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Friday, May 17, 2013

A Daughter's Last Gift Turns Her Struggling Family Into New Millionaires

The Cerezo family hasn’t been facing the best of times.

Their house has been in foreclosure since February and they were months away from eviction.

Their cars were repossessed.

Their jewelry gone, sold to the highest bidder.

Ricardo Cerezo, the 44-year-old head of household, quit his job in management consulting in 2010 to take care of his daughter, Savannah, who had to stay home with severe bipolar disorder. A professional in helping companies in distress, he painstakingly took her to and from medical appointments and trips to the hospital.


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Share The Wealth, Eh?: Virginia Man Wins $500K Lotto Jackpot For Third Time

You know what they say: You can’t win if you don’t play. Although we’re not sure who “they” are, the saying might want to be changed to: If you’re a certain guy in Virginia, when you play the lotto, you’re probably going to win. He’s just cashed in a $500,000 jackpot, his third of atleast that amount, if not more.

Back in 2005, friends called the man “Mr. Lucky” when he won three times in 10 months and brought in a hefty haul each time — $500,000 in November 2004, $25,000 in March 2005, and then $1 million from a scratch-off. He retired two years later, reports the Washington Post, because hello — he’d just won a bunch of money.

IRS Official In Charge Of Scrutinizing Political Groups Now Heads Agency’s Role In ‘Obamacare’

As the House Ways and Means Committee conducted a hearing Friday on targeted scrutiny of conservative advocacy groups by the Internal Revenue Service, Republicans reacted with dismay to news that the IRS official in charge of the conservative targeting is now leading the IRS office responsible for administering the tax provisions in the Affordable Care Act.

“Absolutely outrageous,” said Sen. Roy Blunt, R- Mo. in his Twitter account.

The IRS official, Sarah Hall Ingram, served as head of the office that determined whether certain groups would be eligible for tax-exempt status between 2009 and 2012 and is now director of the IRS Affordable Care Act office.

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Should Electric Cars And Hybrids Be Taxed Extra?

Highway repair money is running lean in many states, due to decreased revenue from gas tax--a result of cars becoming more fuel efficient and Americans driving less. To plug the crater in highway funding, several states have proposed new taxes on electric cars and even hybrids. This raises a question of fairness, one we put to our fans on Facebook.

We asked: Should electric cars be taxed to ensure their drivers pay their fair share to maintain roads? Or would taxing electric cars defeat the purpose of efforts to develop electric cars to save gas, clean the air, and reduce dependence on imported oil?

We got more than 300 comments (and more than 1,200 Likes); the overwhelming majority said no, new taxes on electric cars and hybrids are not the answer. Many were colorful; some even salty.

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GOP Rep Mike Kelly Delivers Brutal Takedown Of IRS

Storm Clouds Gathering

Government is bad for personal freedom. That argument is premised upon the truism that everything government does interferes with freedom because it either prohibits or compels. Everything it owns it has taken from others. Much of what it says is divorced from the truth. President Obama, like President George W. Bush, has argued that his first job is to keep America safe, and if he impairs personal freedom in the process, that is a small price to pay for safety. Many of my colleagues in the media on the left and right have bought this argument, notwithstanding its fallacies.

Until now.

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Two Rush Hour Trains Collide In Southern Connecticut

Two rush hour trains collided and derailed near a Fairfield, Conn., train station and there are preliminary reports of injuries, a Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Railroad spokesperson says.

There Might Not Be Hope For Society


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IRS GAVE CONFIDENTIAL DOCS TO LIB GROUP

The progressive-leaning investigative journalism group ProPublica says the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) office that targeted and harassed conservative tax-exempt groups during the 2012 election cycle gave the progressive group nine confidential applications of conservative groups whose tax-exempt status was pending.

The commendable admission lends further evidence to the lengths the IRS went during an election cycle to silence tea party and limited government voices.

Casino Now Open 24 Hours

BERLIN -- Starting Friday morning at 8, the Casino at Ocean Downs will remain open 24 hours a day until Monday, Sept. 30 at 4 a.m.

The Casino at Ocean Downs last week gained approval from the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency for its new hours of operation. Maryland voters in November approved through a referendum a gaming bill that, among other things, allows casinos in the state to operate 24 hours a day if they chose. The Casino at Ocean Downs earlier this year applied to the state gaming agency for a 24/7 operation and the application was approved.

Other casinos already operating in Maryland, including Maryland Live in Anne Arundel County, are already open 24 hours a day, but because of the seasonal nature of the resort area, the Berlin casino has only operated on a 24-hour basis on weekends thus far. However, in an attempt to take advantage of the summer season, the Casino at Ocean Downs applied for and received permission to operate 24 hours a day through the end of September.

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400 Agents Bust 89 People In Medicare Scams

Federal agents have busted 89 people in Medicare scams totaling more than $220 million. The departments of Health and Human Services and Justice say 400 agents spread throughout the country helped with the arrests on Tuesday. They worked through multi-agency Medicare strike force teams. In one scam, authorities say the defendants bribed Medicare patients to hand over their ID numbers so they could be used to charge bogus home health services. Officials say Medicare fraud costs the government more than $60 billion a year.

Maryland Legislative Hearing On Prisons Moved Up To June 6

Maryland lawmakers have rescheduled a hearing prompted by problems at a Baltimore jail for June 6, two weeks earlier than previously announced.

The meeting of the Legislative Policy Committee, made up of leading House and Senate members, will be the first formal public hearing since last month’s federal indictments of 25 inmates and corrections guards on racketeering and other charges.

Lawmakers have said they want to take a broader look at challenges facing Maryland prisons beyond troubles at the state-run Baltimore City Detention Center. 

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IRS Employees To Be Furloughed

Employees of the embattled IRS might want to take a break. They'll get one, but it's probably not what they had in mind. The IRS has revealed more details about its plans to furlough employees because of sequestration and other budget pressures. It will stop all operations on Friday, May 24, and four other days this summer. Toll-free hotlines, taxpayer-advocate and help services and some Web-based tools will shut down. The IRS won't process tax returns on those days. The agency says the shutdown won't impact tax-filing deadlines. It will give taxpayers extra time to respond to IRS requests.

Salisbury Bike Path Network Gets Funding

SALISBURY – The funding has officially been put in place to begin the initial phase of a bike path network throughout the City of Salisbury.

The first resolution to come before the City Council on Monday evening was to authorize Mayor Jim Ireton to sign the grant agreement and accept a grant of $13,750 from the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Bikeways Program for the provision of the initial two miles of pavement marking and signage necessary to create a bike path “Spine” route from downtown Salisbury to Salisbury University. The total cost of the project is $25,000.

According to the resolution, the Maryland Department of Transportation and the City of Salisbury have been working together to improve bicycle connectivity between the Downtown Central Business District and Salisbury University.

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Girls vs Guys


Some State Workers Doubled Their Salaries Into Six-Figures With Overtime


Some Maryland state government workers more than doubled their salaries with overtime payments in 2012, and more than 3,300 topped $10,000 in overtime payments.

MarylandReporter.com analyzed overtime payments in a database from the Maryland Comptroller’s Office as part of its third annual state government salaries series.

Government workers who got paid overtime had total earnings of up to $160,000 annually, though only 212 out of tens of thousands of employees making overtime made more than $100,000 total from the state. That is about 4% of the 5,663 employees who earned $100,000 or more in 2012.

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Just Grins & Snickers

I was in the six item express lane at the store quietly fuming. Completely ignoring the sign, the woman ahead of me had slipped into the check-out line pushing a cart piled high with groceries. Imagine my delight when the cashier beckoned the woman to come forward looked into the cart and asked sweetly, "So which six items would you like to buy?"
Wouldn't it be great if that happened more often? 
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Because they had no reservations at a busy restaurant, my elderly neighbor and his wife were told there would be a 45-minute wait for a table.
"Young man, we're both 90 years old," the husband said. "We may not have 45 minutes."
They were seated immediately.
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The reason Politicians try so hard to get re-elected is that they would "hate" to have to make a living under the laws they've passed.
Ain't that the truth !!
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All eyes were on the radiant bride as her father escorted her down the aisle.
They reached the altar and the waiting groom, the bride kissed her father and placed something in his hand. The guests in the front pews responded with ripples of laughter. Even the priest smiled broadly. As her father gave her awayin marriage, the bride gave him back his credit card.
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Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
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Three friends from the local congregation were asked, "When you're in your casket, and friends and congregation members are mourning over you, what would you like them to say?"
Artie said, "I would like them to say I was a wonderful husband, a fine spiritual leader, and a great family man."

Eugene commented, "I would like them to say I was a wonderful teacher and servant of God who made a huge difference in people's lives.."

Al said, "I'd like them to say, 'Look, he's moving!'"
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Smith climbs to the top of Mt. Sinai to get close enough to talk to God.
Looking up, he asks the Lord. "God, what does a million years mean to you?"
The Lord replies, "A minute."
Smith asks, "And what does a million dollars mean to you?"
The Lord replies, "A penny."
Smith asks, "Can I have a penny?"
The Lord replies, "In a minute."
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John was on his deathbed and gasped pitifully, "Give me one last request, dear," he said.
"Of course, John," his wife said softly.
"Six months after I die," he said, "I want you to marry Bob."
"But I thought you hated Bob," she said.
With his last breath John said, "I do!"
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A man goes to see the Rabbi. '
"Rabbi, something terrible is happening and I have to talk to you about it."
The Rabbi asked, "What's wrong?"
The man replied, "My wife is poisoning me.
The Rabbi, very surprised by this, asks, "How can that be?"
The man then pleads, "I'm telling you, I'm certain she's poisoning me, what should I do?"
The Rabbi then offers, "Tell you what. Let me talk to her, I'll see what I can find out and I'll let you know."
A week later the Rabbi calls the man and says, "I spoke to her on the phone for three hours. You want my advice?
The man said, "Yes" and the Rabbi replied, "Take the poison."

President Obama Finally Calls In The Marines


CHURCH SERVICES OF THE FUTURE

PASTOR: "Praise the Lord!"
CONGREGATION: "Hallelujah!"
PASTOR: "Will everyone please turn on their tablet, PC, iPad, smart phone, and Kindle Bibles to 1 Cor 13:13.
And please switch on your Bluetooth to download the sermon."

P-a-u-s-e......

"Now, Let us pray committing this week into God's hands.
Open your Apps, BBM, Twitter and Facebook, and chat with God"

S-i-l-e-n-c-e

"As we take our Sunday tithes and offerings, please have your credit and debit cards ready."
"You can log on to the church wi-fi using the password 'Lord909887. ' "
The ushers will circulate mobile card swipe machines among the worshipers:
Those who prefer to make electronic fund transfers are directed to computers and laptops at the rear of the church.
Those who prefer to use iPads can open them.
Those who prefer telephone banking, take out your cellphones to transfer your contributions to the church account.
The holy atmosphere of the Church becomes truly electrified as ALL the smart phones, iPads, PCs and laptops beep and flicker!

Final Blessing and Closing Announcements...
This week's ministry cell meetings will be held on the various Facebook group pages where the usual group chatting takes place. Please log in and don't miss out.
Thursday's Bible study will be held live on Skype at 1900hrs GMT. Please don't miss out.
You can follow your Pastor on Twitter this weekend for counseling and prayers.
God bless you and have nice day.

QUOTES OF THE DAY 5-17-13

… we conclude that the [Federal] Reserve Banks are not federal … but are independent privately owned and locally controlled corporations… without day to day direction from the federal government. – 9th Circuit Court

Banks have done more injury to the religion, morality, tranquility, prosperity, and even wealth of the nation than they can have done or ever will do good. – John Adams
Let us disappoint the Men who are raising themselves upon the ruin of this Country. – John Adams
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, nor from want of honor or virtue, so much as downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit, and circulation. – John Adams
When a government is dependent upon bankers for money, they and not the leaders of the government control the situation, since the hand that gives is above the hand that takes. Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency; their sole object is gain. – Napoleon Bonaparte
The entire world economy rests on the consumer; if he ever stops spending money he doesn’t have on things he doesn’t need — we’re done for. – Bill Bonner

University Of Maryland Tuition Going Up 2.4 Percent

Students at Maryland's state universities will be paying a little more next school year.

The University System of Maryland's Board of Regents approved tuition and fee hikes at a meeting in Baltimore on Wednesday. The 2.4 percent increase over this year's tuition and fees is expected to boost revenue by $35.7 million.

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On The Edge Tonight At Brew River

Brew River Friday Dock Party w/ On the Edge 6pm! 
Great Drink Specials & No Cover

Daddy's Little Girl

SO YOU WANT A TILE ROOF?

Lions And Tigers And Terrorists, Oh My!

The debate over what actions actually constitute “terrorism,” I believe, will become one of the defining ideological battles of our era. Terrorism is not a word often used by common people to describe aberrant behaviors or dastardly deeds; however, it is used by governments around the world to label and marginalize political enemies. That is to say, it is the government that normally decides who is a “terrorist” and who is a mere “criminal,” the assertion being that one is clearly far worse than the other.

The terrorist label elicits emotional firestorms and fearful brain-quakes in the minds of the masses. It causes the ignorant and unaware to abandon principles they would normally apply to any other malicious enterprise. They begin to reason that a criminal should be afforded justice, while a terrorist should be afforded only vengeance, even though the act of branding a person a “terrorist” is often completely arbitrary. This vengeance is usually pursued by any means. Thus, the terrorist moniker becomes a rationalization for every vicious and inhuman policy of the establishment, as well as for the citizenry.

Dishonorable and foolish people claim the existence of terrorism essentially gives license for the rest of us to become criminal, willfully trampling on individuals’ rights to privacy, property, free speech, due process, civic participation, etc. Mass criminality against the individual in the name of social safety is the glue that holds together all tyrannical systems, triggering a catastrophic cycle of moral relativism that eventually bleeds a culture dry.

Historically, the expanded use of the terrorist label by governments tends to coincide with the rising tides of despotism. A government that quietly seeks to dominate the people will inevitably begin to treat the people as if they are the enemy. Those citizens who present the greatest philosophical or physical threat to the centralization of power are usually the first to suffer. I do not think it is unfair to say that any system of authority that suddenly claims to see terrorists under every rock and behind every tree is probably about to rain full-on fascism down upon the population.

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is the legal extension of this process, with a vaporous gray language that allows the government to interpret it in any manner it deems useful, which conveniently allows it to interpret a wide range of “offenses” as acts of war against the state.

The Department of Homeland Security’s “If You See Something Say Something” campaign is the social extension of the process, by which it creates the framework for a paranoid self-censored surveillance culture.

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RULES ARE RULES!

The Good news: It was a normal day in Sharon Springs, Kansas, when a Union Pacific crew boarded a loaded coal train for the long trek to Salina.

The Bad news: Just a few miles into the trip a wheel bearing became overheated and melted, letting a metal support drop down and grind on the rail, creating white hot molten metal droppings spewing down to the rail.

The Good news: A very alert crew noticed smoke about halfway back in the train and immediately stopped the train in compliance with the Governmental Regulations.

The Bad news: The train stopped with the hot wheel over a wooden bridge with creosote ties and trusses. When crew tried to explain to higher-ups they needed to move the train, they were instructed not to move the train because Federal Regulations prohibit moving the train when a part is defective.
Well okee-dokey then, and the pictures tell the rest.
As always the Government knows what is best for us.




Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. To Discuss Jobs & Health Care In The Weekly Republican Address

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (R-MD) will discuss Republicans’ efforts to lower health care costs and promote economic growth when he delivers the Weekly Republican Address on Saturday, May 18. On Thursday, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 45, legislation fully repealing and defunding the president’s health care law, which is raising costs, reducing access to quality care, and making it harder for small businesses to hire.

“The president’s health care law is already undermining our economy -- employers are cutting workers and cutting hours, costs are going up, and even Democrats are worried the whole thing is headed for a train wreck,” House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said. “A physician and strong voice in Congress for patients and families, Andy Harris has shown outstanding leadership on health care issues, and I look forward to hearing what he has to say in our weekly address.”

Thursday’s vote marked the third time the Republican-led House has voted to fully repeal the president’s health care law since 2011. President Obama has signed several other bills that repeal or defund parts of the law.

“As a physician for nearly thirty years who helped mothers and their new babies get through childbirth, I have seen what is good and what is bad about America’s health care system, and ObamaCare makes our system worse,” Rep. Harris said. “Instead of lowering costs like Washington Democrats promised, ObamaCare is leading insurance companies all over the country to raise their rates by double and triple digits. Small businesses are having to think long and hard about whether they will cut back worker hours, lay off staff, or quit providing health care to their employees. Together we can fix the broken parts of the system by focusing on patient-centered changes to improve the quality and access to care.”

Before being elected to Congress in 2010, Congressman Andy Harris spent nearly 30 years as a physician and on the faculty at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He also conducted NIH funded research while at Johns Hopkins and is one of the only members of Congress to have done so. During Operation Desert Storm, he served in the Naval Reserve Medical Corps where he cared for members of the military at Bethesda Naval Hospital. Andy and his wife Cookie live in Maryland’s First District, have five children, and one grandchild. He brings his expertise in the medical field to his seat in Congress and position on the Committee on Appropriations.

The text and the audio of the Weekly Republican Address will be released Friday afternoon and embargoed until Saturday, May 18 at 6:00 a.m. EST, when the address will be available to view and download.

Army General Facing Sex Charges Had Porn On Laptop

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) -- An expert in Afghan culture testified Wednesday that pornography found on the computer of a U.S. Army general then deployed to the Muslim country would be highly offensive to local residents.

Former Defense Intelligence Agency adviser Morwari Zafar made the comments at a pre-trial hearing for Brig. Gen. Jeffery Sinclair. A court-martial for the former deputy commander of the 82nd Airborne is set to begin June 25 on charges that include forcible sodomy, indecent acts, violating orders and adultery.

Among the orders Sinclair is accused of violating is a prohibition against U.S. troops in Afghanistan possessing pornography.

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Senate Democrats Ask IRS For Greater Scrutiny Of Super PACs

Senate Democrats are asking the Internal Revenue Service to restrict the amount of money a tax-exempt organization can spend on political activities, warning that they will introduce legislation doing so if the tax enforcement agency fails to act soon.

At issue are groups that claim 501(c)4 tax-exempt status by saying they engage exclusively in “social welfare” activities but spend a considerable amount of time and money on political advertising and advocacy. Such groups, including Crossroads GPS and Priorities USA are bankrolling multimillion dollar advertising campaigns designed to provide additional firepower for Republican and Democratic candidates.

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State Police Investigate Crash Involving A Pedestrian, Milford

Location: Bay Road (US113/SR1) north of Williamsburg Drive, Milford, DE

Date of Occurrence: Thursday May 16, 2013 at approximately 10:15 p.m.

Operator and Vehicle Information:

Operator #1: Anthony P. Smith, 53, Magnolia, DE
Vehicle #1: 2013 Hyundai Accent
Passenger: 16 year old female, Magnolia, DE

Pedestrian: Brandon A. Williams, 18, Milford, DE

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Milford, DE- The Delaware State Police is investigating a crash involving a pedestrian that occurred late last night.

The incident occurred at approximately 10:15 p.m. as Anthony P. Smith was operating a 2013 Hyundai Accent southbound in the left lane of Bay Road (US113/SR1) approaching Williamsburg Drive north of Milford. Brandon A. Williams was attempting to cross the southbound lanes of traffic from the center median when he was struck by the Accent in the left lane.

Brandon Williams was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to Milford Memorial Hospital where he was admitted with non-life-threatening injuries. He was cited for Crossing at other than a Crosswalk and Failure to Carry a Light on a Public Highway.

Anthony Smith and a 16 year old passenger, who were properly restrained, were not injured in the crash.

“Troopers remind pedestrians to use caution and safety when walking on or near roadways. If you must cross a roadway utilize appropriate cross walks and make sure to look left, then right, then left again before proceeding. When walking near a roadway always make yourself visible to drivers by wearing bright/light colored clothing and reflective materials. Pedestrians that are walking at night must carry a flashlight for added safety.”

North Carolina 5-Year-Old Safely Stops Car After Mom Has Seizure

A 5-year-old boy said his superhero nickname would be Caleb Batman after he helped his mother when she had a seizure while driving.

The incident happened Tuesday afternoon in Rockingham County. Sandra Taylor was driving down Lindsay Bridge Road when she began having trouble, and her son noticed.

“I was taking a nap and I just woke up, and then I saw her not driving,” he told WXII’s Stephanie Berzinski.

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STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR MARTIN O’MALLEY ON PRELIMINARY APRIL JOBS REPORT

ANNAPOLIS, MD (May 17, 2013) – Governor Martin O’Malley today released the following statement on the U.S. Department of Labor’s release of preliminary employment data for the month of April:

“While the preliminary jobs data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the month of April indicates a loss of 6,200 jobs, together, Marylanders have created 34,600 new jobs over the past 12 months while driving our unemployment rate down to 6.5 percent - the lowest rate in more than four years.

“There is no progress without jobs - and that’s why in Maryland, we’re working every day to harness the full potential of our Innovation Economy. With new initiatives like EARN, the Veterans Full Employment Act, and enhanced strategic tax credits - we are fueling innovation and investing in the things that create jobs, strengthen our workforce, expand opportunities for middle class families and give people the tools they need to compete and win in the 21st century economy.

“Our work has not gone unnoticed. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce ranks Maryland #1 for the second year in a row for entrepreneurship and innovation, and Entrepreneur Magazine recently named us the best state in the nation to start a new business. But there is still more work to do. Only by working together can we build a better, stronger and more prosperous future for our children.”

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David Stockman: "The American Empire And The End Of Sound Money"

In Chapter 12 of David Stockman's new book The Great Deformation, the outspoken truth-sayer discusses the realities of the end of the gold standard - from the the Bank of England's 'default' in 1931 to the 1960 London Gold panic (a shot across the Keynesian bow) and on to Nixon and Bretton Woods, Stockman explains how we are constantly deferring the day of reckoning...
"Richard Nixon soon found that meeting the nation’s obligation to pay its debts in gold and to uphold the Bretton Woods system were distinctly inconvenient to his own reason of state: reelection in 1972.

Moreover, he had found a polyglot of economic advisors who persuaded him to discard the essence of the old-time Republican financial doctrine.. and embrace the prosperity management model, turning fiscal policy into a hapless stepchild of the jobs count and the GDP measurements, and giving a public policy rationalization to endless raids on the Treasury by special interest groups and crony capitalists....

Worse still, severing the link to gold paved the way for the T-bill standard and a vast multi-decade spree of central bank debt monetization and money printing. Since a régime of floating-rate paper money had never been tried before on a global basis, the Keynesian professors and their Friedmanite collaborators can perhaps be excused for not foreseeing its destructive consequence.

The record of the next several decades, however, eliminated all doubt.

The combination of free markets and freely printed money gave rise to a toxic financial deformation; namely, the vast financialization of the world economy and the rise of endless carry trades, massive arrangements of speculative hedging, and monumental daisy chains of debts, owned by debts, owned by still more debts."

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Maryland Gov. O’Malley May Be Smiling Over Gun-Control Law, But Last Laugh Is On Him




Maryland citizens had their Second Amendments rights infringed on Thursday when Gov. Martin O’Malley signed more gun control into law. Mr. O’Malley became the third liberal governor this year — after New York and Connecticut — to ram through pointless laws that will do nothing to reduce crime by exploiting the Newtown tragedy. However, Mr. O’Malley’s scheme was secretly watered down a little before it became law.

The governor was fixated on banning “assault weapons,” even though only two people were murdered by rifles of any type in Maryland in 2011. However, O’Malley’s “assault weapons” is less stringent than the ones passed in other states or Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s version which failed in the U.S. Senate.


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Top Constitutional Experts: Obama Is Worse Than Nixon

In the wake of the twin scandals of the IRS targeting conservative groups and the Department of Justice spying on AP reporters, the comparisons between Obama and Nixon are everywhere.

But what do experts say?

Former New York Times general counsel James Goodale – who represented the paper during its Pentagon Papers fight with the Nixon administration – said in an interview yesterday that Obama is worse than Nixon when it comes to press freedoms. And see this.

Former constitutional lawyer Glenn Greenwald noted last year:
We supposedly learned important lessons from the abuses of power of the Nixon administration, and then of the Bush administration: namely, that we don’t trust government officials to exercise power in the dark, with no judicial oversight, with no obligation to prove their accusations. Yet now we hear exactly this same mentality issuing from Obama, his officials and defenders to justify a far more extreme power than either Nixon or Bush dreamed of asserting: he’s only killing The Bad Citizens, so there’s no reason to object!

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WATCH LIVE: House Hearing on IRS Targeting Conservative Groups

House Ways and Means Committee holds hearing on the Internal Revenue Service's practice of singling out conservative groups for additional scrutiny. WATCH LIVE on FoxNews.com at 9 a.m. ET.

Watch Live http://live.foxnews.com/#/1155606982001

Yard Sale

Shadow Hills (off Connelly Mill in Delmar) will be having community yard sale on Saturday May 18 from 7:00 am - ?.

The Parsonsburg Fire Department will be doing a yard sale at the station tomorrow starting at 7am, to support their cadets.

YARD SALE Sat 5/18/13 7am 6704 Quercus Dr., Hebron, MD
Take Nanticoke Rd and turn right on Crooked Oak Lane, Turn left on Quercus Dr.


Love Seat, Treadmill, Misc. items

Rabies Clinic At Tractor Supply In Salisbury

Date: Saturday, May 18th
Time: 10:00am-Noon
Place: Tractor Supply store (across from Home Depot)
Cost: $10.00 per shot...CASH ONLY

This is a DOGS ONLY clinic. Please, no aggressive dogs and all dogs must be on a leash. For your dog to receive a 3 yr. vaccination, you must bring proof that your dog is current on its rabies vaccination...this would be a current rabies vaccination certificate. If you don't bring one then your dog will receive a 1 yr. vaccination.

In addition to the clinic, Horse Lovers United will also be at Tractor Supply from 10:00-2:00 and will have information on horses available for adoption.

Thanks for helping us get the word out about the clinic. If someone has a question, they can call Tractor Supply at 410-219-2601 and ask for me.

Thanks again,
Linda

Stop Common Core

Action Alert: Common Core State Standards for Education is being implemented in Worcester County Public Schools

Rumor has it the Worcester County Board of Education will conduct a demonstration on Common Core State Standards during the upcoming meeting at 12:30pm on May 21, 2013 at the Board office in Newark. We need WCTP membership participation to show the BOE that there are members of the community that truly believe "Our CHILDREN Matter" and deserve a quality education that is not dictated by the Federal Government. To learn more about the Common Core, please open here to view You Tube videos. Watch for more information in the next WCTP Newsletter.
As we have observed the blatant misuses of power over the last few days, I feel a new sense of strength to stand up to right the wrong as "Our CHILDREN Matter". Please come stand with me for Liberty!