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Friday, January 13, 2012

Gay Mainers Look For Chance To Win Marriage Rights From Voters

Jan. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Maria Woodbury has called hundreds of voters in Maine since March to talk about making same-sex marriage legal. Some hang up, others say they’re too busy. One man, who said he grew up as a Catholic, stuck out.

While the nephew he’s raising alongside his two teenaged sons is gay, the man said he “strongly opposed” revising the law when they began talking last week, Woodbury said in an interview. Within 15 minutes, he had changed his mind.

“By the end of the conversation, he really wanted all his boys to have the same opportunities when they found the right person and wanted to marry,” said Woodbury, 31, an outreach worker for a coalition of gay-marriage supporters.


What If Elections Don't Matter?

What if Democrats and Republicans were two wings of the same bird of prey?

What if elections were actually useful tools of social control? What if they just provided the populace with meaningless participation in a process that validates an establishment that never meaningfully changes? What if that establishment doesn't want and doesn't have the consent of the governed? What if the two-party system was actually a mechanism used to limit so-called public opinion? What if there were more than two sides to every issue, but the two parties wanted to box you in to one of their corners?

What if there's no such thing as public opinion, because every thinking person has opinions that are uniquely his own? What if public opinion was just a manufactured narrative that makes it easier to convince people that if their views are different, there's something wrong with that -- or something wrong with them?

What if the whole purpose of the Democratic and Republican parties was not to expand voters' choices, but to limit them? What if the widely perceived differences between the two parties was just an illusion? What if the heart of government policy remains the same, no matter who's in the White House? What if the heart of government policy remains the same, no matter what the people want?


National Day Of Prayer

God Bless America and Shine your light on Her.
In 1952 President Truman established one day a year as a "National Day of Prayer."
In 1988 President Reagan designated the First Thursday in May of each year as the
National Day of Prayer.
In June 2007 (then) Presidential Candidate Barack Obama declared that the USA
"Was no longer a Christian nation."
President Obama canceled the 21st annual National Day of Prayer ceremony
at the White House under the ruse of "not wanting to offend anyone"

BUT.. on September 25, 2009 from 4 AM until 7 PM, a National Day of Prayer
FOR THE MUSLIM RELIGION was held on Capitol Hill, beside the White House.
There were over 50,000 Muslims in D.C. that day.

HE PRAYS WITH THE MUSLIMS! I Guess it Doesn't Matter if "Christians"are offended by this event - We obviously don't count as "anyone" anymore.

The direction this country is headed should strike fear in the heart of every Christian,especially knowing that the Muslim religion believes that if Christians cannot be converted, they should be annihilated.

Publishers Notes: Sent in by a reader.

The U.S. Sanctions Firms In China, Singapore And UAE Over Iranian Oil

The US government on Thursday sanctioned energy trading firms Zhuhai Zhenrong of China, Kuo Oil of Singapore and FAL Oil of UAE for doing business with Iran's energy sector.

The action bars the companies from receiving US export licenses, US Export Import Bank financing and loans worth more than $10 million from US banks, the State Department said in a press release.

The State Department said Zhenrong brokered the delivery of more than $500 million in gasoline to Iran between July 2010 and January 2011.

Kuo of Singapore sold more than $25 million in refined products to Iran between late 2010 and early 2011, the State Department said.

FAL provided more than $70 million in refined petroleum to Iran over multiple shipments in late 2010, the US said.


Why Employers Say They Can't Find Workers

Economists and labor experts say that in some industries, there is a legitimate talent shortage. Some think there are other factors. 'Employers have been spoiled by the recession.'


Texas Mom Sentenced To 45 Years For Killing Son, 6

A Texas woman was sentenced Friday to 45 years in prison for suffocating her 6-year-old son in a New Hampshire motel room and leaving his body along a dirt road in Maine.

Julianne McCrery, 42, of Irving, Texas, told prosecutors she had planned to kill herself and that she killed her son, Camden Hughes, because no one else was fit to raise him. But prosecutors say they have evidence McCrery felt the boy was an inconvenience, and that she planned to go about her own life after killing him.


Who's Most Gullible Online? Not Who You Think

Think grandma and grandpa are the most likely to fall for Internet scams? Think again, suggests a study on gullibility.


Coke, Pepsi Attempt To Ease Juice Fears

Coca-Cola Co. said Thursday it has been contacted by a "relatively small number" of consumers with questions about an unapproved fungicide the company reported finding in some of its orange juice sold in the US.

"We've received a relatively small number of calls," Coke spokesman Dan Schafer said.
Coke confirmed Wednesday that it had found the fungicide in orange juice made by Coke and its competitors, and alerted federal regulators that some Brazilian growers had sprayed trees with the substance, which is legal in Brazil but not approved for use in the US.

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Gray Wants Occupy DC Evicted

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray wants protesters who’ve been living in a tent city at McPherson Square to be removed, citing public health concerns.

With a letter to the National Park Service, Gray included a report by the D.C. Department of Health in which DOH Director Dr. Mohammed Akhter found conditions at McPherson Square are a public health threat as well as a threat to the protesters living there.


Documents Show How Fed Missed Housing Bust

(WASHINGTON) — Ben Bernanke presided over his first meeting as Federal Reserve chairman in March 2006 believing the nation's economy could pull off a "soft landing" from falling home prices. Three months later, Bernanke had begun to grasp that he and others had underestimated the risk housing posed to the economy.

Newly released transcripts of Fed meetings during Bernanke's first year as chairman show that, among Fed officials, he often expressed the most concern about housing. But no official, according to the transcripts, recognized the extent of the damage a housing bubble would cause. A year later, the housing market's collapse helped send the nation into its worst recession since the Great Depression.

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Going With The Flow For Great Sex

When you hear the words 'heart' and 'sex life' in the same sentence, odds are the speaker is probably talking about love. But your heart - or, more accurately, your cardiovascular system - actually has a lot to do with your ability to perform in the bedroom.

This concept was brought home to me recently when I caught up with my colleague, Dr. Madeleine Castellanos, author of a recent book dealing with male sexual issues. She reminded me that there’s no way we can talk about sexual issues like erectile dysfunction (ED) or other arousal disorders without talking about cardiovascular health.

"When you break it all down, everything in the body, including sex, is dependent on good blood flow," says Castellanos. "Our body's way of nourishing itself and keeping itself vibrant and alive is by carrying oxygen, hormones, and nutrients via the bloodstream to all tissues and cells. The more activity that a certain part of our body engages in, the more blood flow is directed to that area."


Will Dating "Ugly Men" Lead To A Beautiful Relationship?

Kirstie Alley made a bold New Years resolution on the Ellen DeGeneres Show when she declared that she is going to start dating ugly men. After claiming to have dated “players, “psychos, and the “unwell intentioned, Kirstie thinks that less-than-hot men might be more appreciative of her.

 A lot of women, like Kirstie, have been involved with that type of man. A guy who can't or won't sustain any type of real relationship-- leaving their partner feeling unwanted or used.

 Whether she was joking or not, Kirstie is on to something says Tina B. Tessina, PhD, (aka "Dr. Romance") psychotherapist and author of Money, Sex and Kids: Stop Fighting about the Three Things That Can Ruin Your Marriage.


Ohio Landlord Wants Commission To Reconsider Ruling On 'White Only' Sign

(CNN) -- A landlord wants the Ohio Civil Rights Commission on Thursday to reconsider its finding that she violated the law by posting a "white only" sign at her swimming pool.

Jamie Hein has asked the commission to reverse its initial ruling that found she violated the Ohio Civil Rights Act by putting up a sign that read "Public Swimming Pool, White Only" at her Cincinnati duplex.

The commission, meeting this week in Columbus, concluded last year that the sign "restricts the social contact between Caucasians and African Americans as well as reinforcing discrimination actions that are aimed at oppressing all 'people of color.'"


Teen Calls for Girl Scout Cookie Boycott Over Transgender Issue

It’s Girl Scout cookie time again. Just a few days ago, the Girl Scouts made news because of its newest cookie – the Savannah Smile. I’m not sure if the organization is smiling about the latest publicity.
If the prospect of a new cookie had you smacking your lips, here’s something that might just turn your stomach. A video posted on a website called Honest Girl Scouts features a 14-year-old girl calling for Americans to boycott the cookies this year.

Duchess Of York Faces Suit Over Turkey Children's Home Film

Istanbul (CNN) -- The Duchess of York faces charges in Turkey for going undercover and secretly filming children at a state-run home for a documentary, according to the semiofficial Anatolian news agency.

The Ankara Prosecutor's office accused the Duchess of York of violating the private lives and rights of five children while filming the program for Britain's ITV network, Anatolian reported Thursday.

A hidden camera was used during Sarah Ferguson's visit to the Children's Nurturing and Rehabilitation Center outside Ankara. She wore a disguise of a dark wig and headscarf for the filming.


Reaction To Possible New Bridge Varied But Guardedly Optimistic

DENTON Reaction varied but was guardedly optimistic among Caroline County residents and officials after Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr., D-Calvert, announced Wednesday that replacing the ailing Dover Bridge would be a priority of this year's General Assembly.
The bridge carries state Route 331 traffic across the Choptank River and connects Caroline and Talbot counties.
Former Preston Town Commissioner Ellery Adams said he is encouraged by Miller's statements.

Federal Freebies This Weekend

Be sure not to miss out on some federal freebies this weekend. National parks and forests that normally charge an entrance fee are waiving those fees Jan. 14-16. It's all in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Day.

Kathleen Edward, Michigan Girl With Huntington's Disease Who Was Taunted On Facebook, Dies

The sick 9-year-old Michigan girl who drew media attention after her grandmothers neighbor posted gruesome pictures of her on Facebook, died Wednesday night, her father told

Kathleen Edward was in the final stages of Huntingtons Disease, the same illness that claimed the lives of her mother and grandfather, the report said.


Customs And Border Protection Has Donated $1 Million Worth Of Unclaimed Merchandise To Charity

Sometimes shipments arrive at U.S. ports of entry without contact information or documentation. It becomes what the government calls General Order merchandise. After six months, if no one claims it, the government can dispose of it. The latest batch included clothes, linens, toys and shoes. CBP donated it to charities in Florida, Georgia and Texas. Not all General Order merchandise is donated. Sometimes CBP sells it at auction.

Another One In The Net/ Thou Shalt Not Watch Whales Eating

ONE of the unforgettable experiences to be had in California is to go whale watching in Monterey Bay. Nancy Black, a licensed marine biologist, is one of the scientists who lead these commercial outings, besides doing her own whale research. As Lawrence Biegel, her lawyer, tells it, one day Ms Black was in her research boat with assistants when killer whales attacked a pod of grey whales and killed a calf. Its blubber floated to the surface, and the killer whales were about to feed on it. Seizing this opportunity to film their behaviour, Ms Black threaded ropes through some pieces of blubber, then lowered a camera underwater.

The White House Wants To Hear From You

The Interior Department, the Coast Guard, the EPA, NOAA, the CDC, USGS and a host of other agencies will all have a role in implementing the nation's first-ever national ocean policy. The White House released a draft version of the policy's implementation plan yesterday, calling on agencies to work together to develop efficient, coordinated permitting processes, improve water quality, provide climate change forecasts and improve environmental response in the Arctic. It also includes plans for agencies to consolidate all their ocean data in a new section of The administration is asking for public comments on the plan. The comment period closes on Feb. 27.

MIT Climate Scientist's Wife Threatened In A "Frenzy of Hate"

Kerry Emanuel's inbox was flooded with menacing emails after Climate Desk's video on Republican Climate Hawks.

Prominent M.I.T. researcher Kerry Emanuel has been receiving an unprecedented "frenzy of hate" after a video featuring an interview with him was published last week by Climate Desk.

Emails contained "veiled threats against my wife," and other "tangible threats," Emanuel, a highly-regarded atmospheric scientist and director of M.I.T.'s Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate program, said in an interview. "They were vile, these emails. They were the kind of emails nobody would like to receive."
"What was a little bit new about it was dragging family members into it and feeling that my family might be under threat, so naturally I didn't feel very good about that at all," Emanuel said. "I thought it was low to drag somebody's spouse into arguments like this."

Air Force Academy Has A Drug Problem

The Air Force Academy says it's investigating a drug problem on its Colorado campus. Fifteen cadets are under investigation for use of illegal drugs at the academy, which has a strict zero-tolerance policy toward intoxicating substances other than alcohol, caffeine, tobacco and prescribed medications. Depending on the outcome of the investigation, the cadets could face courtmartial, non-judicial punishment under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, reprimands and involuntary separation from the Air Force.

President Obama Opposes ‘Efforts To Deny Rights To Same-Sex Couples’

White House spokesperson Shin Inouye told the Washington Blade yesterday that President Obama opposes the effort by New Hampshire Republicans to repeal marriage equality, saying he “believes strongly in stopping laws designed to take rights away;

 INOUYE: While the president does not weigh in on every single action taken by legislative bodies in our country, the record is clear that the president has long opposed divisive and discriminatory efforts to deny rights and benefits to same-sex couples. The president believes strongly in stopping laws designed to take rights away.


SOPA Opera: Does Your Legislator Support SOPA?

GO HERE to find out.

Two Children Bitten By Woman At Bookstore

In Mountain View, 46-year-old Polly Beltramo is accused of biting two children at a bookstore.
It happened around 1 p.m. on Thursday. The two kids were treated and released, so they are OK. The store co-owner of BookBuyers bookstore says the bites weren't too terrible, but he says the mother seemed quite traumatized.
Los Altos resident Scott Leonard read the story on the on the Internet. He told us he thought, "That's freakish, you know, right near where I hang out."
Downtown Mountain View is where a lot of people hang out.
"One of the employees ran to me and said 'There's great trouble down there,'" said Hotranatha Ajaya.

Governor Walker Accused of Over 1,000 Violations Of Campaign Finance Law, Could Face $557,500 Fine

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) may have violated his state’s campaign finance law over 1,000 times in the 2010 gubernatorial campaign by failing to properly report contributions, according to a new report.

Wisconsin law requires gubernatorial campaigns to disclose information about contributors who give more than $100. Again and again, Walker appears to have skirted that requirement.

One Wisconsin Now examined the Walker for Governor’s finance records and found 1,115 instances where the campaign received contributions of more than $100 but did not properly disclose who gave the money. In total, “Walker has improperly reported well over $500,000 in contributions from inside and outside of Wisconsin,” said Scot Ross, One Wisconsin Now Executive Director. According to the group, which has filed a complaint with the state Government Accountability Board, Walker’s violations could result in a fine of $557,500:


Principal Charged Over Hypnotized Fla. Students

NORTH PORT, Fla. - Criminal misdemeanor charges have been filed against a former southwest Florida high school principal accused of using hypnosis on students.

Officials say George Kenney hypnotized two North Port High students before their separate suicides last year. Kenney had been warned by his boss to stop using such one-on-one hypnosis with students.


To the complete Idiot who has been sending in President Obama death threats, I want you people to know something right here and now and I am extremely serious.

About 2 years ago the Anti Albero Bloggers made contact, (some how) with the FBI trying to claim I was making death threats towards the President. Within no time at all they had contacted me because they could not find any such remark on Salisbury News, because there were none.

Nevertheless, we had a pretty decent discussion about these people and what they've been capable of over the years but to make a long story short he gave me his e-mail address and phone number. He asked me, at any time, if someone sends in any death threats towards the President, would I be so kind as to forward them to him. Believe it or not, there's been quite a few and every single one of them were sent to him.

TODAY, there have been MANY such comments in which we have rejected, HOWEVER, if you think for a second they do not have the ability to track you back and find out WHO is making such threats, you're NUTS. I have forwarded every single one of them and today's comments seem to be much more harsh than any others in the past.

Hopefully some time soon we'll learn of someone here on the Eastern Shore who has been arrested for making such anonymous threats. The funny part about all of this is that once again the Anti Albero Bloggers thought they were getting one up on me again and once again it backfired on THEM.

You just keep sending in those stupid comments. I will continue to forward them to my contact and YOU will get locked up.

Full-Blown Civil War Erupts on Wall Street: As Reality Finally Hits The Financial Elite, They Start Turning On Each Other

Finally, after trillions in fraudulent activity, trillions in bailouts, trillions in printed money, billions in political bribing and billions in bonuses, the criminal cartel members on Wall Street are beginning to get what they deserve. As the Eurozone is coming apart at the seams and as the US economy grinds to a halt, the financial elite are starting to turn on each other. The lawsuits are piling up fast. Here’s an extensive roundup:

As I reported last week:

Collapse Roundup #5: Goliath On The Ropes, Big Banks Getting Hit Hard, It’s A “Bloodbath” As Wall Street’s Crimes Blow Up In Their Face

Time to put your Big Bank shorts on! Get ready for a run… The chickens are coming home to roost… The Global Banking Cartel’s crimes are being exposed left & right… Prepare for Shock & Awe…

Well, well… here’s your Shock & Awe:

First up, this shockingly huge $196 billion lawsuit just filed against 17 major banks on behalf of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Bank of America is severely exposed in this lawsuit. As the parent company of Countrywide and Merrill Lynch they are on the hook for $57.4 billion. JP Morgan is next in the line of fire with $33 billion. And many death spiraling European banks are facing billions in losses as well.

FHA Files a $196 Billion Lawsuit Against 17 Banks

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), as conservator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises), today filed lawsuits against 17 financial institutions, certain of their officers and various unaffiliated lead underwriters. The suits allege violations of federal securities laws and common law in the sale of residential private-label mortgage-backed securities (PLS) to the Enterprises.

Complaints have been filed against the following lead defendants, in alphabetical order:

1. Ally Financial Inc. f/k/a GMAC, LLC – $6 billion
2. Bank of America Corporation – $6 billion
3. Barclays Bank PLC – $4.9 billion
4. Citigroup, Inc. – $3.5 billion
5. Countrywide Financial Corporation -$26.6 billion
6. Credit Suisse Holdings (USA), Inc. – $14.1 billion
7. Deutsche Bank AG – $14.2 billion
8. First Horizon National Corporation – $883 million
9. General Electric Company – $549 million
10. Goldman Sachs & Co. – $11.1 billion
11. HSBC North America Holdings, Inc. – $6.2 billion
12. JPMorgan Chase & Co. – $33 billion
13. Merrill Lynch & Co. / First Franklin Financial Corp. – $24.8 billion
14. Morgan Stanley – $10.6 billion
15. Nomura Holding America Inc. – $2 billion
16. The Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC – $30.4 billion
17. Société Générale – $1.3 billion

These complaints were filed in federal or state court in New York or the federal court in Connecticut. The complaints seek damages and civil penalties under the Securities Act of 1933, similar in content to the complaint FHFA filed against UBS Americas, Inc. on July 27, 2011. In addition, each complaint seeks compensatory damages for negligent misrepresentation. Certain complaints also allege state securities law violations or common law fraud. [read full FHFA release]


Three Injured In Bridgeville Crash

Location: Eastbound Federalsburg Road (SR 18) at Atlanta Road, Bridgeville, DE.

Date and Time of Occurrence: Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.

Operators and Vehicles:

Operator #1: Wanda S. Milligan, 44, Federalsburg, MD
Vehicle #1: 1999 Dodge Caravan

Operator #2: Ivan Tiburcio, 29, Haverhill, MA
Vehicle #2: 2002 Freightliner Tractor and Trailer

Other Injured:

Sharvonda Ferguson, 24, Federalsburg, MD
Amber Dobson, 18, Federalsburg, MD

Bridgeville, DE- The Delaware State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit is currently investigating a serious motor vehicle crash that occurred yesterday evening just west of Bridgeville.

The incident happened as Wanda Milligan, 44, was operating a 1999 Dodge Caravan and was traveling northbound on Atlanta Road approaching Federalsburg Road. As Milligan reached the intersection, she failed to stop for a stop sign, and entered into the eastbound lane of Federalsburg Road. Milligan’s vehicle then struck the trailer portion of a 2002 Freightliner tractor and trailer. The force of the impact knocked the rear wheels off of the trailer.

Wanda Milligan, who was properly restrained at the time of the crash, was removed from the scene and flown by Delaware State Police helicopter to the Christiana Hospital Trauma Center where she was admitted with serious injuries. Alcohol use by Milligan is being considered as a factor in the crash.

A front seat passenger in Milligan’s vehicle, Sharvonda Ferguson, who was also properly restrained, was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where she was treated for her injuries.

A rear seat passenger in Milligan’s car, Amber Dobson, who was not properly restrained, was ejected from the car. She was also removed from the scene by EMS and transported to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where she was admitted with serious injuries.

Ivan Tiburcio was not injured.

The roadway at the scene was closed for approximately 5 hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.

This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit.

Judge: John Edwards Has Life-Threatening Condition

GREENSBORO, N.C. — A federal judge says she has two letters from a cardiologist saying ex-presidential candidate John Edwards has a life-threatening condition that will require surgery in February.

The letters were revealed during a hearing Friday to consider whether the ex-North Carolina Senator would go on trial later this month for alleged campaign finance violations.

Attorneys for Edwards were seeking a 60-day delay to allow time for Edwards to recover. The judge delayed the trial to March 26.


Who Assassinated An Iranian Nuclear Scientist? Israel Isn't Telling

Like three previous Iranian scientists ambushed on their morning commute, the latest nuclear expert to die on his way to work was a victim of Israel's Mossad, Western intelligence sources tell TIME. Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan, an expert on a phase of uranium enrichment, perished on a Tehran street on Wednesday after an assassin in a passing motorcycle attached a magnetized explosive to the side of his Peugeot 405. "Yeah, one more," a senior Israeli official said with a smile. "I don't feel sad for him."

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Judge In Va. Rejects GOP Primary Ballot Appeal

RICHMOND, Va. - A federal judge has refused to add Texas Gov. Rick Perry and three other candidates to Virginia's Republican presidential primary ballot.

U.S. District Judge John Gibney ruled Friday that the candidates should have challenged Virginia's primary qualifying rules earlier. Gibney said they knew the rules months ago.


Detectives Probe Millsboro Home Invasion

Location: Residence located in the 32000 block of Shoppes at Longneck, Millsboro, DE

Date of Occurrence: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 12:40 a.m.


45 year old male resident


Suspect #1: Black male, 20-28 years of age, 5’08”-5’11” tall, with a dark complexion. He was last seen wearing a dark colored jacket, dark pants, dark gloves, and a dark face mask. He was also armed with a handgun.
Suspect #2: Black male, 20-28 years of age, 5’08”-5’10” tall, 150-160 lbs. He was last seen wearing dark colored clothing and a face mask.
Suspect #3: Black male, 20-28 years of age, 5’08”-5’10” tall, 150-160 lbs. He was also last seen wearing dark clothing and a face mask.

Millsboro, DE- Delaware State Police detectives are currently investigating a home invasion style robbery that occurred early Wednesday morning in Millsboro.

The incident occurred at approximately 12:40 a.m. on January 11, as a 45 year old male victim heard a knock on the door to his residence located in the 32000 block of Shoppes at Longneck in the Lingo Creek Apartments, in Millsboro. The victim began to open the door at which time three male subjects, all dressed in dark clothing and wearing face masks, forced their way into the apartment. As one of the suspects, who was armed with a semi-automatic handgun, held the victim at gunpoint, the other two began searching the home. The suspects located and removed an undisclosed amount of cash as well as prescription drugs from the home before fleeing. The victim was not injured.

The Delaware State Police are asking anyone who may have any information in reference to this incident to contact the Major Crimes Unit at Troop 4 at 302-856-5850. 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

Elkton Woman Faces Jail For Giving Teen Abortion Pill

An Elkton woman may face prison time for giving an abortion pill ordered from an overseas website to a pregnant 16-year-old girl.

Sixty-two-year-old Sandra Craine pleaded guilty last month to reckless endangerment as part of a deal with Cecil County prosecutors. A second-degree child abuse charge was dropped.


REPORT: News Networks Ignore Controversial SOPA Legislation

Controversial legislation that the co-founder of Google has warned "would put us on a par with the most oppressive nations in the world" has received virtually no coverage from major American television news outlets during their evening newscasts and opinion programming. The parent companies of most of these networks, as well as two of the networks themselves, arelisted as official "supporters" of this legislation on the U.S. House of Representatives' website. 

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Owners Of Runaway Dog Get Their Day In Court

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WUSA) -- What happens if you take your dog to a kennel and it escapes, never to be seen again. Who's at fault? It's a question that was put before a District Judge in Annapolis Thursday afternoon.
The court battle has been brewing for over three years. In November 2008, the plaintiffs, Joseph and Sharon Donzanti, boarded their miniature greyhound at the Dogwood Acres Pet Retreat before flying out of town. The next evening, they called the kennel to check in on 10-month-old Deano.

"There was a pause and a long hold and then all of a sudden they said, 'Your dog has been missing since early this morning," remembers Joseph Donzanti.

The Donzantis flew home on the next flight and drove straight to Dogwood Acres. The couple has no children, so they say they treated Deano like their own child.


Rand Paul Returns $500K In Office Budget To Treasury

Freshman Sen. Rand Paul is making good on his promise to cut federal spending. The Kentucky Republican and tea-party favorite said Thursday he’s returning $500,000 to the U.S. Treasury — money from his operating budget that his office never spent.
The half million dollars represents about 16 percent of Paul’s annual budget. He contended no senator had returned as much to taxpayers, though at least two senators disputed that claim. An aide to Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) said his office returned $636,036 in unspent money to the Treasury in Fiscal Year 2010 and another $503,161 in 2011.
“I ran to stop the reckless spending. And I ran to end the damaging process of elected officials acting as errand boys, competing to see who could bring back the biggest check and the most amount of pork,” Paul said at a news conference in Louisville, where he presented taxpayers with a massive mock check for $500,000.


(Pikesville, MD) - Today, the nation recognizes National AMBER Alert Awareness Day. Since the program’s inception, 554 abducted children across the country have been safely recovered as a direct result of AMBER Alerts.

While there are 120 plans across the country, there is one official AMBER Alert plan in Maryland and that plan is administered by the Maryland State Police, in cooperation with Maryland broadcasters. This statewide plan is recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Since the inception of the Maryland plan in August of 2002, there have been only twenty-nine activations. In all but the first case, the children were successfully recovered.

As a founding member of the Maryland AMBER Alert Advisory Board, MSP Colonel Marcus L. Brown emphasizes the importance of partnerships, “The success of the Maryland AMBER Alert Plan can be directly credited to the growing number and commitment of national and state partnerships. We will continue to work very closely with public and private entities to ensure as many ‘eyes and ears’ receive an AMBER Alert message in order to quickly and safely locate an abducted child.”

While technology is one of the greatest assets to the program, it is also one of the greatest hindrances. Nationwide, the “AMBER Alert” name has been the subject of various hoax texts and emails. A well-intentioned public often forwards misguided, phony, or outdated texts, emails and/or messages via social networks which refer to AMBER Alerts. We strongly urge the public to react only to AMBER Alerts from authorized sources, such as: the Maryland State Police website (AMBER Alert is located on the home page), wireless AMBER Alerts, Center for Missing & Exploited Children. The furtherance of such phony, misguided, or outdated “alerts” jeopardizes the integrity of the AMBER Alert plan and, potentially, a child’s life. To receive AMBER Alerts, the public may sign-up to receive free text messages via Those who sign-up will also receive the AMBER Alert cancellation message when the alert is no longer required.

The Maryland State Police strictly adheres to the AMBER Alert criteria, as recommended by the Department of Justice: the abducted child must be aged 17 or younger, the child must be in imminent danger of serious bodily injury or death, and there must be enough descriptive information about the abducted child, suspect and vehicle in order to make an AMBER Alert activation viable. The Maryland AMBER Alert plan is not intended for runaways or for the majority of parental abductions, except in rare circumstances.

Justice Dept. Sides With Man Suing Baltimore Police In Recording Suit

BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Baltimore police delete video of a controversial arrest at the Preakness from a man’s cell phone. Now, he’s suing and he’s got a powerful new ally.

Meghan McCorkell explains what could be a deciding factor in this case.


Theft Arrest- Deer Run

DATE: January 12, 2011
CBI Case # 11-0245
LOCATION: Deer Run Golf Club
8804 Logtown Road
Berlin, MD
CHARGES: Theft – Scheme $500.00 plus
Theft – Scheme $10,000 to $100,000
ACCUSED: Amanda Carol LUBINIECKI W/F 27yoa
Laurel, Delaware

On October 13, 2011 a Trooper from the Maryland State Police – Berlin Barrack took an initial report of a Theft from the management of Deer Run Golf Club, Berlin, Worcester County, Maryland. From their internal audit they identified that multiple checks had been written to LUBINIECKI from their Operations Account dating back to July 2009.

As a result the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation was contacted and asked to take the lead and continue the investigation. During the next two months Subpoenas for related bank records were requested and ultimately nearly 3000 documents were obtained. These documents were reviewed and seventy-four (74) checks were identified being paid to LUBINIECKI that totaled $45,182.56.

During an interview with LUBINIECKI after being advised of her Miranda Rights she ultimately gave a full confession. She has been charged with the above crimes and a Preliminary Inquiry is schedule for the first week of February 2012. Final disposition of these charges are pending through the Maryland Court System.

Palin Advises Romney On Bain

The Romney campaign's "Bain problem," which is also now the Republican party's problem, doesn't look like it's going away anytime soon. Sure, Republicans are figuring out that this is not a winning issue for them. Thus they've circled their wagons around Romney, and even tried to get Newt to turn it down a couple of notches. Even the funder who gave Newt the money to green-light "When Mitt Romney Came To Down" is having second thoughts.

But never mind all that. The story has now gotten big enough to draw Sarah Palin out of an extended break from her bus tour, to advise Romney to open up the books on his tenure at Bain.


Business, Manufacturing Groups Send Letter To Obama On Keystone Pipeline

A group of 100 business and manufacturing groups has sent a letter to President Obama urging him to quickly approve the Keystone XL pipeline, saying it would be “irresponsible” for the president to halt the job-creating project.

“With your approval, this shovel-ready project will provide 20,000 jobs in construction and manufacturing in the next two years, and add tens of thousands of additional jobs throughout the economy in other sectors including service, retail and distribution,” the Jan. 11 letter said.

“With our nation’s stubbornly high unemployment, it would be irresponsible to let such good-paying jobs slip away.”

The letter, signed by such groups as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers, and the Business Roundtable, urges the president to approve the pipeline project quickly, saying that a myriad of industries would see new jobs created.

Citing a provision in the recently passed payroll tax holiday that directs the president to make a decision on the pipeline within the next few weeks, the letter said that environmental concerns should not stop the pipeline from being built.

“The State Department’s announcement that it was delaying a decision on Keystone XL cited a need to study an alternative route in Nebraska around the Sandhills region. The federal payroll tax legislation recently passed with strong bipartisan support and signed into law allows the State Department and Nebraska as much time as necessary to identify and review a new route, while allowing construction to begin elsewhere along the pipeline route,” the letter states.

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Scarlet Fever Outbreak At Southwest Baltimore School; 3 Students Confirmed Sick

BALTIMORE (WJZ)– A warning from the Baltimore City Health Department about a confirmed outbreak of scarlet fever at one city school. Doctors say it’s extremely contagious in kids.

Kai Jackson explains what health officials are doing about it.


Murder In Wicomico County Last Night



January 13, 2012
East Road, Salisbury, Wicomico County, MD

On January 12, 2012 at approximately 2345 hours, Wicomico County Sheriffs Deputies responded to the area of West Road Apartments on East Road, Salisbury, Wicomico County, MD in reference to a report of shots fired. Deputies located the body of Arnold Fagans Jr. in the parking lot of West Road Apartments Salisbury, Wicomico County, MD. The investigation into the person(s) responsible for this murder is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact WBI at 410-548-4898 or Crime Solvers at 410-548-1776. Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to 1000.00 dollars for information that leads to an arrest and conviction of the person(s) involved.

Chamber To Obama: You ‘Missed The Biggest In-Sourcing Opportunity’ --Keystone Pipeline

While President Barack Obama has been touting the importance of “in-sourcing” jobs into the United States (as opposed to outsourcing jobs overseas), the U.S. Chamber of Commerce reminded America on Thursday that Obama recently rejected one of the most prominent and beneficial in-sourced opportunities: the Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry tar sand oil through middle America to refineries on the Gulf Coast and create at least 20,000 jobs.

The 1,700-mile Keystone pipeline, which starts in Canada and would end on the Texas coast, has been under review by the Obama administration’s State Department for several years. While a green light from the State Department for the project was expected last fall, the department, under pressure from environmentalists, decided in November to delay its decision until 2013.

On Thursday, at a press conference following the annual State of American Business 2012, Bruce Josten, vice president of government affairs with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, cited Obama’s announcement on Wednesday that he would “reward” businesses that bring jobs to the United States through tax credits. Josten, however, added, “The president missed the biggest in-sourcing opportunity yesterday and it’s called the Keystone Pipeline.”

“The smart thing to do would be to approve it,” Josten said, noting that the pipeline has cleared a three-year environmental review and that now politics are standing in the way of the project moving forward.


U.S. Warns Iran Leader Of Another "Red Line"

The United States government has reportedly conveyed a direct message to the supreme leader of Iran, warning him that any move by the Islamic Republic's elite Revolutionary Guard to cut off shipping traffic through the strategically vital Strait of Hormuz would evoke a swift response from the world's most powerful military.
The message, conveyed by a secret, mysterious "channel of communication," according to a report in The New York Times - if it was actually communicated to Ayatollah Ail Khamenei - is evidence of just how serious the U.S. is taking Iran's lingering threat to close the Strait if the world stops buying their oil.

U.S. Sends Top Iranian Leader A Warning On Strait Threat

The Obama administration is relying on a secret channel of communication to warn Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, that closing the Strait of Hormuz is a “red line” that would provoke an American response, according to United States government officials.

he officials declined to describe the unusual contact between the two governments, and whether there had been an Iranian reply. Senior Obama administration officials have said publicly that Iran would cross a “red line” if it made good on recent threats to close the strait, a strategically crucial waterway connecting the Persian Gulf to the Gulf of Oman, where 16 million barrels of oil — about a fifth of the world’s daily oil trade — flow through every day.

Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said this past weekend that the United States would “take action and reopen the strait,” which could be accomplished only by military means, including minesweepers, warship escorts and potentially airstrikes.


Man From Princess Anne Co. Sentenced To 10 Years In Murder

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — A Princess Anne man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for the strangulation of a Salisbury woman in 2007.

Forty-seven-year-old Warren Ballard pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of 51-year-old Shirley Smith. He was sentenced on Wednesday.


Fruitland Police Department Press Releases 1-13-12

DATE & TIME: Thursday January 9, 2012 @ 2100 hours

INCIDENT: Shoplifting

LOCATION: Walmart (N. Fruitland Blvd.)

CASE NO.: 2012-0042

PERSON CHARGED: Timothy R. Johnson

AGE: 40

ADDRESS: Salisbury, Maryland

CHARGES: Theft under $100.00

DISPOSITION: Released to custody of Central Booking at WCDC

SYNOPSIS: On the above date and time Fruitland officers responded to the Walmart store located at 409 N. Fruitland Blvd for a shoplifter. Upon arrival, officers learned that the above named suspect had concealed numerous items in a device that he had fashioned for that purpose. Officers located several items, belonging to Walmart that the suspect had attempted to exit the store without paying for. The suspect was arrested and transported to WCDC and released to Central Booking without further incident.

DATE & TIME: Thursday January 12, 2012 @1900 hours

INCIDENT: Burglary

LOCATION: 500 Block of Hayward Avenue

CASE NO.: 2012-0052

PERSON CHARGED: Kenneth W. Watson

AGE: 49

ADDRESS: Pocomoke, Maryland

CHARGES: Burglary
Malicious Destruction of Property

DISPOSITION: Released to custody of Central Booking at WCDC

SYNOPSIS: On the above date and time Fruitland officers responded to the 500 Block of Hayward Avenue for a Burglary. Upon arrival Officers observed that numerous items from the residence and shed were scattered throughout the yard. Throughout the course of the investigation a suspect was developed and he was located nearby. The above named suspect was learned to have forced entry through a window and proceeded to destroy property inside of the residence. Other evidence was present linking the suspect to the crime and he was arrested and transported to WCDC and released to Central Booking without incident.

Obama Seeks Power To Merge Six Agencies

(WASHINGTON) — President Barack Obama will ask Congress on Friday for greater power to shrink the federal government, and his first idea is merging six sprawling trade and commerce agencies whose overlapping programs can be baffling to businesses, a senior administration official told The Associated Press.

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President Obama’s Got Sons?

Breaking news!

President Obama, speaking last night in Chicago at a fundraiser at a private home, unloaded this bombshell:

Obama, according to the White House transcript, talked about “The first bill I signed — a bill that said that we’re going to have equal pay for equal work because I want my daughters treated the same way as my sons.”


Maryland Session Opens With Focus On Tax Hikes

Wide-ranging session kicks off with O'Malley suggesting 1 cent sales tax increase

Even before the Maryland General Assembly convened Wednesday, Gov. Martin O'Malley plunged lawmakers into the issue of tax increases by floating the idea of a penny increase in the sales tax.

In a pre-session radio interview, he said raising the tax from 6 cents on the dollar to 7 cents would close the projected $1.1 billion budget shortfall.

"Frankly, if I had my druthers, I'd rather do the one penny on the sales tax," the Democrat said. "It gives us flexibility - have that address our operating needs and then transition that into the sort of revenue stream that then allows us to do greater bonding capacity for the transportation. That's what I'd like to do."

O'Malley made the remarks during an interview with WEAA-FM's Marc Steiner in Annapolis.

In 2007, at O'Malley's insistence, the General Assembly raised the tax from 5 cents to 6 cents.


The True Believer

Last May, Ron Paul filed his financial disclosure form, and The Wall Street Journal enlisted financial analyst William Bernstein to scrutinize his investments.

"Paul's portfolio isn't merely different," said an astonished Journal, "it's shockingly different."

Twenty-one percent of his $2.4 to $5.5 million was in real estate, 14 percent in cash. He owns no bonds. Only 0.1 percent is invested in stocks, and Paul bought these "short," betting the price will plunge. Every other nickel is sunk into gold and silver mining companies.


BREAKING NEWS: 4th Grade Student From Pemberton Passed Away Last Night

A 4th grade female student from Pemberton passed away from natural causes in her sleep last night. I'm leaving all additional details out of this announcement.

What can you say at times like this. I'm speechless.

Boy, 6, Gets A Ticket, After Toy Motorcycle Hits SUV

(CBS/AP) CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico - We can probably all agree that 6 is too young to be driving.
But what if it's just a toy motorcycle?
Police in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez ticketed a 6-year-old boy for reckless driving, driving without a license and not having his toy motorcycle registered, after he crashed it into an SUV.

The Hidden Dark Agenda Of Public Education

“An alien collectivist (socialist) philosophy, much of which came from Europe, crashed onto the shores of our nation, bringing with it radical changes in economics, politics, and education, funded - surprisingly enough - by several wealthy American families and their tax-exempt foundations. The goal of these wealthy families and their foundations - a seamless non-competitive global system for commerce and trade - when stripped of flowery expressions of concern for minorities, the less fortunate, etc., represented the initial stage of what this author now refers to as the deliberate dumbing down of America. Seventy years later, the carefully laid plans to change America from a sovereign, constitutional republic with a free enterprise economic base to just one of many nations in an international socialist (collectivist) system (New World Order) are apparent. Only a dumbed down population, with no memory of America’s roots as a prideful nation, could be expected to willingly succumb to the global workforce training planned by the Carnegie Corporation and the John D. Rockefellers, I and II.”

- US Department of Education Senior Policy Advisor Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt

“An alien collectivist (socialist) philosophy, much of which came from Europe, crashed onto the shores of our nation, bringing with it radical changes in economics, politics, and education, funded - surprisingly enough - by several wealthy American families and their tax-exempt foundations. The goal of these wealthy families and their foundations - a seamless non-competitive global system for commerce and trade - when stripped of flowery expressions of concern for minorities, the less fortunate, etc., represented the initial stage of what this author now refers to as the deliberate dumbing down of America. Seventy years later, the carefully laid plans to change America from a sovereign, constitutional republic with a free enterprise economic base to just one of many nations in an international socialist (collectivist) system (New World Order) are apparent. Only a dumbed down population, with no memory of America’s roots as a prideful nation, could be expected to willingly succumb to the global workforce training planned by the Carnegie Corporation and the John D. Rockefellers, I and II.”


Wicomico County Sheriff's Department Press Releases 1-13-12

Incident: Wear and Carry Handgun
Date of Incident: 11 January 2012
Location: Athol Road Hebron, MD
Suspect: Kevin W. Green, 49, Hebron, MD

Narrative: On 11 January 2012
, a deputy from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office was investigating a traffic accident at Athol Road and Cherry Walk Road in Hebron. During that investigation another vehicle approached the accident scene at a high rate of speed and nearly struck the deputy’s patrol car.

The deputy approached that vehicle and the driver was identified as the suspect, Kevin W. Green. The deputy observed a handgun in a holster next to Green. Green was detained, and the handgun which was loaded, was recovered. Green was placed under arrest, and charged with the below offenses.

The deputy transported Green to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. After an initial appearance, the Commissioner released Green on personal recognizance.

Charges: Wear/Carry a handgun in a vehicle
Wear/Carry a dangerous and deadly weapon

Incident: Theft
Date of Incident: 11 January 2012
Location: Ocean Gateway Mardela Springs, MD
Suspect: Timothy L. Spicer Jr., 44, Mardela Springs, MD

Narrative: On 11 January 2012
, a deputy from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation into a theft of a Maryland registration plate that occurred on Bridge Street in Mardela Springs. The ensuing investigation led to the location and arrest of the suspect, Timothy L. Spicer Jr., as well as the recovery of the stolen registration plate.

The deputy transported Spicer to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. After an initial appearance, the Commissioner placed a $10,000 bond on Spicer.

Charges: Theft
Operating an unregistered vehicle
Driving while suspended


Green projects, capital improvements will support nearly 300 jobs

ANNAPOLIS, MD (January 13, 2012)
– Governor Martin O’Malley today announced nearly $23 million in the proposed FY2013 capital budget for State Park and other public land projects that will support nearly 300 jobs, help restore our environment, reduce energy usage and improve services to visitors and citizens.

Governor O’Malley made the announcement at Sandy Point State Park near Annapolis, one of the State’s busiest parks where energy efficient upgrades, stormwater management improvements, better natural play areas for children, and sustainable trails for families will be part of the State’s investment.

“Today, we’re proposing to invest $22.7 million from our capital budget to make much-needed improvements to our State Parks – an investment that will support nearly 300 jobs in our State, help us make our parks more sustainable, and support our thriving tourism industry,” said Governor O’Malley. “Our State Parks are tremendous economic engines in our State with a $650 million annual impact in on our local economies, a great resource for Maryland families, and a big part of why our tourism industry remains so strong even in tough times.”

The funding includes more than $14 million in enhancements from the Governor’s capital budget, in addition to $8.7 million derived from the Department of Natural Resources annual transfer tax allocation for a diverse set of projects to improve infrastructure, green the State’s parks and protect the Bay.

“I applaud Governor O’Malley for making this critical investment in our public lands, during these difficult financial times,” said DNR Secretary John Griffin. “This improvement effort recalls the days of the Civilian Conservation Corps, which built many of Maryland’s State Parks, creating jobs, ‘greening’ public lands as conservation models and inspiring millions of visitors with better places to enjoy our State’s natural beauty and unique heritage.”

Under the leadership of Governor O’Malley, the Maryland Park Service has embarked on a system-wide commitment to “green” its 66 state parks – which host more than 10 million visitors each year –as models of sustainability and conservation best practices. Strategic actions to date have focused on energy improvements, new state-of-the-art green building design and construction, sustainable trails and recycling, as well as environmental restoration including reforestation and stormwater management improvements to help the Bay.

In addition to providing unparalleled recreation opportunities for citizens and visitors, State Parks provide summer employment and green jobs training for at risk youth through the Governor’s Conservation Jobs Corps, which has graduated 820 young people since 2008. In 2010 their work on maintenance, landscaping and construction jobs saved the State an estimated $2.7 million dollars.

Looking ahead, the State’s parks will also serve as outdoor classrooms for the State’s new environmental literacy requirements.

“State Parks are the epitome of affordable getaways for families, models for living in harmony with nature, and a vital tonic for the mind, body and spirit,” said Tim Casey, Chair of the Governor’s State Park Advisory Commission. “These strategic investments will benefit millions of Marylanders, increasing access to the outdoors, creating jobs and restoring the environment for today and future generations.”

The Maryland State Parks Economic Impact and Visitor Study is available online here.

Poll: 43 Percent Of People Think Tebow’s Success Is Due To Divine Intervention … Including 54 Percent Of Republicans

So it’s come to our attention that you’ve been taking this Tebow-divine intervention thing seriously all this time? Sigh.
Noticing a Tebowing craze that’s swept the world and the fact that the Broncos are still alive in the playoffs, the folks at the survey company Poll Position decided to find out exactly how many folks thinkthat Tebow’s success is indeed due to the Lord’s intervention. Their findings.


ANNAPOLIS – The Maryland Democratic Party raised more than $1 million in 2011, and will begin 2012 with more than $700,000 in the bank. Maryland Democrats clearly have the momentum heading into a critical election year.

The Maryland Democratic Party will capitalize on our financial advantage and run a strong campaign to elect more Democrats across our state and do our part to reelect President Barack Obama this fall. The enthusiastic support we continue to receive is a compelling signal that Marylanders recognize our party remains in line with the principles of inclusion, diversity and opportunity that we all share, and our elected leaders work to advance.

Our fundraising momentum stands in stark contrast to the debt-ridden and out-of-touch Maryland GOP. The resources of Maryland Democrats completely overshadow the Maryland Republican Party, who is once again significantly in debt and has had to abandon their Annapolis headquarters.


A terrific test. And it shows results in a number of ways. It surely indicates that the majority of

Americans don't know what's going on.

Interesting and simple test. It's astonishing that so many people got less than half right.

These results say that 80% of the (voting) public doesn't have a clue - and that's pretty scary.

There are no tricks here - just a simple test to see if you are current on your information.

This is quite good and the results are interesting.

Test your knowledge with 13 questions, then be ready to shudder when you see how others did.

Click here: Test Your News IQ - Pew Research Center



A sick man turned to his doctor as he was preparing to

Leave the examination room and said,

'Doctor, I am afraid to die.

Tell me what lies on the other side.'

Very quietly, the doctor said, 'I don't know..'

You don't know? You're, a Christian man,

And don't know what's on the other side?'

The doctor was holding the handle of the door;

On the other side came a sound of scratching and whining,

And as he opened the door, a dog sprang into the room

And leaped on him with an eager show of gladness.

Turning to the patient, the doctor said,

'Did you notice my dog?

He's never been in this room before.

He didn't know what was inside.

He knew nothing except that his master was here,

And when the door opened, he sprang in without fear.

I know little of what is on the other side of death,

But I do know one thing...

I know my Master is there and that is enough.'

Fill In The Blank 01/13/12

If the Presidential Elections were today,______ would absolutely get MY vote.

BREAKING NEWS: Joran van der Sloot Sentenced For Murder In Peru

Joran van der Sloot, suspected in the disappearance of American teen Natalee Holloway, is sentenced to 28 years for the murder of Stephany Flores in Peru.

From Fox News

Jenny Craig And Purina Team Up To Slim Down Your Pudgy Pet

Has your pooch just been longing to fit back into her skinny leash? Or perhaps your cat is well, too fat for your lap. Jenny Craig and Purina don't want your furry friend to languish in chubbiness, which is why they've teamed up help you slim down your pet.



ANNAPOLIS, MD Governor Martin O’Malley will make an announcement regarding additional investments in Maryland State Parks.

In addition to providing unlimited recreational opportunities for Maryland families and visitors, Maryland’s 66 State parks have a $650 million annual impact– supporting jobs and local economies, providing green jobs skills training for at risk youth, and providing an outdoor classroom for environmental learning.

It's All Been Done Before

One of the downsides of having government education camps (the school system) "educate" most of us slaves is that most of us have no clue what occured prior to our own lifetimes. And what we think we know is incorrect or never happened.

Everything that is currently going on in the US... government "stimulus", massive deficits, pending bankruptcy and the use of the crisis to institute more government controls and blame the "free market" has already happened twice in the last century in the US. The following cartoon with the outline of the grand plan was printed in the Chicago Tribune in 1934, just after the first bankruptcy of the US Government in 1933.

Sound like a familiar plan?

The US Government, after installing the communist-fashioned Federal Reserve system in 1913, and the subsequent war it enabled, World War I, just a few months later, had already bankrupted itself by 1933. That was when the US Government had to confiscate gold and then devalue the US dollar in order to survive. That was US bankruptcy #1.

Then after bankrupting itself during World War II and the Vietnam War, the US was again bankrupt and the only way to salvage itself was to remove all gold backing from the Federal Reserve Note and go to an unbacked fiat currency on August 15, 1971. That was US bankruptcy #2.

Mostly through the use of force and the deceit of inflation, and on the backs of a population of the world's most productive people, the US Government managed to keep the latest iteration of the Government and the dollar alive until now.


Today's Help Wanted 1-13-12

Businesses looking to fill positions can put their information in comments for FREE.


The price of gas at the station near my house was $3.53 this morning. That is up about $0.20 in the last two weeks. Prices are 10% higher than last January. They are 24% higher than they were in January 2010. They are 97% higher than they were in January 2009. I’m sure glad Bernanke assures us that inflationary pressures are non-existant. If you don’t believe my figures, check it out yourself:

Coons: DE Small Biz Owners "Cautiously Optimistic"

Senator Coons says small business owners in Delaware feel "cautiously optimistic" about their economic future.

The Democrat tells WDEL News he's been traveling up and down the state getting input from business owners on what can be done to improve the state's business climate.


Bain Capital Owns Clear Channel (Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Michael Savage, Etc.)

Wouldn’t it be great if a Republican presidential candidate could just buy the support of just about every major conservative talk show host in America? Well, it may not be as far-fetched as you may think.

Clear Channel owns more radio stations (850) than anyone else in the United States. They also own Premiere Radio Networks, the company that syndicates the radio shows of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Glenn Beck, among others. Needless to say, Clear Channel basically owns conservative talk radio in the United States. So who owns Clear Channel? Well, it turns out that Bain Capital is one of the primary owners of Clear Channel. Yes, you read that correctly. The company that Mitt Romney ran for so long is one of the “big bosses” over virtually all conservative talk radio in America. Of course Mitt Romney is not running Bain Capital anymore. He is a “retired partner”, but he still has a huge financial stake in Bain Capital. We’re talking about millions upon millions of dollars. If you doubt this, just check out page 34 of this public financial disclosure report. So if you have been wondering why so many conservative talk show hosts are being so incredibly kind to Mitt Romney, this just might be the answer.

In the media world, there is a clear understanding that you simply do not bite the hand that feeds you. Some of the most prominent conservative talk radio hosts are earning tens of millions of dollars a year.