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Sunday, June 03, 2012

Our View, Are They Really That Far Off The Mark?

Did you read today's editorial? Allow me to explain EXACTLY where the Daily Times is headed with that piece.

You see, the Daily Times is setting the public up, no doubt about it. How can anyone deny things aren't dysfunctional? However, how come they never delivered such a hit piece when Barrie Tilghman was in office. The only hit pieces they delivered were personal attacks against Debbie Campbell and Terry Cohen.

What the Daily Times is doing is, (remember my survey question last week saying someone was going to be a HERO) they already know who THEIR candidate for Mayor is going to be and more than likely it will be someone from SAPOA.

Today's article is a pre courser for an eventual announcement to who will be that hero. Notice how they never once mentioned my name. Look, these guys are in the newspaper business. Do any of you think for a second they don't know I moved to Salisbury and that I'm going to run for Mayor.

Well, I'm NOT that Hero the Daily Times is looking for. They want to use what little power they have left to try to announce in the near future they have their candidate. The fact that they refused to mention my name, the fact that they have refused to interview me clearly states they'll never throw any support my way and for what its worth, I'm cool with that. I knew what I was up against but don't you think for a second that today's editorial is anything other than a set up so they can eventually say they found their HERO.

To me, the Hero's are Debbie Campbell who stood alone for how many years against the special interests. Debbie Campbell said NO to developer reimbursements. Debbie said NO to the WWTP change orders. Debbie Campbell said NO to the Old Mall TIF. Debbie took one beating after the other and stood her ground.

Terry Cohen and Tim Spies are Hero's. These three Council Members went door to door explaining their positions and won the votes overwhelmingly. The Daily Times, Jim Ireton and several others have done nothing but attack these Council Members for years now. However, why didn't their article offer a solution or even a recommendation, other than asking WHO will step up and fix things. They know I'll beat Jim Ireton hands down. That is exactly why they even picked on him in today's article.

Yeah, the Daily Times knows exactly what they're doing. They are setting you up because they MUST have someone in the Mayor's Office who will play nice in the sand box and HOPE they can beat Joe Albero.

So let's just keep these thoughts in mind and see what happens down the road. There's a whole lot more to that editorial than you think, you'll see.

New Posts to fall below.

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Joblessness Rises: Are We On The Verge Of Another Recession?

Friday’s jobs report is a stunning reminder of how anemic the recovery has been – and how perilously close the nation is to falling into another recession.

June 1, 2012 | Advertisement The White House must be telling itself there are still five months between now and Election Day, so the jobs picture could brighten. After all, we went through a similar mid-year slump in 2011 but came out fine.

But however you look at Friday’s jobs report, it’s a stunning reminder of how anemic the recovery has been – and how perilously close the nation is to falling into another recession.

Not only has the unemployment rate risen for the first time in almost a year, to 8.2 percent, but, more ominously, May’s payroll survey showed that employers created only 69,000 net new jobs. The Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics also revised its March and April reports downward. Only 96,000 new jobs have been created, on average, over the last three months.

Put this into perspective. Between December and February, the economy added an average of 252,000 jobs each month. To go from 252,000 to 96,000, on average, is a terrible slide. At least 125,000 jobs are needed a month merely to keep up with the growth in the working-age population available to work.

Face it: The jobs recovery has stalled.


Why Is The Government Withholding Documents About JFK's Assassination?

JFK assassination documents offer surprising lessons about government secrecy -- and Obama's presidency.

Next year will be a half-century since the death of JFK. And the Obama Administration thinks we need to keep secret the records on the matter … a little longer yet.

Believe it or not, more than 50,000 pages of JFK assassination–related documents are being withheld in full. And an untold number of documents have been partially withheld or released with everything interesting blacked out. But why?

Since the government and the big media keep telling us there was no conspiracy and that it was all Lee Harvey Oswald acting on his own, why continue to keep the wraps on?

We don’t have an answer, but in understanding this and any number of other mysteries, we can begin looking for patterns in the way the administration handles information policy.

We Want to Hear from You (But That’s It — We Just Want to Hear from You)

Earlier this year, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) asked, on its online Open Government Forum, for suggestions from the public about what it could do to create greater transparency. The #1 most popular idea? Get those Kennedy records out — before Nov. 22, 2013, the fiftieth anniversary of the Dallas tragedy.


Board of Education Makes More Administrative Appointments For 2012-13 School Year

The Wicomico County Board of Education at a special meeting on Tuesday, May 26 approved three administrative appointments for the 2012-13 school year, effective July 1. The Board was also informed that Vincent Pavic will begin serving as Director of Human Resources and Employee Relations on July 2.

Earlier in May, the Board appointed Patricia Blevins as Supervisor of Reading and Shelly Hall as an elementary assistant principal, effective July 1.

Supervisor of English and World Languages: Ellen Harlan

Ellen Harlan, currently serving as Principal of Fruitland Primary School, was appointed Supervisor of English and World Languages. Mrs. Harlan is a graduate of Salisbury University with bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership. She began her teaching career as an elementary teacher in 1994. During that time she served on curriculum writing and textbook selection teams, served as a new teacher mentor, and grade level chairperson. From 1999 to 2009 she was an assistant principal serving at Fruitland Intermediate, Westside Intermediate and Westside Primary. She became principal of Fruitland Primary in 2009. She has extensive experience providing a variety of professional development initiatives and has been a strong instructional leader.

Elementary Principal: Jason L. Miller

Jason L. Miller, currently serving as Assistant Principal of Prince Street Elementary School, was appointed an elementary principal. Mr. Miller is a product of Wicomico County Public Schools, graduating from Parkside High School. He began his career in Wicomico Schools as a teacher in July 2003 at Pinehurst Elementary School. He moved on to the role of a Mathematics Professional Development Coach assisting new teachers and delivering hands-on professional development through modeling and co-teaching. He was an assistant principal at Delmar and Westside elementary schools before his move to Prince Street in 2011. Mr. Miller has also served as an Adjunct Professor for Salisbury University. During his career here in Wicomico County, Mr. Miller has been recognized for his outstanding leadership in the Annual Math 24 Game Tournament, the Consistent Attire Program (CAP), and multiple Professional Development sessions and initiatives focused on student achievement in the areas of mathematics and reading.

Elementary Assistant Principal: Ryan W. Kessler

Ryan W. Kessler, currently a Parkside High School teacher, was appointed an elementary assistant principal. Mr. Kessler is serving as a Teacher of Advanced Placement Psychology, Certificate of Merit Psychology, and various social studies courses at Parkside High School. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Salisbury University, a Master’s in Educational and School Leadership from Wilmington University, and is currently a candidate in the Doctoral Program with Wilmington University. Mr. Kessler began his career in Wicomico County Public Schools as a teacher in July 2005. During his tenure at Parkside High School, he has served as the chair of the Advisory Team, co-advisor of the junior and senior classes, assistant coach of the Unified Sports tennis team, and member of the Instructional Leadership Team for the School Improvement Plan. He co-designed an at-risk leadership program for students focused on building reading and relationship skills, participated in HSA tutorial evenings, assisted the school test coordinator with the security and implementation of the HSA, and as an administrative intern assists the Parkside administration with disciplinary referrals and action. Mr. Kessler is a member of the Salisbury University Academy for Leadership in Education 2010-2012 cohort and is a member of the Curriculum Council.

Director of Human Resources and Employee Relations: Vincent Pavic

Vincent Pavic will serve as Director of Human Resources and Employee Relations effective July 2. Currently, Mr. Pavic is serving as the Director of Human Resources for the County of Somerset in Somerset, PA, where he has served in that position since 2005. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Sociology/Criminal Justice and his Master of Arts in Personnel Administration/Industrial Relations from Saint Francis College in Loretto, PA. He started his career as an Adjunct Faculty Member at Allegheny County Community College, and still serves as Adjunct Business Department Faculty at Mount Aloysius College and Pennsylvania Highlands Community College. He was Personnel Director at Cambria County Community Action Council in Johnstown, PA (1997-2001), a benefits consultant at Kesslak Financial Group (one year), and Director of Human Resources for Pennsylvania Highlands Community College (2002-2005). He is a National Member in the Society for Human Resource Management, Legislative Co-Chair for Cambria Somerset HR Association, Board Member of PA Worker’s Compensation Trust, and Board President for State County HR Professionals of Pennsylvania.

BREAKING NEWS: Zimmerman Turns Himself In To Florida Authorities

George Zimmerman, charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, is in police custody after judge revoked his bond, according to his lawyer.

From Fox News

Incident: Theft / Forgery

Incident: Theft / Forgery
Date of Incident: 9 April 2012
Location: 26000 block of Sharptown Line Road, Sharptown, MD
Suspect: 1. Suzane L. Taylor, 43, Laurel, De
2. Amanda M. Moore, 22, Salisbury, MD

Narrative: On 9 April 2012
a deputy from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation into the theft of blank checks and their subsequent forgery and cashing at Salisbury area businesses.

Investigation revealed that the complainant discovered over $400 in unauthorized checks had been cashed which led the deputy to investigate at the establishments where the checks were presented. Upon review of surveillance videos, the pair responsible for presenting the forged checks was identified as two coworkers of the victim, Suzane Taylor and Amanda Moore.

The deputy obtained warrants for the arrest of Taylor and Moore and they were both arrested and transported to the Central Booking Unit, Taylor on 24 May and Moore on 31 May. Upon their initial appearances, the Commissioner detained Taylor in the Detention Center in lieu of $10,000.00 bond while releasing Moore on Personal Recognizance.

Charges: Theft

Delaware Issues New Door-to-Door Salesperson ID Cards

Director of Revenue Patrick Carter announced today that any person who solicits door-to-door sales to a residential home in the State of Delaware is now required to display a Salesperson Identification Card (ID card). Pursuant to House Bill 49 of Delaware’s 146th General Assembly, Salesperson ID Cards must be worn at all times when conducting door-to-door sales in Delaware. In addition, door-to-door sales in Delaware may only occur between the hours of 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. EST.


Anglers Invited To Fish For Free In Delaware Waters June 9 and 10

DOVER - Been thinking of casting a line into a nearby stream or daydreaming about a sunny afternoon at the beach with your surf rod, but just haven’t gotten round to purchasing your 2012 Delaware fishing license yet? Then you’ve got an angler’s good luck already for catching the opportunity to try fishing for free for a couple of days, thanks to DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife.


Oklahoma Doctor Refuses to Provide Rape Victim With Emergency Contraception

An Oklahoma emergency room doctor refused to provide emergency contraception to a 24-year-old female rape victim because the medication violated the health provider’s personal beliefs, a local CBS News affiliate reports. The hospital also denied the victim a rape kit, noting that it had no appropriate nurse on staff to administer the test.

“I will not give you emergency contraceptives because it goes against my beliefs,” the doctor allegedly told the rape victim and her mother, Rhonda. “She knew my daughter had just been raped. Her attitude was so judgmental and I felt that she was just judging my daughter,” Rhonda told the news station. Watch the segment:


Appear In Ad Demanding Living-Wage Jobs, Lose Yours

A longtime skycap for Delta Airlines at Seattle-Tacoma Airport appeared in an ad pushing for living-wage jobs for airport workers. The ad was produced by Working Washington, a coalition pushing for fair wages and benefits, and highlighted the low pay that workers tasked with keeping air travel clean and pleasant receive. Contract workers at that airport receive an average of $9.70 an hour. In a move that we're sure is entirely coincidental, only three workers weren't hired by the new contractor when Delta switched to a new one recently. The man who appeared in the ad is one of them.

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JCPenney Sparks Protest From One Million Moms By Showing Two Gay Dads In Father's Day Catalog

Far from backing away from the kind of same-sex imagery groups like One Million Moms have protested against in the past, JCPenney is embracing gay couples once again with a new ad featuring two dads and their kids for Father's Day.

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Google Product Search Results Will Now Depend On How Much Retailers & Advertisers Pay

Big changes are coming to Google's shopping business soon, the company announced yesterday, starting with a renaming of Google Product Search to Google Shopping. And unlike now, with a free program where product results appear based on relevance, starting in the fall, results will be influenced by how much retailers and advertisers are paying.

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Michigan Medical Marijuana Users Gain Ability To Defend Themselves In Court

People in Michigan who use marijuana for medical purposes now have the right to use their health issues to defend themselves in court — even if they don't have a medical marijuana card — thanks to a Michigan Supreme Court ruling.

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When Iran’s nuclear facilities were publicly crippled in 2011 by what then was considered a revolutionary computer virus which destroys physical equipment, many immediately assumed the virus originated in Israel for obvious reasons. They were wrong. In what can be described as the first presidentially-mandated and condoned act of cyberwarfare, one circumventing the War Powers Act of course, the NYT informs us that the order to physically impair Iranian sovereignty came from none other than the Nobel Peace prize winning president: Barack Obama.
From the NYT:

From his first months in office, President Obama secretly ordered increasingly sophisticated attacks on the computer systems that run Iran’s main nuclear enrichment facilities, significantly expanding America’s first sustained use of cyberweapons, according to participants in the program.

Mr. Obama decided to accelerate the attacks – begun in the Bush administration and code-named Olympic Games – even after an element of the program accidentally became public in the summer of 2010 because of a programming error that allowed it to escape Iran’s Natanz plant and sent it around the world on the Internet. Computer security experts who began studying the worm, which had been developed by the United States and Israel, gave it a name: Stuxnet.

At a tense meeting in the White House Situation Room within days of the worm’s “escape,” Mr. Obama, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and the director of the Central Intelligence Agency at the time, Leon E. Panetta, considered whether America’s most ambitious attempt to slow the progress of Iran’s nuclear efforts had been fatally compromised.

“Should we shut this thing down?” Mr. Obama asked, according to members of the president’s national security team who were in the room.

Told it was unclear how much the Iranians knew about the code, and offered evidence that it was still causing havoc, Mr. Obama decided that the cyberattacks should proceed. In the following weeks, the Natanz plant was hit by a newer version of the computer worm, and then another after that. The last of that series of attacks, a few weeks after Stuxnet was detected around the world, temporarily took out nearly 1,000 of the 5,000 centrifuges Iran had spinning at the time to purify uranium.

This account of the American and Israeli effort to undermine the Iranian nuclear program is based on interviews over the past 18 months with current and former American, European and Israeli officials involved in the program, as well as a range of outside experts. None would allow their names to be used because the effort remains highly classified, and parts of it continue to this day.


Homeless Moderate Risk Tier II Sex Offender Notification

Kevin L. Deshields, Seaford, DE
6’00” tall, 150 lbs.
Black hair, Brown eyes

Seaford, DE- Kevin L. Deshields is not wanted. This is a Homeless Sex Offender Public Notification. Deshields is a medium risk Tier II sex offender who has registered as homeless in Seaford, DE. If you have information that Deshields is occupying a residence please contact 302-739-5882. Tips may also be submitted through lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. Tips may also be submitted through the use of your cellular phone by texting keyword “DSP” and then your message to 274637 (CRIMES) or through the internet at

Santelli And Kaminsky On Broken Rules, Unpredictability, And Deleveraging

In one of the best clips we can remember, Rick Santelli and Gary Kaminsky show just what happens when the kool-aid-drinkers are allowed to speak frankly about our predicament. Instead of constant silver-lining-seeking or trotting out failed truism after failed truism, the two men (who notably have been actual market participants as opposed to mere observers) take on the uncertainty and unpredictability that weighs heavy on our global economies as governments break the rules time and time again - and took advantage of crisis "getting away with anything". Focusing back on what could happen if the market were allowed to think for itself, Kamintelli deface the edifice of central banker largesse and blame it for the actual demise we face - noting that it is now clear that whether it is QE or actual rate easing, using jobs as the argument for excessive intervention is a failed concept. On a Friday that seems to have devolved into a low volume sideways nudge in equities, this is six minutes well spent as they ask and answer the question: "Have rates been too low for too long?" and how those who played by the 'rules' continue to be the ones who are penalized. There is hope for recovery if the market is allowed to find its own level - "it will get better, but the deleveraging pain still has to be taken all over the world."


Healthcare Employment Accounted For Nearly Half The Jobs Gained

The economy added a net 69K new jobs in May, according to this morning's Non-Farm Payrolls report.

And nearly half can be attributed to one industry: Healthcare.

Over 30K new jobs were created in this industry.

What's more, as you can see in the chart below (which measures the monthly change in the industry), there hasn't been a single negative month in this industry all through the recession and recovery.


Security Level Announcements

By John Cleese, British writer, actor and tall person

The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent events in Syria and have therefore raised their security level from "Miffed" to "Peeved." Soon, though, security levels may be raised yet again to "Irritated" or even "A Bit Cross." The English have not been "A Bit Cross" since the blitz in 1940 when tea supplies nearly ran out.

Terrorists have been re-categorized from "Tiresome" to "A Bloody Nuisance." The last time the British issued a "Bloody Nuisance" warning level was in 1588, when threatened by the Spanish Armada…who lost the war.

The Scots have raised their threat level from "Pissed Off" to "Let's get the Bastards." They don't have any other levels. This is the reason they have been used on the front line of the British army for the last 300 years.

The French government announced yesterday that it has raised its terror alert level from "Run" to "Hide." The only two higher levels in France are "Collaborate" and "Surrender." The rise was precipitated by a recent fire that destroyed France's white flag factory, effectively paralyzing the country's military capability.

Italy has increased the alert level from "Shout Loudly and Excitedly" to "Elaborate Military Posturing." Two more levels remain: "Ineffective Combat Operations" and "Change Sides."

The Germans have increased their alert state from "Disdainful Arrogance" to "Dress in Uniform and Sing Marching Songs." They also have two higher levels: "Invade a Neighbor" and "Lose."

Belgians, on the other hand, are all on holiday as usual; the only threat they are worried about is NATO pulling out of Brussels.

The Spanish are all excited to see their new submarines ready to deploy. These beautifully designed subs have glass bottoms so the new Spanish navy can get a really good look at the old Spanish navy.

Australia, meanwhile, has raised its security level from "No worries" to "She'll be alright, Mate." Two more escalation levels remain: "Crikey! I think we'll need to cancel the barbie this weekend!" and "The barbie is cancelled." So far no situation has ever warranted use of the last final escalation level.

A final thought -“ Greece is collapsing, the Iranians are getting aggressive, and Rome is in disarray. Welcome back to 430 BC.

Rabies Clinic 6/14

WHO: Wicomico County Health Department
WHAT: Rabies Clinic----Weather Permitting
Maryland law requires that all dogs and cats four months of age or older be adequately vaccinated against rabies.

COST: $10 per animal


WHEN: Thursday, June 14, 2012 from 5:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.

200 West State St. Delmar, MD 21875

WHY: To protect your animals, loved ones, and the community from rabies.
For more information call 410-546-4446.

For information on future rabies clinics visit
Jennifer Johnson Administrative OfficerPrevention and Health CommunicationWicomico Co. Health Dept.108 E. Main St.Salisbury, MD 21801

(p)410-546-5311 ext.17482 (f)410-548-5184



(Baltimore, MD)
– Governor Martin O’Malley will join Colonel Marcus Brown, Superintendent of the Maryland State Police, Ray Lehr, Director of Maryland’s Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee, Mark Moon, Executive Vice President of Sales and Field Operations for Motorola Solutions, and several other state and local officials to make the ceremonial first call on the Maryland First Responders Interoperable Radio System Team or “Maryland FiRST”, the new statewide 700 MHz radio system.

“Maryland FiRST” will provide interoperable communications to connect Maryland’s first responders on one secure radio system. The ceremonial first call on the new radio system made by Governor O’Malley will connect to Maryland State Police at the JFK Highway Barrack in Cecil County, Maryland State Police Headquarters in Pikesville, the Maryland Transportation Authority Police at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and the Kent County Emergency Communications Center on the Eastern Shore of Maryland


WHEN: TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012, 11:30 AM - 12:00 NOON

WHERE: WORLD TRADE CENTER (near the 9/11 Memorial)

Low-Life Cheatin' Republican!

The Presidential election 2012 was too close to call. Neither Mitt Romney nor Obama had enough votes to win. There was much talk about ballot recounting, court challenges, etc., but a week-long ice fishing competition seemed the sportsmanlike way to settle things.

After much of back and forth discussion, it was decided that the contest would take place on a remote frozen lake in northern Wisconsin. There were to be no observers present, and both men were to be sent out separately on this isolated lake and return at 5 PM with their catch for counting and verification by a team of neutral parties. The candidate that caught the most fish at the end of the week would win the election.

At the end of the first day, Mitt Romney returned to the starting line and he had 10 fish. Soon, Obama returned and had no fish. Well, everyone assumed he was just having a bad day or something and hopefully, he would catch up the next day.

At the end of the 2nd day Mitt came in with 20 fish and Obama came in again with none.

That evening, the democrats got together secretly and said, "I think that Mitt Romney is a low-life, cheatin' son-of-a-gun. Tomorrow don't bother fishing. Just spy on him and see just how he is cheating.'

The next night (after Mitt returns with 50 fish), the democrats got together for the report of how the republicans were cheating.

Obama said, "You are not going to believe this, he's cutting holes in the ice!"

You Might Be A Redneck If...

You might be a redneck if: It never occurred to you to be offended by the phrase, 'One nation, under God..'

You might be a redneck if: You've never protested about seeing the 10 Commandments posted in public places.

You might be a redneck if: You still say ' Christmas' instead of 'Winter Festival.'

You might be a redneck if: You bow your head when someone prays.

You might be a redneck if: You stand and place your hand over your heart when they play the National Anthem

You might be a redneck if: You treat our armed forces veterans with great respect, and always have.

You might be a redneck if: You've never burned an American flag, nor intend to.

You might be a redneck if: You know what you believe and you aren't afraid to say so, no matter who is listening.

You might be a redneck if: You respect your elders and raised your kids to do the same.

You might be a redneck if: You'd give your last dollar to a friend.


Archie Bunker Called It Long Ago


Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Press Release 6-2-12

Suspect: John Edward Cropper 48 yrs old
Ocean City, MD

Charge: Violation of Probation for original charge of Arson 2nd Degree

On Friday June 01, 2012
the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office arrested 48 year old John Edward Cropper of Ocean City, Maryland for an outstanding Circuit Court Bench Warrant for Violation of Probation on original charges of Arson 2nd Degree. Cropper was process and held in the Worcester County Jail on a $25,000.00 Bond.

Suspect: David M. O’Neil 46 yrs old
Berlin, MD

Charge: Failing to Appear for Contempt Hearing Child Support

On Thursday May 31
, 2012 the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office arrested 46 year old David M. O’Neil of Berlin, Maryland for an outstanding Circuit Court Writ of Body Attachment, for failing to appear for Contempt Hearing Child Support case. O’Neil was processed and later released after posting a $1,000 bond.

Suspect: Erlin Omar Reyes 24 yrs old
Silver Spring, MD

Charge: Fail to Appear for VOP Hearing, original charge: driving vehicle while impaired by alcohol

On Friday June 01, 2012
the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office arrested 24 yr old Erlin Omar Reyes of Silver Spring, Maryland for failing to appear for Violation of Probation hearing for original charge: Driving veh. While impaired by alcohol. Reyes was processed and was later released on personal recognizance.

Suspect: Joseph Allan Haupt 26 yrs old
Hagerstown, MD

Charge: Fugitive from Justice for Theft

On Thursday May 31, 2012
the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office arrested 26 yr old Joseph Allan Haupt for being a fugitive from the state of Pennsylvania for theft charges. Haupt was process and held in the Worcester County Jail on No Bond.