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Thursday, November 08, 2012

Emergency Declared As United Flight Lands at Dulles

WASHINGTON - A United Airlines flight from Denver is safely on the ground at Dulles International Airport Thursday, but a disorderly passenger forced the flight to declare an emergency, WTOP has learned.

United Airlines says flight 662 from Denver declared an emergency after a passenger refused to follow instructions for landing.

The spokesperson referred further questions to the Federal Aviation Administration.
Several calls to the FAA haven't been returned.

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Boeing Announces Big Layoffs in Defense Division

Boeing announced a major restructuring of its defense division on Wednesday that will cut 30 percent of management jobs from 2010 levels, close facilities in California and consolidate several business units to cut costs.

The company [BA 70.98 0.87 (+1.24%) ] told employees about the changes on Wednesday, in a memo obtained by Reuters and confirmed by Boeing.

Boeing, the Pentagon's second-largest supplier, said the changes were the latest step in an affordability drive that has already reduced the company's costs by $2.2 billion since 2010, according to the memo.

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Troopers Make Methamphetamine Arrest In Seaford



Location:  26000 block of Walker Road, Up Country MHP, Seaford, DE
Date of Occurrence:   Wednesday November 7, 2012 at approximately 4:33 p.m.
Defendant, Charges, and Bail Information:  
  • Robert A. Donavan, 24, Seaford, DE (Photo Attached)
  • Possession of a Ammunition by Person Prohibited
  • Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony
  • Manufacturing Methamphetamine
  • Endangering the Welfare of a Child
  • Conspiracy 2nd
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (3 counts)
Arraigned at JP3 and committed to SCI on $75,500.00 secured bond
  • Nichole M. Messick, 21, Seaford, DE (Photo Attached)
  • Manufacturing Methamphetamine
  • Endangering the Welfare of a Child
  • Conspiracy 2nd
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (3 counts)
Arraigned at JP3 and committed to WCI on $15,500.00 secured bond
Resume:  
Seaford, DE- The Delaware State Police Sussex County Drug Unit has arrested a Seaford couple after the culmination of a several month long investigation into the manufacturing Methamphetamine (Meth) in their house.
On Wednesday November 7, 2012, at approximately 4:30 p.m., the Sussex County Drug Unit, with the assistance of the Sussex County Governor’s Task Force and DNREC, responded to the 26000 block of Walker Road in Up Country MHP in order to execute a search warrant at the residence.  Upon arrival at the house,Robert A. Donavan, 24, and Nichole M. Messick, 21, were taken into custody without incident.  Both Donavan and Messick were found to be in possession of approximately .01 gram of Meth each.  Upon conducting the search of the house, detectives located component mixtures of the manufacturing stages of Meth along with key ingredients in making the drug.  Detectives also located a switchblade knife, ammunition and other drug paraphernalia while searching the residence. A one year old male child of the couple was turned over to a neighbor until relatives could take custody.  Division of Family Services was notified of the child living there.
Donavan and Messick were transported back to Troop 4 in Georgetown where they were processed for the above listed charges.  They were arraigned at JP3 and Robert Donavan was committed to SCI on $75,500.00 secured bond.  Nichole Messick was committed to WCI on $15,500.00 secured bond.
Walker Road in Up Country MHP was closed for approximately six hours as the Meth lab was safely dismantled and removed from the residence.

Planned Parenthood Sends Letter to Supporters Lauding Free Birth Control for Four More Years

 In a letter e-mailed to supporters on Wednesday, Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards said she was “thrilled” that President Barack Obama was reelected, because it ensures four more years of free birth control.
“After a year of relentless, outrageous attacks on women's health and rights, I am thrilled today to be celebrating the re-election of President Barack Obama,” Richards wrote.

“Now we can count on another four years of a president who is an outspoken supporter of Planned Parenthood,” Richards wrote. “We can count on birth control with no co-pays, and increased access to affordable care.
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GOP TO BE BLAMED FOR PLUNGING OFF 'FISCAL CLIFF'

If Republicans don’t go along with calls by President Obama for higher taxes and the nation goes off a “fiscal cliff,” then the GOP is to blame, says a Democratic congressman.

“We face a fiscal cliff,” said Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., on CNN. “They (Republicans) face a very important question on this fiscal cliff. Are they going to drive off the fiscal cliff with the message that nobody in the country gets tax relief unless very high income earners get a bonus tax break? That’s the message they want to send to the American people. I just think it’s unsustainable.”
Van Hollen is among those who favor tax increases as a way to reduce the national deficit.
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Reid Moves To Limit GOP Filibusters

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday that he will try to push through a change to Senate rules that would limit the GOP’s ability to filibuster bills.

Speaking in the wake of Tuesday’s election, which boosted Senate Democrats’ numbers slightly, Mr. Reid said he won’t end filibusters altogether but that the rules need to change so that the minority party cannot use the legislative blocking tool as often.

“I think that the rules have been abused and that we’re going to work to change them,” he told reporters. “We’re not going to do away with the filibuster but we’re going to make the Senate a more meaningful place.”

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Obama Re-Election Protest Escalates At Univ. of Mississippi; Racial Slurs, 2 Arrests Reported

JACKSON, Miss. — A protest at the University of Mississippi against the re-election of President Barack Obama grew into crowd of about 400 people with shouted racial slurs as rumors of a riot spread on social media. Two people were arrested on minor charges.
The university said in a statement Wednesday that the gathering at the student union began late Tuesday night with about 30 to 40 students, but grew within 20 minutes as word spread. Some students chanted political slogans while others used derogatory racial statements and profanity, the statement said.
The incident comes just after the 50th anniversary of violent rioting that greeted the forced integration of Ole Miss with the enrollment of its first black student, James Meredith.
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Adopt-A-Family Seeks Donors to Help Provide Gifts This Holiday Season for Delaware’s Children and Seniors in Need

In Delaware, the Human Services Council, Inc., in partnership with the Department of Health and Social Services, is seeking individuals, businesses and organizations to help provide holiday gifts for thousands of the state’s children and seniors living in poverty or in low-income households.
 Each holiday season, donors are anonymously matched to a senior or family of one or more children through the Holiday Adopt-A-Family program. Adopt-A-Family provides the donor with the age and gender of each child in the family and a brief description of the circumstances that led to their need for assistance. The donor then provides gift cards or certificates for the head-of-household to use in buying holiday gifts. The recommended gift is $100 to $125 per child, with a gift certificate for the parent optional but thoughtful.
Adopt-A-Family is a Delaware tradition of neighbors helping neighbors,” Gov. Jack Markell said. “I offer my profound gratitude to those who provide a holiday to children, families and seniors who would otherwise go without one.  Adopt-A-Family showcases the best of our community and the best of the holiday spirit.”
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Virginia Man Charged in Theft of White House Audio Equipment Truck

A Richmond man was charged with stealing a truck containing President Barack Obama's audio equipment, the Associated Press reported.
Eric Brown, 48, faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted of theft of government property, federal prosecutors said. A federal magistrate on Wednesday ordered Brown held without bond.
The van containing equipment used by the president during public appearances was at a Henrico County hotel parking lot on Oct. 16, 2011. The empty van was recovered on the other side of town the next day. The equipment – including the president’s teleprompter and $200,000 worth of audio equipment and presidential seals mounted on Obama's podium – was in Richmond for Obama's visit to a suburban fire station to promote his jobs plan.
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Breath Test Law Could Hinder Injured Military Vet's Case

A Maryland military veteran is struggling to overcome serious injuries that police said were caused by a drunken driver, and his family is worried that a law designed to protect drivers may work against him.

Jimmy Poleto is currently learning how to live and take care of himself all over again.
"It's amazing. They're little baby steps, but he's making them,' said Poleto's mother, Frances.
The progress is remarkable considering the extensive life-threatening injuries the 27-year-old suffered. Poleto was in a coma for three months and still can't use his legs. He was the victim of a drunken driver, police said.
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Daniel Borowy Back In Class After Being Shot On First Day Of School

A high school student shot on the first day of school is now back in class.

Rochelle Ritchie has more on Daniel Borowy’s return to Perry Hall High.

Daniel Borowy is finally back in class at Perry Hall High and his friends and fellow students are calling it awesome.

“I think he has a lot of courage to come back. I know I wouldn’t… I’d be scared,” said one classmate.

Borowy’s return to school was kept very quiet–a request from his parents. In an email to WJZ, Baltimore County Public Schools said

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4 Years Ago

Gas prices fall below $1.87

Gasoline prices declined for the 70th consecutive day and are now 55% below the record high in mid-July.

Gasoline prices declined for the 70th straight day, falling below the $1.87 per gallon mark, according to a national survey of credit card swipes at gasoline stations.
The national average fell 1.7 cents, sinking to the lowest level since Jan. 27, 2005, according to motorist group AAA. Over the last 70 days gas prices have plummeted 52%.

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Calif. Man Behind Anti-Muslim Film Gets Prison

A California man who was behind an anti-Muslim film that led to violence in the Middle East has been sentenced to one year in prison for violating probation stemming from a 2010 bank fraud conviction.

Fifty-five-year-old Mark Basseley Youssef was immediately sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Court Judge Christina Snyder after he admitted four of eight alleged violations including obtaining a fraudulent California driver’s license.


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Requiem For America


Folks,

Last night’s election was most disturbing and disheartening to me. It certainly was not a landslide victory for Romney as I had predicted. I now realize that I was thinking with my heart and not my head. I did not want to believe that our country had changed so much, and that a failure like Obama could actually get re-elected and be given an opportunity to “Finish the job”. “Finish the Job” are his words from his acceptance speech, last night. Therein lies the problem. To the uneducated and ill-informed Obama Zombies, “Finish the Job” means that he will continue to work to improve the economy, create jobs, etc. To Obama, and those of us who possess critical thinking skills and have ears and actually listen, “Finish the Job” means to “Fundamentally Transform America”! Obama’s plan has been and will continue to be to diminish America and his pledge to “Finish the job” is a threat that is actually applauded by the numbskulls that voted for him, support him and cheer for him.
 
This morning, all the pundits are offering their worthless opinions about how Obama won and how the Republicans lost and what needs to be done. These self-avowed intellects are blaming Romney’s strategy, Romney’s timidity, the Republican Party establishment, the media, and on and on. Many believe that a more Conservative candidate is the solution. Others believe that the Tea Party posture is too extreme and it frightens the electorate. Still others believe the Republicans need to find a way to attract single women, Blacks, Latinos, and Gays. In other words, the Republicans need to become “Democrat Light” if they want to win.
 
Folks, the problem is not the candidate, nor the Republican Party. Romney was a great choice and he would have been a great president. The problem is not the Republican platform or the Tea Party tugs to the right. The problem is that the Republicans are selling products, values, beliefs, that too many of the present day electorate ain’t buying. The Republicans/Conservatives are selling what the people don’t want…..accountability, self-sufficiency, competition, success, hard work, honesty, respect, family values, God, Pro-Life, American Exceptionalism, traditional marriage, border control and legal immigration, sanctity of life, Constitutional Rights and freedoms, smaller government, less dependence on government, less taxes, fiscal responsibility, freedom to get rich, freedom to own firearms, freedom of religion, free speech, etc.
 
America has changed!
 
It’s not the candidate and it’s not the platform. It’s the changed electorate. This is no longer Post WW II America. That generation is gone and those values are gone. The last generation with solid American values is mine and we are dying off daily. We are the sons and daughters of the Greatest Generation. All the following generations (my children and their children) are kids from the 60’s and 70’s with different values towards America, fiscal responsibility, world politics, drugs, music, entertainment, fashion, language, education, work ethic, etc. Not all of these generations, but too many!
 
Today’s Americans see things in a different way. They see:
Abortion….not murder
Free contraceptives……not Freedom of Religion
Gun control…….not 2nd Amendment rights
Fairness….not competition
Government assistance……not independence
Gay marriage and tolerance…….not values and beliefs
Illegal immigration and a “live and let live” attitude/lawlessness……..not border control
A One World mentality……..not American Exceptionalism
Spend more than we earn…….not fiscal responsibility
Cut defense spending and spend more on social justice…..not peace through strength
Tax the rich/successful more……..not encourage success and entrepreneurialism
Divisive class warfare…….not “E Pluribus Unum”

Folks, I fear that today’s electorate is the proverbial dog that caught the truck. They are not going to understand the consequences of their actions until it’s too late and the worst part of it is, there is nothing we can do to prevent this!

We can preach until the cows come home. We are fighting against the times, the education system, the media, the New World Order.

All we can do is look at our America as the Shining City on the hill that once existed. America will become the legend, like Camelot. Tales will be written about America and movies will be made. Songs will be sung and future generations will wistfully gaze up to the heavens as they privately (and perhaps secretly) muse about how wonderful such a place as America must have been. It’s a Camelot story and at the same time a Planet of the Apes tale. My grand-children will read that …………”….for one brief shining moment there was a place called Camelot/America”!
 
Farewell, America.
God bless the land that I loved!
Carlo

Maryland Casinos Generate $39.6 Million in Revenue During October

The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency today announced October 2012 revenue numbers for the state’s three casinos — Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County, Casino at Ocean Downs in Worcester County and Maryland Live Casino in Anne Arundel County. October 2012’s combined statewide revenue totaled $39,616,846.60.
Hollywood Casino Perryville generated $5,478,126.40 in October, and its gross gaming revenue per machine per day was $117.81 for the month. In a year-to-year comparison, Hollywood Casino’s October 2012 revenue decreased by $3,616,567.96 or 39.8% from October 2011.  Hollywood Casino Perryville operates 1,500 machines.
The Casino at Ocean Downs generated $3,510,068.83 in October, and its gross gaming revenue per machine per day was $141.54. The Casino at Ocean Downs’ October 2012 revenue decreased by $319,285.36 or 8.3% from October 2011.  The Casino at Ocean Downs operates 800 machines.
Maryland Live Casino generated $30,628,651.37 in October, and its gross gaming revenue was $208.00 per day per machine.  Maryland Live operates 4,750 machines.
In a year-to-year comparison — excluding Maryland Live, which opened in June — October 2012 casino revenue decreased from October 2011 by $3,935,853.32 or 30.5%.
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I Hear You But I Don't See You

FEMA said it was ready to deploy more resources to the Northeast in light of a new storm. The agency already had more than 5,100 people working in areas hard-hit by last week's Hurricane Sandy. With a new coastal storm predicted to last until later today, FEMA said its senior-level experts are standing by. They're working alongside New York and New Jersey emergency managers to ensure clear lines of communication. The agency has brought additional food, water, blankets and generators to distribution points. Meanwhile, tt has increased the amount of rental aid by a quarter. That helps storm survivors pay for shelter and some utilities. 

Black Friday? At Wal-Mart, it’s 8 p.m. Thursday

Attention frustrated Black Friday shoppers who can never grab that hot product: Wal-Mart is hoping to relieve some of that anxiety.

The world’s largest retailer is throwing its doors open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, two hours earlier than a year ago. It’s also guaranteeing shoppers that it will have three of the most popular items it sells if they line up inside the store during a one-hour event that day.

Those who are lined up inside the store between 10 p.m and 11 p.m. on Thanksgiving will be able to purchase the following items: an Apple iPad 2 with Wi-Fi for $399 plus a $74 Wal-Mart gift card; an Emerson 32-inch LCD TV for $148, down from the original $228; and an LG Blu-ray Disc player for $38, about half off the original price.


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Who Will Replace Hillary?

Now that President Barack Obama has won a second term, speculation begins on the nextforeign-policy leaders. U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice had been a favorite to succeed Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is retiring. But Rice might not get confirmed by the Senate. Republicans have criticized her for suggesting an angry, spontaneous mob attacked the Benghazi consulate in September. Obama could make Rice his National Security Advisor without going to the Senate. The Associated Press writes other contenders for the top State position include the current National Security Advisor Tom Donilon or, in a spirit of bipartisanship, former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel or former GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman.

THE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL FIELD OF 2016

There will be a few years to figure it out.  But here are seven potential candidates who will want to be inaugurated in four years.

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Who would be your choice?

Obama Calls Congress

President Barack Obama, fresh from his re-election win, telephoned leaders in Congress. He wants to work out a legislative agenda for what's left of the year. Obama called House Speaker John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. A spokesman said Obama reiterated his commitment to finding bipartisan solutions to reduce the deficit.

Appeals Court Hears Arguments Against Legislative District Maps


In a Maryland Court of Appeals hearing Wednesday, opponents of Maryland’s newly redrawn state legislative map claimed that the state is violating a provision of the state constitution by crossing county boundaries for unnecessary, partisan purposes when creating senatorial districts

Although the reapportionment falls within the required 10% population deviation between the largest and smallest district, opponents say the map violates the “one person, one vote” provision in the U.S. Constitution because the map overpopulates districts in rural areas of the state, while urban and suburban districts are underpopulated.

“This, I believe, is all part of process,” said petitioner Jim Bouchat. “I do not believe that this institution will grant me my judgement. It is my intent to petition the United State Supreme Court, I believe it’s time for case law from the 1960s to be reviewed and potentially overturned to reflect the new context of our historical time.”

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Chris Rock: Obama Is Whiter Than Romney

BREAKING NEWS: Pentagon Confirms Iran Fired On US Drone

Pentagon official confirms Iran last week fired on a US surveillance drone flying over international waters. 

From Fox News

INVESTIGATING BENGHAZI: House Panel to Hold Hearing on Libya

A House committee is planning to hold a hearing next week on the Libya consulate attack, following up on an issue that Republicans had emphasized before the presidential election in questioning President Obama's foreign policy record.

Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the consulate in Benghazi. A local Libyan extremist group is suspected of carrying out the attack, but the Obama administration has been criticized for its confusing explanation for the strike and for security warnings that apparently weren't heeded.

The House Intelligence Committee will hold its hearing on the attack on Nov. 15, Fox News has learned. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, CIA Director David Petraeus and Matt Olsen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, are expected to testify.


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How Obama Could Change The Supreme Court

While the nation's highest court barely got a mention this election season, President Barack Obama could reshape the conservative-leaning Supreme Court now that he has won.
To be sure, two of the court's oldest justices are liberals: 79-year-old Ruth Bader Ginsburg and 74-year-old Stephen Breyer.
But other septuagenarians fill the court's less liberal wing, too – namely the mercurial swing vote Anthony Kennedy and the bombastic right-winger Antonin Scalia, both of whom are 76.
If Kennedy retires, Obama can replace him with a justice who more frequently sides with liberals on issues from employee rights to class-action lawsuits, Daniel Fisher writes for Forbes.

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Man Arrested For Peeping, Taking Lingerie From Student's Room


Newark Police arrested a 39-year-old Wilmington man Tuesday after he entered a home on Choate Street and stole lingerie from a female University of Delaware student’s bedroom, police said.

Police used a Taser to apprehend Sean Maas after he allegedly entered a first-floor window of the home and removed women’s clothing and lingerie from the 21-year-old student’s bedroom, said Newark Police spokesman Lt. Mark Farrall.

Farrall confirmed Wednesday that Dr. Sean Maas works as a chiropractor in Wilmington. According to a web page for his business, based on Foulk Road in Wilmington, Maas is also a coach for the Concord Soccer Association in Delaware.
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Deace: GOP 'Civil War' Has Begun


Conservative talk radio host Steve Deace, a longtime Romney critic, tells Business Insider that the "civil war" within the Republican Party has already begun in the wake of Mitt Romney's loss to Barack Obama.
"He [Romney] killed us all over the country. Look at [same-sex] marriage. We've never lost the issue before, until it shared a ballot with Romney then we lost it four times on one day. Heck, we even won marriage in California on Election Day 2008 for goodness sake.

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WHAT WAS MITT ROMNEY DOING THE MORNING AFTER LOSING THE ELECTION? WINNING

The morning after the election, as conservatives everywhere were still trying to come to terms with the reality of another four years of President Barack Obama, the now former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney was busy being a dad, husband and grandfather. A winner.
In a heartwarming photo tweeted by Garret Jackson, one of Romney’s close personal aides, the Republican can be seen unwinding on Wednesday morning, surrounded by his kids and grandchildren near his campaign headquarters in Boston, an exhausting and hard fought presidential campaign now officially behind him. The Romney clan can be seen drinking a gallon of chocolate milk.
“Gov hanging out with family this morning. What an incredible family. So blessed to be so close to them,” the accompanying message read.

Obama Re-election Will Spark Soaring Inflation

A newly re-elected President Barack Obama will continue encouraging loose monetary policies that will fuel inflation rates down the road, and investors need to get ready now, said famed commodities investor Jim Rogers.

Under Obama's first term in office, the Federal Reserve slashed interest rates to near zero and pumped the economy with trillions of dollars in fresh liquidity via a monetary policy tool known as quantitative easing, under which the U.S. central bank buys bonds from banks and floods the economy with excess money supply to encourage investing and hiring.

Republican challenger Mitt Romney has said he opposes such policy and suggested he would not renew Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's term when it expires in January 2014.

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O'Malley Wants Change In Petition Referendum Process

Governor Martin O'Malley says it is time for lawmakers to reconsider the requirements that voters can use to get legislation before voters, noting the current process maybe "too easy."
Three of the seven ballot questions voters approved Tuesday were the result of referendum petitions. 
"It's probably been made a little too easy.  There was a requirement that required 50,000 actual physical signatures.  Because of the Internet that has been so easy to do electronically, that the legislature probably needs to revisit that," O'Malley told WBAL News early Wednesday as supporters of same sex marriage gathered to celebrate passage of their ballot question.
Opponents of same sex marriage, the DREAM Act, and congressional redistricting collected thousands of signatures to get all three issues on the ballot.
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Muslim Brotherhood: Obama Needs To ‘Accept The Will Of The Arab People’


WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Islamists in the Middle East are speaking out following President Barack Obama’s re-election Tuesday night.
The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood feels that the only foreign policy change Obama can bring is by “accepting the will of the Arab people.”
“We must rely on ourselves and on our resources and build our country,” Issam Al-Aryan, a top Muslim Brotherhood official, said, according to The Times of Israel. “In the absence of direct American influence, Egypt can affect and lead the process of building a democratic and constitutional regime that will become a dream for African and the southern hemisphere.”
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood wants to make Shariah Law the main source of the country’s new constitution.
Terror group Hamas is calling for Obama not to be “biased” toward Israeli interests during his second term.

Cell Phone Emergency Info


This should be printed and kept in your car, purse, and wallet.
Good information to have with you.
  
FIRST  (Emergency)

The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobile is 112. If you
find yourself out of the coverage area of your mobile network and there is
an Emergency, dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing network to
establish the emergency number for you,  and interestingly, this number
112 can be dialed even if the  keypad is locked.

SECOND  (Hidden Battery Power)

Imagine your cell battery is very low. To activate, press the
keys *3370#. Your cell phone will restart with this reserve
and the instrument will show a 50% increase in battery. This
reserve will get charged when you charge your cell phone
next time.

THIRD  (How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone? )
To check your Mobile phone's serial number, key in the
following Digits on your phone:     
 *#06# .
A 15-digit code will appear on the screen. This number is
unique to your handset Write it down and keep it somewhere safe.

If your phone is stolen, you can phone your service provider
and give them this code They will then be able to block your
handset so even if the thief changes the SIM card, your phone will be totally useless.

You probably won't get your phone back, but
at least you know that whoever stole it can't use/sell it either.

If everybody does this, there would be no point in people
stealing mobile phones.
 
And Finally.... 

FOURTH  (Free Directory Service for Cells)

Cell phone companies are charging us $1.00 to $1.75 or more
for 411 information calls when they don't have to. Most of us do not carry a telephone
directory in our vehicle, which makes this
situation even more of a problem. When you need to use the
411 information option, simply dial:
(800) FREE411   or (800) 373-3411     
without incurring any charge at all.  Program this into your
cell phone now. 

DSP News Release: “Operation Thunder Clap” Nets Eight On Drug And Weapons Charges


Locations:
  • Unit block Stanton Avenue, New Castle, DE
  • Unit block Craig Road, Bear, DE
  • 100 block Halcyon Drive, New Castle, DE
  • 300 block Paddington Drive, Bear, DE
  • Unit block Leeward Court, Elkton, MD
  • 100 block Donhaven Drive, New Castle, DE
  • Unit block Haggis Road, Middletown, DE
  • MDS Enterprises, 9 Albe Drive, Newark, DE
  • 500 block New Street, Middletown, DE
  • 100 block Peachtree Lane, Middletown, DE
  • Thunderguards Motorcycle Club Clubhouse 2800 Northeast Boulevard, Wilmington, DE
 
Investigation Length:
  • Three month long investigation
 
Goals and Objectives:
  • “Operation Thunder Clap” targeted Thunderguard Motorcycle Club illegal drug distribution activity in New Castle County, Delaware
 
Items Seized during Search Warrants:
  • 2,378.5 grams of cocaine (over 2 Kilos, with street value of $100, 000, photo attached)
  • 167.1 grams of marijuana
  • $41,913 United States Currency
  • 5 handguns, 11 long guns including an assault type rifle and shotguns, 9 vehicles, Thunderguard Motorcycle Club insignia type clothing (clothing photos attached), cocaine press, digital scales, and paraphernalia related to the packaging and distribution of illegal drugs.
 
Participating Agencies
 
Spearheaded By:
  • Delaware State Police Troop 2 Governor’s Task Force and Drug Task Force
 
Assisting Agencies:
  • Delaware State Police (Troop 2 Governor’s Task Force and Drug Task Force, Troop 2 Criminal Investigative Unit, Troop 3 Governor’s Task Force and Drug Task Force, Troop 4 Governor’s Task Force and Drug Task Force, Special Operations Response Team (SORT), Tactical Control Unit (TCU), Delaware Information and Analysis Center (DIAC)
  • New Castle County Police Department
  • Middletown Police Department
  • Dover Police Department
  • Delaware Department of Correction
  • Delaware Office of Probation and Parole
  • Delaware Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • Maryland State Police
  • Cecil County Drug Task Force
  • FBI Baltimore SWAT
 
Defendants/Charges/Bond Information
  • Ernest E. Saunders Jr-35 of New Castle, DE (photo attached BM, beard, black T-shirt)
  • Connected to residences at Halcyon Drive and Paddington Drive
  • Possession of Cocaine in a Tier 5 quantity (2 counts)
  • Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine in Tier 4 quantity
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 counts)
  • Maintaining a Drug Property
  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (2 counts)
  • Possession of a Firearm/Ammunition by a Person Prohibited (2 counts)
  • Committed Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on 4.5 Million Secured Bond
 
  • Arthur M. Blount-46 of New Castle, DE (photo attached BM, beard, white T-shirt)
  • Connected to residence at Donhaven Drive, New Castle
  • Possession of Cocaine in a Tier 5 quantity
  • Possession of Marijuana within a School Zone
  • Conspiracy Second Degree
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Committed Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $111,250 Cash Bond
 
  • Mark Singleton-39 of Middletown, DE(photo attached BM, beard, black T-shirt, with white underneath)
  • Connected to residence at Haggis Road, Middletown, DE
  • Possession of Cocaine in Tier 5 quantity
  • Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony
  • Possession of a Firearm/Ammunition by a Person Prohibited
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 counts)
  • Committed Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $151,600 Cash Bond
 
 Armar C. Womack-55 of Middletown, DE (photo attached BM, dreadlocks, black T-shirt)
  • Connected to residence at New Street, Middletown, DE
  • Possession of Cocaine in Tier 5 quantity
  • Possession with intent to Deliver Cocaine
  • Endangering the Welfare of a Child
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Committed Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $318, 750 Secured Bond
 
  • Marquita S. Charlton-29 of Middletown, DE (photo attached BF, glasses, white T-shirt)
  • Connected to residence at New Street, Middletown, DE
  • Possession of Cocaine in Tier 5 quantity
  • Possession with intent to Deliver Cocaine
  • Endangering the Welfare of a Child
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Committed to Baylor Women’s Correction Institution on $318,750 Secured Bond
 
  • James A. Robertson-44 of New Castle, DE (photo attached BM, camo shirt)
  • Located at the Thunderguard Clubhouse, Wilmington, DE
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
  • Possession of a Weapon with an Obliterated or Altered Serial Number
  • Possession of a Deadly Weapon by Person Prohibited
  • Committed Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $7500 Cash Bond
 
  • Enrico F. Verucci Sr-51 of Middletown, DE (photo attached WM, blue T-shirt)
  • Connected to residence at Peachtree Lane, Middletown, DE
  • Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine
  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
  • Conspiracy Second Degree
  • Endangering the Welfare of a Child
  • Released on $73,000 Unsecured Bond
 
  • Bryan K. Verucci-29 of Middletown, DE (photo attached WM, black T-shirt)
  • Connected to residence at Peachtree Lane, Middletown, DE
  • Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine
  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
  • Conspiracy Second Degree
  • Endangering the Welfare of a Child
  • Released on $73,000 Unsecured Bond
 
Resume:
New Castle County-Spearheaded by the Delaware State Police and assisted by a multi-agency task force amounting to the utilization of over 100 law enforcement personnel, have completed a successful unrelenting fight against drug related activities conducted by members and associates of the Thunderguards Motorcycle Club in Delaware, in a drug investigation named “Operation Thunder Clap”.
 
“Operation Thunder Clap” consisted of a three month long investigation which targeted a cocaine distribution network in New Castle County by the Thunderguard Motorcycle Club. The Delaware State Police were able to identify and arrest key figures who distribute illegal drugs throughout the County and State.
 
The investigation culminated on Monday, November 5, 2012 and into the early morning hours of Tuesday, November 6, 2012, with ten simultaneous search and seizure warrants being executed at the listed locations in New Castle County, including one residence in Elkton, MD. As a result of the investigation, 8 individuals were taken into custody without incident with over 2 Kilos of cocaine, guns, money, and vehicles seized.
 
“Operation Thunder Clap” is an active ongoing investigation with more arrests and indictments expected as the investigation progresses.