Monday, October 01, 2012

REPORT: DID ERIC HOLDER PARTICIPATE IN ‘ARMED’ OCCUPATION OF COLUMBIA ROTC OFFICE?

The Daily Caller is reporting   that the nation’s highest-ranking law enforcement official, Attorney General Eric Holder, participated in what has been described by some as an “armed” takeover of Columbia University’s Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) office in 1970.
Apparently Holder was one of the leaders of the Student Afro-American Society (SAAS) that demanded the abandoned ROTC center be transformed into the “Malcom X Lounge.”
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Fruitland City Council Election Result

Gloria Ortiz: 79 
Ted Lokey: 70 
Richard Tull: 31 

3% of the registered voters showed up to vote.

California Bans "Gay Cure" Therapy

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that makes California the first state to ban a controversial form of psychotherapy that's aimed at making gay teenagers straight.
Effective Jan. 1, mental health practitioners are prohibited from performing sexual orientation change efforts — known as reparative or conversion therapy — for anyone under 18.
The therapies "have no basis in science or medicine and they will now be relegated to the dustbin of quackery," Brown said in a statement.
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Businesswoman Wins Berlin Award

BERLIN -- Commended for more than 20 years of volunteerism and dedication to the town, Terri Sexton was named the recipient of the 47th Annual Berlin Award last Thursday.

Sexton, who owns The Treasure Chest jewelry store, was singled out for the award this year for a lifetime of striving to improve Berlin.

“It was a pleasure watching this person work,” said Steve Frene, co-owner of Victorian Charm.

It was Frene’s job to announce the winner this year and, as per tradition, he dropped several clues to Sexton’s identity before actually naming her.

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MAN CLAIMS PARKING OFFICER GAVE HIM A TICKET AFTER SEEING ROMNEY BUMPER STICKER

A man in Atlanta, Georgia, is claiming he was targeted by a parking officer for the Mitt Romney bumper sticker displayed on the back of his car.
The man is not contesting that he was parked illegally and says he will pay the ticket, but says he was disturbed by the way the officer handled the situation.
Saying the woman seemed upset by the sticker, the man recalled her saying something along the lines of  , “Oh, I’m definitely going to give you a ticket now.”
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PASTOR OFFERS FIERY REBUKE OF FELLOW BLACKS: END YOUR ‘SLAVISH DEVOTION TO THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’

The Bishop E.W. Jackson, founder of Chesapeake, Virginia-based Exodus Faith Ministries  , recently released a controversial video calling for African Americans to make a mass exodus from the Democratic Party. Throughout the clip, Jackson delivers stinging blows to both liberals and the African Americans who continue to support them, while decrying what he sees as a “slavish devotion to the Democrat Party.”
“They have insulted us, used us, and manipulated us. They have saturated the black community with ridiculous lies,” he said, speaking directly to the black community. ”They think we are stupid and that these lies will hold us captive while they violate everything we believe as Christians.”
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Non-Profit Provides Trained Dogs To Help Veterans Heal

By using trained dogs, a local Navy veteran is helping other vets who are dealing with the visible and invisible wounds of war.

Karen Jeffries is the founder of Veterans Moving Forward  , a non-profit that trains service dogs for veterans at no cost.

Jeffries, who served 24 years in the Navy, says she first got the idea for the organization after raising a dog for a different group and seeing the profound impact the animal had on her husband, a veteran who suffers from depression and anxiety.

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Oven Fire Diverts Orioles' Plane To Jacksonville

No one was hurt and the plane heading to Tampa with the team on board was diverted to Jacksonville last night. 
The plane, a Delta charter later checked out and was allowed to fly, leaving Jacksonville at 10:15 p.m.
The decision to divert came when smoke filled a forward galley.
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Md. Gov.: Toll-shirking rental cos. 'scofflaws,' 'deadbeats'

The Maryland governor says a tougher approach is necessary to hold "scofflaw" car rental companies accountable for not paying tolls.

The Maryland Transit Authority should revoke car registrations from rental companies that have outstanding toll fares, says Gov. Martin O'Malley. If these "scofflaw," "deadbeat" companies question the MdTA authority to do so, they should file a lawsuit, he says.

JPMorgan Chase Lawsuit: New York Attorney General's Suit Is First For Task Force

The New York Attorney General sued JPMorgan Chase on Monday, alleging that Bear Stearns, the troubled investment bank it bought in 2008, "kept investors in the dark" about the quality of the mortgage-backed bonds it was selling as the market started to sour.
The lawsuit is the first legal action against a Wall Street bank to come from a joint federal and state task force announced by President Barack Obama during his State of the Union address in January. It alleges civil fraud violations, which means that potential penalties will be measured in dollars, not jail terms. Nevertheless, the JPMorgan Chase lawsuit qualifies as one of the more significant actions taken by a law enforcement agency to date against a Wall Street bank.
JPMorgan Chase acquired Bear Stearns   in March 2008 in a deal brokered and supported by the federal government.

MAN WHO DEFRAUDED WICOMICO RESIDENTS SENTENCED TO 33 YEARS IN THE CUSTODY OF THE DIVISION OF CORRECTIONS


On September 28, 2012, Gary Richard Hurwitz was sentenced to 33 years in the Division
of Corrections by a Wicomico County Circuit Court judge.  The basis of the violation of
probation was the Defendant’s failure to pay over $41,000 in restitution to various victims who
he defrauded in 2004-2005.  In one case, the defendant claimed to have an arrangement with a
local bank where he had access to repossessed all terrain vehicles (ATVs).  Hurwitz sold seven
ATVs to local citizens and never delivered the merchandise.  In two other cases, he sold a total
of three automobiles which he did not own to local citizens.

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Dead People Voted And Registered To Vote

At least two dead voters showed up to vote at least once in a Maryland general election between 2004 and 2008, according to a voter registration watchdog group that has reviewed thousands of voter records this year, 1% of the rolls in the largest counties.

The group – Election Integrity Maryland (EIM) – filed a complaint with the State Board of Elections Aug. 30. The group said it found several potential dead voters, voters who registered after they had died and a living Maryland resident who has been voting twice in elections for years.

According to their research, voter registration numbers for Montgomery County resident Rufus Harris of Silver Spring, who died in 2002, was used to cast an absentee ballot in the 2008 general election. Prince George’s County resident George T. Zell of Hyattsville, who died in July 2004, cast a vote in the 2004 general election. Records also indicated that Harris became registered as a voter on Sept. 4, 2008, six years after his death.

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GM RECALLING 40,859 CARS FOR POTENTIAL FUEL LEAKS

DETROIT
General Motors Co. is recalling more than 40,000 cars sold in warm-weather states because a plastic part might crack and cause a fuel leak.

The company is recalling Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 sedans from the 2007 through 2009 model years and Chevrolet Equinox and Pontiac Torrent SUVs and Saturn Ion sedans from the 2007 model year.

The recall affects vehicles sold or currently registered in Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada or Texas. Owners in Arkansas and Oklahoma also are included in the recall of the 2009 Cobalt and G5.

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WOMAN ALLEGEDLY RAPED BY TUNISIAN POLICE FACES JAIL TIME FOR ‘INDECENT BEHAVIOR’

In Tunisia, the birthplace of the so-called “Arab Spring  ,” a woman is facing immorality charges after allegedly being raped by police officers.  The case has sparked outrage both in Tunisia and abroad  .  At one demonstration, a woman held a sign reading (translated) “Congratulations Madame Hillary for this thief and rapist government.”
Amnesty International relates   (all subsequent emphasis added)
The woman’s lawyers told Amnesty International that three policemen approached her and her fiancĂ© while they were in a car in the capital Tunis on the night of 3 September 2012.
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Obama Administration Held Dozens Of Meetings On Food Stamps With Mexican Officials

The Obama administration met with Mexican officials and held other events to discuss enrollment in food stamps and similar programs roughly 30 times since President Obama took office, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack revealed in a recent letter to Congress. 
They were among 151 documented meetings and events held since 2004, when the United States and Mexico first started partnering on food-stamp awareness. That partnership, though, has raised alarm with Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., who is concerned the collaboration amounts to a vehicle for the USDA to pressure people onto the food-stamp rolls -- in this case, noncitizen immigrants from Mexico. 
Vilsack released the information in response to Sessions’ request this summer for more details about the U.S.-Mexico Partnership for Nutrition Assistance initiative, which educates Mexican immigrants about food stamps and other assistance.
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Probe Slams VA Over $6M Conference Tab Including Parody Video, Official Resigns

An Obama administration appointee has resigned in connection with another bombshell report detailing the waste of taxpayer money at feel-good conferences -- this time, at a pair of Veterans Affairs summits in Orlando that cost more than $6 million. 
John Sepulveda, who as assistant secretary for human resources and administration was the agency's top HR official, resigned just as the VA Office of Inspector General released its 150-page report on the conferences, held on his watch in July and August 2011. 
The report said he "abdicated his responsibilities" in overseeing the conferences, leading to "numerous examples of excessive costs, and unnecessary and unsupported expenditures."

Today The Daily Times Starts Charging For On Line Access

Well, you can't say Salisbury News hasn't created a huge impact to the Eastern Shore. Today the Daily Times has announced they will start charging for on line access to their Newspaper. What they didn't say was that they have also increased their subscription rate by 15% as well. 

What's even more interesting is that Delmarva Crossroads shut their doors down last week. While they provided a newspaper last week, their doors have been closed due to employee complications. We're not sure at this time if they'll rebuild and come back but clearly hiring those who had been fired from the Daily Times won't cut it. Greg Bassett published the following today.

Subscription options will range from digital-only to full access with seven-day delivery of the print edition. Non-subscribers will have access to a limited number of free articles before they are required to subscribe, though some products will remain open.

We know a good number of our longtime and loyal readers don’t have much Internet interest — we will keep our commitment to producing the best print product.

Salisbury News has absolutely NO INTEREST in charging a fee to read our news and information. The whole idea was to create a news source in which every one can access for FREE. One of the main reason we can and will remain FREE is because most of the information we publish each day comes from viewers like yourself sending us links to the most interesting articles around the world. 

We are truly a community news outlet. Viewers send us information and photos LIVE and or in real time, hence the instant images of the Ocean City fire last week, even before the Fire Department had arrived. 

Times have most certainly changed and there's no question in my mind that this is the final stand for the Daily Times. Greg Bassett mentioned in his article that they have more reporters than any other news outlet on the Shore. So what. Their Reporters don't have HISTORY in Salisbury and they rely on Press Releases to publish whatever the Mayor and others want published. That's not reporting. Considering I am the only Reporter/Blogger covering local news events, I'd say we've done a hell of a job competing with the largest volume of reporters on the Shore, wouldn't you agree? Then, consider this. We're FREE. 

Oh well, it's a new day on DelMarVa and time will tell if bringing in the big shot from Upstate New York was worth their time. At least some know when to fold.

THIS SCANDAL COULD DWARF 'FAST AND FURIOUS'

Did White House arm al-Qaida operatives who killed U.S. ambassador?

 

JERUSALEM – While echoes of the “Fast and Furious” scandal still resound in the White House, another administration decision at the heart of Obama’s Mideast policy may prove even more explosive.
Almost entirely missing from the debate surrounding the anti-U.S. attacks in Libya is the administration’s policy of arming jihadists to overthrow Mideast governments. But in the case of Libya, the arming of jihadists may have directly resulted in the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks against the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and the subsequent murder of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith, private security employees and former U.S. Navy SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods.

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A Football Question


Put on your football headgear and dig down deep to try and get this question right, football fan or not. 

Last year.....after the Packers / Bills game, Buffalo released quarterback Trent Edwards.

During the Packers / Eagles game, the Packers injured Philadelphia quarterback Kevin Kolb.
Philadelphia then had to play backup quarterback Michael Vick.

During a playoff game against the Eagles, the Packers injured Michael Vick and another backup was needed.

After the Packers / Cowboys game, Dallas fired Wade Phillips and most of his staff .

After the Packers / Vikings game, Minnesota fired Brad Childress and most of his staff.

Four weeks after losing to the Packers, the 49er's coach Mike Singletary and most of his staff were fired and replaced.

During the Bears Playoff game, the Packers injured Jay Cutler and backup Todd Collins forcing the
Bears to go with 3rd string quarterback Caleb Hanie.

So here's the question...
Is it just me, or did the Packers create more jobs last year than Obama?

Hillary: ‘Loosen Regulation’ Because ‘Too Many People Still Can’t Find Jobs’-In Tunisia, Egypt, Libya

 Speaking to a group of foreign ministers from Arab nations at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York on Friday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed support for loosening regulations, particularly on small businesses, because “too many people still can’t find jobs”--in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya.
In Libya, according to an estimate published in May   by the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development [OECD], real Gross Domestic Product is expected to grow this year at a rate of 20.1 percent—or about 15 times the 1.3 percent annualized rate at which real GDP grew in the United States in the second quarter of this year. The OECD further estimated that Libya’s real GDP would grow by another 9.5 percent next year.

Giant Food Recall


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Caption This Photo 10-1-12


'NEXT RONALD REAGAN' TO STUN SUPER LIBERAL?

As a former Secret Service agent who was tasked with protecting President Obama and President George W. Bush, Dan Bongino   saw things most people never see in Washington.

“I am so fed up with insider politics, games and insulated lifestyles and political celebrities,” Bongino told WND. “You know there’s that saying: If you don’t decide to change it, you are destined to be ruled by people lesser than yourself. I was very upset at the direction in which the country was going. And I felt that it was time for action.”

So Bongino quit his lucrative job to run as the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate against Maryland Democrat Ben Cardin, who is ranked as the third most liberal Senate Democrat  . He’s been endorsed by Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah; Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and other leading conservatives.

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Contacting Ron Paul

Joe,

I am currently trying to email Ron Paul on Sunday night at 7 PM, and his site is showing an “overloaded” page. Right now, after today’s events and the current cast of characters doing what they are doing, now EVERYBODY needs to get in touch with Mr. Paul. My question, since I will be working out of my precinct as an Election Judge, is “When I write in for Ron Paul for President during early voting, do I write in a VP name?”.

I’ll keep on trying, but it’s pretty obvious that I am not alone. Has anyone else been able to get an answer to this question?

Montgomery County Dropping Traditional Letter Grades from K-3 Report Cards

Say good-bye to the “A for effort” and hello to the “DEM.”
Your kid not doing so hot in math? Don’t count on seeing a C or D. Look for an N instead.
Montgomery County Public Schools are joining other districts across the country in abandoning traditional letter grades and instead matching student evaluations with specific curriculum standards.
Instead of seeing A’s, B’s, C’s or D’s on report cards this November, for the first time parents of Montgomery students in first through third grades will see ES, P, I or N. Teachers also will mark students separately on learning skills such as “effort,” “intellectual risk taking” and “originality” with separate codes of DEM (demonstrating), PRG (progressing) or N (not yet evident).
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AMERICAN JUSTICE

Washington Confirms Chinese Hack Attack On White House Computer

White House sources partly confirmed an alarming report that U.S. government computers -- reportedly including systems used by the military for nuclear commands -- were breached by Chinese hackers.
“This was a spear phishing attack against an unclassified network,” a White House official told FoxNews.com. “These types of attacks are not infrequent and we have mitigation measures in place.”
A law enforcement official who works with members of the White House Military Office confirmed the Chinese attack to FoxNews.com on Monday, but it remains unclear what information, if any, was taken or left behind.
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A Whopper of a Problem

Maryland commercial fishermen owe DNR $3 million

When the watermen’s associations concurredwith the legislation passed last May in House Bill 1372, they might not have realized the eventual financial impact it would have on their members. It has proven to be a $3 million whopper.

 Under that bill, Department of Natural Resources’ costs for administration and enforcement would be paid for by the recreational and commercial fishing sectors, each covering its own area.


The recreational sector is composed of more than 300,000 individual anglers who have accepted a number of increases in licensing fees over the last few years. This sector now annually generates more than enough funds to pay for its share of DNR administrative costs in 2013.

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Very Touching Video

Maryland Bees Prepare For (civil) Action

Maryland’s bees don’t have to rely solely on their stingers to protect their honey-making operations. As of Monday, they’ll have a new tool in their collective arsenal: litigation.
A new state law sets a standard of identity for Maryland honey — effectively establishing that to be called “honey,” a product must be produced by honey bees. Products made from corn syrup or processed sugar must be called something else.
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Navy Actions Led To Pirate Hostage Deaths


NORFOLK -- Attorneys for three Somali men charged in the deaths of four Americans during a pirate attack in the Arabian Sea last year say the Navy and FBI's efforts to rescue the hostages led to the killings.
Defense lawyers also asked that the high-profile federal trial be moved out of Norfolk, where they argue deep pride in the Navy and an unusual interest in piracy cases will make it difficult to assemble an objective jury.
The arguments were spelled out in a series of motions filed by the defense team Monday.
Co-defendants Ahmed Muse Salad, Shani Nurani Shiekh Abrar and Abukar Osman Beyle face the death penalty on murder, kidnapping, piracy and related charges.

Police Horses Compete In Obstacle Course Designed Like Mini City

Tonka the police horse kept her poise patrolling the real Occupy Washington. But the Morgan cross bucked when confronted Sunday by a small model of the protest encampment set up on an obstacle course.
Officer Megan Lau of the Maryland National Capital Park Police couldn’t explain her horse’s reluctance, which cost her points during the 29th annual North American Police Equestrian Championships   in Gaithersburg.
“Maybe she’s having flashbacks to the real Occupy,” Lau said. “She did just fine here until the tents.”

QUOTES OF THE DAY 10-1-12


“None of the men and women who voted for this bill has any right to speak in public about the rule of law anymore, or to take a high moral view of the Third Reich, or to wax poetic about the American Idea…If the government can round up someone and never be required to explain why, then it’s no longer the United States of America as you and I always understood it. Our enemies have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. They have made us become like them.”
Garrison Keillor
“To know and to serve God, of course, is why we’re here, a clear truth, that, like the nose on your face, is near at hand and easily discernible but can make you dizzy if you try to focus on it hard. But a little faith will see you through.
What else will do except faith in such a cynical, corrupt time? When the country goes temporarily to the dogs, cats must learn to be circumspect, walk on fences, sleep in trees, and have faith that all this woofing is not the last word. What is the last word, then?
Gentleness is everywhere in daily life, a sign that faith rules through ordinary things: through cooking and small talk, through storytelling, making love, fishing, tending animals and sweet corn and flowers, through sports, music and books, raising kids — all the places where the gravy soaks in and grace shines through.
Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people.”
Garrison Keillor

LANDMARK CALIF. BURGER JOINT FORCED TO SHUT DOWN OVER ADA LAWSUIT

A decades-old Sacramento, Calif. burger joint is shutting its doors for being out of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act because the owner says he can’t afford to bring it up to code.
Ford’s Real Hamburgers has been slinging burgers, fries and shakes for years, but was hit hard in the recession. Now, KTXL-TV is reporting   that a local attorney who makes his living filing ADA cases — many on his own behalf — is suing the restaurant — and Ford‘s can’t keep up.
“We scrimped and saved and cut down the staff. I’m down to six employees,” owner Hank Vereschzagin told KTXL.

Home Sales Tax 2013

When does your home become part of your health care? After 2012!

Your vote counts big time in 2012, make sure you and all your friends and family know about this !

HOME SALES TAX

I thought you might find this interesting, -- maybe even SICKENING!

The National Association of Realtors is all over this and working to get it repealed, -- before it takes effect. But, I am very pleased we aren't the only ones who know about this ploy to steal billions from unsuspecting homeowners. How many realtors do you think will vote Democratic in 2012?

Did you know that if you sell your house after 2012 you will pay a 3.8% sales tax on it? That's $3,800 on a $100,000 home, etc. When did this happen? It's in the health care bill, -- and it goes into effect in 2013. Why 2013? Could it be so that it doesn’t come to light until after the 2012 elections? So, this is ‘change you can believe in’?

Under the new health care bill all real estate transactions will be subject to a 3.8% sales tax.

If you sell a $400,000 home, there will be a $15,200 tax. This bill is set to screw the retiring generation, -- who often downsize their homes. Does this make your November, 2012 vote more important?

Oh, you weren't aware that this was in the ObamaCare bill? Guess what; you aren't alone! There are more than a few members of Congress that weren't
aware of it either.

You can check this out for yourself at:
http://www.gop.gov/blog/10/04/08/obamacare-flatlines-obamacare-taxes-home

VOTERS NEED TO KNOW..

Resorts, Casinos Double Down on Maryland Gambling Expansion

New disclosures show millions of dollars are being spent on both sides in the fight over whether to expand gambling to Maryland, even as other issues on the ballot may be flying a bit under the radar.

Disclosures filed with the Maryland Board of Elections Friday show Penn National Gaming has now contributed   $18.1 million to the "Get the Facts" campaign against Maryland's Question 7, the gambling expansion referendum that would allow a new casino in Prince George's County and allow table games in the state.

MGM Resorts has contributed   $11.4 million to "FOR Maryland Jobs and Schools," the group supporting the ballot question, according to disclosure form filed with the board of elections.

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MAMMOGRAM RADIOLOGIST

'EXODUS NOW': BLACK BISHOP LAUNCHES BRUTAL ATTACK AGAINST DEMOCRATIC PARTY


You can't imagine how many videos I get sent to me. I make a point of watching some of all of them, but I couldn't stop watching this one:  http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/09/27/Black-Bishop-Rips-Dem-Party


Note that Bishop Jackson is not endorsing Mitt Romney or the Republican Party and never once mentions Barack Obama. His testimony is merely an indictment of the Democrat Party, not from a racial or partisan perspective, but from a Christian one.
Honestly, I would love to hear anyone attempt to argue against the points the Bishop makes about Planned Parenthood, same sex marriage, and most especially the Democratic Party's attacks against God, up to and including the booing of God last month at the Democratic convention in Charlotte (something the Bishop mentions in the video).
Bishop Jackson has turned his beliefs into a moment called S.T.A.N.D. -- which stands for Staying True to America's Destiny. Here's the website.
From the looks of it, he's just getting started.