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Friday, October 05, 2012


Thousands of President Obama supporters turned out in in Madison, Wisc., for a rally following Wednesday night’s debate in Denver. The mood was somber, to say the least, as they waited to enter Bascom Mall at the University of Wisconsin Thursday afternoon. University of Wisconsin students and fellow Wisconsinites had mixed reviews on the president's performance.

I talked to supporters of the president who had watched the debate, asking how they thought the president did. One after the other said they were left unimpressed and “not inspired,” seemingly depressed and lethargic in their continuing support of the president.'


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Reports indicate U.S. soldiers and British Royal Marines have been urged to show "courageous constraint  " by not shooting Taliban members spotted planting IEDs.

The reason? Shooting them might disturb the locals.

Fire In Ocean City

2 Alarm Building Fire; Waterman's Seafood on Ocean Gateway. Units working...

Showell Vol. Fire Company and Ocean Pines for the ladder truck has been dispatched to Ocean City FD headquarters for the stand by

You can view the webcam and see some activity by using this LINK

The Top 10 Human Foods To Avoid Feeding Pets

Veterinarian Dr. Katy Nelson says some human foods are worse than others when it comes to feeding our pets.
Here's what not to feed dogs or cats and why:
    1. Chocolate: Extreme caffeine-like effects, dosage dependent. Side effects range from mild to moderate GI upset, muscle tremors, hyperthermia, seizures and even death.
    2. Grapes and Raisins: Nephrotoxic side effects, dosage dependent. Side effects range from mild GI side upset all the way to Acute Renal Failure and death.
    3. Onions and Garlic: These products contain volatile oils which can lead to vomiting, breakdown of red blood cells (hemolytic anemia, Heinz body anemia), blood in urine, weakness, high heart rate and panting.


Better or Worse?


The federal government’s latest taxpayer-funded effort to promote U.S. tourism is dogged by lavish spending, cronyism, and questionable accounting, according to a report released Thursday by two U.S. Senators.

The report, issued by Sens. Jim DeMint (R., S.C.) and Tom Coburn (R., Okla.), details questionable practices by Brand USA, a public-private corporation established in 2010 by Congress to promote U.S. tourism.

“It is immoral to ask the federal government to shell out $100 million every year to pay for high ranking executives to enjoy parties in London and luxury suites at major league baseball games in the name of ‘travel promotion,’” Coburn said in a statement. “With millions out of work and our national debt surpassing $16 trillion, this is the kind of indulgence we need to say no to.”



Did you ever wonder why a nation so rich in energy resources, with proven reserves of crude oil and natural gas, would spend trillions of dollars buying petroleum from countries that hate everything we stand for, knowing that every dollar we send to them strengthens them and weakens us and at the same time, turns down a reliable supply of oil from Canada, our best friend in the world?
Why has the education of the children, who are America's future, been put in the hands of a self-serving, politically motivated teacher's union, which, by its own admission, cannot stand up to the testing it would require to certify that their members are even qualified to teach in the first place?
Why is the supply and flow of our currency controlled by one man, who at his whim can strangle the amount of money in circulation or flood the world with cheap dollars at the very real danger of devaluing the dollar and bringing on hyperinflation?


A surveillance camera captured a disturbing and violent school beating at a middle school in Indiana. Now, the teenager and his parents are suing the school district because they say it isn’t doing enough to prevent instances of bullying.
In the video, 13-year-old Austin McDaniel is put into a choke hold and slammed to the ground by a 15-year-old student. The bully then proceeded to punch McDaniel incessantly, delivering dozens of blows until his victim is beaten unconscious.
Students can be seen all around watching the incident, however, no one steps in to help McDaniel — they just watch.


Sources: FBI Suspects Border Agent Killed Accidentally by Fellow Agent

The FBI suspects that a Border Patrol agent who died this week in a shooting just north of the Mexico-Arizona border was killed by one of his fellow agents, sources tell Fox News.
That development comes on a day when officials from multiple federal law enforcement agencies met with local authorities about the shooting that killed Agent Nicholas Ivie, according to Fox News' law enforcement sources. Those sources say they have made important progress and suspect that Ivie and another agent may have shot at each other accidentally while pursuing drug-runners.
Investigators aren't sure if the drug-runners fired on the agents.

Reeco Richardson: Chevy Chase Car Theft Defendant Sues Police For $10 Million

Jury deliberations will continue Friday morning in the car theft trial of a young man involved in a fiery, deadly police pursuit in Chevy Chase.

Three people died in the crash back in March.
The fourth person in that car is on trial for car theft charges.
It was a horrible fiery crash. Four teens, running from police in a stolen sub-compact car, lost control and wrecked at Chevy Chase circle.

Anti-Israel Advocate Reps U.S. at Rights Conference

A Muslim leader who said that Israel should have been added to the”suspect list” for the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks was recently selected to represent the United States government at a human rights conference sponsored by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE ).

Salam al-Marayati, founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC ), was chosen by the Obama administration to deliver remarks in Warsaw, Poland—home to one of the largest Jewish ghettos during the Holocaust—during the OSCE’s Human Dimension Implementation Meetings (HDIM ), a 10-day gathering meant to foster the “promotion of tolerance,” according to the group’s website.


Newest Navy Destroyer Pays Tribute To SEAL From NY

The U.S. Navy's newest warship will not be named for a former president, distinguished member of Congress or some historic figure from the past.

The USS Michael Murphy, a 510-foot destroyer, is being commissioned this weekend in New York City for a Long Island native and Navy lieutenant who became the first American awarded the Medal of Honor during the Afghanistan War when he was killed along with two fellow SEALs during an ambush in 2005. He was 29.


93 Year-Old Wheelchair-Bound Woman Gets Photo ID In One Day After Losing Initial PA Voter ID Lawsuit

For the first time, Philadelphia resident Viviette Applewhite actually got a state-issued photo ID from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
It was an important moment that went practically unnoticed when it it took place in August, according to Horace Cooper of Project 21 and Justin Danhof, general counsel for the National Center for Public Policy.
“Applewhite is 93-years-old, does not drive, is confined to a wheelchair, lacks many personal identification documents, and yet she managed to get herself -- with no assistance from the ACLU -- to her local PennDot office, where she was issued an ID,” Danhof explained.

Romney Says He was 'Completely Wrong' About '47 Percent' Comments

FISHERSVILLE, Va - Mitt Romney for the first time characterized his comments during a fundraiser that were surreptitiously filmed and caught the candidate essentially writing off 47 percent of Americans as "completely wrong."

"Clearly in a campaign with hundreds if not thousands of speeches and question and answer sessions, now and then you're gonna say something that doesn't come out right," Romney said in an interview Wednesday night with Fox News' Sean Hannity. "In this case I said something that's just completely wrong."

Romney went on to say that his life has shown he cares about "100 percent and that's been demonstrated through my life and this whole campaign is about the 100 percent."


ENDGAME: How Iran's Hyperinflation Will Lead To Regime Change

Iran has captured a lot of attention this week as inflation spirals out of control and the Iranian rial is quickly becoming worthless.
Yesterday, the rapidly falling value of the rial sparked serious street protests in Iran.
Now, the question becomes: Is the hyperinflation currently underway in Iran going to be the straw that finally breaks the camel's back?
The West certainly hopes so.

That's the whole point of the forceful Western sanctions placed on Iran's oil exports and even imports of basic goods and the Iranian banks being completely frozen out of the international financial system.
The sanctions have been in effect since July, but the situation is really just now starting to get worse as it becomes crystal clear to Iranians that their monetary authority has completely run out of the foreign exchange reserves they need to defend the value of their quickly plunging rial


Hidden Powers of Your Mouse

You use your mouse for just about everything: you drag, you drop, you highlight, you scroll. But even if you click your mouse a thousand times a day, I bet I've got a few secret mouse tricks you've never heard of.
Click Tricks
You surely know that double clicking highlights a word, and you might even know that triple clicking highlights a paragraph. But have you ever wanted to select a column of text in a Word document, without getting all the text to the left and right of it? Here's how you can: Hold down the alt and left mouse button (on a Mac, option-left mouse), and drag the cursor over the section you want to select. The coolest thing about this trick is that the text you are selecting does not even need to be formatted as a column for this to work.
Scroll Tricks
Most mice have a scroll wheel. Sure, it takes you up and down on a page, but in combination with other keys, it can do much more:
  • Scroll sideways: In many versions of Excel, holding down the shift key while scrolling will take you sideways. That's super helpful in a big spreadsheet.
  • Scroll wheel as back button: In most web browsers, if you hold the shift key while using the scroll wheel, it works like the back button: You can fly through all the sites you've recently visited. (Some mice have side buttons that work like back and forward buttons in your browser, too.)
  • Scroll to zoom: Holding ctrl and scrolling lets you zoom in or out of the page you're viewing. Ctrl-scroll up zooms you in; ctrl-scroll down zooms you back out. On a Mac, this trick will zoom in and out your whole screen, not just the document you're in.


Funeral Procession on Saturday, October 6 for Dagsboro Junior Firefighter, Justin Townsend

Dagsboro -- WHERE: Indian River High School Auditorium in Dagsboro

WHEN: Saturday, October 6, 2102 from 11 AM until 1 PM

Funeral services will be held for Justin Townsend, a Dagsboro Junior Firefighter killed in the line of duty. Services will be held at the Indian River High School auditorium on Armory Road in Dagsboro. 

After the services, the funeral procession will leave from the Indian River High School to Redman's Cemetery on Iron Branch Road. The route will be: Exit right onto Clayton Avenue and proceed to Main Street in Dagsboro, continue on Route 20 to Firetower Road, right on Firetower Road and right on Iron Branch Road to Redman's Cemetery.

Delaware State Police and Fire Police will hold traffic on Route 20 and Route 26 in both directions to allow free movement of the fire apparatus in the procession, as well as the procession itself. Traffic will be temporarily stopped at all intersections to allow the procession to pass. Once the procession is through the intersections, traffic will be returned to normal flow. Iron Branch Road will be CLOSED from Firetower Road to Route 20 from 1 PM until 5 PM. This is necessary to accommodate parking at the cemetery.

Message boards will be placed today and tomorrow to inform motorists of impending delays on Route 26 east of Route 113, Main Street in Dagsboro, Armory Road, Route 20, and Iron Branch Road.

In anticipation of possible delays in the area, DelDOT's Transportation Management Center will be monitoring traffic via radio and cameras along the route. DelDOT will have personnel positioned throughout the area to ensure traffic flow.


Iran could announce a temporary halt to uranium enrichment before next month’s U.S. election in a move to save Barack Obama’s presidency, a source affiliated with high Iranian officials said today.
The source, who remains anonymous for security reasons, said a three-person delegation of the Obama administration led by a woman engaged in secret negotiations yesterday with a representative of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
The delegation urged the Iranian leader to announce a halt to enrichment, even if temporary, before the Nov. 6 election, promising removal of some sanctions.

Black Mamba Venom Better Than Morphine

The deadly venom of the black mamba contains a painkiller as powerful as morphine, without most of the side effects, James Gallagher of BBC reports.
French scientists found that the venom, which black mamba use to paralyze and kill small animals, also contains a potent painkiller.
The findings, published in the journal Nature, baffled the researchers.
Morphine is an effective painkiller but is also "addictive and causes headaches, difficulty thinking, vomiting and muscle twitching," writes the BBC.  
Black mamba venom, on the hand, contains proteins called mambalgins that block pain through a completely different route and seem to produce few side-effects.


Many States Fall Short Of Federal Sex Offender Law

Nearly three dozen states have failed to meet conditions of a 2006 federal law that requires them to join a nationwide program to track sex offenders, including five states that have completely given up on the effort because of persistent doubts about how it works and how much it costs.
The states, including some of the nation's largest, stand to lose millions of dollars in government grants for law enforcement, but some have concluded that honoring the law would be far more expensive than simply living without the money.
"The requirements would have been a huge expense," said Doris Smith, who oversees grant programs at the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration. Lawmakers weren't willing to spend that much, even though the state will lose $226,000.

Board Notes From The Wicomico County Board Of Education

The Wicomico County Board of Education will hold its next monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9 at the Board of Education office in Salisbury. The agenda will be posted online at BoardDocs, the school system’s new paperless online meeting system. Visit this link to view the agenda:

Board Notes provide an unofficial summary of business conducted at recent meetings of the Wicomico County Board of Education. The Board of Education at its monthly meeting held on Sept. 11, 2012:

Moment of Silence

Observed a moment of silence in memory of former Wicomico Middle student Brooke Shockley, former Wicomico County Council President Henry S. Parker, and the families and victims of 9/11.

Public Comments

Heard from a Pemberton Elementary parent who said that while he was initially opposed to his child not having as much choice under the Consistent Attire Program, he now supports CAP as a great move forward. Two administrators in charge of the CAP pilot program, Karen Parsons and Antionette Perry, shared details of how CAP is working in the nine pilot schools, what has been done to help families outfit their children properly, and the translation of the CAP brochure into several languages. Board President Ron Willey said he was glad to hear CAP seems to be off to a good start in its test year.

Heard from parent and former Board member L. Michelle Wright regarding the FY 2014-2019 Capital Improvement Plan. She asked the Board to continue to keep Mardela Middle and High School on its radar screen for capital improvements.


The competing opinions continue apace.
Will people almost wholesale go over to digital literature? Or is there still a place for printed pieces? No one knows for sure, of course, but a story broke recently that is juicy for readers.
Barry Diller, chairman of IAC/InterActiveCorp, said that there is a plan to end the print edition of Newsweek. The comments came from IAC’s “quarterly earnings call,” and no doubt traditional printers are apoplectic.

Chevy Dealer Really Sorry About Having Customer Arrested Over Pricing Error

When the folks at a Chevy dealership in Virginia realized they had accidentally sold a customer a car for $5,600 less than they should have, they could have just eaten the difference and stewed about it for a bit. Instead, they tried to get the customer to pay the extra money — and then had him arrested for car theft when he refused.

According to lawsuits filed by the customer, he test-drove a blue 2012 Chevrolet Traverse back in May, but when it came time to actually buy the vehicle, he opted for a black one. He signed a promissory note and traded in his old car.

The next day, the customer decided that he really wanted the blue one after all and brought back his new Traverse to see if he could swap them out.


Task Force Arrests 21 Gang Members, Seizes $680K In Drugs

A wiretap investigation in Harford County led to the arrest of 21 gang members who authorities say moved multiple pounds of heroin and cocaine through the Baltimore area each week.

Investigators said they believe the gang going by the name "World's Most Dangerous" is also responsible for street robberies and other violence in Harford County. In the words of one task force member, the wiretap investigation has had a huge impact on stemming the flow of drugs.
Edgewater Village sits near the epicenter of operations for World's Most Dangerous, according to the Harford County Sheriff's Office.

If They Switched Hair

USDA Diversity Training Session Included 'Illegal Immigrants' Chant, Group Claims

The U.S. government paid a Chicago consultant hundreds of thousands of dollars to put on diversity training workshops that, according to one watchdog, included an exercise in which employees were told to chant "our forefathers were illegal immigrants." 
Conservative group Judicial Watch made the claim this week as it released a handful of documents pertaining to the program -- and alleged that the sessions ended up enforcing political views more than promoting tolerance. 
"Instead of being diversity-oriented or tolerance-oriented, it's more about adopting a mindset," said Lisette Garcia, a senior investigator with the group. "It seemed to go so far as to encourage illegal immigration."

Don't Cry For Us, Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney and the GOP establishment desperately need a few million votes in order to beat Obama in the 2012 General Election. The GOP could have had most of the Ron Paul voter support if Romney had named either Ron Paul or Rand Paul as his VP running mate.

Had the Romney Campaign held in check the Republican Party leadership's goon squad that made a mockery of the democratic process in the Republican Party primaries and caucuses as well as the national GOP convention, Romney might have captured 50 percent or more of Ron Paul voters and supporters, even without a Paul on the ticket. But he didn't and actions always have consequences.


Reflecting Pool Closes Again In Effort To Remove Algae

The Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool is empty once again, and it will remain that way for at least another week.
The historic site reopened in late August after nearly two years of construction. While the U.S. 

National Park Service says the $34 million renovation has been successful and will save the city about 32 million gallons of water per year, the buildup of green algae in the pool came as a surprise.

The National Park Service says it could have waited for the algae to disintegrate and go through the pool's filtering system.


During his golfing vacation at Martha's Vineyard - President Obama had been slicing off the tee on every hole.

He asks his Scottish born caddy if he has noticed any obvious reasons for his poor tee shots, to which the caddy replies:

"Aye, there's a piece of shyt on the end of yer driver."

The President picks up his driver and cleans the club face, at which pointthe caddy says:

"No, the other end."


A sheep in the United Kingdom was born with an unusual deformity — his head is allegedly upside down.*
Fortunately, the YouTube user MrMacca who posted a video of the animal  , states that the vet has assured his friend, who owns the sheep, that it can “do everything other sheeps can.” He writes that Terry, as the sheep is named, is not thought to be in any sort of pain.

Doggone, They Lied To Us AGAIN

Remember “fusion centers”? Under the Department of Homeland Security’s aegis, their bumbling bureaucrats unabashedly spy on taxpayers while painting anyone who opposes Leviathan in even the smallest degree as a terrorist. Or, as the DHS puts it, “State and major urban area fusion centers (fusion centers) serve as focal points within the state and local environment for the receipt, analysis, gathering, and sharing of threat-related information between the federal government and state, local, tribal, territorial ... and private sector partners.”

Yep, “fusion centers” are yet another boondoggle that enriches Our Rulers and their corporate cronies while decimating liberty. No one who understands the State expected otherwise. But now “Congressional investigators” have caught on: they’ve announced that “fusion centers” have “failed to provide virtually any useful intelligence. … The report found that the centers ‘forwarded intelligence of uneven quality – oftentimes shoddy, rarely timely, sometimes endangering citizens’ civil liberties and Privacy Act protections, occasionally taken from already published public sources, and more often than not unrelated to terrorism.’” Oh, heavens, say it ain’t so.

Surprise, surprise: money went missing, too. “The investigators also discovered that federal officials cannot account for as much as $1.4 billion in taxpayer money earmarked for fusion centers and that some of the centers listed on paper by the Homeland Security Department do not even exist. … The fusion centers quickly became a black hole for taxpayer money …. The fusion centers were run by state and local officials, but were funded through grants to states from the Federal Emergency Management Agency with little oversight. That made it easy for state and local officials to divert the federal money earmarked for the centers to other things, including sport utility vehicles and dozens of flat-screen televisions for use by state and local agencies.”


Today's Fill In The Blank 10-5-12

The most I've ever paid for a gallon of fuel is $_____.

Chart Of The Day: The Rise Of Global Central Planning

There was a time when the world had (somewhat) free markets. Then Lehman failed as the inevitable culmination of a credit bubble that was second in size and severity only to the one being blown currently, and the central planners took over, converting equity, bond and FX markets into nothing but monetary policy tools dominated by central banks. Below is a great summary of how parallel to SkyNet's HFT takeover of stock trading, the central planners conducted their own not so stealthy take over of all capital markets. The chart is open-ended. Expect much more intervention by the Big 4 in the months and years ahead as the circular nature of increased central bank intervention leading to less faith in financial markets leading to increased private sector deleveraging leading to increased-er central bank intervention and so on, accelerates.

Meet the 4 unelected dictators of the no longer even pretending to be free "developed" world.

Poor Obama

Today's Advertiser Of The Day 10-5-12

Md. High School Raises Awareness About Drinking And Driving

Every 15 minutes in the U.S., someone is killed or severely injured in an alcohol or distracted driving incident.

With homecoming fast approaching at high schools across the country, one local school is taking measures to prevent such an incident at their school.

The awareness program began on Thursday with a mock car-accident outside Winston Churchill High School in Potomac. Around 10:45 a.m., an announcement was made at the school that a crash with possible fatalities had occurred out front. Students went outside to witness a staged accident, complete with local police, fire and rescue and ambulance personnel.

Structure Fire In Mardela

There is  a structure fire at 504 Charles Street in Mardela.  Mardela, Hebron, Sharptown and Vienna Fire Departments are on the scene

Delmar has been called to assist with their tanker

Liberal Booster


As a young single woman, Michelle Robinson was a fixture in the home of civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, who along with Rev. Jeremiah Wright “arranged” her marriage to Barack Obama, according to sources in Chicago who know the couple.
 “If you want to understand Michelle Obama, you’ve got to go back to Jesse Jackson,” a woman called “Robyn” for this article told WND.
Robyn, who spent several years working for Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition, explained to a WND investigator in Chicago that Michelle Obama “just about grew up in Jesse Jackson’s home.”

Reality Check

Today's Survey Question 10-5-12

Who changes the oil in your car?

Rare Photo


A high school teacher at Charles Carroll High School in Port Richmond, Philadelphia, is under investigation after allegedly ordering a student to remove a pro-Mitt Romney t-shirt. In addition to purportedly telling the female pupil to take off the clothing, the teacher also supposedly compared the shirt to a Ku Klux Klan outfit.
The student at the center of the story, 16-year-old Samantha Pawlucy, claims that she chose to wear the pink t-shirt for a dress-down day, during which students were invited to select their own clothing. The teacher’s comments, Pawlucy contends, were humiliating, as the geometry instructor reportedly encouraged other students — and teachers — to join in on mocking her.