early 1980s, including micro finance grants. He traveled and lived throughout Asia--which to me smells like a perfect CIA cover.

Obama's mother Ann Dunham-Soetoro developed the micro-finance program in Indonesia.

Court Backs High School In Flap Over American Flag T-Shirts

A California school principal did not violate the freedom of speech of a group of students who wore American flags on their shirts on Cinco de Mayo when he told them to turn the shirts inside out or go home, a federal judge has ruled.


Giant Corporation Allows Laura Mitchell To Collect Petition Signatures At Giant Food Saturday

Giant Food Corporation was allowing a politician to collect signatures in front of Giant in Salisbury this past Saturday. They'll cut off the Salvation Army but they'll allow an elected official to solicit customers for signatures.

I can see the Giant Santa kicking a Bell Ringer in the butt and when the ringer pulls on the beard Mike Dunn's face appears.

Which Candidate Was Right About Iraq?

Of all the candidates running for the Republican nomination, only one was right – if not prescient – about the big foreign policy issue of the day, namely, the war in Iraq. I speak of course of Congressman Ron Paul. The whole world now knows, as even the CIA has admitted, that the war was based on a lie; there never were any "weapons of mass destruction" that threatened the U.S.; Saddam Hussein, as evil as he was, posed no threat to America; and he had nothing whatsoever to do with 9/11. Bin Laden in fact hated Hussein because Iraq was a secular society.

Nor does the neocon chant that the terrorists attacked on 9/11 because "they hate our freedoms" make any sense at all. America was much freer decades ago before it became the fascist police state that it is today, and there were no terrorist attacks back then. The truth is that it is the neocons, with their PATRIOT Act, threats to suspend Habeas Corpus (and even the internet), warrantless wiretaps, internet censorship and spying, and their chant that "9/11 changed everything!" (translation: the hell with the Constitution) who are the real enemies of American freedom.



There's been a serious accident at the Perdue Plant on Old Ocean City Road. An employee is being rushed to the Hospital for chemical burns to the face. We're told he's a priority one patient.

If You Dig Deep Enough And Play Nice, This Is What You Get

Obviously Salisbury News doesn't "Play Nice" enough to get a photo op with the Mayor but this does explain more as to why the Daily Times photographer was down on the Plaza.

I started snooping around and was able to snap off some pictures of the Mayor stringing up lights. Clearly the Daily Times was INVITED to come play with the Mayor, some of us were not.

Aside from my little dig, it truly is nice to see so much effort going in to beautify the Plaza. My hat is tipped to the Mayor for making it happen.

Hunt Intensifies For Missing $600 Million

It's a particularly excruciating game of Whack-a-Mole for clients of bankrupt brokerage MF Global. Regulators including the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission and even the FBI are said to be on the hunt for $600 million in missing customer cash from the firm, which was headed by former Goldman Sachs CEO and New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine.

Until the missing money materializes, everyone's accounts are frozen, and at least one former regulatory professional has expressed suspicion that something untoward transpired.

Bank Of America Desperately Does Not Need The Cash...But Will Take It; Sells Remainder Of China Construction Bank Stake

The bank that never, ever needs capital, but will dilute the living daylights out of anyone to get it, and will sell all of its actually valuable assets as soon as a buyer materializes, has just gone ahead and proven its critics right yet again. Several minutes ago Brian Moynihan's rotting carcass of toxic Countrwide Financial mortgages, which has some negligible banking businesses on the side, just announced it would sell about 10.4 billion common shares of China Construction Bank Corp through private transactions with a group of investors. The purposes of the follow up CCB disposition - to pump about $2.9 billion in additional Tier 1 common capital at Bank of America. And with this the easy disposition targets are gone. Next up: just how will Bank of America be able to spin off Merrill. Have fun with all those CDS successor issues. And once that phase is over, the debate over just how Bank of America will spin the hundreds of billions of legacy CFC contingency liabilities off into an "asbestos" trust will resume.


High-School Senior Wins Iowa Mayoral Race

He isn’t even old enough to raise a glass in celebration.

An Iowa teenager has been elected mayor in his hometown of Aredale — a town with a population of 73, according to the New York Daily News. Jeremy Minnier, 18, a Hampton Dumont High School senior, unseated current mayor Virgil Homer on November 8, after the incumbent garnered just eight votes. Minnier received 24 write-in votes.


Congressional Insider Trading Gone Wild

Back in May we penned, "Why A Hedge Fund Comprised Of Junior Congressional Democrats Should Outperform The Market By 9 [4]%" in which the simple conclusion was that insider trading is not only rampant in Congress, but completely unregulated, as it is perfectly legal for Congressional staffers to trade at their leisure on inside information: an exemption which the beta chasing 2 and 20 crowd on Wall Street would sell their first through fifth born to be granted, now that their glaring inability to generate alpha is laid out for all to see. Tonight we were happy to see that 60 Minutes has finally brought this gross and criminal injustice to the general public, and we expect that Congress will promptly legislate itself into actually complying with laws meant for the mere mortals out there. That said, we fully commiserate with the pathological excrement that makes up House of Representative these days: it is indeed a sad day when a Congressional member has to rely on honest work to make their millions as opposed to perfectly legal trading on inside information predicated upon laws that these very congress men and women legislate. Something tells us all the world's banana republics are just staring at the US with sheer and utter amazement as layer after layer of the unprecedented depravity of American society is exposed for all to see.

From 60 Minutes - the part where Nancy Pelosi's face melts is 9:20 in. And speaking of Nancy Pelosi it may be time to revisit: " Moody's Leaked Again: Told Nancy Pelosi Will "Probably Not" Downgrade US Weeks Ago; Did Her Multi-Millionaire Investor Husband Know Too?" [5] and "SEC To Investigate Trades Based On S&P Downgrade Inside Information [6]"... We wonder just how deep the SEC investigation has penetrated for it to have generated not even a peep 3 months later.

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Kotex Tampons Recalled Over Bacterial Contamination

Kimberly-Clark is recalling about 1,400 cases of Kotex tampons because of plastic tubing that may be contaminated with bacteria that could cause dangerous infections, a spokesman for the Dallas-based firm said Monday.

Your Exact Location

I thought that Google Earth was good, but this is even more precise. Check this out... pretty scary to know they can find you anywhere.

I'm not surprised to learn that such technology exists. It uses your IP address and finds the exact location of any Internet user in seconds,
using a sophisticated time based algorithm to do so. Try it and find your PRECISE location on the earth, then watch your screen as the system briefly analyzes your data and then displays your PRECISE location. Your location will pop up in a new window within seconds. 

Absolutely amazing technology.

Click on the link below......

U.S.-Russia Crew Leaves For Space Station

(MOSCOW) — A Russian spacecraft carrying an American and two Russians blasted off Monday from the snow-covered Kazakh steppes in a faultless launch that eased anxiety about the future of U.S. and Russian space programs.
The Soyuz TMA-22 lifted off as scheduled at 8:14 a.m. (0414 GMT) from the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome to carry NASA astronaut Dan Burbank and Russians Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin on a mission to the International Space Station.


How Influential Is Salisbury News Over The Daily Times?

It seems like all of the Main Stream Media outlets are taking turns following stories Salisbury News has produced first. The difference between us is, IF we get a story from them we make sure we credit them. I'd bet the farm the DT's won't credit us for any story.

Last week we did two pieces on Kuhn's and other businesses getting in the spirit of revitalizing the Downtown Plaza. Well, look at this. The images above are of one of the photographers from the Daily Times taking pictures of one of the residences we showed you last week.

I guess between the Daily Times and WBOC pretty much copying whatever we do some might say that's a complement. Perhaps it is. In the mean time I'll leave it up to our readers to decide just who they think is Delmarva's News Leader.

You know the old saying, if you can't beat them, join them. Thanks for the complement Joe Carmean and Greg Bassett.

Youth Wrestling Program Tues & Thurs At The Civic Center

The Wicomico Wolverine Youth Wrestling Program will begin the 2011-12 season tomorrow evening, Tuesday November 15, 2011 at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center.
We will have our first practice session in the main arena.

Program is open to all youth wrestlers and runs through the end of February, meeting Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Registration is $65.

Congress: Trading Stock On Inside Information?

(CBS News) Washington, D.C. is a town that runs on inside information - but should our elected officials be able to use that information to pad their own pockets? As Steve Kroft reports, members of Congress and their aides have regular access to powerful political intelligence, and many have made well-timed stock market trades in the very industries they regulate. For now, the practice is perfectly legal, but some say it's time for the law to change.

Berlin’s Pitts House Called Too Historic For Demolition

Owner asks and council says no in continuing boarded-window issue

Police: Lewes, Milton Men Stole Firearms, Two Others Helped Men Hide

Two men, one from Milton and the other from Lewes, were charged in connection with stealing firearms during two October burglaries.

The pair forcibly entered a home in Harbeson and one in Georgetown and took jewelry, flat-screen televisions, electronics, tools and firearms, said Sgt. Paul Shavack of the Delaware State Police.

Fill In The Blank 11-14-11

_____ is the BEST medicine!

Farm Couple Gets Support In ‘Manure Pile’ Suit

Five large businesses and organizations are giving their support to Alan and Kristin Hudson of Berlin to help raise funds for their legal defense in their battle with the New York-based Waterkeeper Alliance.

MidAtlantic Farm Credit, Delaware Farm Bureau, poultry company Mountaire Farms, the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association and the National Chicken Council have joined, which was launched in September to raise funds for the Family Farmers Legal Defense Fund.

The five businesses and organizations are just the latest to jump on board to support the Hudsons, targets of a lawsuit alleging their chicken farm is discharging pollutants into the waterways.


Former Cape Student's Day In Court Looms

A long-anticipated federal court trial involving a Cape Henlopen student who sued the district, school board and two teachers is scheduled to begin Wednesday, Nov. 16.

Jury selection is set to begin Monday, Nov. 14, in federal court in Wilmington, where the trial will follow two days later.

Annual Berlin Award Goes To Joel Todd

BERLIN -- Former Worcester County State’s Attorney Joel Todd, now a prosecutor in neighboring Wicomico, was announced this week the winner of the 46th Annual Berlin Award.

“This probably means more to me than any other award I’ve accomplished in life,” said Todd after learning of his victory Tuesday.

Todd was chosen as the honoree for his involvement in community organizations like the Berlin Chamber of Commerce, Diakonia and the Worcester County Child Advocacy Center (CRICKET) as well as his time as Worcester County State’s Attorney, a post he held from 1995 until 2010.


Correction Or Clarification Requested

Mr. Albero,

I write this to ask for a correction, or at least a clarification, that I was wrong concerning my assertion that there was “no mention of the name of who signed the agreement…” for the City to provide off-duty uniformed police officers for Black Friday security at Wal-Mart. I was not wrong.

As I noted in my press release, “Council was not given a name as to who signed the agreement, but was told it was signed by a ‘manager.’” The police department representative did not state the name of who signed the agreement.

Ms. Sarah Lake of the Daily Times is correct that Mr. Muir Boda of Wal-Mart was mentioned in the work session – twice, not several times, that I can hear on the audio – as a result my reading of the memorandum from Chief Duncan. However, the memorandum from the chief states that “Mr. Muir Boda of Wal-Mart has expressed an interest…” and “A copy of this MOU was provided to Mr. Boda for review in the hopes that Wal-Mart will adopt policies similar to those adopted by the Center.”

(I attach a copy of the memo and the email council received by Council. I do not see in either document where it states that Mr. Boda would be signing the agreement, as Ms. Lake asserts in her article. An assumption is not the same as a fact.)

At that point, my only understanding of Mr. Boda’s involvement was that he made the request on behalf of Wal-Mart and took the paperwork for review -- review by whom, I can’t asertain from the memo. In my experience with corporations, including many Fortune 500 companies, the person doing the legwork to get a partnership or project going is not necessarily the person who signs the legal paperwork. In my position as an account manager, I often negotiated terms to go into a contract, but was not the person who was authorized to sign it.

While the administration knew the name of the person who actually signed the agreement in the police representative’s hand, I did not because the Council did not get to actually see the agreement with a Wal-Mart personnel signature on it. As noted above, I did not make the assumption that it was Mr. Boda who signed the agreement.

It doesn’t matter who the person signing is, as long as that person has the authority to make a legally binding agreement. The Council has no way of knowing who the person is who is legally authorized to do so without confirmation through the city attorney and/or a corporate document. It was an issue with the Centre at Salisbury.

While the confusion is understandable, the Mayor’s accusation re: any prejudice against Mr. Boda remains baseless and offensive, especially since I cannot recall ever having had so much as a cross word with Mr. Boda, the election was very cordial, and my track record shows that I do not allow personal feelings, positve or negative, to enter into the business decisions I make for the City.

The Council simply asked that the agreement be vetted through the city attorney, just as other agreements are. The administration should have completed the processing of the agreement with our legal department before coming to Council. This is another example of why Council needs access to the city attorney.

This episode could have been simply chalked up to a misunderstanding had the Mayor not made false accusations and the Daily Times had not been quick to do what appears to be little more than a “hit” piece.

Anyone who wishes to hear the brief discussion for themselves can go to the City Website at and click on the link for the 11-7-11 work session. The discussion begins about nine minutes into the audio.

Thank you for your consideration of this information.

Terry E. Cohen, President
Salisbury City Council

PUBLISHERS NOTES: This is the very difference between Salisbury News and The Daily Times. When, (and if) we are wrong we will make good on it.

The Daily Times - In For A Penny

Salisbury’s newspaper, the Daily Times, has decided that they would rather lie than admit an error. Given an opportunity to correct that mistake, they would rather compound that error with additional lies. Why not? Daily Times publisher Greg Bassett seems to believe that they are beyond criticism or action.

Sadly, any community the size of Salisbury should have a daily newspaper, readers are acting. They are choosing to cease being customers of a paper they can’t trust and seeking their local news from other sources, including SBYNews. Some recent actions by the staff and management of the Daily Times shed a bright light on why readers continue to abandon their local newspaper.

On Thursday, the DT published a story – “Black Friday Security in Jeopardy”. In its original form, the third paragraph read:

A memorandum of understanding -- modeled after an agreement forged with The Centre at Salisbury mall for similar services -- was signed by Muir Boda, asset protection coordinator for the Salisbury Walmart, and forwarded to the council for consideration.”

It was pointed to the management of the paper that this was not true. In fact, reporter Sarah Lake was at the meeting and KNEW that it wasn’t true. Rather than correct their mistake by publishing a correction in Friday’s paper, they simply went behind the readers’ backs and changed Lake’s lie (in the online edition) to read:

“A memorandum of understanding -- modeled after an agreement forged with The Centre at Salisbury mall for similar services -- would be signed by Muir Boda, asset protection coordinator for the Salisbury Walmart, and forwarded to the council for consideration, according to a memo from Police Chief Barbara Duncan.”

This corrected version is accurate. It also proves the bias of Lake and the DT by keeping a quote from Mayor Jim Ireton which is not true. This is a stock-in-trade device of the DT; wrap a lie in quotes and claim that they have fulfilled their journalistic responsibility. They also can’t claim, as they have in the past, of being unable to point out known factual errors because they did point out an error made by councilwoman Terry Cohen:

Cohen also said there was no mention of the name of who signed the agreement and the mayor's accusations regarding the council's actions being politically motivated are baseless and offensive.

However, a recording available on the city's website reveals that Cohen mentioned Boda several times throughout the initial conversation regarding the MOU, at this week's work session. Visit

Cohen was wrong. Boda’s name was mentioned and he was also mentioned in SPD chief Barbara Duncan’s memo. Lake pointed it out, as she should. Ireton makes a statement to Lake, it’s not true. Lake knows that it isn’t true. Yet, there is not correction of Ireton’s misstatement (OK, it’s really a lie).

This brings us to Sunday’s newspaper. Bassett runs a piece by councilwoman Debbie Campbell acknowledging Lake’s (and the DT’s) collusion with Ireton and councilwoman Laura Mitchell in attacking Campbell, Cohen, and councilman Tim Spies. They preface Campbell’s piece with the following “note”:

Editor’s Note: The following is an opinion submission from Salisbury City Councilwoman Deborah Campbell. As part of routine city beat coverage, the reporter Campbell criticizes attended a Nov. 8 public meeting regarding the ongoing city charter petition effort; no “collusion” occurred. Mayor Jim Ireton’s comments were part of a news release sent to all local media outlets. The Daily Times stands by its Nov. 10 story and all subsequent reporting on the matter.

As shown above, they DON’T stand by their story. Like a thief in the night, they changed the story on their online edition without printing a correction. Sarah Lake wrote a provable lie. This wasn’t a quote from Ireton; that comes later in the article. Ireton’s quote was a lie too; one that Lake was unwilling to acknowledge because of her collusion with Ireton.

The management of the Daily Times claims that Lake took part in a “public meeting regarding the ongoing city charter petition effort; no ‘collusion’ occurred. Again, the DT compounds one lie with another. This was not a public meeting. It was an invitation-only strategy session at the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce. The attendees were a group of people who are working together in opposition to Campbell, Cohen, and Spies (the charter change is only their latest guise). One of those attendees was DT reporter, and assistant editor, Sarah Lake. Her role was to provide the political group with a “nice, flattering, front page article”. She fulfilled her obligation well.

It was also interesting that the DT stripped Campbell’s article, billed as op-ed but really far more accurate than any “news” Lake has written recently, from their online edition. As readers flee the biased, less than accurate coverage of the Daily Times, I can only guess that they didn’t want those people to read how badly the DT allowed this one to be bungled.

Even if one does not accept the notion that lying is morally wrong, it remains a poor course of action. One lie, or more in the case of Lake and the Daily Times, begets more lies as you try to cover up the initial ones. However, the DT continues to struggle against a tsunami of biased and outright false coverage of city news. I can only conclude that they are going to continue to compound error upon error, lie upon lie, in the hopes that this issue will go away. It won’t. Sadly, until the DT’s management realizes this they will continue to lose readers as a growing number of citizens refuse to lay down their hard earned money for a paper which they can neither trust, nor respect.

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U.S. Department of Transportation Issues First Ever Fine For Tarmac Delay

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced that American Eagle Airlines became the first airline to be slapped with fines for violating the Department’s three-hour limit for tarmac delays.

On May 29, 2011, 15 different American Eagle Airlines flights left 608 passengers sitting on the Chicago O’Hare International Airport tarmac for a total of 225 minutes — 45 minutes beyond the limit.

Survey: Indonesians Killed 750 Orangutans In Year

(AP) JAKARTA, Indonesia - Villagers living on the Indonesian side of Borneo killed at least 750 endangered orangutans over a yearlong period, some to protect crops from being raided and others for their meat, a new survey shows.

Such practices, never before quantified, are now believed to pose a more serious threat to the existence of the red apes than previously thought, Erik Meijaard, the main author of the report that appeared in the journal PLoSOne, said Monday.

Republicans Return To The Torture Debate

That there’s still even “debate” over whether the United States should engage in torture is a national embarrassment, and the way it was addressed in last night’s debate wasn’t exactly encouraging.

Co-moderator Major Garrett read an email from a veteran of the Vietnam War who believes “torture is always wrong in all cases,” and asked if the candidates agree. The question was first directed to Herman Cain, who said he’d do whatever military leaders said they wanted to do. Garrett pressed further, specifically noting the argument over waterboarding. Cain replied:

Today's Survey Question 11-14-11

Do you believe the Wicomico Civic Center should have a liquor license?

OC Property Values Still Higher Than 2007

OCEAN CITY – Ocean City holds a strong financial position, according to this year’s financial report, and City Council members are looking to maintain that status as future capital improvement projects are addressed. Finance Administrator Martha Bennett Lucey presented Ocean City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011


Kratovil Will Not Challenge Harris

Former 1st District Congressman Frank Kratovil who was defeated by Congressman Andy Harris has officially announced he will not run against Mr. Harris.

Wicomico County Council Press Release

The County Council will hold a closed work session this afternoon at 2:00 pm in The Council Chamber for the purpose of interviewing one of the District 4 County Council nominees, who will not be available for interview on Tuesday November 15th.  At the conclusion of the remaining interviews, on November 15th, as previously scheduled, the County Council will reconvene the Legislative Session at approximately 2:30 pm to introduce and approve Resolution `34-2011 appointing one of the nominees to the Wicomico County Council to serve the remaining term of the District 4 seat.

Lowe's 3Q Profit Sinks 44 Percent On Charges

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Lowe's Cos.' third-quarter net income sank 44 percent, weighed down by charges tied to store closings and discontinued projects.

The nation's second-largest home improvement retailer earned $225 million, or 18 cents per share, in the three months that ended Oct. 28. That compares with net income of $404 million, or 29 cents per share, in last year's quarter.

Revenue climbed 2 percent to $11.9 billion.


Debt Supercommittee Getting Nowhere Fast

(AP) WASHINGTON - The Republican co-chair of a committee in charge of slashing the nation's deficit called deliberations a "roller coaster ride" and gave no indication that a deal could be struck before the panel's Nov. 23 deadline.

Texas Rep. Jeb Hensarling said Sunday the panel will fail unless Democrats agree to significant "structural" changes to entitlement programs like Medicare — the government health care program that primarily benefits the elderly — and Social Security, the government retirement program.

When asked whether that could be done in a matter of days, he said "we haven't given up hope."

Missing Cat: UPDATE


Missing since on or about November 1st from Bantry Lane Salisbury, Maryland (Eireann Mhor Development near Mitchells Martial Arts) Contact 443-880-5713. Ansel is friendly but shy. If you see him please call day or night. We miss him very much.

Va Tech Fundraising Campaign Tops $1 Billion

BLACKSBURG, Va. - A Virginia Tech fundraising campaign that began in 2003 has exceeded its goal of $1 billion.

University president Charles Steger announced results of "Campaign for Virginia Tech: Invent the Future" on Saturday. He told donors that the campaign has taken in more than $1.1 billion in cash and pledges.


BREAKING NEWS: Supreme Court To Hear Challenge To Obama Health Care Law

The Supreme Court has decided to hear a case brought by 26 states challenging the individual mandate in the new health care law.
From Fox News

Contenders Or Pretenders? Ravens Stumble VS. Seahanks

SAN FRANCISCO - A rookie quarterback, a game on the line. No better time for the Steelers' defense to get back to what it does best.

Grab the ball.

Rashard Mendenhall ran for a pair of touchdowns Sunday, and Pittsburgh intercepted Andy Dalton twice in the fourth quarter, holding on for a 24-17 victory over the upstart Cincinnati Bengals.

Ocean City Businesses Question Irene Response

OCEAN CITY, Md. - As powerful Hurricane Irene spun toward Maryland in August, evacuations were ordered in Ocean City.
Well in advance of the storm, Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan declared a local state of emergency, businesses were told to close, and all except emergency crews were ordered to leave.
But some people think things should have been done differently.
Ocean City's Hotel-Motel Restaurant Association has sent a letter to city council, outlining concerns it has about the town's storm response.


"When The Heart Falls"

1 In 10 Could Have Diabetes By 2030

The International Diabetes Federation estimates 552 million people could have diabetes in the next two decades based on things such as aging and demographic changes.


Opinion: Vatican Push For Adult Stem Cells Can't Neglect Good Science

VATICAN CITY -- I had a front-row seat this week for one of the pressing ethical discussions of our time: Can religion and science ever get along? Specifically, can stem cell research proceed with the blessing of religion?

In an unprecedented and truly startling move, the Catholic Church has answered yes. The Vatican this week reiterated that it has entered into an unusual partnership aimed at boosting use of adult stem cells to treat disease, rather than focusing on research into embryonic stem cells.

PlanMaryland Part 1: Why Is The State Land-Use Plan So Controversial?

Progress has been made in passing legislation and issuing regulations to help the state meet specific land-sue goals, but the comprehensive state land use plan had never been written. Three years ago, Gov. Martin O’Malley started the process to change that, and it's coming near a conclusion.

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Ron Paul: Cain, Bachmann Have ‘Un-American’ Beliefs On Torture

Texas Rep. Ron Paul on Saturday called supporting torture “un-American” after two of his rivals for the GOP presidential nomination said that if they were elected, they would allow waterboarding to be used on detainees captured by the United States


Delaware Man Barricades Self In Apartment, Is Arrested

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) -- Police say a 19-year-old man has been arrested after he barricaded himself in his New Castle apartment.

New Castle County police say Iran Willis has been charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and two counts of strangulation.


House Fire In Salisbury

Salisbury News has learned there's a house fire in progress on North Division & High Street.

Gov.: Penn St. Witness Failed "Moral Obligation"


HARRISBURG, Pa. - The Penn State football coach who told a grand jury that he saw another coach molest a child failed to meet "a moral obligation" to intervene, Pennsylvania's governor said Sunday, adding that he expects more victims to come forward.

Johnny Cashless

Should A Child's Weight Be Brought Up In Custody Battles?

Recently, a Chicago father hurled an unusual legal weapon in a custody battle over his two kids: he accused his ex-wife of being a fast food mom. Claiming concern over his children's weight and health, he blamed their mother for fostering an unhealthy lifestyle. She denied his claims, saying she only allows the occasional dessert and even enrolled them in physical activities after school. Wait, is this really about the kids?

Occupy Portland Protesters Leave Park Peacefully

Hours after peacefully leaving two downtown Portland, Ore., parks on police orders, Occupy demonstrators were still in the streets facing lines of cops in riot gear, barring them from returning to their encampments.

The Occupy Portland demonstrators' decision to leave the parks around 8 a.m. seemed to defuse a tense situation that threatened the kind of violent confrontations that have occurred in Oakland, Calif., and other cities in recent weeks.

As Obama Talks Sanctions With Foreign Leaders, Lawmakers, Candidates Debate War On Iran

As President Obama seeks out a reluctant China and Russia to help press Iran on ending its nuclear program, one Republican senator said he'd be willing to take the U.S. into war with Iran to prevent it from attaining nuclear weapons capabilities.


Police Arrest 19 Suspects Using A ‘Free Beer’ Trap

To catch a rabbit, try a carrot. Mice? Cheese. For man, it turns out beer works best. And the promise of a free case of brew led to substantially less freedom for 19 elusive British suspects.

An undercover operation led by the Derbyshire Constabulary offered a sudsy special to suspected criminals who had slipped through officers’ hands. The police department, under the guise of a marketing company, sent fake letters to dozens of suspects explaining that they’d won a free case of beer. (Really, how could such an offer be passed up?)


God Knows How to Pick 'Em

In the run up to elections at all levels, candidates or their proxies often say that God called them to run. But if experience is any guide, pols should be wary if they get the call from on high. They might consider the line from the Biblical book of Matthew, "Many are called, but few are chosen."

This year, we have no less than four God-called GOP candidates for president, former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN), Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX), (Mrs. Perry agrees) and now Herman Cain. So far.

Investigators Looking For Wanted Sex Offender In Delmar

Location: Delmar, DE
Date of Occurrence: Friday, November 11, 2011
-Donnie J. Bennett, 21, Delmar, DE
-White male, 5’11” tall, 190 lbs, brown hair, and brown eyes
-May be operating a mauve colored Geo Tracker
Delmar, DE- The Delaware State Police Sex Offender Apprehension and Registration Unit (S.O.A.R) is currently looking for a Delmar sex offender after he failed to register his current address.
Investigators have obtained warrants on Donnie J. Bennett, 21, who is a high risk Tier 3 sex offender, after they learned that he no longer resided at his last registered address located in the 36000 block of Susan Beach Road in Delmar, and had not notified S.O.A.R. of the change within three days as he is required to do by law. 
Donnie Bennett is described as a white male, 5’11” tall and 190 lbs. He has brown hair and brown eyes and may be operating a mauve colored Geo Tracker.
The Delaware State Police Sex Offender Apprehension and Registration Unit is asking anyone who may know the location of Donnie J. Bennett to call Detective Donna Oliphant at 302-943-1560. Citizens may also provide a tip by texting keyword “DSP” plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES).  Tipsters may also provide information through lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333. Callers can also submit information via the internet at