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Thursday, November 24, 2011


Why I'm Grateful This Thanksgiving

The very first thing I am grateful for is my Wife and Family. Without their support I could not continue to do what I do 365 days a year.

I'm grateful for those men and women serving in our armed forces who protect the freedom we so enjoy.

I'm grateful for those who participate with Salisbury News and believe so strongly in what we provide each and every day. Their dedication is just unbelievable, yet many remain unnamed with no interest in recognition.

I'm grateful to ALL of the people who send us information on a daily basis, providing us information and photos. Without their help I'd be lost.

I'm grateful for the audience that has now exceeded more than 21,000,000 strong.

I'm so very grateful to our advertisers who support what we do every single day. Their participation allows us the opportunity to give back to this community like no other Blog ever has.

I'm grateful for ALL of the people who have volunteered with the Salvation Army over all these years. Without their help there is absolutely no way they could have raised the kind of funds and record years, (year after year) since Salisbury News got involved.

I'm so grateful to ALL of those people who have taken in lost animals throughout the years and reunited them with their owners.

Finally, I'm so grateful for ALL of the people I have met over the past 7 years since I started Salisbury News. I have created more friendships, many I'm confident will live on for the rest of my life. Sure, we've created some enemies but this is America and I can only hope that one day they will respect the fact that we enjoy our freedom of speech. So we differ in ideas and beliefs, so what. My hope is that they realize there's plenty of room for ALL of us. There's no reason to bring spouses and children into our disagreements and differences.

Anyhow, today I will kick back with Family and Friends and enjoy a peaceful day of fellowship. From the Albero Family and all of us here at Salisbury News, Thank You and Happy Thanksgiving to ALL of you.

UPDATE: I've turned off comments because of the nasty comments coming in from Jonathan Taylor & company. My message is all that matters anyway. To Mr. Taylor, you will never change and that's unfortunate.

A Daily Times Paper Will Cost You $1.50 Today And Few Are Buying It

As you can see from the stacks of newspaper piled up in one local WaWa, the Daily Times tried to take advantage of their customers and today they're NOT buying it.

The above image was taken after noon today and the complaints I received this morning was that the paper has very little news, (less than usual) and it was loaded with Black Friday Ads.

Look, the Daily Times is in business to make money. Clearly they were forced to raise their price from .25 cents per day to $1.00 per day and $1.50 on Sundays because they had lost so many customers. You don't raise your prices 300% because you're the only game in town.

Many viewers have expressed their displeasure in what they're getting from the Daily Times and quite frankly they simply aren't listening. Those ads, for Black Friday should be the day that they give back to their readers and advertisers. They should charge the normal rate and within the paper offer their thanks for supporting them. Kinda like we do for lost animals. There's no charge. One would think this would encourage people to stick with the Daily Times. Instead, the Daily Times is grabbing whatever they can before they go six feet under.

Pictures do NOT lie Folks. Today's paper is a joke. People don't have the money to go shopping like they used to, or doesn't the Daily Times read those copy and paste AP articles they provide in their own paper. The end is unfortunately very near for the Daily Times, it's that simple.

Someone commented earlier that there's been less than a hand full of comments since they changed to Facebook comments on their on line edition. If it wasn't for the Gannett financial backing, this paper would have been toast a long time ago.

Fat Local Oysters

Johnny from Smith Island has caught many an oyster in his time. And catching plenty fat oysters from "Great Rock" area. You can buy fresh caught oysters that Johnny and other local waterman have caught from Chesapack Seafood... $60 for a basket, $35 for a 100 count box, $60 for a gallon, $11 for a pint. call 410-690-3410. Can make deliveries to Salisbury Area for large orders.

Off-Duty Officers And Firearms

People generally recognize law enforcement officers by their marked cruisers and uniforms, which include the display of symbols of authority—a badge and a gun. The public expects officers to be comfortable carrying a sidearm and to exercise precision and sound judgment when using it. officers are responsible for ensuring the safety and protection of citizens and, thus, expected to provide a calming presence. This is true when they are on duty, but does this extend to off-duty hours when there are no outward signs of authority?

The U.S. Congress has determined that in a post-9/11 world, the public is better served when off-duty officers are in a position to effectively respond in the face of a threat. To this end, the Law Enforcement officers Safety Act of 2004 (LEOSA) allows officers to carry concealed weapons not only in their jurisdictions but in all 50 states, and the territories of the United States, provided certain conditions are met. This article will explore LEOSA, address federal statutory limitations regarding firearms possession, and summarize a short legal history of the Second Amendment concerning the right to bear arms


Fill In The Blank 11-24-11

The best part of Thanksgiving is _____.

14 Year Old Male Struck By SUV

A 14 year old child ran out into the street and was struck by a SUV on Lincoln Ave. and Madison Street. He is being taken to the Hospital with head trauma.

Washington Gridlock Could Push Fed To Act On Economy With QE3

Gridlock in Washington is convincing more economists that the Federal Reserve may have to ride to the economy’s rescue once again, perhaps with a new trillion-dollar-plus stimulus effort.

The failure of the Congressional deficit “super committee” this week, the prospect of continued tax, budget and policy standoffs in Washington through the 2012 election, and the pending expiration of several legislated stimulus provisions have increased the likelihood the Fed could soon launch another round so-called “quantitative easing,” to try to push down longer-term interest rates to stimulate economic growth, the economists said.

The Fed executes “QE” with big purchases of government bonds and other securities; it has launched two previous QE rounds totaling about $2 trillion. The Fed has said more QE remains a policy option for stimulating the economy and stronger job creation. The program likely would be designed to push down mortgage rates in particular, to try to jumpstart the struggling housing market.


'Occupy' Urges Black Friday Blackout

Campaign inspired by Occupy Wall Street protesters enlists supporters to stay out of major chain stores, as retailers warn that a boycott will hurt the economy.


China Plans Retaliation Against US Over US Solar Panel Manufacturers Complaint To Impose Unfair Trade Tariffs

China is poised to retaliate against a group of US solar manufactures led by SolarWorld that claim China has been dumping product in the US in order to undermine the US solar industry. In the wake of recent US solar industry bankruptcies and closures including Solyndra, Evergreen, Solen, BP among others - China has filed retaliatory action against the US claiming that US companies have flooded China with polysilicon - a primary ingredient for solar panel production.
Domestic Chinese manufacturers - (CPIA) - is finalizing a complaint alleging that U.S. manufacturers are selling their products at prices below cost in China

This raises an interesting observation as to whether the Obama administration seeks to divert attention away from its US loan of more than a 500 million of now defunct Solyndra and thus blaming the Chinese for the attributing to the bankruptcy incident. On the other hand - the Chinese are alleging that the Obama Administration is trying to restrain the Chinese and actually costing Americans by artifically inflating solar panel prices through manipulation by US solar firms.

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Thanksgiving: Overcoming Socialism

Ocean View Man Arrested In String Of Burglaries

Date of Occurrences: Between Friday, October 21, 2011 and Monday, November 14, 2011


American Legion, Dagsboro, DE
The Fractured Prune, Millville, DE
Caruso’s, Fenwick Island, DE
The China Café, Fenwick Island, DE
Luna’s Cactus Café, Fenwick Island, DE
West 54 Café, Selbyville, DE
Millville Pet Shop, Millville, DE
Fenwick Floaters, Fenwick Island, DE
Sweet Disposition, Selbyville, DE
Samaritan Thrift Shop, Selbyville, DE
Seasonal Solutions, Fenwick Island, DE
New Face in Town, Selbyville, DE
Hawaiian Crab Bar and Grill, Selbyville, DE


Jeffrey E. Paddock, 49, Ocean View, DE
72 total charges related to Burglary, Attempted Burglary, Theft, Attempted Theft, Criminal Mischief, Possession of Burglary Tools, Wearing a Disguise during a Felony, and Criminal Trespass.
Committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution for lack of $63,000.00 secured bail

Fenwick Island, DE- The Delaware State Police have arrested a 49 year old Ocean View, DE man and charged him with multiple counts of burglary and related charges following an investigation into numerous commercial burglaries along the Rt. 54 and Rt. 113 corridor.

On Wednesday, November 23, detectives arrested Jeffrey E. Paddock, 49, and charged him with a total 72 crimes. Paddock, who had been incarcerated at the Sussex Correctional Institution since Wednesday, November 16, 2011 after he was arrested by the Selbyville Police Department for the burglarizing the Cactus Café in Selbyville, was arraigned at JP Court 3 and issued an additional $63,000.00 secured bail.

After his arrest by the Selbyville Police Department, the Delaware State Police Troop 4 Property Crimes Detectives were contacted and were able to link Paddock to 13 burglaries that had occurred in Fenwick Island, Selbyville, Millville, and Dagsboro, DE since October 21st. In each case, Paddock would pry open a door of the business and once inside, would remove or attempt to remove cash before fleeing.

Today's Survey Question 11-24-11

Did you stay home or travel out of town for Thanksgiving?

Fitch Cuts Portugal Rating To Junk Status

LISBON — Rating agency Fitch downgraded Portugal's rating to junk status on Thursday, citing large fiscal imbalances, high debts and the risks to its EU-mandated austerity program from a worsening economic outlook.

Fitch cut Portugal to BB+ from BBB-, which is still one notch higher than Moody's rating of Ba2. S&P still rates Portugal investment grade.


Narls Telling The Story Of Thanksgiving - Adorable

Count Our Blessings

"Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our Thanksgiving."

W.T. Purkiser

Lawyer: US Students Held In Egypt Freed

Mother of 19-year-old 'absolutely elated' by news

— A court in Egypt has ordered the release of three American students arrested during the unrest in Cairo, NBC News has confirmed.

CAIRO — A court in Egypt has ordered the release of three American students arrested during the unrest in Cairo, NBC News has confirmed


Cleaning The Cobra Pit

Free 5 Hour Energy At Local Walmart's

Some of our local Walmart Store's are giving away free 5 Hour Energy Drink starting at 10pm tonight.

Here are the most local ones I found from the list- Pocomoke,Berlin,Cambridge and Easton in Maryland and Dover,De.

The link is listed below for you to check area's near you. It helps if you know the store number because there are over 3,000 stores on the list.

Happy Thanksgiving and Safe Shopping

Twas The Night Before Thanksgiving

Can't get no deals on "White Wednesday".

Not at WalMart, no how.

How the Pilgrims Got their Name

It wasn't until 1840 that the term "Pilgrim" came to refer to the early Mayflower settlers.

The Pilgrims (though they weren't called that at the time) originated with the members of a Separatist congregation from Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England, whose pastors were Richard Clifton and John Robinson.1 This congregation suffered difficult persecution in England because they dissented from the state Church of England. William Bradford, one of the original Mayflower emigrants, wrote that

"[The church members] were hunted and persecuted on every side, so as their former afflictions were as flea-bitings in comparison of these which now came upon them. For some were taken and clapt up in prison, others had their houses besett and watcht night and day, and hardly escaped their hands; and the most were faine to flie and leave their howses and habitations, and the means of their livelihood... Yet, seeing themselves thus molested, and that there was no hope of their continuance there, but a joynt consent, they resolved to goe into the Low Countries, where they heard was freedom of religion for all men...."2

No Rejoicing

This year on our Thanksgiving Day
My mother she had lots to say.
“We won’t have Turkey, that’s a fact,
the turkey is innocent so let’s not act,
In a manner harsh or insincere
Instead let compassion guide our year".

But Uncle Joe was not amused,
In fact he was downright confused.
"A turkeyless Thanksgiving Day?"
Is all Uncle Joe could really say
"If this is the case I have no choice.
But this Thanksgiving I won’t rejoice".

Happy Thanksgiving

Slippery Sucker

A Thanksgiving Prayer

We Give Thanks
Our Father in Heaven,
We give thanks for the pleasure
Of gathering together for this occasion.
We give thanks for this food
Prepared by loving hands.
We give thanks for life,
The freedom to enjoy it all
And all other blessings.
As we partake of this food,
We pray for health and strength
To carry on and try to live as You would have us.
This we ask in the name of Christ,
Our Heavenly Father.

Harry Jewell

Maryland - Hostile Business Environment - You Make The Call

Maryland is often referred to by many businesses as being HOSTILE. It wasn't enough for BP to decide to leave Frederick, MD. It had long been considered to be a 'cornerstone' for Maryland's future.

Well today I got word that the MDE issued a large fine to a Wind turbine project located in Garrett County. And some people wonder how Maryland got its tarnished image.

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City Of Salisbury Council Agenda 11-28-11

6:00 p.m. CALL TO ORDER



6:09 p.m. PROCLAMATION – Mayor James Ireton, Jr.
Proclaiming “Hospice and Palliative Care Month”


6:25 p.m. CONSENT AGENDA – City Clerk Brenda Colegrove
November 7, 2011 work session minutes
November 9, 2011 special meeting minutes
November 9, 2011 work session minutes
November 14, 2011 regular meeting minutes
November 14, 2011 work session minutes

6:30 p.m. ORDINANCES – City Attorney Paul Wilber
Ordinance No. 2178 - 2nd reading - approving a budget amendment of theFY12 General Fund to appropriate the funds received from the Local Government Insurance Trust for two emergency police vehicles which were involved in accidents and deemed a total loss with the intention of arranging a lease/purchase of two new vehicles
Ordinance No. 2179 - 2nd reading - approving FY12 budget amendment to address an anticipated shortfall in the grass cutting and rubbish removal accounts
Ordinance No. 2180 - 2nd reading - approving FY12 budget amendment to accept and appropriate additional funds associated with providing medical/physical screening for the volunteer members of the Fire Department
Ordinance No. 2181 - 2nd reading - authorizing the refunding of the 1994 Bonds, the 1999 Bond, the 2001 CDA Bonds and the 2003 CDA Bonds

6:45 p.m. AWARD OF BIDS – Assistant Internal Services Director-Procurement Catrice Parsons Declaration of Surplus – service handgun
EMS billing RFP 02-12
Amendment to Financial Lease Contract RFP 01-12
7:00 p.m. RESOLUTIONS – City Administrator John Pick
Resolution No. 2116 - approving the calculation of maximum permitted rates for limited basic service and regulated equipment rates and installation
charges as set forth in Comcast’s rate filing (Form 1240 and 1205) dated
September 30, 2011
Resolution No. 2119 - setting the terms and conditions for the refunding of the 1994 Bonds, the 1999 Bond, the 2001 CDA Bonds and the 2003 CDA Bonds
Resolution No. 2120 - authorizing the refunding savings from the refunding bonds to be taken primarily in the first year after the refunding
Resolution No. 2121 - authorizing submitting a request to Wicomico County for a tax differential
Resolution No. 2122 - accepting donation of an emergency response vehicle and compressor unit from Salisbury Fire Department, Inc., Company No. 16



Special Interests...EXPOSED!!!

Rep. King: Gingrich Immigration Plan Is 'Amnesty'

Influential congressman Steve King (R-Iowa) said Wednesday that presidential candidate Newt Gingrich's immigration plan was a "form of amnesty" and that he disagreed with it, adding to the chorus of critics from the right.

In Tuesday's GOP foreign policy debate, Gingrich said he would support an immigration policy that would allow illegal immigrants who had lived in the United States for a long time, obeyed the law, and paid their taxes to become permanent residents.

“I do not believe that the people of the United States are going to take people who’ve been here for a quarter of a century … [and] separate them from their families and expel them,” Gingrich said. “I do believe we should control the border. I do believe we should have very severe penalties.”

He went on to say that he believed his policy to be the "humane" one.


Post-supercommittee, Senate Dems Ready To Spend

After failing to reach a deal to reduce the deficit, the Senate will move next month to take up legislation that could add more than $400 billion to the deficit.

All of the proposals, such as the extension of the payroll tax cut and unemployment insurance, are popular but come with no agreement on how to pay for them.

Senate Democrats will go on offense next week by forcing Republicans to vote on extending and expanding the payroll tax cut, which accounts for $240 billion of the tab, according to Democratic and Republican aides. Lawmakers will take up the legislation after completing work on the Defense authorization bill.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has yet to announce an offset for the measure, but he has discussed matching it with a tax increase for millionaires. Such a vote would be intended to hammer home the message that Republicans are out to protect the rich, though it leaves Democrats vulnerable to arguments about class warfare.

It is the opening maneuver in what will be a busy month that will likely keep lawmakers in Washington up until Christmas.

Democrats are contemplating a separate vote on extending unemployment benefits, which they do not plan to offset. This would put Republicans in the tough position of blocking popular benefits at a time when the unemployment rate is 9 percent.


Obama's Secret 'Green' Bank Exposed

The Secret Government Bank That's Financing More Solyndras ... Sitting at the center of the Solyndra scandal is an off-balance-sheet bank at the Treasury Department that dates back to 1973. This little-known government bank, the Federal Financing Bank [FFB], had a zero balance in 2008 for green energy projects, but now, with little Congressional oversight, it is giving out billions of dollars in loans to White House pet projects often at dirt-cheap interest rates below 1%. – Fox


The Truth About Thanksgiving

Julie Borowski explains that the generally told story about Thanksgiving leaves out many important facts, and that there was no huge feast, i.e. Thanksgiving, until the Pilgrims dumped their commie ways for a private property society. In other words, though few realize it, Thanksgiving is a celebration of the plenty delivered because the Pilgrims began to respect individual freedom and private property.

Today's Weather- 11/24/11





Overnight Low


Ron Paul, Too Big To Ignore

Mainstream media can't ignore Ron Paul anymore. The momentum is too big. Check out these recent headlines.

“Ron Paul is for real in Iowa. Seriously.” (Washington Post)
“Niche Voters Giving Paul Momentum in Iowa Polls” (New York Times)
“Ron Paul’s 19 percent in Iowa may indicate a path to the nomination” (Daily Caller)
“GOP outsider Ron Paul gaining traction in Iowa” (Associated Press)
“Ron Paul And Libertarians Can't Be Discounted” (Forbes)

And then, this morning, there is this from The Drudge Report: