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Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Letter to The Editor - TV Show - "To Tell the Truth"

Refresh my memory. Wasn't there a TV show called "To Tell the Truth"? A contestant had to decide if the story was true or not true. Well it appears to me that is exactly what is happening in our local government. Let me try and explain. This past Friday - Mr. Pollitt, and our County's Finance Director and a couple of others along with delegations from the other eight Shore counties went to the Legislature in Annapolis to testify against the bill proposing to shift the teacher's pensions down to the counties. Well the presentation spelled out the 'doom and gloom' in county budgets. Revenues were decreasing, the housing market hadn't bottomed out yet, the assessible base was still shrinking, the State was passing more and more operational costs down to the local counties in an attempt to 'bleed' less money. Wicomico is definitely hurting when you hear this presentation.

Now back up a month. The place - Wicomico County Council chambers - where the BOE, Finance Director, and County Executive are giving a presentation to our County Council about how good the county was doing financially in that employment was recently up, revenues were increasing, housing market appeared to have bottomed and that there might be light at the end of the tunnel. In other words, they were optimisitc about the county's financial future. Just like the TV show right? And for a bonus - some new repackaged information comes to light two weeks later and makes one of the council members change her decision to give the go-ahead for the new school. Kind of just like the TV show right. The County Council has to decide who is giving truthful information. The only trouble is this game costs the taxpayers millions!

In order for the taxpayers to have a fair chance in this game I sent the presentation to the Board of Public Works so that they too can get in the game and decide the facts of this story. I think I'll even go up to the final hearing in Baltimore just to view the outcome and be there in case they have any questions. If anyone else would like to go with me - please contact me as I'm in the local phone book.

John Palmer
VOICE - President

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Breitbart's Mystery Tapes On Obama Released

Initial video 'edited,' more coming

The first images from a stash that the late Andrew Breitbart promised to use to “vet” Barack Obama during the 2012 presidential race appeared today.

Ben Smith of Buzzfeed announced on Twitter that the film was released by video researcher Andrew Kaczynski, but Breitbart’s Big site immediately noted that it has been “edited” and that more video would be coming within hours.

On the video, Obama is speaking to a rally on behalf of a professor.

He praises the teacher: “The black law students organized an orientation … one of the persons who spoke was Professor Bell. …. I remember him sauntering up to the front and not giving us a lecture but engaging us in a conversation,” Obama says.

According to Joel Pollak’s report at, “The video, which Kaczynski says was ‘licensed from a Boston television station,’ shows a young Barack Obama leading a protest at Harvard Law School on behalf of Prof. Derrick Bell, a radical academic tied to Jeremiah Wright – about whom we will be releasing significant information in the coming hours.”

He reported that the video was “selectively edited – either by the Boston television station or by Buzzfeed itself.”

He promised that will release “additional footage that has been hidden by Obama’s allies in the mainstream media and academia.”

Much More

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Transportation Bill Still Waiting On Congress

Congress is coming down to the wire on a major transportation bill. A motion to end debate failed by eight votes in the Senate last night. If the current law expires March 31, federal collection of Highway Trust Fund taxes would stop, and so would money flowing to state and local transportation projects. Congress could pass another continuing resolution, which it has already done eight times since 2009, when transportation authorization first expired. The Senate bill has bipartisan support, but Republican members have attached amendments Democrats don't like.

Struggle For Equality Continues For Civil Rights Generation

Adorned in a freshly-ironed dress and satchel for her books, Ruby Bridges, age six, walked past an angry mob and into the doors of William Frantz Elementary School. The girl’s father was initially reluctant to let his daughter become the school’s first African American student, but her mother felt strongly that the move was needed not only to give her daughter a better education but rather to “take this step forward for all African American children.”

That was the spring of 1960.

Ruby Bridges is now age 57. As she and her peers, who were some of the youngest activists of America’s civil rights movement, begin to consider retirement, they are once again confronting another struggle for economic equality.

America’s looming retirement security crisis disproportionately affects African Americans, an alarming number of whom are retiring in poverty after a lifetime of work.

Half Are Economically Insecure

More than half of African American retirees are economically insecure because of low income, high housing and health care costs, according to a 2011 study from the Institute on Assets and Social Policy at Brandeis University, in Waltham, Mass.


Days Are Numbered For Unlimited Mobile Data Plans

Barcelona, Spain - In Indonesia, nearly a third of the population is younger than 15 years old. So Telkomsel, the leading mobile operator in the country, offers a data plan called FlexiChatting for customers who want to do just one thing: gain access to and update Twitter and Facebook accounts on their cellphones.

Tailored mobile data plans like the one in Indonesia may soon become the rule.

Telecommunications executives in Europe and the United States say that offering plans designed for heavy users of social networks or, for example, video, will allow more efficient use of overstressed wireless networks and make those who use the networks the most pay for that use.

“We are moving into a phase of microsegmentation,” said Hans Vestberg, chief executive of Ericsson, the leading maker of mobile networking equipment, during an interview at the Mobile World Congress, the industry’s largest annual convention, held in Barcelona last week.

“This is going to have a direct effect on data plans around the world,” he said. “Without more efficient use of networks, the vast majority of people on this planet will be cut off from the Internet.”


Solar Storm Headed Toward Earth May Disrupt Power

(CBS/AP) WASHINGTON - The largest solar storm in five years is racing toward Earth, threatening to unleash a torrent of charged particles that could disrupt power grids, GPS and airplane flights.

The sun erupted Tuesday evening, and the effects should start smacking Earth between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. EST Thursday, according to forecasters at the federal government's Space Weather Prediction Center. They say the storm, which started with a massive solar flare, is growing as it speeds outward from the sun.

"It's hitting us right in the nose," said Joe Kunches, a scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He called it the sun's version of "Super Tuesday."

Scientists say the sun has been relatively quiet for some time. And this storm, while strong, may seem fiercer because Earth has been lulled by several years of weak solar activity.

"This is a good-size event, but not the extreme type," said Bill Murtagh, program coordinator for the space weather center.




'Bride of Flukenstein’: DNC Chair Showcases Nurse At Catholic Hospital Who Can’t Get Free Birth Control

While the media’s still buzzing about The Sandra Fluke Story, Democrats have rolled out a disappointing sequel starring a nurse who can’t get free contraception because she works at a Catholic hospital that doesn’t provide such coverage for religious reasons.

Produced by DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), a conference call last Friday featured a nurse at a Catholic hospital in Tacoma, Washington who complained that the hospital’s insurance doesn’t cover contraception. The nurse’s comments echoed those of Georgetown student Sandra Fluke, who has become the focus of national media discussion.

“I currently work as a nurse at a Catholic hospital in Tacoma, Washington that doesn’t offer health insurance that covers birth control,” Megan Iturralade said during Friday’s conference call.


Maryland Sells $738.4 Million In General Obligation Bonds

ANNAPOLIS (March 7, 2012) – Maryland State Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp announced that the Board of Public Works (BPW), comprised of Governor Martin O’Malley, Comptroller Peter Franchot and Treasurer Kopp, completed the sale of $738,380,000 of General Obligation bonds today in three series, including the direct retail sale of $56.1 million of Series A bonds which sold on March 2 and 5 exclusively to retail investors and with first priority to Maryland citizens.

Treasurer Kopp said, ―The State of Maryland was very successful in today’s sale of General Obligation bonds, achieving an interest rate that is the second lowest for the State since at least 1988. This low interest rate means that Maryland’s schools, colleges, hospitals, prisons and cultural projects can be built now at an unusually reduced cost. It is also good news that all Marylanders who wanted to do so were able to buy the State’s high-quality bonds during the retail sale. Their investment in Maryland in turn will allow Maryland to invest in projects that benefit communities throughout the State.

Competitive sales for Series B and Series C occurred at today’s BPW meeting. The State received bids for the $543,915,000 of Tax-Exempt Bonds (First Series B) and the $138,380,000 of Tax-Exempt Refunding Bonds (First Series C). The First Series C Refunding Bonds will reduce the State’s interest cost by $10.2 million.

The direct retail bond sale (Series A), conducted through a group of underwriters led by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. carried a true interest rate of 2.18%. The net premium was $6,388,189.

In the competitive sales, $543.9 million in tax-exempt bonds in Series B sold at a true interest cost of 2.42%; the winning bidder was Bank of America Merrill Lynch and the net premium was $65,877,898. $138.4 million of Series C sold at a true interest cost of 1.69%; the winning bidder was Bank of America Merrill Lynch and the net premium was $23,310,343. There were 5 bidders on both Series B and Series C.

―Today’s results were very satisfying. Again, Maryland’s Triple AAA-rated bonds drew significant interest—and a very favorable low interest rate. Maryland taxpayers benefit not only from saving millions of dollars because of the State’s low interest rates, but also from the investment in our infrastructure, including an estimated $350 million in schools, colleges and universities,‖ Treasurer Kopp said.

Maryland is one of only eight states to currently hold the AAA rating, the highest possible rating, from all three bond rating agencies. The triple AAA was affirmed as recently as February 22, 2012, in anticipation of this bond sale.
The Maryland State Treasurer’s Office expects to conduct another bond sale in late July 2012.

EXCLUSIVE: City Of Salisbury IT Director Turns In Resignation

EXCLUSIVE: Salisbury News has learned IT Director John H. Wright has turned in his resignation at the end of March.

John started as the first IT Director for the City after they broke away from the County. However, lack of funding left Mr. Wright with a difficult situation referencing getting the assistance needed to complete the vision the City implied back in October of 2010 when Mr. Wright was hired.

It says an awful lot in this economy when someone in this kind of position walks away but it's good to see some people do the honorable thing.

The City has been subjected to very difficult times lately trying to replace these kind of positions. I attended a work session Monday night where Mayor Ireton brought up the difficult time the City is having replacing Pam Oland. Her job was finance, purchasing AND human resources. The Mayor kept saying they can't find someone qualified for all three positions at one time and wants the Council to split those departments up again the way it used to be. My immediate response was, well, Pam Oland wasn't qualified for it either, what's the problem.

Nevertheless, another position opens up, finances are tight and we'll have to see if they can fill this position on top of the others, including a Fire Chief.

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Calls Sen. Inhofe A ‘Prostitute’ And A ‘Call Girl’ …Where Is The Media Outrage?

Despite the cries or righteous indignation from the left over what they called “sexist” remarks about Sandra Fluke, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is clearly one person who doesn’t mind doling out a disparaging, sexist comment or two. In a note sent via Twitter, John F. Kennedy’s nephew called Sen. James Inhofe (R-Ok.) a “prostitute” and a “call girl”:

The Senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council and co-host of the nationally syndicated weekly talk radio show Ring of Fire, though it is doubtful members of the left will call for his resignation from radio.


8 Women Allege Rape, Harassment In Military Suit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight current and former members of the U.S. military allege in a new federal lawsuit that they were raped, assaulted or harassed during their service and suffered retaliation when they reported it to their superiors.

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Washington, accuses the military of having a "high tolerance for sexual predators in their ranks" and fostering a hostile environment that discourages victims of sexual assault from coming forward and punishes them when they do. The suit claims the Defense Department has failed to take aggressive steps to confront the problem despite public statements suggesting otherwise.

The eight women include an active-duty enlisted Marine and seven others who served in the Navy and Marine Corps. Seven women allege that a comrade raped or tried to sexually assault them, including in a commanding officer's office after a pub crawl in Washington and inside a Naval Air Station barracks room in Florida. The eighth says she was harassed and threatened while deployed to Iraq, only to be told by a superior that "this happens all the time."


Pimp My Ride Story Brings Incredible Numbers

The Pimp My Ride story we brought to you yesterday brought in 17,007 views for one story alone.

How's that Main Stream Media thing working for you now Sheriff????? Come on by, we'll show you the numbers. That's 1/2 of every human being in Wicomico County.

Movies 'Increase Binge Drinking In Teens'

Whether or not teenagers overindulge may be influenced, in part, by what they see in the movies.

Researchers in Europe have found that the more scenes of alcohol use teens watched on the big screen, the greater their risk of binge drinking. This was the case despite cultural differences between countries in how alcohol is regulated and/or consumed.

Scientists surveyed 16,500 students ages 10 to 19 from Germany, Iceland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland and Scotland.

The students were asked how often they drank five alcoholic beverages during one sitting, and about the types of movies they watched. Participants were given a list of 50 movies to choose from, which included many top box-office hits from the U.S. The number of drinking scenes was tallied for each movie.


For 99 Percent Of Americans, The Obama Recovery Has Been No Recovery At All

Liberal economist Emmanuel Saez has updated his much-referenced income inequality research. Here’s how the recovery is going after the Great Recession:

In 2010, average real income per family grew by 2.3%, but the gains were very uneven. Top 1% incomes grew by 11.6% while bottom 99% incomes grew only by 0.2%. Hence, the top 1% captured 93% of the income gains in the first year of recovery. Such an uneven recovery can help explain the recent public demonstrations against inequality. It is likely that this uneven recovery has continued in 2011 as the stock market has continued to recover.

National Accounts statistics show that corporate profits and dividends distributed have grown strongly in 2011 while wage and salary accruals have only grown only modestly. Unemployment and non-employment have remained high in 2011.

This suggests that the Great Recession will only depress top income shares temporarily and will not undo any of the dramatic increase in top income shares that has taken place since the 1970s. Indeed, excluding realized capital gains, the top decile share in 2010 is equal to 46.3%, higher than in 2007.

Looking further ahead, based on the US historical record, falls in income concentration due to economic downturns are temporary unless drastic regulation and tax policy changes are implemented and prevent income concentration from bouncing back. Such policy changes took place after the Great Depression during the New Deal and permanently reduced income concentration until the 1970s.


It Just Ain’t So

The U.S. Census Bureau reports that 2011 manufacturing output grew by 11 percent, to nearly $5 trillion. Were our manufacturing sector considered a nation with its own gross domestic product, it would be the world’s fourth-richest economy. Manufacturing productivity has doubled since 1987, and manufacturing output has risen by one-half. However, over the past two decades, manufacturing employment has fallen about 25 percent. For some people, that means our manufacturing sector is sick. By that criterion, our agriculture sector shares that “sickness,” only worse and for a longer duration.

In 1790, 90 percent of Americans did agricultural work. Agriculture is now in “shambles” because only 2 percent of Americans have farm jobs. In 1970, the telecommunications industry employed 421,000 well-paid switchboard operators. Today “disaster” has hit the telecommunications industry, because there are fewer than 20,000 operators. That’s a 95 percent job loss. The spectacular advances that have raised productivity in the telecommunications industry have made it possible for fewer operators to handle tens of billions of calls at a tiny fraction of the 1970 cost.


A Nod To The Oreo On Its 100th Birthday

WASHINGTON - Today, the Oreo cookie turns 100 years old.

It's hard to imagine life without the cookie, as most people weren't alive before its 1912 debut. That same year, the Titanic sank, the Girl Scouts began and the Maraschino cherry was introduced.

Mallomars followed one year later.

In the century since, Oreos have become America's top-selling cookie, with more than 362 billion sold.

The first sale of Oreo cookies was made to a grocer in Hoboken, N.J.m according to The New York Times,.

From there, the Oreo didn't change much until 1975, when Double Stuf Oreos were first introduced. After that came Fudge covered Oreos, Halloween Oreos and Christmas Oreos.

In celebration of the centennial, the brand's present owner, Kraft Foods, is selling special limited edition batch of birthday Oreos, complete with sprinkles inside the cream

'Blind' Fed Owns More US Treasuries Than China – Ruining Fixed-Income Policy Gauge

As long as there is confidence in the Fed, the Fed's strategy may pan out, right? Maybe. We don't even question the motives of the Fed. However, we question the Fed's ability to conduct policy when its policy makers are blindfolded. We fear that some of the Fed's most important gauges used to set policy have been taken away, by the Fed itself. – Merk Funds

Dominant Social Theme: If the Fed would only do a better job, thing could get better.

Free-Market Analysis: Merk Funds' Axel Merk just issued a commentary in which he points out, astonishingly, that the Fed "now owns more U.S. government debt than China." The ramifications are immense.

Merk has founded several currency funds during the decade and has been, from time to time, a fairly caustic critic of Western, mainstream monetary policy. This article, "Fed Flying Blind," certainly makes some interesting points. Here's one:

The Fed has engaged in Operation Twist, applying the Fed's firepower to lowering rates further out the yield curve (longer term interest rates). Indeed, the Fed now owns over 30% of all outstanding marketable U.S. Treasuries with maturities of 6-10 years; across the yield curve, from Treasury Bills to 30-year Treasury Bonds, the Fed has accumulated almost 20% of all outstanding securities.


Fed Up With The Fed

While the Fed has recently released an unprecedented amount of information on its activities, there is still much that remains unknown. Predictably, every push towards transparency has been fought tooth and nail. It took disclosure requirements enacted within the Dodd-Frank Act to get the Fed to provide data on its emergency lending facilities. It took lawsuits filed by Bloomberg and Fox News to provide data on discount window lending during the worst parts of the financial crisis. And it will take further concerted action on the part of Congress, the media and the public to keep up pressure on the Fed to become and remain transparent.

Transparency is not a panacea, however, as a fully transparent organization is still capable of engaging in all sorts of mischief. Ironically, one of the Fed's more egregious recent actions, adopting an explicit inflation target, was hailed by many as another wonderful example of transparency. Yet if you think about what this 2% inflation target actually is, you realize that it is an explicit policy to devalue the dollar and reduce its purchasing power. And it adds up quickly over time. Two percent annual price inflation means that prices rise 22% within a decade, and nearly 50% within two decades.

It is worse than that, however. This explicit 2% target also fails to take into account that whatever measure is used to determine price inflation, be it CPI, core CPI, PCE, etc., will always be chosen with an eye towards underreporting the true rate of inflation and price rises. Pressure will be exerted on those calculating the price indices, so as not to alarm the public when prices begin to accelerate.


A Thought

One of the hardest tasks of leadership is understanding that you are not what you are, But what you're perceived to be by others.

Corn Hole Tournament

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Saturday March 10, 2012
Held at the Fruitland Fire Dept
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Tournament starts at 1:00 PM
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Estonian Ambassador Marina Kaljurand Speaks At SU March 13

Her Excellency Marina Kaljurand, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States of America from the Republic of Estonia, speaks at Salisbury University on Tuesday, March 13, at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall of Holloway Hall. She discusses Estonia’s strategic partnership with the U.S. and the role of the Baltic States in today’s world.


Bus Driver Allegedly Instructs Student To Strike Boy, 9

A Columbus City Schools bus driver was off the job on Monday after allegedly telling a student to strike a young boy.

According to police, bus driver Brenda Abdul-Mateen was driving along Eakin and Salisbury roads at about 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 25, when she allegedly stopped the bus and instructed a Highland Elementary student to strike a 9-year-old boy.

Police announced Monday that they charged Abdul-Mateen, 58, with contributing to the delinquency or unruliness of a child.

Abdul-Mateen, who has been a bus driver with the district for 11 years, said that she regretted the incident, 10TV’s Kevin Landers reported.

“I know it was wrong,” Abdul-Mateen said. “I let them girls hit him. I knew it was wrong, but he was just a typical bully.”

Dog Found In Delmar: UPDATE

I woke up early this morning to find a big black female lab in my front yard. The poor thing was soaking wet freezing cold so we took her in dried her off because boy oh boy she really stunk lol. My son gave her a bath that helped a little bit with her smell.

Long story short I saw her at 6:30 Sunday morning walking in a ditch on N.Spring Hill Rd Delmar DE and that was 2 miles from my house needless to say she was at my house this morning. I was wondering if you could post her picture for me so hopefully her owners can find her we will hold onto her for a few days then we will have to take her to the SPCA which wouldn't be good for her. She is extremely friendly loves to lay around and goes outside with no leash does her businesses and runs right to the door. She is definitely lab black about 8-10 years old has a lil gray on her chin. She also has a little tumor or something on one of her toes between the paw.

3/13 Public Hearing Workshop Scheduled For 2012 Sussex Transit Service

Wilmington -- Delaware Transit Corporation will conduct a Public Hearing Workshop to obtain comments on proposed changes to DART First State Sussex County Fixed Route Bus Service effective Monday, May 21; Resort Transit Bus Service effective Thursday, May 24,; Route 305 Beach Connection effective Friday, May 25.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 11:30 AM to 1 PM
Rehoboth Beach Convention Center in the Conference Suite
229 Rehoboth Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
The proposal calls for:

Sussex County: Route 212; Bus would no longer serve Coverdale Crossroads, resulting in minor time changes. Customers can access the bus on DE 18/404 at Coverdale Rd.

Resort Service: Routes 201 to 208 operate seven days a week from Thursday, May 24 through September 16, 2012.

Route 305; The Beach Connection: Route 305 operates between Wilmington and Rehoboth with one trip on Fridays; 3 trips on Saturdays; and 2 trips on Sundays and Holidays from May 25 to September 3. The Wilmington Rodney Square would no longer be served. The bus would begin/end all trips at the Wilmington Amtrak Station.

The proposal is available for public review at all State Service Centers in Sussex County, the Town/City Halls of Lewes, Milton, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, and online at

At the hearing, a hearing reporter will officially transcribe comments intended for the record by the public. People unable to attend may send their comments to:
DART First State Public Hearing
P.O. Box 1670
Wilmington, DE 19899-1670

Comments can also be emailed through the DART website at All written and e-mailed comments must be received by March 15, 2012.

Persons having hearing disabilities who need interpreters should contact the Delaware Transit Corporation in writing by March 6, at the address previously provided for public hearing comments.

Look Who's Suspended In Food-Police Outrage

A North Carolina teacher has now been suspended indefinitely for her involvement in a food-police incident in which a preschooler’s lunch was “supplemented” with chicken nuggets, sparking national outrage last month.

The Carolina Journal reports parents of students in the pre-kindergarten program at West Hoke Elementary School in Raeford, N.C., received a letter from an assistant superintendent last week saying a substitute teacher would take over the preschool class until the “issue” is resolved.

The Feb. 28 letter from Bob Barnes reads:

“As I am sure you are aware, we recently experienced an unfortunate situation where a failure to follow district policy resulted in the substitution of a Pre-K student’s lunch at West Hoke Elementary School. This letter is to inform you that Ms. Emma Thomas will be a substitute in [your child's] classroom until we can bring resolution to this issue. We are pleased that [your child] is enrolled in our Pre-K program and we are confident that Ms. Thomas will continue to provide [him or her] with a very positive educational experience.”

The Journal originally reported an inspector decided that a 4-year-old girl’s lunch – consisting of a turkey and cheese sandwich, banana, apple juice and potato chips – “did not meet USDA guidelines.”



Raised In The Shadow of Madalyn Murray O'Hair

Redemption often travels a path of twists and turns. Much of William Murray’s life has been like that.

Forever linked with his mother, the famous atheist Madalyn Murray O’Hair, Murray’s story has nonetheless opened up into a glorious future, one that inspires the rest of us.

As a pawn in his mother’s evil machinations against expressions of Christian faith in public schools, William Murray found the inner strength to leave her warped worldview behind and become a born-again Christian.

William Murray converted to Christianity many years before his mother’s 1995 disappearance (she and another son were later discovered to have been murdered by a former employee of the American Atheists), and needless to say, mother and son never again had a relationship.


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The Left's War on Babies

In the wake of the Obama administration dictate that private insurance companies cover contraceptives and abortifacients, supporters have defined anyone who would oppose this mandate as waging a "war against women." Obviously, no opponent of this policy is actually bombing, shooting or stabbing women to death.

The same cannot be said for what the cultural left favors — a war against babies. The latest front of "advanced" leftist medical ethics has emerged from the experts at Oxford University. They don't just favor abortion, even partial-birth abortion. They favor "after-birth abortion."

It is stomach-turning stuff. Killing babies is no different than abortion, these academics argued in the Journal of Medical Ethics. Ironically, pro-lifers would agree and have long pointed to this logical progression in the face of laughter. The "ethicists" now explain it somewhat differently. Parents should be allowed to kill their newborn babies because they're still "morally irrelevant."

The article carries the chilling title "After-Birth abortion: Why should the baby live?" Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva argue newborn babies aren't "actual persons" but "potential persons."

Massage Parlor Employee Arrested For Prostitution

Location: Hui Fa Healthy Inc. Massage Parlor, 214 N. Maryland Avenue, Wilmington, DE

Date of Occurrence: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.

Defendant, Charge, and Arraignment Information:
Shuhua Mao, 50, Wilmington, DE (pictured below)

Arraigned at JP Court 11 and released on $500.00 unsecured bail.

Wilmington, DE-The Delaware State Police have arrested a massage parlor employee for prostitution following a six week long investigation.

The investigation began in January of 2012 after the Delaware State Police began receiving complaints from citizens in reference to illegal sexual acts being committed by employees of the Hui Fa Healthy Inc. Massage Parlor located in the 200 block of N. Maryland Avenue in Wilmington. As a result of the complaints a State Trooper acting in an undercover capacity, entered the massage parlor on February 22, posing as a customer. While the officer was receiving a massage from a female employee, she attempted to perform a sexual act on him which he refused. The officer was however able to make an agreement with the employee, later identified as Shuhua Mao, that she would have sex with him in exchange for money at a future appointment.

On Tuesday, March 6, members of the New Castle County Governor’s Task Force executed a search warrant of the massage parlor and were able to take Shuhua Mao into custody without incident. Mao was charged with one count of prostitution. She was then arraigned at JP Court 11 and released on $500.00 unsecured bail.

This investigation is continuing.

If You've Got A Nanny, The IRS Has A Tax For You

You may not think of yourself as an employer just because you have someone drop by the house to watch your kids, but the Internal Revenue Service sees things differently. Many parents are taken by surprise by the "nanny tax," which requires parents to pay FICA and FUTA taxes.


Verizon Launches Wireless Broadband For Homes

NEW YORK — Verizon Wireless on Tuesday announced a version of its wireless broadband service that’s designed for use in rural and remote homes that can’t get DSL or cable.

The service, called HomeFusion, could also appeal to some households where DSL is the only fixed-line option, since it’s faster than most DSL services.

HomeFusion could provide potent competition for satellite broadband providers, which are often “providers of last resort” for rural homes.

The service requires the installation of a cylindrical antenna, about the size of a 5-gallon bucket, on an outside wall. The hardware costs $200, but the work is free.

Service starts at $60 per month for 10 gigabytes of data. That’s enough of a monthly data allotment to download the complete works of Shakespeare 2,000 times, or to watch about 10 hours of HD-quality video using an Internet streaming service such as Netflix.



Well Joe there at it again, must be that time of year. Just had someone come to front door stating he was with Delmarva Power with no id , wanted to see our bill with Delmarva Power so he could offer some discounts if you refuse to let them see your bill they leave real quick. Scam time people be aware do not show your bills or any ID info to these people. They are hitting the Vine St, Washington St. now.

Americans Owe More On Student Loans Than Any Other Kind Of Debt

That money fleeing from your bank account every month is going more toward student loan debt more than any other kind of debt, says a new report. So now when you ask yourself, "Where does it all go?" you've got an answer.


McWashington? Presidential McNugget Sells For $8K

DAKOTA CITY, Neb. (AP) - Call it McWashington.

A Nebraska woman has sold a three-year-old McDonald's Chicken McNugget that resembles President George Washington for $8,100 on eBay.

The Sioux City Journal in Iowa says bidding ended just after 11:30 a.m. Monday.

Rebekah Speight of Dakota City sold the McNugget to raise money for a drive to raise $15,000 and send 50 children to summer church camp in Sioux City.

Speight says her children didn't eat the chicken during a McDonald's visit three years ago. She was about to toss it, then spotted Washington's resemblance. Speight stashed the McNugget in her freezer.

eBay had temporarily taken down the auction last month because it violated rules regulating expired food.

She later received an email saying the site was "willing to make exceptions to help your cause."


You Might Have To Pay Taxes On That Canceled Credit Card Debt

That credit card debt you had was canceled or forgiven — yay! But you might have to pay the Internal Revenue Service taxes on it anyway, so — boo. You'll find out you owe money when a 1099-C tax form comes in the mail from your lender, and probably not before then.


Pr. George’s Councilwoman Ticketed For Reckless Driving

UPPER MARLBORO — A Prince George’s County councilwoman who was stopped for high-speed driving and veering across lanes has gotten a ticket for reckless driving.

On Feb. 22, Karen Toles got a $90 ticket for an unsafe lane change on the Capital Beltway and was given a warning for speeding. The police officer could not establish Toles’ speed because the cruiser was not equipped with radar, nor was it calibrated to measure her speed.

But on Tuesday, an executive review panel recommended the reckless driving citation. Prince George’s County Police Chief Mark McGaw hand-delivered the citation to Toles, who accepted it at her lawyer’s office.

The citation carries a $510 fine and up to six points on a driver’s license.


FCC Reminds Everyone That Cellphone Jamming & Jamming Devices Are Illegal

Even while the Federal Communications Commission is asking for comments on the temporary blocking or disabling of wireless signals by law enforcement, it wants to stress to everyone that there is no legal gray area when it comes to cellphone jamming and jamming devices.


Apple Unveils New 'iPad HD'

Good things come in threes -- but do insanely great things?

Apple execs took the stage at an event in California to unveil the latest iteration of the company's wildly popular iPad tablet, which features a stunning new high resolution display that could rival a home television set.

“You all have an HDTV at home, 1080p — an iPad has more pixels. That’s incredible,” said Phil Schiller, senior vice president of worldwide marketing at the unveiling. To this day no one has yet matched that display technology on any mobile device, Schiller said.

"We’re going to bring it to the 9.7-inch screen of the iPad. This presents a problem for us though… for the first time an iPad has a higher resolution than even the display behind me.”


'Star-Spangled Banner' Coins On Sale Now

BALTIMORE (AP) - Coins commemorating the 200th anniversary of the writing of "The Star-Spangled Banner" are now available for purchase.

The U.S. Mint began selling the coins Monday and they'll be available through mid-December. The coins depict the Battle of Baltimore during the War of 1812 that was the basis for the national anthem.

The U.S. Mint will produce 100,000 gold coins and 500,000 silver coins. The front of the silver coin shows a woman waving an American flag from the period with Fort McHenry in the background. The gold coin depicts warships on the front and the words "O say can you see" on the reverse.

Surcharges will provide up to $8.5 million in matching funds to the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission.


President Clinton Endorses Richest Man In 6th District Race: John Delaney

Everyone already knew that 6th Congressional District candidate John Delaney was rich and a major Democratic Party donor. On Friday he released the disclosure forms that documented his wealth and on Monday he got one of the biggest endorsements any Democrat could covet -- from former President Bill Clinton. Also, Garagiola endorsement; Bartlett mustache stumble; and a Mooney rumor.


Private Sector Jobs Climb Again

The Private sector jobs climbed by 216,000 in February, following a 173,000 gain in January, almost 400k in two months.

Colts Release Quarterback Peyton Manning

Indianapolis Colts release four-time MVP quarterback Peyton Manning.

The BIG question is, will the Redskins pick him up?

The War on Conservative Women

I'm sorry Rush Limbaugh called 30-year-old Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke a "slut." She's really just another professional femme-a-gogue helping to manufacture a false narrative about the GOP "war on women."

I'm sorry the civility police now have an opening to demonize the entire right based on one radio comment — because it's the progressive left in this country that has viciously and systematically slimed female conservatives for their beliefs.

We have the well-worn battle scars to prove it. And no, we don't need coddling phone calls from the pandering president of the United States to convince us to stand up and fight.

At his first press conference of the year on Tuesday, the Nation's Concern Troll explained that he phoned Fluke to send a message to his daughters and all women that they shouldn't be "attacked or called horrible names because they are being good citizens." After inserting himself into the fray and dragging Sasha and Malia into the debate, Obama then told a reporter he "didn't want to get into the business of arbitrating" language and civility. Too late, pal.

Public Employees Rally For Collective Bargaining Rights

More than a hundred people rallied outside the State House Monday night as they urged lawmakers to expand the collective bargaining rights of state employees.


O'Malley Considers Commuting 2 Murder Sentences

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Maryland's governor will consider commuting the sentences of two Maryland inmates serving life in prison for murder.

A public notice of the possible commutation was published Wednesday on page 19 of The Daily Record.

The notice said that an application for commutation has been requested for Mark Farley Grant and for Tamara Settles.


Ford Launches 'Bumper Kick' Car

The days of having to put down bags of shopping in order to open the car boot could soon be over, after Ford unveiled a door that opens when the car’s rear bumper is kicked.

Using sensors in the bumper that are programmed to detect a person’s shin and kicking motion, the boot door will open so long as the car’s owner has the keys somewhere on their person.

The technology will put an end to the hassle of having to put down heavy shopping bags at the end of a trip or, worse, fumbling for keys in the rain as the weekly shop gets wet on the pavement.

The so called ‘kick-activated automatic tailgate’ will also work the other way round. Drivers will be also able to close their boot door with a gentle kick when they unload their shopping once they arrive home.

Ford unveiled the development yesterday at the Geneva Motor Show. The bumper will be available as an optional add-on for people who buy the Ford Kuga model later this year, a spokesman said.

Senate Budget Subcommittees Make First Cuts: Higher Ed And Medicaid

Senate budget subcommittees Monday began their decisions to approve or reject recommendations from the Department of Legislative Services.


Doomsday Budget Spreads The Pain To Many Programs

There’s something for everybody to hate in the doomsday budget with $720 million in cuts previewed to Senate budgeters Tuesday. Most of these are real cuts, not just reductions in future spending increases.


Wicomico County Sheriff's Office Press Releases 3-7-12

Incident: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
Date of Incident: 3 March 2012
Location: Levin Dashiell Road, Hebron, MD
Suspect: Wayne Jefferson Williams, 50, Mardela Springs, MD

Narrative: On 3 March 2012
just before 12 noon, a deputy from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motor vehicle collision on Levin Dashiell Road near Rockawalkin Ridge Road. Upon arrival, the deputy identified the at fault driver, Wayne Jefferson Williams and detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from Williams. The deputy began an investigation in a possible DUI but Williams declined to cooperate with the request to perform sobriety testing. The deputy observed that Williams had
trouble standing as he needed to use his truck for support.

The deputy placed Williams under arrest for DUI and discovered that Williams’ privilege to drive was both suspended and revoked. The most recent suspension of Williams’ privilege was due to a fifth refusal to take a breath test.

Williams declined to take the breath test in this incident.

Williams was released upon the issuance of citations.

Charges: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
Driving While Revoked
Driving While Suspended
Negligent Driving

Incident: Possession of Marijuana
Date of Incident: 3 March 2012
Location: 100 block of Lakeview Drive, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: 1. Nelson E. Elbers, 21, Salisbury, MD
2. Christopher Y. Haugen, 21, Middleton, MD

Narrative: On 2 March 2012
at 11:57 PM, a deputy from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported noise complaint at a house in the 100 block of Lakeview Drive. Upon arrival, the deputy discovered a party in progress. While the deputy was inside the house, the deputy could smell the odor of marijuana and he then recovered marijuana from the two residents hosting the party, Nelson Elbers and Christopher Haugen. The deputy placed both Elbers and Haugen under arrest.

Both Elbers and Haugen were transported to Central Booking where they were processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. After an initial appearance, the Commissioner released both on Personal Recognizance.

Charges: Possession of Marijuana
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Today's Fill in The Blank 3-7-12

Over the years Ocean City has changed in so many ways. The thing I miss the most is ____________.

“Back To The ‘80s” Musical

March 9-11
Wicomico High School Auditorium

Remember when actors became American presidents? When bubble skirts and blue eye shadow were cool? When Atari was cutting edge technology? Now’s your chance to remember, with the talented students of Wicomico High School. For the first time in almost 20 years, Wicomico High is putting on a musical, March 9-11 in the Wicomico High School Auditorium. “Back to the ’80s” is a "totally awesome" musical that tells the story of the senior class of William Ocean High School, back in the ‘80s. Those good old high school days are remembered and seen through the eyes of Corey Palmer, who is now 30-something. Throw in a Star Wars dream sequence, high-energy dance routines, the obligatory ‘80s party scene, copious amounts of blue eye shadow, 20 cans of hairspray, and some of the most popular songs ever written, and you’ve got quite a show. “Back to the ‘80s” will be presented by the music department of Wicomico High School at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 11. Tickets are $8 and are available at Wicomico High School. 410-677-5146.

Visual And Performing Arts Exhibit

Through March 9
Art Institute & Gallery

The Art Institute & Gallery in Salisbury is currently displaying the talents of students in the Visual and Performing Arts Program of Wicomico County Public Schools as part of the organization’s 2012 Blooming Artist Youth Show. The show opened on Feb. 17 and will be open to visitors Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. through March 9. 410-546-4748

Board Considering Consistent Attire Program (CAP) Proposal For 11 Elementary Schools; Input Welcome Before April Board Meeting

A Consistent Attire Program (CAP) that is being considered by 11 Wicomico County elementary schools was approved on 1st reading by the Board of Education at its Feb. 14 meeting, and public comment is now being taken. CAP is expected to be on the April 10 agenda for 2nd reading and a vote.

The draft policy statement on consistent attire and a November presentation on CAP are posted on the Board’s home page at, under Spotlight. The presentation from the Feb. 29 parent information meeting and fashion show at Prince Street Elementary is also posted.

The following elementary schools have indicated interest in CAP: Beaver Run, Charles H. Chipman, Delmar, East Salisbury, Glen Avenue, North Salisbury, Pemberton, Pinehurst, Prince Street, Wicomico Early Learning Center, and West Salisbury Elementary.

Public comment is welcome at, at 410-677-5251, or at Public Input, Wicomico Schools, PO Box 1538, Salisbury MD 21802.

At the request of the Board, the updated draft policy statement includes information about consequences for violations of consistent attire, and procedures for approving (or discontinuing) a consistent attire program. According to the draft policy statement, “If at least 70% of the parent surveys are returned and 60% of those parents are in favor of consistent attire, the plan will be submitted to the Board of Education for approval.”

Jason Miller, assistant principal of Prince Street Elementary, and Jennifer Rice, assistant principal of North Salisbury Elementary, have been leading the team that is researching CAP and helping schools survey parents to learn their interest in a CAP to ensure consistent attire. Consistent attire, like uniforms, can build team spirit, improve school climate, encourage appropriate attire, reduce bullying and peer pressure over clothes, decrease discipline issues, and make the morning routine easier for families, they said.

At the schools surveyed last fall, response was strongly favorable to the question “Do you think Wicomico County Public Schools should consider consistent attire for next year if your child had choices?” Staff members overwhelmingly favored a CAP for students. Most parents who responded to the CAP survey agreed that CAP would make it easier for students to get ready in the morning, would help stop teasing about clothes, and would save families money on clothes. The majority of students grades 3-5 who responded to a survey said they would like to wear consistent attire next year if they had a choice.

If the Board approved the CAP in April, that would leave plenty of time to inform families that it would take effect for the 2012-13 school year and alert local clothing merchants to the new program.

Today's Advertiser Of The Day 3-7-12

School Of Hard Knocks: Fed Education Data Shows Racial Disparities, Unequal Opportunity

Schools serving the most black and Hispanic students are less likely to offer rigorous subjects such as calculus and physics and more likely to employ teachers with only a year or two of experience. Those findings come from a new data analysis by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights.

Later today, the department will be releasing the survey data underlying this analysis — the 2009-2010 Civil Rights Data Collection, which contains a wide range of school-level statistics covering course offerings, teacher salaries and absenteeism, student discipline and student outcomes.

Among the findings highlighted by the Education Department:

Black students were more than three times as likely to be suspended or expelled relative to their white counterparts. Racial disparities in discipline, of course, have been reported [2] before, but according to the department’s analysis, this trend held true across all districts in the sample.

White and Asian students were disproportionately overrepresented in gifted and talented programs -- comprising nearly three-quarters of enrollment in such programs -- while black and Hispanic students were disproportionately underrepresented.

Students with disabilities comprised only 12 percent of students in the sample, but were an overwhelming majority of students subjected to physical restraint.


A Biblical Case For Ron Paul On Four Issues Of Importance To Christians

In the debate among Christians about who should be the Republican nominee for president, the discussion is unfortunately informed more often by the Gospel According to O’Reilly and the Book of Limbaugh rather than the Bible. I have therefore undertaken in this article to apply Biblical principles to four issues that are under discussion in this year’s presidential campaign, which are or should be important to Christians, including foreign policy, life, education, and monetary policy. I conclude that Ron Paul’s positions are by far the most consistent with Biblical principles and indeed that the other candidates have decidedly unbiblical views on these issues.

Before proceeding, please note that I have entitled this article "A Biblical Case…" because I am sure there are other applicable Scriptures and perhaps other better Biblical arguments to make on this subject, but I offer the arguments below in an attempt to help my Christian brothers sort out to what extent the candidates conform to Biblical principles on the four issues that are addressed in this article.


Next: Bankruptcy For A Whole Generation

Another student protest, another mass arrest. Monday, thousands of students from all over California snarled traffic during their march on the Capitol in Sacramento. Hundreds of students then flooded the Rotunda of the Capitol, a somewhat raucous [7] affair. Eventually, the California Highway Patrol cleared them out, and 60 were carted off and thrown in the hoosegow for trespassing and resisting arrest.

Their problem: tuition increases. Already, tuition in California's state schools has tripled over the last decade, and state budget cuts will induce universities to jack up tuition again. But the state is out of money. And so it's struggling in a weird and ineffectual way with its red ink. For California’s ongoing debacle, read.... Searching For The Missing Moolah [8].

The same day the students were arrested, the New York Fed released a report [9] on the consequences of incessant tuition increases across the nation: ballooning student loan balances that are increasingly difficult to bear:

- 27% of the borrowers who had to make payments (not current students) were past due.

- $870 billion in student-loan balances at the end of the 3rd quarter 2011 (higher than credit card debt of $693 billion and auto loans of $730 billion), up 2.1% from the 2nd quarter, while other consumer debt declined or remained flat.

- Average balance: $23,300. That includes the millions of student loans that, after years of payment, have much smaller balances or are nearly paid off. Average balances owed by recent graduates are much higher.

The report lauded President Obama’s executive actions of October last year designed to ease the repayment burden of federal student loans. Laudable as they may be, they only soothe the symptoms for ex-students by shifting more of the costs to the taxpayer. But they don’t deal with the cause: the system itself. It has become dysfunctional.


Kirk Cameron Fires Back

Christian actor Kirk Cameron was a guest on “Piers Morgan Tonight” over the weekend to discuss “Monumental,” his new project on the roots of America coming to theaters later this month, when the British host of the program suddenly turned subject and asked Cameron his views on homosexual marriage.

Cameron’s calm answer explaining his view that marriage “was defined by God a long time ago … one man, one woman for life” has drawn a firestorm of criticism from fellow celebrities, homosexual organizations and even rock musician Nikki Sixx, who blasted Cameron as “a–hole of the week” for his answer, and Roseanne Barr, who called Cameron “an accomplice to murder with his hate speech.”

Now Cameron has released a statement to WND about the controversy:


Are You Paying More At The Pump?

As we head into spring, gas prices are shockingly high and projected to go even higher as the weather heats up. Members of the Obama Administration have publicly stated that high gas prices will be good for our country - what do you think? Take a listen to this week's audio update to hear my thoughts.

Please take a couple of minutes to listen to it. I share your concerns about the direction our country is moving.I hope that you will listen and send me your thoughts on these critical issues.

You can email me at

Thank you for your time and your support. I look forward to seeing you soon!

Andy Harris

Patricia Heaton Apologizes For Attacking Sandra Fluke On Twitter

Rush Limbaugh's slurs of Sandra Fluke have lit up the Internet, with no response getting more heat than actress Patricia Heaton's. See her barbs at Fluke—and her apology.

The Sandra Fluke–Rush Limbaugh controversy has inspired a wide range of reactions.

President Obama telephoned Fluke with words of support and encouragement after the radio host called her a "slut." GOP hopeful Mitt Romney said he would have used different language to describe the Georgetown law student. Even Georgetown students are divided on the furor.

But one response set off an uproar almost as vehement as the rage at Limbaugh's original remarks. On Feb. 29, conservative actress Patricia Heaton, of Everyone Loves Raymond fame, took to her Twitter to chastise Fluke, whom she referred to as “Georgetown Gal” or “G-Town Gal.” Heaton offered money-saving tips to the law student, presumably with the assumption that Fluke and other women in college should be able to afford birth control without insurance. Her original tweets, as well as six retweets, are pictured below in a screen shot from Angry Black Lady Chronicles.

Heaton later deleted some of her own tweets and on Saturday, four days later, offered an apology by way of a series of tweets.


Seaford Man Apprehended After Vehicle Pursuit

Location: Church Road and Concord Road in Seaford

Date and Time of Occurrence: Tuesday, March 6th, 5:58 p.m.

Suspect and Charges:

Michael W. Williams, 42, of Seaford, De

Reckless Endangering First Degree (2 counts)
Disregarding a Police Officer’s Signal
Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence of a Drug
Numerous other traffic charges

Arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institute after failing to post $12,750 secured bail.


Seaford, De – Troopers arrested a Seaford man after his vehicle was disabled during a pursuit.

On March 6th at 5:58 p.m. a trooper observed Michael W. Williams, of Seaford, drive a green SUV through the intersection of Church Road and Concord Road, without stopping at a stop sign.

The trooper attempted to stop Williams on Concord Road, but he continued driving and began passing vehicles on the right shoulder of the roadway. Willams continued to drive on numerous Sussex County roads while committing traffic violations.

Two Probation and Parole Officers exited their vehicle and stopped cross traffic on Route 404 to minimize the risk of a collision. As Williams crossed the intersection he drove towards them but did not strike them.

Eventually Williams turned off of Route 9 onto Old Furnace Road, and a trooper deployed stop sticks which deflated the tires of his vehicle. The vehicle then entered a field and came to a stop, and Williams was apprehended. A search of his vehicle revealed several Endocet pills.

Williams was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institute after failing to post $12,750 secured bail.

Dog Survives 53 Days In Wild, Reunited With Owner

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Barbara Bagley says she never gave up hope that her dog would be found alive in the Nevada desert after the animal bolted from the scene of a crash that critically injured her and killed her husband.

But the Salt Lake City woman endured plenty of frustration until her beloved 4-year-old Shetland sheepdog, Dooley, was tracked down Feb. 18 after surviving 53 days in the wild on roadkill and scattered ranch water sources.

"I would think about Dooley constantly," she said. "There were TV commercials with dogs that made me think about him and cry. He's just the sweetest dog."



Today's Survey Question 3-7-12

Should military force be an option to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power?

The Bull Run Is Over? Analysts Predict Gold Will Plunge Below $1000

It’s over folks. According to some analysts recent price swings indicate that the gold and silver run-up will soon be coming to an end.

Sharp falls in the gold price have prompted some bears or pessimists to predict it will plunge below $1,000 (£625) an ounce.

Goldcore priced bullion at $1,721 or £1,079 per ounce this morning, compared to yesterday’s fix of $1,788 or £1,121 per ounce. A spokesman said: “The massacre is attributed to a host of different reasons – from month end book squaring to Bernanke’s suggestion that ultra loose monetary policies may soon come to an end.”

Brian Dennehy of independent financial advisers (IFAs) Dennehy Weller commented: “Yet again the ‘safe haven’ myth of gold has exploded. It went down during intraday trading by about $100.

“This doesn’t mean the bull market has ended. It just means that when you buy gold you must do so with your eyes open – it is a highly volatile fringe asset.

“Our technical analysis suggests one of two possibilities. That the bull run is over and the price will eventually work its way down into the $700 to $1,000 range – or one final high lies just ahead before that large correction towards $1,000 will begin.”

Source: Telegraph

The only serious reason given for this recent volatility and rapid drop in the price of gold is that Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke promised he wouldn’t engage in more money printing. However, as is generally the case when discussing capital flows of hundreds of billions of dollars, things are just a bit more complicated than that.

It’s no secret that the gold markets are completely manipulated by large financial institutions and interested parties within our government that are intent on keeping the price as low and/or volatile as possible.


Local Task Force Knocks Down Wrong Door

Image above is not from the scene.

It's been reported a local Task Force Team was on East Vine Street this morning in which they broke down the door to the wrong apartment where a Mother and Child were inside doing absolutely nothing wrong, whoops!

We're told the Mother had to take the child out, away from the apartment.

Apparently there are two apartments in the building and they initially broke into the wrong one. They did eventually get into the other apartment in which they made an arrest.

Is This Why Media Matters Hired Anti-Israel Activist?

Prior to joining Media Matters for America, M.J. Rosenberg, the anti-Fox News group’s embattled senior fellow, worked for a progressive Mideast policy organization that shares the same top donor as Media Matters.

Rosenberg is known for his extreme anti-Israel views

He came under fire after liberal Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz pledged to personally make the Media Matters controversy into an election issue for President Obama unless the media attack group fires Rosenberg or Obama distances himself from Media Matters.

A series of reports has exposed the embattled Media Matters’ alleged illicit tactics, including compiling a de facto enemies list; announcing an all-out campaign of “guerrilla warfare and sabotage” aimed at the Fox News Channel; and reportedly seeking to investigate the personal lives of reporters and news personalities.


New Government Initiative Would Circumvent Second Amendment By Targeting Ammunition Not Guns

With over 10 million guns sold in the United States in 2011, violent crime rising significantly as the economic crisis worsens, and self defense killings sky rocketing, it’s becoming increasingly unpopular for politicians to call for restrictions on firearms. If anything, even though government officials in states like Illinois and New Jersey are attempting to outlaw guns completely, the public outcry has been deafening, with each attempt met by protests and solidarity from individual rights and gun advocates all over the country.

It’s clear that the majority of Americans support their inherent right to bear arms. But, even though the strategy of attacking our second Amendment is wholly unpopular and failing miserably, misguided government officials are beginning to explore ever more novel ways of circumventing the US Constitution and Second Amendment altogether.

Like New Jersey’s recent attempt to ban ammunition, Illinois is now taking aim at ammo. This latest legislation would add a surtax to every box of ammunition sold, and if allowed, would set an alarming precedent that effectively threatens our ability to utilize a firearm for its intended purpose.


Disney Songwriter Who Co-Penned 'It's a Small World' Dies

Robert B. Sherman, the co-writer behind some of the most maddeningly delightful songs in Hollywood history including "It's a Small World," "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" and "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," has died.

Sherman was 86. His son, Jeffrey, posted the news on his Facebook page but provided few details about the circumstances of his father's death. Jeffrey Sherman said his father's goal was to bring happiness to the world -- and Sherman did just that with songs he co-wrote for a slew of movies.

The songs were a cornerstone of films such as "Mary Poppins," "The Jungle Book,""Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" and "The Aristocats."

How To Wash Pants? Give Them To Your Woman, It's Her Job

After a writer for The Daily Telegraph tweeted a picture she says is of the care instructions inside her boyfriend's new pair of trousers, which directs men to "give to your woman to wash, it's her job," we've got to wonder if it's the real deal. If it is, it's in ridiculously, hilariously bad taste.


Mom Says TSA Agent Made Her Pump Breast Milk Before Boarding Plane

Usually you hear stories about passengers being hassled when attempting to carry fluids through airport security. But a woman in Hawaii says she wasn't allowed to board her flight with the breast-pumping device she was carrying until after she used it to fill up some empty milk bottles.


No More Drunken Sailors

The Navy and Marine Corps have launched a program to detect and stop alcoholism among service members. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus says every sailor boarding a ship will undergo a breathalyzer test. Officials believe irresponsible drinking is the common denominator in a host of personnel problems. They range from drunken driving to domestic violence. The alcohol campaign is part of a sweeping initiative to improve the health and readiness of Naval personnel. Service officials are also looking at stop-smoking programs.

AG: President May Order Killing of American Terrorists

The attorney general offers a rationale for how the airstrike that killed U.S. citizen Anwar Awlaki in Yemen last year is in line with the Constitution.

Reporting from Washington and Chicago— The president has legal authority to target and kill American citizens working with Al Qaeda and its allies overseas, according to Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr., who declared that when such people pose a threat to the country and cannot be captured, "we must take steps to stop them."

Speaking to an audience at Northwestern University Law School, Holder gave the most complete explanation to date of the Obama administration's legal rationale for killing people such as American-born Anwar Awlaki, who was targeted in a U.S. airstrike in Yemen last year.

Such killings can be ordered "in full accordance with the Constitution," but it requires "at least" an imminent threat in a situation where capture is not feasible, and when the strike is "conducted in a manner consistent" with the rules of war, Holder said.

"In this hour of danger," Holder said, "we simply cannot afford to wait until deadly plans are carried out. And we will not."


Congress is looking into a snafu at the Office of Personnel Management. OPM mistakenly sent acceptance letters to 300 people who in fact did not qualify for the Presidential Management Fellowship Program. Rep. Darryl Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, wants to know how the mishap happened. He thinks it indicates much larger management and technology problems within OPM. Issa and Rep. Dennis Ross (R-Fla.), who chairs the workforce subcommittee, are asking for information. OPM officials say they'll comply.

National Geographic Museum To Open Titanic Exhibit

WASHINGTON (AP) -- To mark the 100th anniversary of the Titanic sinking, the National Geographic Museum in Washington is preparing a new exhibit on the history and study of the famous ship.

"Titanic: 100 Year Obsession" will highlight the work of Robert Ballard, who co-led a team that discovered the shipwreck site in 1985, and James Cameron, who made the film "Titanic." Cameron has organized 33 dives to the Titanic site.


SU's Morris Named Among 'Maryland's Top 100 Women'

When Paula Morris, faculty in Salisbury University’s Franklin P. Perdue School of Business, founded the non-profit organization Kids of Honor in 2001, she had just one goal: give local children the guidance and incentives they needed to graduate high school. The concept may seem simple, but its impact has been great, helping hundreds of children on Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore. The Baltimore-based Daily Record recently honored Morris for her success with the program, naming her among “Maryland’s Top 100 Women.” This is her second year making the prestigious list.


Planned Parenthood now Sex, Inc.?

American Life League, one of the nation’s largest grassroots pro-life organizations, says Planned Parenthood really isn’t in the health business these days, it’s in the sex business.

The organization says the abortion industry giant’s “business model” essentially “is aimed at making money from people who are engaged in sexual activity.” Celebrities such as Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., repeatedly have stumped for more federal tax money for Planned Parenthood.

ALL has produced a video, part of the American Life League Report, that documents Planned Parenthood’s promotion of sex toys, sex contests, sex balloons, sex cupcakes, sex fruit rollups and sex costumes.


Maryland Bill Would Ban Smoking In Vehicles With Kids

ANNAPOLIS — Supporters of a ban on smoking inside vehicles with child passengers say the proposed legislation is strictly a health concern while opponents say it’s yet another attack on individual rights.

The full Senate opened debate Tuesday on the legislation, which would fine drivers as much as $50 if they or a passenger are caught smoking in a vehicle with a passenger 8 or younger.

The House Environmental Matters Committee heard testimony Tuesday on a similar bill.


Maryland Invites Comments On Lower Whitetail Buck Limit

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Maryland wildlife managers are holding the first of two public meetings on a proposal to reduce the statewide bag limit for white-tailed bucks from nine to three.

The meeting is set for Tuesday night in Annapolis.

The proposal is part of a package of possible changes in hunting and trapping regulations that the Department of Natural Resources is putting out for public comment through March 15.


Romney, Santorum Share Super Tuesday Momentum

WASHINGTON (AP) - Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are trying to make the most of a mixed Super Tuesday, each claiming a measure of victory but unable to settle the most tumultuous race for the GOP presidential nomination in decades.

Romney narrowly won in pivotal Ohio, seized a home-state victory in Massachusetts, triumphed in Idaho, Vermont and Alaska, and won easily in Virginia _ where neither Santorum nor Newt Gingrich was on the ballot.

Romney was forced to share the attention with Santorum, who won contests in Oklahoma, Tennessee and North Dakota.

"This was a big night tonight," Santorum said. "We have won in the West, the Midwest and the South, and we're ready to win across this country."


5 Places To Get Great Free Stuff Online

Even as the economy seems to be getting better, finances remain tight for many people. No one wants to spend money too frivolously, and many even find some of the things they need for free. Would you like to be one of them?

There are a number of online sites that exist just to list free stuff. Others have portions of their sites dedicated to those who wish to give things away. You can find air mattresses, clothing, plants and furniture. I've even seen stylish, fairly expensive appliances listed on such sites on occasion. You never know what you'll find until you look.

Here are 5 places to get you started.


Is This Why Sandra Fluke Went Public?

Prior to her statements to congressional Democrats, did Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke have any prior connection to Obama administration officials?

Did the congresswomen who pushed Fluke’s testimony coordinate with a marketing and polling outfit that recently conducted a survey to determine whether contraception mandates can become a possible presidential election issue?

According to some reports, it was Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., who pushed for Fluke’s testimony. Maloney also initiated the call for Fluke to sue Rush Limbaugh for his on-air derogatory remark about Fluke, according to the Daily Beast.

Maloney is tied to a progressive pollster, Celinda Lake, who recently ran extensive polling in an effort to gauge voters’ reactions to including birth control or contraception in insurance coverage.


Richard Douglas In Salisbury Today


Richard Douglas
Candidate for U.S. Senate

March 7 / 12 p.m. to 12:30

Brew River Restaurant
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1,306 Guns Found By TSA Agents At U.S. Airports In 2011

Airport screeners found 1,306 guns in carry-on bags last year, and passengers continue to try sneaking prohibited items onboard, hiding them in their shoes or using hollowed-out books.

John Pistole, the man in charge of the Transportation Security Administration, said the full-body scanners are catching much of the contraband. That includes ceramic knives, which don't show up on the metal detectors and, remarkably, "exotic pets strapped to a passenger's legs."

In nearly all these cases, he told the National Press Club on Monday, the passengers don't plan to use the weapons onboard the plane. "Very few have malicious intent," he said.