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Sunday, September 30, 2012

I Want To Win

FromBarack Obama 
ToJoe Albero

Joe --

I can't do this on my own.

Before tonight's fundraising deadline, I'm asking for your help.

We're on the brink of a milestone American politics has never seen: 10 million grassroots donations in one election year. Together, we've reached major milestones in the past -- because you helped get us there. I hope you'll step up now and help reach one more.

Chip in $5 or more today:

Thank you,


Dear Barack,

"I Want To Win"

What you want and what your going to get are two different things. 

Sincerely, Joe

Troopers Investigate A Home Invasion Style Robbery, Millsboro

Location:  29000 block of Cordrey Road, Millsboro, DE
Date of Occurrence:   Saturday September 29, 2012 at approximately 11:11 p.m.
  • 25 year old male victim
  • 24 year old female victim
  • 25 year old female victim
  • Black male approximately 5’03” (no further description) armed with a knife.
Millsboro, DE- The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a home invasion near Millsboro.
The incident occurred around 11:11 p.m. last night when the three victims were in their residence located in the 29000 block of Cordrey Road.  A black male entered the residence and knocked on the 25 year old male victim’s bedroom door.  When he opened the door the suspect began pointing a knife at him and his 24 year old wife demanding money.  The male victim attempted to grab the knife from the suspect, but was pushed to the ground.  At the same time, a 25 year old female roommate came to the bedroom after hearing the commotion and upon her entering the room was pushed out of the way by the suspect before he fled the residence without any money or valuables.  None of the victims were injured in this incident.
If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, they are asked to contact the Troop 4 at 302-856-5850 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.  Information may also be provided via the internet at 
Send an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."

Troopers Make Arrest In Robbery, Millsboro

Location: Uncle Willies BP Gas Station, 32369 Long Neck Road, Millsboro, DE Date of Occurrence: Saturday September 29, 2012 at approximately 6:18 p.m. Victim: 50 year old Millsboro male Defendant, Charges, and Bond Information: Gary B. Laskowski, 32, Homeless, DE (Photo Above) Robbery 1st Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony Possession of a Deadly Weapon by Person Prohibited Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon Reckless Endangering 1st (2 counts) Delivery of a Hypodermic Needle Tampering with Physical Evidence Theft under $1,500.00 Arraigned at JP3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $78,500.00 cash bond. Resume: Millsboro, DE- The Delaware State Police have arrested a homeless man in connection with a robbery at the BP Gas Station in Long Neck. The incident occurred at approximately 6:18 p.m. Saturday evening as the 50 year old victim was pumping gas at the Uncle Willies Gas Station located on Long Neck Road. A white male approached the victim pointing a black handgun and demanded his money. The victim informed the suspect, whom he knew as “Gary,” that he didn’t have any money. The suspect then reached his hand into the victim’s pockets and removed an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect then got into a blue Ford Explorer with Delaware registration and fled the area. A general broadcast over the police radio was put out with a description of the vehicle and it was soon spotted by Millsboro Police Department in the area of State Street in Millsboro. A traffic stop was conducted by Millsboro PD which led to the arrest of Gary B. Laskowski who was seated in the passenger’s seat of the Explorer as well as a fully loaded handgun that was located on the rear seat. Laskowski was also found to be in possession of a hypodermic needle. A female driver was detained but later released without charges. Gary B. Laskowski was transported back to Troop 4 where he was possessed on the above listed charges. He was arraigned at JP3 and committed to SCI on $78,500.00 cash bond. No one was injured during this incident.

Medicare Fines Over Hospitals' Readmitted Patients

If you or an elderly relative have been hospitalized recently and noticed extra attention when the time came to be discharged, there's more to it than good customer service.

As of Monday, Medicare will start fining hospitals that have too many patients readmitted within 30 days of discharge due to complications. The penalties are part of a broader push under President Barack Obama's health care law to improve quality while also trying to save taxpayers money.

About two-thirds of the hospitals serving Medicare patients, or some 2,200 facilities, will be hit with penalties averaging around $125,000 per facility this coming year, according to government estimates.

Data to assess the penalties have been collected and crunched, and Medicare has shared the results with individual hospitals. Medicare plans to post details online later in October, and people can look up how their community hospitals performed by using the agency's "Hospital Compare" website.


Major Head On Collision In Delmar

2 car head on crash on Foskey Ln near Maryland Ave. Multiple entrapments. Foskey Ln shut down.

Chavez to Obama: I'd Vote For You, And You For Me

With both presidents facing tight re-election fights, Venezuela's Hugo Chavezgave a surprise endorsement to Barack Obama on Sunday - and said the U.S. leader no doubt felt the same.
"I hope this doesn't harm Obama, but if I was from the United States, I'd vote for Obama," the socialist Chavez said of a man he first reached out to in 2009 but to whom he has since generally been insulting.
Chavez is running for a new six-year term against opposition challenger Henrique Capriles, while Obama seeks re-election in November against Republican candidate Mitt Romney. Venezuela's election is next weekend.


Matt Damon's new movie, "Promised Land," is a propaganda piece that trashes fracking techniques used by American oil companies. 

The movie presents American oil companies as greedy corporations that trash and pollute   small-town America in attempts to extract oil and gas from shale formations. Yet, because fracking has been proven environmentally sound in the real world, the movie suggests oil companies might be planting "doom-saying" environmentalists in order to undercut the legitimacy of environmental voices all-together.

Malvo Felt Like 'Worst Piece Of Scum'

Convicted D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo said in a newspaper interview published Sunday that the devastated reaction of a victim's husband made him feel like "the worst piece of scum."

Malvo expresses remorse in the interview with The Washington Post ( and urged the families of victims to try and forget about him and his partner John Allen Muhammad so they can move on. Tuesday marks the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the deadly spree in the Washington area carried out by Malvo and John Allen Muhammad. The pair has been linked to 27 shootings across the country, including 10 fatal attacks in the Washington area.


The movie “Won’t Back Down,” which stars Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis as reformers trying to battle education bureaucrats and teachers unions to help children, has irked progressive movie critics.

Reviewers have been dismissing the film as “propaganda,” trying to de-legitimize it by highlighting the fact that a conservative funded it. 
In Time  , Mary Polis mentions “Won’t Back Down” was produced by Walden Media and made her “annoyed.”


A Michigan community cheered on a 16-year-old sophomore – the victim of an apparent prank by classmates – as she took her place with other members of her high school’s homecoming court.
Whitney Kropp was escorted by her father and grandfather onto the Ogemaw Heights High School football field Friday night in West Branch, about 140 miles northwest of Detroit, after finding out her classmates decided to nominate her as a prank.
“Every girl looks forward to being on that homecoming court and for her name to be called,” hairstylist Shannon Champagne, who did Kropp’s hair, commented  . “For her to be so excited about that and then just to find out that it was all just a joke, it just — it really touched me.”

Are You Serious, During A Redskins Game?

Taxpayers Spent $1.4 Billion On Obama Family Last Year, Perks Questioned In New Book

Taxpayers spent $1.4 billion dollars on everything from staffing, housing, flying and entertaining President Obama and his family last year, according to the author of a new book on taxpayer-funded presidential perks.
In comparison, British taxpayers spent just $57.8 million on the royal family.
Author Robert Keith Gray writes in “Presidential Perks Gone Royal  ” that Obama isn’t the only president to have taken advantage of the expensive trappings of his office. But the amount of money spent on the first family, he argues, has risen tremendously under the Obama administration and needs to be reined in.
Gray told The Daily Caller that the $1.4 billion spent on the Obama family last year is the “total cost of the presidency,” factoring the cost of the “biggest staff in history at the highest wages ever,” a 50 percent increase in the numbers of appointed czars and an Air Force One “running with the frequency of a scheduled air line.”

Military Heroes’ Social Security Numbers Posted Online

The Social Security numbers of some of the nation’s most highly decorated Army war heroes from Iraq and Afghanistan were posted this week by a civilian contractor on a publicly available website.
The Army has launched an investigation to find out how the privacy of its heroes was violated.
Of more than 500 names and profiles on the site, 31 contain Social Security numbers. Six are Medal of Honor recipients, two of whom are alive. There are also Social Security numbers for 25 soldiers who earned the Distinguished Service Cross, 22 of whom are living.


Thousands of Christians gathered Saturday on Independence Mall in Philadelphia to pray for the future of the United States in the weeks before the upcoming presidential election.
Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson and Family Research Council president Tony Perkins topped a full day of speakers at “The America for Jesus 2012” prayer rally  .
Robertson, a former Republican candidate for president, called the election important, but didn’t mention either major political party or candidate by name.

Curt Quips, Gaffes And Stumbles: Debates Have History Of Memorable Moments

Here we go again.
Voters, pundits and political junkies will be glued to Wednesday night’s presidential debate to see more than just a back-and-forth on national defense, the economy and other issues.
Of equal interest will be the potential zingers, one-liners, jokes, gaffes and screw-ups that have made past debates timeless pieces of political pop culture.
Few remember who technically won the 1984 debate between incumbent Republican Ronald Reagan and Democrat Walter Mondale, but Reagan’s famous quip — “I will not make age an issue of this campaign. I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent’s youth and inexperience” — is viewed as arguably the single greatest line ever uttered during a presidential contest and is by far the most memorable moment of that year’s debate circuit.

Freddie Combs

40-year-old minister Freddie Combs arrives onstage in Greensboro in a wheelchair due to his 540 lb. frame. He nearly died in 2009 when he weighed 920 lbs. L.A. Reid called his voice "heavenly." His emotional performance of "The Wind Beneath My Wings" earned him four yeses. Simon Cowell challenged him to get healthy enough to sing standing up next time instead of in his wheelchair.

The Next Big Financial Crisis That Could Cripple Cities

Cities are constantly righting the wrongs of decades past. The miscues of the urban renewal era – windswept plazas, hulking parking garages, and the elevated freeways blasted through downtowns across the country – have kept planners busy over the last 50 years. But there are other policies that have a lasting and devastating impact on the health of cities. That’s currently on sad display as municipalities try to deal with the ticking time bomb of public employee pensions. State government pensions have dominated the headlines, beginning, as ever, with California. Less well known is the plight of local governments, struggling with the very same problem. There are 220 state pension plans but nearly 3,200 locally administered across the nation, wreaking havoc on municipal budgets already in tatters. Like many urban renewal plans, generous pensions for a range of city employees were established with the best of intentions, in the context of another era. Awarding pensions – long since been phased out in the private sector and replaced with individual retirement accounts to which employers often contribute over the course of one’s career – was seen as a way of rewarding public service, particularly for salaries that were not competitive with the private sector. More

Mexican Cartels Are In Chicago

Mexican cartels are using Chicago gangs to traffic billions of dollars worth of drugs while concealing themselves in the city's Mexican population, Jason Howerton of The Blaze reports. Jack Riley, special agent in charge for the Chicago Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), told The Blaze that drug cartels have designated the city as one of its main U.S. hubs of operations and their increasing presence in the city has contributed to the spiking murder rate, which is up 31 percent from 2011. Riley said the Mexican cartels are "the most organized, well-funded, vicious criminal organizations that we’ve ever seen," adding that traditional mobsters don't compare to the ruthless effectiveness of the Zeta and Sinaloa cartels. More

Why I Refuse To Vote For Barack Obama

Tell certain liberals and progressives that you can't bring yourself to vote for a candidate who opposes gay rights, or who doesn't believe in Darwinian evolution, and they'll nod along. Say that you'd never vote for a politician caught using the 'n'-word, even if you agreed with him on more policy issues than his opponent, and the vast majority of left-leaning Americans would understand. But these same people cannot conceive of how anyone can discern Mitt Romney's flaws, which I've chronicled in the course of the campaign, and still not vote for Obama.

Don't they see that Obama's transgressions are worse than any I've mentioned?

I don't see how anyone who confronts Obama's record with clear eyes can enthusiastically support him. I do understand how they might concluded that he is the lesser of two evils, and back him reluctantly, but I'd have thought more people on the left would regard a sustained assault on civil liberties and the ongoing, needless killing of innocent kids as deal-breakers.  




Polling Bias has virtually called the Presidential race. They believe Mitt Romney will be the winner. According to them, the race is not close. Surprised? You should be if you don’t understand the corruption of the mainstream media and their pollsters. Almost every poll is terribly skewed in terms of over-weighting Democrats versus Republicans. Is it surprising that Obama polls better among Democrats than Romney? Polling is more art than science, even when it attempts to be fair. For example, how does one adjust for the results of 2008? Blacks represented 14% of the electorate although in prior elections they represented about 11%. Obama turned them on with his “hope and change.” That fervor is gone as blacks have suffered more under Obama than other constituency groups. Black pastors are urging parishioners to not vote, primarily due to Obama’s stance on gay marriage. Will blacks represent 14% of the electorate in 2012? No! But many pollsters weight them as such in their results. College kids turned out in record numbers for Obama in 2008. These young gullibles are not turned on this election. The future they were promised has turned into one of unemployment, moving back in with their parents and worrying about the burden of student loans. Both their proportion of the vote and the percentage that went for Obama will be down in 2012. More


The beauty of it is that the people don’t have to invent a new system of government in order to get rid of this one. They only have to restore the one described in the Constitution, Joseph Sobran There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil. Ayn Rand I am very fond of truth, but not at all of martyrdom. Voltaire Diplomacy is the art of saying “Nice doggie” until you can find a rock. Will Rogers Fear is the foundation of most government. John Adams The Constitution is a written instrument. As such, its meaning does not alter. That which it meant when it was adopted, it means now. South Carolina v. United States, 199 U.S. 437, 448 (1905)

DUI Checkpoints Set For NASCAR Weekend

Nineteen (19) people were arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol and/or drugs Friday night (Sept. 21st) during the 13th week of the 2012 Checkpoint Strikeforce DUI prevention campaign. 


Delawareans Who Lost Homes To Foreclosure To Receive Important Notice

Wilmington - State Attorney General Beau Biden announced today that forms are being mailed to more than 2,300 Delawareans who may be eligible for monetary payments as part of the national mortgage foreclosure settlement. 


Delaware Adopts New Seasons, Possession Limits For Black Sea Bass

DOVER - DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara has signed an order broadening recreational black sea bass regulations for Delaware. The new regulations, which become effective Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, include new open seasons and possession limits. 


Obama Cabinet Flunks Disclosure Test With 19 In 20 Ignoring Law

On his first full day in office, President Barack Obama ordered federal officials to “usher in a new era of open government” and “act promptly” to make information public. As Obama nears the end of his term, his administration hasn’t met those goals, failing to follow the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act, according to an analysis of open-government requests filed by Bloomberg News. Nineteen of 20 cabinet-level agencies disobeyed the law requiring the disclosure of public information: The cost of travel by top officials. In all, just eight of the 57 federal agencies met Bloomberg’s request for those documents within the 20-day window required by the Act. “When it comes to implementation of Obama’s wonderful transparency policy goals, especially FOIA policy in particular, there has been far more ‘talk the talk’ rather than ‘walk the walk,’” said Daniel Metcalfe, director of the Department of Justice’s office monitoring the government’s compliance with FOIA requests from 1981 to 2007. More

Obama's Libya Handling Panned In Poll

President Barack Obama is starting to see some backlash from friends and foes in Washington and from voters over his handling of the situation in Libya, where U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens was killed there on Sept. 11. Obama is now facing criticism from fellow Democratic lawmakers questioning why the administration refused to originally characterize the attacks as an act of terror. The Washington Examiner reported that Democratic Sen. John Kerry wrote a bipartisan letter to Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Nides, which called for an "accounting of the attacks against U.S. missions in Egypt, Libya and Yemen." More

How Crony Capitalism (Or The 'Undiluted Lunacy' Of The Fed) Corrupts The Free Markets

"This is the final abomination" is how David Stockman begins his epic rant on the Federal Reserve and crony capitalism in this clip. The "undiluted lunacy" of their actions prompted him to address the Fed's decision to "print ourselves to death" by saying "this has gone too far, it's street-fighting time" as he decides, instead of the erudite philosophical view of how capitalism is being destroyed by statist philosophies of one type or another, to launch into a full-strength tirade about The Fed. For starters, "The Fed is being run by the single most-dangerous man ever to hold high office in the history of the United States, "as he opines that Bernanke is more dangerous than Geithner, Greenspan, Summers, Hank Paulson all put together. Must watch... Source

Real Disposable Income Has First Drop Since November 2011, Savings Rate Tumbles

There were no surprises in the August Personal Income and Spending numbers, which came at 0.1% and 0.5%, respectively, on expectations of a 0.2% and 0.5% rise. Summarized: less income, more spending. This however, did not make the consumer income statement data any better: the bottom line is that adjusted for inflation, Real Disposable Income slid 0.3% in August, after a tiny 0.1% increase in July, the first such decline since November 2011, and as Bloomberg's Joseph Brusuelas says this is "another rough report for the consumer which doesn’t bode well for household spending going forward." Which means Bernanke knew precisely what he was doing when he launched QE3, which all advocated of QE3 will now say was fully justified. There is one problem with that logic however: for QE3 to be justified, it would mean QE1 and 2 were. Well, last we checked the US is still in a major depression, and neither QE1, 2, nor Twist 1 or 2 have done anything to prevent today's ugly data. Surely, this time it will be different. Finally, and as a result of the ongoing contraction in income, as expected the savings rate dropped from 4.1% to 3.7%: the lowest since May. More

Haunted Hay Ride

The Haunted Hay Ride is in its 3rd season and better than ever! Bring the whole family for dinner and a show. Haunted Hay Rides begin at dusk and are now the low price of $5 per person! Every Friday and Saturday in October, starting Friday, October 5.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Money Is Ruining My Marriage

People have a lot of opinions about money. In our “Money Mic” series, we hand over the podium to someone with a strong opinion on a financial topic. These are their views, not ours, but we welcome your responses. Today, one woman discusses her deep misgivings about her marriage, why she resents being the sole breadwinner and how her dynamic with her husband affects their kids. Money is emotional and sensitive, so please respect that each person makes individual choices. For things you can do in a similar situation to strengthen your relationships and talk about money, keep reading. I can’t even remember when my husband stopped working. More

NDAA Plaintiffs Answer Questions On Reddit

The Obama administration might be coming for you, no matter who you are, according to a group of people fighting President Barack Obama's indefinite detention act. Chris Hedges, Daniel Ellsberg, and a whole host of others involved in the fight against the National Defense Authorization Act yesterday took to Reddit to answer questions about the act. A federal judge permanently blocked the NDAA — which allows the government to indefinitely detain anyone even remotely related to terrorism — claiming it has a "chilling effect" on free speech. But the Obama administration was quick to pounce, saying Judge Katherine B. Forrest overstepped her bounds in opposing the White House. More


A national political campaign is better than the best circus ever heard of, with a mass baptism and a couple of hangings thrown in. I confess I enjoy democracy immensely. It is incomparably idiotic, and hence incomparably amusing. – H.L. Mencken The government consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government; they have only a talent for getting and holding office. – H.L. Mencken Our current political system ensures not that the worst will get on top — though they often do — but that the best will never even apply. – Paul Jacob Washington has a mysterious power to turn perfectly reasonable, wholesome, well-meaning human beings into equivocating crooked gasbags. – David Harsanyi More

ABC News Tracks Missing iPad To Florida Home Of TSA Officer

In the latest apparent case of what have been hundreds of thefts by TSA officers of passenger belongings, an iPad left behind at a security checkpoint in the Orlando airport was tracked as it moved 30 miles to the home of the TSA officer last seen handling it. Confronted two weeks later by ABC News, the TSA officer, Andy Ramirez, at first denied having the missing iPad, but ultimately turned it over after blaming his wife for taking it from the airport. More




“Every time hyperinflation rips through an economy, the middle class gets completely wiped out. It is very alarming to watch the purchasing power of an entire life savings reduced to that of a few pennies. Those savings represent years of real labor, real time, effort and sacrifice exchanged for corruptible pieces of paper that politicians and bankers can destroy at whim.” – Congressman Ron Paul

Why QE Won't Create Inflation Quite As Expected

The Fed can create money but if it doesn't end up as household income it is "dead money." In the consensus view, the Federal Reserve's unlimited quantitative easing (QE3) programs will do two things: 1) boost stocks and other "risk on" assets and 2) generate inflation. The two follow-on effects are related, of course; gold and other hard assets are rising in anticipation of higher inflation. But all is not quite as it seems when it comes to the inflationary effect of creating money. I'm going to cover a lot of ground here so buckle up and grab your favorite stimulating beverage. Let's use some examples to illustrate key features of the relationship between money creation and inflation. Let's say a central bank prints $1 trillion in cash currency, digs a big hole and buries it. Does that $1 trillion in new money cause inflation? No, because it never got into the hands of people who might trade it for goods and services in the real world. Recall that the premise of monetary inflation is straightforward supply and demand: when money is abundant and goods are scarce, the price of goods rises as abundant demand (everybody has lots of cash or credit) meets limited supply (limited oil, gold, grain, etc.) in an open marketplace. Let's say the Fed electronically creates $1 trillion and metaphorically buries it in some account where it sits as "dead money." It cannot trigger inflation because it isn't reaching the hands of people who might use it to buy scarce goods and services. More

Documents Show the U.S. Military Sprayed Radioactive Zinc Cadmium Sulfide On Poor People In St. Louis

Another story that is so insane it is almost impossible to believe. Channel 5 KDSK in St. Louis reports: The I-Team independently verified that the spraying of zinc cadmium sulfide did take place in St. Louis on thousands of unsuspecting citizens. What is unclear is whether the Army added a radioactive material to the compound as Martino-Taylor’s research implies. “The study was secretive for reason. They didn’t have volunteers stepping up and saying yeah, I’ll breathe zinc cadmium sulfide with radioactive particles,” said Martino-Taylor. “There is a lot of evidence that shows people in St. Louis and the city, in particular minority communities, were subjected to military testing that was connected to a larger radiological weapons testing project,” she said. More

The Lincoln Curse: (Obama Edition)

In an essay entitled "Lincoln, the Declaration, and Secular Puritanism: A Rhetoric for Continuing Revolution," the late literary scholar Mel Bradford explained the ideological genesis of American military and foreign policy that has prevailed since 1863. Lincoln’s "erroneous understanding of the Declaration of Independence" as espoused in The Gettysburg Address, wrote Bradford, established "a rhetoric for continuing revolution" and "set us forever to ‘trampling out the grapes of wrath.’" What Bradford meant by this is the way in which Lincoln quoted the "all men are created equal" line from the Declaration and reinterpreted it to mean that it was somehow the duty of Americans to stamp out all sin in the world, wherever it may be found, so that ALL MEN everywhere could share in equal freedom. Hence the "rhetoric of continuing revolution." The "Battle Hymn of the Republic," which referred to the death of some 850,000 Americans (the latest estimate of the "Civil War" death toll) as "the glory of the coming of the lord," went a long way toward implanting this vision in the minds of Americans. The decades-long deification of Lincoln after his death (by the Republican Party with the help of the New England clergy) served (and serves) the same purpose. More

Frankness About Wealth Redistribution

When taxation is part of government, wealth redistribution goes hand in hand with it. Taxation was what feudal systems used so as to pay rent to the monarchy. The monarch, after all, used to own the realm. All of it. So just as owners of apartment houses, monarch's collect rent from those living in there. The meaning of this is that members of the population got to live in the country by permission of the government, be that a tzar, king, pharaoh, caesar or some other ruler who had nearly absolute power to run the place. It is still so in many regions of the globe. The people aren't deemed to have rights, including private property rights. That emerged late in the history of Western politics, mainly within the philosophy of the Englishman John Locke and his followers. They defended the idea of natural rights against those who championed the divine right of monarchs. With the American Revolution the Lockean system started to be implemented, though by no means fully. This abolished serfdom or involuntary servitude but didn't quite manage to abolish taxation, namely, the confiscation of people's resources, although in principle that should have followed the revolutionary turn of events. If citizens own their lives − have an unalienable right to life −they also own the fruits of their labor. (And such fruits did not need to be created by them from scratch as Mr. Obama suggested with his misguided remark, "You did not build that.") More

US Judiciary Leans Towards Disclosure Laws That Could Confiscate Electronic Assets

Jail time for refusing to comply with mandatory key disclosure hasn't occurred in the United States yet. But, it's already happening in jurisdictions such as the UK, where a 33-year-old man was incarcerated for refusing to turn over his decryption keys and a youth was jailed for not disclosing a 50-character encryption password to authorities. Similarly harsh, key disclosure laws also exist in Australia and South Africa which compel individuals to surrender cryptographic keys to law enforcement without regard for the usual common law protection against self-incrimination. – Forbes Dominant Social Theme: If you encrypt it, it's good as gold. Free-Market Analysis: Here's something we don't ordinarily see in the mainstream press: thoughtful, even courageous, reporting. The author of this article, Jon Matonis, has pointed out that where cryptography has succeeded, authoritarianism must eventually follow. In fact, his point is even more subversive: Successful encryption PROVOKES the state. Using Tor encryption, many currently feel secure about their state of affairs. But the rampant state in the 21st century has the answer to this: It will simply arrest you and throw you in jail until you render your "key" unto Caesar. Here's some more from the article: Key disclosure laws may become the most important government tool in asset seizures and the war on money laundering. When charged with a criminal offense, that refers to the ability of the government to demand that you surrender your private encryption keys that decrypt your data. If your data is currency such as access control to various amounts of bitcoin on the block chain, then you have surrendered your financial transaction history and potentially the value itself. These laws will impact not only money laundering prosecution but almost any asset protection strategy that attempts to maintain an element of financial privacy such as private banking or family trusts. Prior to all these money laundering laws being enacted, I once heard it said that the practice of moving money around was simply referred to as banking. More

Buddhist Statue Discovered By Nazis Is Made Of Meteorite

A 1,000-year-old Buddhist statue discovered in Tibet by Nazis searching for the origins of the Aryan race was hewn from meteorite, scientists have found. The "Iron Man" statue, which bears a swastika on its chest, was brought back to Germany in 1938 after being found in Tibet by a team of SS members led by zoologist Ernst Schäfer. The expedition was backed by Heinrich Himmler, the SS chief, who believed that the secret origin of the entire Aryan race could be uncovered in Tibet. Now the first scientific study of the statue's origins by experts from Stuttgart University has found that it is made of ataxite, a rare type of iron meteorite with a high nickel content. More

If Re-Elected, Obama Should End FCC Threat To Restrict TV News, Press

By: Corydon B. Dunham Corydon Dunham is a former TV network executive and general counsel, and author of , “Government Control of News.” On Tuesday, President Obama spent much of his address to the United Nations General Assembly discussing free speech in an era of global instant communication. “I know that not all countries in this body share this particular understanding of the protection of free speech,” he said. Meanwhile, under his administration the FCC is holding a plan for a new balance, diversity and localism rule that would enable the U.S. government to suppress television news and restrict speech. The new rule is similar to the old Fairness Doctrine, which the FCC and courts revoked in 1987 when they found it was against the public interest. FCC investigations had deterred and suppressed television news, restricted speech, and prevented criticism of incumbent administrations. As my book reveals, the new localism rule would have similar results or worse. One new member of the FCC staff who helped draft the localism rule has written that freedom of speech and press is not his “objective,” and that free speech “is warped to protect global corporations and block rules that would promote democratic governance.” He also concludes the new localism rule could be used to take away licenses in place of the “misnamed Fairness Doctrine.” Another wrote that television is a “powerful source of homogenization and pabulum,” and recommended using burdensome FCC regulations to “hasten the demise of broadcasting” (later reworded.) That writer applauded a rule which would make broadcasting local events more difficult so “local viewers are less likely to watch the local broadcasters.” A special report recommended in June 2011 that the localism proceeding be ended because of its destructive burdens. Over opposition from other commissioners, the FCC chairman appointed by President Obama continued it and, after the November election, the FCC could move to adopt it. The Chief of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, a fellow law professor of President Obama, has long urged that the government should take control of news to achieve its political and social purposes. Another former law professor, since appointed by President Obama to the Supreme Court, wrote an article also urging the government to manage news, saying this would be constitutional if news coverage were not “ideal” at a particular time, and government was changing news to that end. The great historian Gordon S. Wood writes, “Remember that the United States has always been to ourselves and to the world primarily an idea.” Ending this country’s free press and free speech traditions would certainly destroy that idea.

US Gives Foreign Aid To OVER 150 Countries

8th Annual Labor Of Love Fundraising Banquet Set For October 18

Salisbury, MD – The 8th Annual Labor of Love fall fundraising banquet will be held on October 18, 2012 at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center at 7:00pm. The keynote speaker will be Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D.  Dr. Yoest is President & CEO of Americans United for Life (AUL), the first national pro-life organization in the nation, whose legal strategists have been involved in every pro-life case before the United States Supreme Court since Roe v. Wade. A regular political commentator, Dr. Yoest has appeared on all of the  major networks and cable outlets. In print, Dr. Yoest is quoted regularly and has been published widely. In August 2011, the Christian Science Monitor, in its cover-page profile of her, called Dr. Yoest  “pro-life’s kinder, gentler face” and wrote “she represents the changing face of the antiabortion movement.”  Please join us at this momentous occasion.  For additional information, please call Jackie at 410.546.5433.

Proceeds from the banquet will benefit the Eastern Shore Pregnancy Center, a non-profit organization providing support to anyone facing the challenges of a crisis or unintended pregnancy.

US brands Julian Assange And WikiLeaks ‘Enemies Of The State’ (VIDEO)

Doesn't This Make You Proud???


Burglars Caught In Pittsville

Burglary on Railroad Ave in Pittsville. HOMEOWNERS HAVE BURGLAR DETAINED!! Sheriffs Dept in route. Awesome!

UPDATE: Owner Located


If you could please give me a hand in trying to find my dog, I would greatly appreciate it. My 4 year old yellow lab ran off Thursday night in the Willow Creek area of Salisbury. He is approximately 85 pounds, is not neutered, and does not have a collar on at this time. As far as distingushing marks he has his dew claws removed and he currently has a skin infection that appears as red bumps on his belly. He does not bite and is very friendly. He loves to play ball, the water, and attention. Attached are two pictures of him. If you hear any thing please let me know. I can be reached by phone at 410-726-0625 or by email at


Don’t be fooled   by the supposedly bipartisan effort to investigate the Obama administration’s actions after the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya. Democrats are no more serious about challenging their leader in the White House than they have ever been.  

Trying to pass off his actions as part of a bipartisan effort at investigation, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-Mass.) started circulating a letter that his aides said would be asking for more information.
Republicans claimed that there were now calls from both parties for an examination of Obama and his administration’s actions; Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said:

Here Are 20 Cool Facts About America's War Dogs

Believe it or not, dogs have been fighting beside their human counterparts in military conflicts for the better part of the last 3,000 years.
Greeks, Egyptians, Persians, Romans, and yes, Americans.
We here at BI Military and Defense do a lot of slideshows about jets or tanks or patrols, but not much about our literal dogs of war.


Johns Hopkins Pediatric Oncology - You're Beautiful

Julian Assange Addressed The UN

Julian Assange addressed the UN on Wednesday via a satellite uplink from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where he's been holed up since June. Assange devoted his speech to Bradley Manning and the ongoing persecution in the United States of Wikileaks. Assange noted that Manning – the soldier accused of turning over U.S. diplomatic cables to Wikileaks to expose war crimes – has now been locked up for 856 days – far more than the legal maximum in the U.S. military, which is 120 days. Assange also slammed President Obama for taking credit for the Arab Spring – arguing that the Tunisian street vendor who set himself on fire triggering the first uprising in the Arab Spring did not do so to help Barack Obama get re-elected. Assange ended his speech by saying, "It is time for President Obama do the right thing, and join the forces of change, not in fine words but in fine deeds."

Boardwalk Skate Law Advances

A law allowing skateboarding on the Boardwalk has been drafted and approved by the Mayor and City Council to come forward next week to receive final approval.

On Tuesday, the Mayor and City Council voted to move a drafted ordinance to first reading that will allow skateboarding, for transportation purposes only, on Atlantic Avenue, or the Boardwalk, during the same off-season schedule that bicycles are allowed.

The law regarding skateboarding will transform from being unlawful for any person to operate a skateboard on Atlantic Avenue at any time to the following times.


Small Businesses Are Getting Screwed By Their Main Lobbying Organization

The mask is slipping off the National Federation of Independent Businesses. The organization, which claims to be an interest group on behalf of small businesses, was called out by the Center for Media and Democracy on a new website called The website alleges that instead of representing small business, the NFIB is actually doing the bidding of large transnational corporations against the best interests of small, independent businesses. One glaring example is the NFIB lobbying against Obamacare – which gives generous incentives to small businesses that provide health insurance to their employees. The NFIB also lobbies against proposed tax increases on the wealthy, despite the fact that such increases only affect 3% of small businesses. Not only that – the NFIB is radically partisan, while most small businesses are not. So far this election cycle, 98% of the NFIB's political donations have gone to Republicans. Clearly the NFIB isn't around to help small businesses – it's another shill organization to help giant corporations eat up small businesses on Main Streets all across America. Spread the word.

Evergreen Health gets $65M loan for Md. insurance CO-OP

Evergreen Health Cooperative Inc., founded by Dr. Peter Beilenson, has received a $65 million federal loan to start an insurance “CO-OP” in Maryland.
CO-OPs — Consumer Operated and Oriented Plans — are part of the 2010 federal Affordable Care Act. The program aims to encourage states to expand health insurance.
The loan comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Md. Labor Department Overpays Unemployment Claims, Auditors Find

The Maryland Labor Department’s Division of Unemployment Insurance overpaid millions in benefits to people who were actually working and shelled out unemployment benefits to people who were dead or in prison. The division also certified job stimulus tax credits for employers hiring the unemployed for some workers who weren’t actually receiving unemployment benefits.

Female Pedestrian Succumbs To Injuries From Hit And Run Crash, Newark

Newark-Maria V. Eldreth-52 of Wilmington, DE has died as a result of multiple traumatic injuries sustained after being struck by a vehicle on Corporate Boulevard, Newark, DE last Tuesday, September 25, 2012. Eldreth, who had been admitted in critical condition to the Christiana Hospital Trauma Center since the crash, was pronounced dead late last evening.
The Delaware State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate and conduct interviews to determine the circumstances surrounding this incident. Additional information regarding this incident and identification of the operator of the striking vehicle will be released pending charges.
No further details to be released at this time.


Area residents started coming together in a relief effort less than 24 hours after a fire destroyed several units of a bayside condominium Wednesday.

Three to six families were reportedly displaced by the fire at Bradley on the Bay, a condominium complex at 37th Street, that started at about 5:30 p.m. All lived in units on the top floor of the threestory building and some were at home at the time of the fire, said Ryan Whittington, spokesman for the Ocean City Fire Department.

The Red Cross provided hotel accommodations for some of the victims; others stayed with relatives or friends.


Border Patrol Agent Fatally Shoots California Woman

A Border Patrol agent fatally shot a 32-year-old mother of five Friday in suburban San Diego as he rode on the hood of her car after she ran into him, authorities and family members said.
The agent fired after being driven several hundred yards on the hood, Chula Vista police Capt. Gary Wedge told The Associated Press. The woman was later identified in a police statement as Valeria Alvarado.
The shooting occurred about five miles north of the Mexican border as plainclothes agents were looking to serve a felony warrant in the area to someone other than Alvarado, Border Patrol Deputy Chief Rodney Scott told U-T San Diego.