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Sunday, December 04, 2011

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Tonight at 8 PM the Food Network, channel 231 on Direct TV, (not sure what Comcast Channel in your area) will do a show in which a local bakery, Cupcakes In Bloom, (Berlin, MD.) will compete for a $10,000.00 Prize.

If you can't watch tonight it will also air on the 6th, 10th and 13th. You won't want to miss it.

China Rejects U.S. Trade Ruling That Solar Imports Harm Industry

Dec. 5 (Bloomberg) -- China rejected a preliminary ruling by a U.S. trade panel that imports of Chinese solar panels are harming the domestic industry, saying the decision shows the country’s “inclination to trade protectionism.”

The U.S. International Trade Commission on Dec. 2 took the first step toward imposing added tariffs on Chinese solar imports, voting unanimously in Washington on a petition by Bonn- based SolarWorld AG that called for antidumping and countervailing duties. The commission will now hold a full investigation.

“The ruling was made without sufficient evidence showing U.S. solar panel industry has been harmed,” China’s Ministry of Commerce said in a statement Dec. 3. It was taken “regardless of defense opinions from Chinese firms, as well as opposition from the U.S. domestic industries and other stakeholders, which prominently shows the U.S.’s strong inclination to trade protectionism and for which China is deeply concerned.”


Streak Snapper: Tiger Finally Wins Again

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Two years after his personal life and golf career came crashing down, Tiger Woods is a winner again.

One shot behind with two holes to play, Woods closed with clutch birdie putts Sunday to win the Chevron World Challenge by one shot over former Masters champion Zach Johnson.


Santa Has Arrived!!!!!!!!

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Friday 6--9pm
Saturday 6-10pm
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Maryland Man Held In Sexual Assault Of Minor

3000 block of Arthursville Road, Hartly, DE

Date of Occurrence:
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 4:30 p.m.

13 year old female from Kent County

Defendant/Charges/Bond Information:
Alvero Domingo-18 of Centerville, Maryland
Rape Fourth Degree Sexual Intercourse with Victim Less than 16 Years Old
Committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $25,000 Secured Bail
Photo not available at this time.

Hartly-Troopers have charged Alvero Domingo-18 of Centerville, Maryland with the sexual assault of a minor after the victim’s parents notified State Police.

On Saturday, December 3, 2011 State Police Detectives conducted a rape investigation alleged to have occurred on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at residence in the 3000 block of Arthursville Road, Hartly, DE. The investigation determined that Alvero Domingo-18 and the 13 year old female victim, who were acquaintances, met at a residence in Hartly where the sexual assault occurred.

Alvero Domingo was taken into custody on Saturday, December 3, 2011 and charged with Rape Fourth Degree and committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $25,000 Secured Bond. Continues Grassroots Fundraising Effort As Waterkeeper Alliance Prepares For Lavish Fundraiser At Premier Ski Resort

Environmental Group leading the charge to drive a Maryland family farm out of business through misguided litigation spends weekend with the stars at Deer Valley raising money

Willards, Md. (December 2, 2011)
– While the Waterkeeper Alliance entertains celebrities at a posh ski resort, the Maryland Farm Bureau will donate proceeds from a fundraising auction during its annual meeting in Ocean City to benefit the Maryland Family Farmers Legal Defense Fund. The fund was created to assist Alan and Kristin Hudson, a beleaguered Maryland farm family who are the target of a misguided Waterkeeper Alliance lawsuit. The Maryland Farm Bureau fundraiser on December 5th comes as the deep-pocketed Waterkeeper Alliance spends the weekend of December 2-5 fundraising with celebrities at the lavish Deer Valley ski resort in Utah.

"We expect over 400 family farmers to attend our dinner and auction on Monday, December 5. I am proud of the local farm families that are coming together to help the Hudsons by donating and bidding on items at our annual meeting,” said Patricia Langenfelder, president of the Maryland Farm Bureau.

The Hudsons, based in Berlin, Md., have become entangled in a prolonged litigation battle with the Waterkeeper Alliance which has them facing bankruptcy. The Waterkeepers have persisted with an environmental lawsuit against Hudsons for alleged Clean Water Act violations despite the fact that the issue was resolved to the Maryland Department of the Environment’s satisfaction.

Last month, Maryland Governor O’Malley announced his support of the Hudsons in this legal battle that has implications for the entire agriculture community. In a letter to Phoebe Haddon, dean of the University of Maryland School of Law, Governor O’Malley raised concerns over whether the Waterkeeper Alliance could substantiate their claims and suggested that they were benefitting from “the economic weapon of unlimited litigation resources”.

The Hudsons are facing overwhelming legal bills while the Waterkeeper Alliance is being aided by the University of Maryland environmental law clinic. The law school is taxpayer funded and a number of the lawyers identified as legal representatives of the Waterkeepers in court filings are employees of the law school receiving full salary and benefits from the State of Maryland. Further, the New York-based Waterkeeper Alliance raised more than $3.5 million in 2009 according to tax records available online.

“The disparity in funding in this battle is one of the reasons we launched,” said Lee Richardson, president of the Wicomico County (Md.) Farm Bureau and a member. “While the Waterkeepers’ are out skiing with celebrities raising millions of dollars, we are putting local dinners together to defend the Hudsons. The Waterkeepers’ are threatening our way of life through this lawsuit, but we aren’t going to let that happen,” he added.

The star-studded “Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest” benefitting the Waterkeeper Alliance promises attendees a one of a kind event with first class service, featuring a “lavish fundraiser” complete with a private concert. The event’s annual Title Sponsorship fee is $445,000 and Corporate Sponsorships go for $135,000 according to the event’s website

“I think the Deer Valley ski event speaks volumes about who the Waterkeepers are and the significant resources at their disposal,” said Andrew Mclean of “They are trying to use that power and money to intimidate family farms like the Hudsons, but I think they severely underestimated the strength and unity of farmers around the country who want to make this a fair fight.”

In addition, announced today a fourth benefit dinner will be held on January 21st at the Showell Fire Hall in Worcester County, Md. hosted by the Wicomico County Young Farmers. Tickets for the next Hudson benefit dinner are now on sale for $25 per person. All proceeds from the all-you-can-eat chicken and dumpling dinner will benefit the Hudson’s legal defense fund. For ticket information, please contact the Wicomico County Young Farmers at

View a link to the Waterkeeper’s Deer Valley event from December 2-5:

A Comment Worthy Of A Post 12-4-11

To all the city employees who have been furloughed this year and last, just remember the brand new, Dress Uniforms the firemen will be wearing in the Salisbury Christmas Parade cost the tax payers over $1,000 each. You heard that right over $1,000 each so multiply that times 200. Each member received a new dress uniform with a jacket, pants, dress shirt, patent leather shoes, hats, white gloves, socks, tie and 2 sets of jewelry for the shirts and jackets. All of that came in just in time for the Salisbury Christmas Parade to show off to the citizen how appreciative they are of using their hard earned tax dollars. Oh, and don't forget to look for the brand new Air Unit and new ambulance to be shown off in the Christmas Parade. Thank you tax payers and furloughed city employees for the new toys.

‘Bombing Squad’ Penetrated Iran’s Isfahan; Explosion Wrecked Nuke Site

Western intelligence agencies have determined that Iran sustained a huge blow when a leading nuclear facility was bombed on Nov. 28.

Western intelligence sources said Iran’s uranium enrichment facility at Isfahan was severely damaged by an explosion. They said the explosion was
believed to have destroyed Isfahan’s large conversion center as well as stored uranium.

This has struck terror in the hearts of Iranian nuclear chiefs,” an intelligence source said.

The sources said the explosion was the work of a “sophisticated bombing squad” that penetrated Isfahan’s formidable defenses. Citing analysis of Western satellite imagery, they said the explosion rocked Iran’s largest city with smoke and debris.

This marked the second explosion at a major Iranian weapons facility in less than a month, Middle East Newsline reported. On Nov. 12, a base of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps was destroyed in a mysterious explosion, which also killed the head of the nation’s ballistic missile program, Maj. Gen. Hassan Moghaddam. The sources said the explosion was the result of a bombing rather than an accident as IRGC claimed.


Could D.C. Be The Next Hollywood?

WASHINGTON -- The Nation's capital is a popular setting for TV shows and movies, and D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray is in New York today in hopes of making the city an even bigger star.

The point is to try to convince cable channels like the Food Network, Comedy Central and HBO to produce more shows in the city, and not just in the obvious places like near the monuments or the Capitol Building.


Bands To Perform Today

Sunday, Dec. 4

Salisbury Christmas Parade, 2 p.m.: Mardela Middle and High School Marching Band, Pittsville Middle School Marching Band, Wicomico Middle School Marching Band, Parkside High School, James M. Bennett High, Wicomico High, Salisbury Middle, Bennett Middle

Various ensembles from the Mardela Middle and High School Marching Band (ensembles include Clarinet Ensemble, Mixed Ensembles, Flute Trios, and Brass Quartet) perform at the Mardela Heritage Christmas Tour, 6 p.m., Wesleyan Church, Mardela Springs. 410-677-5142


(Stevensville, MD) – Maryland State Police and the Office of the State Fire Marshal are conducting an investigation into a house fire and suspicious death in Queen Anne’s County today.

The deceased, found inside a burnt home in the 200-block of Queen Anne Club Drive in Stevensville, has not been positively identified at this time. The individual was pronounced dead at the scene and was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for identification and autopsy.

Shortly after 12 noon today, firefighters from multiple volunteer fire departments were called to the scene of a two alarm fire in a residential subdivision of Stevensville. Upon their arrival, firefighters entered the two- story wood frame home and found the deceased individual on the second level of the home, in the master bedroom on the floor. It took approximately one hour for the firefighters to control the blaze.

The origin and cause of the fire remains under investigation. Investigators determined the approximate value loss for this fire is $550,000.

Three firefighters were treated for injuries during the incident. Two volunteer firefighters from the United Communities Volunteer Fire Department were treated for heat exhaustion on the scene and released. One firefighter from Grasonville Volunteer Fire Department was transported to Queen Anne’s Medical Center for debris in his eye.

About seventy-five firefighters responded to the scene. Units who responded include the United Communities, Grasonville, Queenstown, Centreville, Crumpton, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis City, Kent Island and the Naval Academy Volunteer Fire Department.

Investigators from the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit, forensic analysts from the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division and investigators from the Centreville Barracks responded to the scene to investigate the suspicious death. Deputy Fire Marshals and the K-9 Unit from the Office of the State Fire Marshal responded to conduct the fire investigation. State police crime scene technicians continue to process the scene for evidence as the investigation continues...

Krauthammer: Mitt vs. Newt

It's Iowa minus one month, and barring yet another resurrection, or something of similar improbability, it's Mitt Romney​ versus Newt Gingrich​. In a match race, here's the scorecard:

Romney has managed to weather the debates unscathed. However, the brittleness he showed when confronted with the kind of informed follow-up questions that Bret Baier tossed his way Tuesday on Fox's "Special Report" -- the kind of scrutiny one doesn't get in multiplayer debates -- suggests that Romney may become increasingly vulnerable as the field narrows.

Moreover, Romney has profited from the temporary rise and spontaneous combustion of Michele Bachmann​, Rick Perry​ and Herman Cain​. It required no exertion on Romney's part.

Enter Gingrich, the current vessel for anti-Romney forces -- and likely the final one. Gingrich's obvious weakness is a history of flip-flops, zigzags and mind changes even more extensive than Romney's -- on climate change, the health care mandate, cap-and-trade, Libya, the Ryan Medicare plan, etc.

The list is long. But what distinguishes Gingrich from Romney -- and mitigates these heresies in the eyes of conservatives -- is that he authored a historic conservative triumph: the 1994 Republican takeover of the House after 40 years of Democratic control.

Which means that Gingrich's apostasies are seen as deviations from his conservative core -- while Romney's flip-flops are seen as deviations from ... nothing. Romney has no signature achievement, legislation or manifesto that identifies him as a core conservative.

So what is he? A center-right, classic Northeastern Republican who, over time, has adopted a specific, quite bold, thoroughly conservative platform. His entitlement reform, for example, is more courageous than that of any candidate, including Barack Obama. Nevertheless, the party base, ostentatiously pursuing serial suitors-of-the-month, considers him ideologically unreliable. Hence the current ardor for Gingrich.


BREAKING NEWS: U.S. Reportedly Evacuating Shamsi Air Base In Pakistan

After being ordered to vacate following alleged NATO attack, U.S. personnel and equipment are leaving Shamsi air base through cargo planes, a senior Pakistan Army official tells Fox News.

From Fox News

Preacher To FBI: Put Up Or Shut Up

A street preacher known for challenging unconstitutional restrictions on speech and other First Amendment rights now is challenging the FBI, alleging he was put on the organization's terror watch list and was placed under investigation for no more than his "nonviolent religious speech which government officials perceive as controversial."

The accusations concerning the FBI's treatment of Michael Marcavage, founder of the evangelistic Repent America ministry, were contained in a letter to FBI Director Robert Mueller from John Whitehead, president of the Rutherford Institute.

The organization is representing Marcavage in the matter.

The Rutherford Institute reported it has been given information that the FBI has been conducting a secret investigation into the associations and activities of the Christian street preacher and "is believed to have added the preacher to its terrorist watch list."

The report said that makes it hard to travel and creates other complications.

Whitehead called on Mueller to either cease the investigation or make known the charges against the preacher.

"Michael Marcavage deserves to know why he is under investigation and whether he has, in fact, been placed on the FBI's terrorist watch list. However, if, as we suspect, Marcavage is guilty of nothing more than engaging in nonviolent religious speech which government officials perceive as controversial, then the government has clearly overstepped its constitutional bounds," Whitehead said.


Norris: Arsenic, Apple Juice And FDA Cover-Up

"Chuck, Dr. Oz initiated a media and health frenzy when he claimed that common apple juices contain arsenic. Do you have any thoughts on the juice wars?" –- Concerned for Concentrate," Battle Creek, Mich.

Dr. Oz received significant flak when he reported in September that "some of the best-known brands of apple juice contain arsenic." Since then, however, Oz has been redeemed and his claims substantiated!

After Oz's initial comments, Dr. Richard Besser, a 13-year veteran of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and ABC News' chief health and medical editor, publicly lambasted Oz and his warnings as "extremely irresponsible" and "fear-mongering" and equated them to yelling "Fire!" in a movie theater. Amid the public debate, the Food and Drug Administration tried to steady the apple cart by saying that consumption of apple juice "poses little or no risk."

But just a few days ago, I watched a humbled Besser on "Good Morning America" recant his fury against Oz's conclusions, saying instead that new studies have just confirmed arsenic is indeed in many popular apple juices.

ABC News reported that Consumer Reports tested 88 samples of popular brands of grape and apple juice sold in the U.S., including Welch's, Minute Maid and Mott's. The results revealed that 10 percent of the juices "had total arsenic levels greater than the FDA's standard for drinking water of 10 parts per billion (ppb), while 25 percent of juices also had lead levels higher than the FDA's bottled water limit of 5 ppb."

Furthermore, data on arsenic in adult urine from the CDC demonstrated that men and women who drank apple or grape juice in a 24-hour period "had, on average, about 20 percent higher levels of total urinary arsenic than those subjects who did not."

Consumer Reports went on to report that the arsenic tested and detected is inorganic and a human carcinogen. CR further explained that there is "mounting scientific evidence suggesting that chronic exposure to arsenic and lead even at levels below federal standards for water can result in serious health problems, especially for those who are exposed in the womb or during early childhood. FDA data and other research reveal that arsenic has been detected at disturbing levels in other foods as well."


China's Nuclear Tunnels

The Chinese have called it their “Underground Great Wall” — a vast network of tunnels designed to hide their country’s increasingly sophisticated missile and nuclear arsenal.

For the past three years, a small band of obsessively dedicated students at Georgetown University has called it something else: homework.

Led by their hard-charging professor, a former top Pentagon official, they have translated hundreds of documents, combed through satellite imagery, obtained restricted Chinese military documents and waded through hundreds of gigabytes of online data.

The result of their effort? The largest body of public knowledge about thousands of miles of tunnels dug by the Second Artillery Corps, a secretive branch of the Chinese military in charge of protecting and deploying its ballistic missiles and nuclear warheads.

The study is yet to be released, but already it has sparked a congressional hearing and been circulated among top officials in the Pentagon, including the Air Force vice chief of staff.

Most of the attention has focused on the 363-page study’s provocative conclusion — that China’s nuclear arsenal could be many times larger than the well-established estimates of arms-control experts.

In December 2009, just as the students began making progress, the Chinese military admitted for the first time that the Second Artillery had indeed been building a network of tunnels. According to a report by state-run CCTV, China had more than 3,000 miles of tunnels — roughly the distance between Boston and San Francisco — including deep underground bases that could withstand multiple nuclear attacks.

“One thing his report accomplishes, I think, is it highlights the uncertainty about what China has,” said Mark Stokes, executive director of the Project 2049 Institute, a think tank. “There’s no question China’s been investing in tunnels, and to look at those efforts and pose this question is worthwhile.”

This year, the Defense Department’s annual report on China’s military highlighted for the first time the Second Artillery’s work on new tunnels, partly a result of Karber’s report, according to some Pentagon officials. And in the spring, shortly before a visit to China, some in the office of then-Defense Secretary Robert Gates were briefed on the study.


Supreme Court Rules Obama Ineligible!

According to the United States Supreme Court, Obama is ineligible to be the President. That’s right, you read that correctly. The United States Supreme Court has ruled that Obama is ineligible to serve as President.

It’s not that you haven’t been paying attention lately and yes, you can be excused for missing the ruling as it came down, not in the last few days but back in 1875.

This is the argument currently being made by the Liberty Legal Foundation.

The Liberty Legal Foundation has filed not 1 but 2 lawsuits, one in Arizona and the other in Tennessee neither of which have one single thing to do with Obama’s birth certificate OR challenging whether or not Obama was born in the United States.

There is no need for either in regard to these lawsuits.

At the core of this action is a simple request that Federal courts uphold the Supreme Court ruling. Both lawsuits, and the Liberty Legal Foundation promises there will be more, would render it impossible for the Democratic National Committee to place Obama’s name on the 2012 ballot.

Here’s the crux of it.

Back in 1875, the United States Supreme Court, in Minor v, Happersett, ruled that:

“Natural Born Citizen” was defined as children born of two U.S. citizens – regardless of the location of the birth. It found: “The Constitution does not, in words, say who shall be natural-born citizens. Resort must be had elsewhere to ascertain that. At common-law, with the nomenclature of which the framers of the Constitution were familiar, it was never doubted that all children born in a country of parents who were its citizens became themselves, upon their birth, citizens also.”


China Hits Back At US - China tells U.S. that it should "objectively analyse why some of its solar panel firms lack competitiveness."

A decision rendered Friday by the US Trade Commission has sparked heated response from Chinese officials about America's solar industry - and other US Industries in general.
The U.S. trade commission voted 6-0 that there was a reasonable indication that SolarWorld Industries America and other U.S. producers had been harmed by the imports or could have been.
However, China claims that; "China is deeply concerned with the decision, which does not tally with facts and highlights the United States' strong tendency for trade protectionism."

(Authors note) - Maybe the time has finally come to examine why all of the exodus of US businesses from our Country. Locally - our area has lost almost 100 mainstream businesses as a result of over-regulation, or as what most people would describe as a 'hostile' US business enviroment. From the EPA, to OSHA, MOSHA, etc. - our new found 'Keynesian economy' now resembles the former soviet block republic.

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