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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

OCPD And Worcester Co. Sherriff Crack Down On Drugs

During this Memorial Day weekend, the Ocean City Police Criminal Investigation Division and Narcotics Unit, as well as the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Enforcement Team, conducted multiple undercover drug enforcement operations at various locations in Ocean City. These plain clothes drug investigations resulted in eight felony arrests, one citation, and the seizure of various drugs and paraphernalia.

The following people were charged with various drug charges by Ocean City Police:
  • Shawn Matthew Gilmore, 25, of Ocean City, MD
  • 17-year-old juvenile male of Stevensville, MD
  • 16-year-old juvenile male of Easton, MD
  • James David Brooks, 25, of Snowshoe, PA
  • Danielle Clarissa Jones, 32, of Randallstown, MD
  • Rodney Lamont Burnett, 32, of Baltimore, MD
  • Thomas Edward Dalton, 27, of Bryans Road, MD
  • Jeremy Adam Thomas, 27, of Welcome, MD
Police seized approximately $600 in cash, a 2002 Chevrolet Trail Blazer, a 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe, assorted drug paraphernalia, and multiple controlled dangerous substances.

Citizens are encouraged not to buy, use or sell illegal drugs in Ocean City and Worcester County. Police remind citizens that undercover officers will be actively ensuring the safety of residents and visitors this summer on the boardwalk and throughout the town of Ocean City.

Patriots Defending America

Many of you may have been exposed to the nationally syndicated article relating to the 23 people shot in Chicago over the Memorial Day weekend.

For those who know no better, it seems to be more fuel for the fire for Obama’s Gun Control Crusade. But, as is usual with both Obama’s and the media’s efforts, they carefully place only a single piece of the entire puzzle under the spotlight.

For those who have been following the Gun Violence Facts series on “Patriots Defending America”, you have seen the referenced and verified statistics. The vast majority of gun and criminal violence is being conducted by minority males, in their mid-twenties or younger, involved in gangs or drugs, and typically with a long criminal record, and are located in low-income metropolitan areas.

The map with this article shows pinpoint locations of the 2,670 people that were shot in Chicago in 2012. Almost every shooting matched the qualifications that I stated in the prior paragraph.

With the map as a background, I searched the addresses of each shooting in the article that occurred over the Memorial Day weekend and placed a green dot for each shooting on the map. Not surprisingly, EVERY shooting that the article referenced occurred in the SAME area as the 2012 shootings.

Once more this validates our argument. Gun & Criminal Violence is not Blanketing the entire Country. It is occurring in Specific Locations and is Conducted by Specific Types of people.

We know where the problem is and we know who the problems are.

And, they are not law-abiding citizens with guns.

Drunk Driver Hits Pedestrian

Daniel Allen Marshman
On May 25, 2013, at approximately 7:30 p.m. Ocean City Police responded to a pedestrian collision on Baltimore Avenue north of 19th Street. The pedestrian, identified as Gina Marie Corio, 26, of Staten Island, NY was intoxicated, did not use a marked crosswalk and failed to yield to a vehicle when she was struck by an SUV driven by Daniel Allen Marshman, 46, of Gordonville, PA.

During the on-scene investigation, witnesses related to officers that Marshman, had been driving the vehicle at the time of the collision, Officers also suspected that Marshman was under the influence of alcohol. Officers, who suspected that Marshman was under the influence of alcohol, administered a field sobriety test, which he was not able to successfully complete. Marshman was charged with Driving under the influence of alcohol and agreed to a chemical test. The results of the test indicated a .15 Breath Alcohol Concentration (BrAC). Corio, who was also under the influence of alcohol, was cited for illegally being in the roadway.

Ocean City Police are committed to enforcing drunk driving and pedestrian safety. Police urge citizens to utilize the many safe modes of transportation available in the town of Ocean City. Citizens are also reminded to always use marked crosswalks and “Walk Smart”.

JFK: Will We Ever Know The Truth?

CSX: MD. TRAIN EXPLOSION CAUSED BY CHEMICAL CARGO

ROSEDALE, Md. (AP) — Train operator CSX Transportation on Wednesday pointed to a hazardous chemical in a rail car as the source of an explosion on a derailed train near Baltimore that sparked a fire, rattled homes and damaged buildings. A company spokesman said officials still weren't sure what caused the sodium chlorate to explode in the first place, but it ignited another chemical in a second car.

Robert Sumwalt, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board, said investigators were examining evidence on the scene and reviewing train video that shows the collision with a garbage truck that led to the derailment. The fire that followed sent a plume of black and gray smoke into the air that could be seen for miles.

On Wednesday afternoon, workers were using heavy cranes to move the damaged rail cars, and an excavator was picking up broken pieces of track. The mangled truck lay on its side on the side of the railroad tracks, its contents littering the ground. Next to the track, the corrugated metal walls of a warehouse were bent and warped.

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Want To Shoot At The Range This Weekend?

Maryland Liberty PAC will be holding a special fundraising event this weekend.

We'd like to see you there! See below for all the details!

Breakfast at the Range
Support 2nd Amendment Rights for All Marylanders

Saturday June 1, 2013 8AM – 11AM
Horst & McCann Inc. (www.HorstGuns.com)
2137 North Fountain Green Road
Bel Air, MD 21015

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN

ENJOY A MORNING OUT! Breakfast and baked treats while, some lead down range and chatting with likeminded patriots.

Only $50!

Tickets include: Breakfast, Firearms Safety Class, Firearm Rental, 25 Rounds of Ammunition, Targets, and 30 minutes in the shooting lane. Eye and ear protection will be provided. Range Safety Officers on duty to guarantee safety and provide help and advice when needed.

Range Rentals Available:
.22LR Pistols- Ruger Mk III, Ruger SR22, Ruger Single 10 Revolver, GSG 1911
.22LR Rifles- S&W MP15/22, Ruger 10/22, Henry Golden Boy Lever Action
.38Spcl- S&W 686 Revolver
9mm- XDM-9, Glock 17, Sig Sauer P226

Both range rentals and personal firearms must use provided range ammo.

If you plan on bringing your own firearm you must use range ammo.

Ticket only includes ammo for .22LR, .38spcl, or 9mm calibers. If your personal firearm is not one of these listed calibers then you must purchase ammo out of pocket.

Photo I.D. & waiver required for participation!

Black powder firearms are prohibited.

All State, Local & Federal Laws apply. Range rules must be followed at all times, no exceptions!

Cash and Check accepted.

Make checks payable to Maryland Liberty PAC

For Tickets and Information Call 410-569-4821

Former Md. U.S. Navy Reservist Pleads Guilty To Exploiting 30 Boys

WASHINGTON - A former U.S. Navy reservist from Maryland is pleading guilty to sexually exploiting more than 30 boys.

Anthony K. Mastrogiovanni, 30, of Crofton, Md., collected and produced child pornography, according to Department of Defense documents.

Between 2006 and 2012, Mastrogiovanni befriended the kids between the ages of 9 and 16 in Maryland and Louisiana, the documents say.

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Americans Deserve The IRS

Individually, Americans do not deserve to be subservient to such a fear-mongering, intimidating and powerful agency as the Internal Revenue Service; but collectively, we do. Let's look at it.

Since the 1791 ratification of our Constitution, until well into the 1920s, federal spending as a percentage of gross domestic product never exceeded 5 percent, except during war. Today federal spending is 25 percent of our GDP. State and local government spending is about 15 percent of the GDP. That means government spends more than 40 cents of each dollar we earn. If we add government's regulatory burden, which is simply a disguised form of taxation, the government take is more than 50 percent of what we produce.

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Healing In The Heartland

Farmer Acquitted Of Producing Milk Without License

It is a sad fact of modern life that seemingly everything is both heavily regulated by the government and politicized. This applies to, yes, even cow’s milk. Witness the case of Wisconsin farmer Vernon Hershberger, who was prosecuted for selling raw milk to willing consumers — in this case friends and neighbors:
The Wall Street Journal reports:
Jurors found Vernon Hershberger, a 41-year-old Loganville, Wis., farmer, innocent of producing milk without a license, selling milk and cheese products without a license, and operating a retail establishment without a license. He was found guilty of one count of breaking a holding order issued by the state in June 2010, which barred him from moving any of the food he produced without a license.
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MD COPS RIDE 6/9/13

14th Annual
C.O.P.S. Ride

MARYLAND CHAPTER OF

CONCERNS OF POLICE SURVIVORS

Hosted by Maryland Fraternal Order of Police
Sunday, June 9, 2013

Registration at the Following Staging Locations:

Eastern Performance - Gambrills, MD - 9:00 – 11:00am
Harley - Davidson of Frederick - Frederick, MD - 9:00 - 10:00am
Harley - Davidson of Baltimore - Baltimore, MD - 9:00 - 10:30am
Rommel Harley - Davidson Annapolis - Annapolis, MD - 9:00 - 11:00am
Harley-Davidson of Washington – Ft. Washington, MD 0900 – 11:00 am
Battley Harley - Davidson - Gaithersburg, MD - 9:00 - 10:00am
Red Eye’s Dock Bar - Kent Island, MD - 9:00 - 10:00am
Chesapeake Harley - Davidson - Darlington, MD - 8:30 - 9:30am
Old Glory Harley - Davidson - Laurel, MD - 9:00 - 11:00am
Greene Turtle Restaurant - Prince Frederick, MD - 9:00 – 11:00am
C & C Cycles, Inc. - Severn, MD - 09:00 – 10:00am
All American Harley - Davidson - Mechanicsville, MD (registration Greene Turtle – Pr. Frederick)


All Riders Will be Escorted to F.O.P. Lodge #89

2905 Old Largo Road, Upper Marlboro, MD

For Lunch and COPS Ride Tee-Shirt
Minimum Donation of $25.00 per Person Required.

1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Prizes for Registration Sites with the Most Riders!
Door Prizes, 50/50 & Vendors

All Riders & All Motorcycles WELCOME !!

For More Info, Call Earl Kratsch 410-442-8260


Make Checks Payable to “C.O.P.S. Maryland Chapter”

Sitting Inside A Tornado

Brandon Ivey and Sean Casey were in the above specialized tank-like vehicle called a tornado intercept vehicle.


A couple of storm chasers recorded the video below in Smith County, Kansas Monday afternoon.
They say the winds were blowing between 240-280 km/h. Strong enough to blow open a hatch, blow open a door and rip instruments off the top of the vehicle, but it did stay on the ground.

We ARE At War

We’re just too stupid and enervated to fight on our own behalf, or to acknowledge or even realize it.
The strategy has been called “voluntary apartheid.” The idea is to provide Muslim immigrants in the West — particularly, energetic young Muslims like the Tsarnaevs — with cultural, psychological, and even physical insulation from Western mores, traditions, and institutions. It was the bedrock of Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna’s framework for ground-up revolution. In every city and town, the Egyptian academic taught, Muslim leaders must establish a mosque-cum-community center. These, he explained, would become “the axis of our movement,” serving as the “House of Dawa” — that is, of Islam’s particularly aggressive form of proselytism — and providing “the base for our rise…to educate us, prepare us, and supply our battalions.”

As McCarthy adds in the next paragraph: It is working. And we are losing. Here’s a list of cities in the Islamic Emirate now or soon to be lost to once-great Britain:
Many of the “no-go” zones function as microstates governed by Islamic Sharia law. Host-country authorities effectively have lost control in these areas and in many instances are unable to provide even basic public aid such as police, fire fighting and ambulance services.

The “no-go” areas are the by-product of decades of multicultural policies that have encouraged Muslim immigrants to create parallel societies and remain segregated rather than become integrated into their European host nations.

In Britain, for example, a Muslim group called Muslims Against the Crusades has launched a campaign to turn twelve British cities – including what it calls “Londonistan” – into independent Islamic states. The so-called Islamic Emirates would function as autonomous enclaves ruled by Islamic Sharia law and operate entirely outside British jurisprudence.

The Islamic Emirates Project names the British cities of Birmingham, Bradford, Derby, Dewsbury, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Luton, Manchester, Sheffield, as well as Waltham Forest in northeast London and Tower Hamlets in East London as territories to be targeted for blanket Sharia rule.

That’s a partial list, of course, and it doesn’t even touch on the banlieues in Paris, or Stockholm (where people whose cars have been burned up by “youths” of apparently indeterminable extraction are now receiving parking tickets–no, really–in one of the most ludicrously outrĂ© examples of Western impotence and futility against thejihadists I can conceive of). And nobody here in the USSSA needs to be especially smug or sanguine about it, either–especially if he hasn’t been to Dearborn, Michigan lately.

Bill ran across a reminder of a few inconvenient truths that’s just as relevant today as it was when it was written, in 2006

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Report Questions Health Care Premiums in Maryland

Elkridge, Md — A new report from the Maryland Hospital Association, Health Insurance Premiums: What are You Paying for? questions the huge difference between premium increases being sought by health insurance companies and the actual increases being allowed by the state insurance administration. The report also points out the lack of available information about how insurance premiums are set, and notes that Maryland insurance companies have had to repay millions of dollars they overcharged consumers under the new rules of federal health care reform.

According to the report:

• Premium increases requested by Maryland insurance companies so far in 2013 have ranged from 5.3 percent to 16.8 percent. Premium increases actually approved by the Administration for those requests were significantly lower – from 1.8 percent to 5.8 percent. In several cases, the approved premiums were less than a third of the request.

• Proposed premium increases recently filed under the state’s new health care reform-created insurance exchange are even higher, from 2.8 percent to 4.3 percent for the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, from 6.4 percent to 87.5 percent requested by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, and from 29.4 percent to 120.4 percent increases requested by Aetna.

• Under the new rules of health care reform, health insurers overcharged Marylanders $22 million in 2012. Maryland health insurers ranked 11th largest in overcharge amounts among the 50 states, with an average rebate of $340 per covered family.

• Insurance company claims that premiums are increasing due to rising hospital prices don’t add up. Hospital revenues for all services have grown at low single-digit rates for several years. Hospital spending makes up nearly 40 percent of insurers’ costs; with hospital revenues growing at 5 percent or less, premium increases as high as 16 percent are difficult to explain.

"Maryland has a strong insurance administration with broad authority," said Carmela Coyle, President & CEO of the Maryland Hospital Association. "It is important for consumers and hospitals alike that the authority be fully exercised to scrutinize these exorbitant premium requests and the assumptions insurance companies are using to attempt to justify them."

About the Maryland Hospital Association
The Maryland Hospital Association is the advocate for Maryland’s hospitals, health systems, and their patients before legislative and regulatory bodies. Its membership is comprised of community and teaching hospitals, health systems, specialty hospitals, veterans’ hospitals, and long-term care facilities. For more information, visit www.mhaonline.org.

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Eric Holder Under Investigation By House Judiciary Committee For Lying Under Oath

With the euphoric market once again serving as a much needed distraction from far bigger geopolitical issues, many have forgotten the plethora of scandals the Obama administration has recently found itself engulfed in. This may change shortly, following news that the head of the US Department of Justice, Eric Holder himself, is now being investigated for lying under oath. Will he too receive an extended absence of leave (with pay) after pleading the fifth, or will the circle of lies slowly but surely start to unwind? Of course, in the New Normal it is probably not only expected, but given, that the chief legal enforcer is just a little more equal when it comes to the same justice he is tasked to enforce.

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FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2013 IS WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY

(Salisbury, MD) - - World No Tobacco Day is observed around the world every year on May 31st. The member States of the World Health Organization created World No Tobacco Day in 1987. It is meant to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption. The day is further intended to draw global attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and to negative health effects, which currently lead to 6 million deaths worldwide annually. The theme of this year’s campaign is "Ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship."

The Wicomico County Health Department offers free smoking cessation support for those that live or work in Wicomico County. Classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon at the Wicomico County Health Department located at 108 E. Main Street in Salisbury. The program offers free education and group support as well as individual counseling. Participants are eligible for low cost quit smoking medications. Those available are nicotine replacement patches, Zyban, and Chantix.

Anyone interested in the program may call (410) 219-7482 for more information.

County Executive David Craig Gets It. Other County Executives Don't.


Joe,

County Executive David Craig appreciates the essential work of Maryland's blogs.  As the mainstream media dismisses, filters or slants coverage of political and policy issues on a regular basis, it is absolutely essential that elected officials engage with you.  The media business is undergoing profound change and nobody understands that better than you.

To that end, Friends of David R. Craig has successfully reached out to blogs in the recent past.  However, the new media landscape is constantly evolving and it's time to renew and sustain our efforts.

An e-mail with the subject line "Exclusive Event for Maryland Political Bloggers" was disseminated May 21.  We want to ensure all of our top bloggers know about this event.

When: June 4 at 5:00 P.M. 
Where: Annapolis
100 West Street

If attendance is not possible we would like to make alternative arrangements. We will be contacting blogs individually in the days ahead or you can reach the press contacts above as important announcements are forthcoming this week.  Our goal is to make County Executive Craig as accessible as possible to our state's leading blogs.   Thank you for the work you do - you are making Maryland work for us.

‘Rain Tax’ Falls All Over The Place: Stormwater Fees Uneven, From A Penny To Thousands

To comply or not to comply with the new so-called “rain tax”? There is no question.

The state’s 10 most populated counties are required by law to implement a stormwater utility fee by July 1. The revenue will be used to fund their respective watershed protection and restoration programs, designed to prevent pollutants from entering the Chesapeake Bay. Seven jurisdictions have set a fee, but three others are still in the process of setting fees or getting local approval.

The bill requiring the tax, HB 987, passed in 2012, left it up to counties to set the fees themselves. Here is the Maryland Department of the Environment’s explanation of the fees.


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Regional Jr Olympic Results


Main St Gym’s Calixto Brothers Invade Va. 

With the Maryland State Jr. Olympic Boxing tournament wrapped up, three Maryland Champions from the Main St Gym advanced to the Regional Tournament in Chesapeake VA. It happens that they are all brothers and it created a little confusion when they got to the tournament. 

The registration people could not seem to understand that there can be two brothers in the same weight class but in different ages division. Still the young boxers, along with Coach Hal Chernoff, took it in stride and can expect much more of that in the future since the three fightingCalixto brothers, Ivan, 15, Rudy,13, and Adams, 11, will more than likely continue their rise through the ranks in USA Boxing’s Jr competitions. 

Ivan Calixo the oldest has been working very hard since the day he came in the gym and is really starting to make a name for himself. “Each time he fights he gets better and better so he contunes to advances. As he does he meets up with better and higher caliber boxers with more experience. Yet Ivan continues to show that his hard work is paying off. In Chesapeake VA last weekend he lost a very close decision against a very tough and highly experienced Troy Isley of Virginia. The two battled for three round with Calixto throwing solid body shots that caused Carpenter to lose his mouthpiece three times. In the third round the Referee stopped the bout to disqualify Isleyfor the three mouthpiece viloations, however a meeting of officials ensued the stoppage and adecision was made to let the bout continue, due to a technical rule stating that the referee did not give the appropriate caution warning for the first time that Carpenters mouthpiece came out. The bout continued and went to scorecards where Isley had the slightest edges to win the bout and move on to theNational Championshipsto be held in Mobil Alabama. “Evan definitely stepped up anther notch and with a fraction of the experience he made it a very close bout against one of the top guys in USA”said Coach Hal Chernoff. “ What I liked was that Ivan was listening better and kept very focused through the bout. That has been a problem in the past and sometimes he would just choose to battles and forget game plans. He didn’t do that this time and he said that he felt more relaxed and focused. The fact that he did so well against a past National Champion shows that his time is coming, I guarantee it”. Added Chernoff. 

Younger brother Rudy Calixto, matched up again the best young boxer from Washington D.C,’s PotomacValley Association on Friday night and put together a very slick performance to earn him the right to fight in the Championship bout on Saturday. He met Virginia’s top 90lb boxer Travion Carpenter in the 13-14 year old division and put on a boxing clinic, as he used constant head movement to evade punches, then fakes and faints to set up clean one-two combinations, landing time after time. In the second round the doctor was called to the ring to check Carpenter’s nose, after a barrage of punches left his face bloodied. After a quick assessment the doctor allowed the contest to continue but Calixto continued hisassault on Carpenter winning on all 5 judges scorecards. With his fist place Gold medal in hand, Rudy Calixto had advancement as far as he could,since only 15 & 16 year old boxer are eligible to advance to the national level. But his performance this year is good indication that he is someone to watch closely in the future.

Adam Calixto the youngest of the three won his way to the Regional level and was awarded a walk over victory. So the three Main St Gym boxers came home with two gold medal and a fire to train harder for the next time. 

Main St Gym will spend much of June competing in club shows around the east coats as the Calixtos and others boxers from the gym continue to gain more and more experience.

Congressman Harris Calls For A Further Investigation Into Misspent Stimulus Dollars In Maryland

Congressman Harris spoke with WBFF FOX 45 Baltimore last night about the story they broke last week regarding misspent stimulus dollars by Baltimore City and Prince George’s County Schools. The taxpayer dollars were intended for needy children but were spent on things like dinner cruises and a makeover day.

He will be using his position on the Committee on Appropriations to look into this matter further.

Watch the interview here
From Congressman Harris:

"Wasting taxpayer dollars intended for needy children on things like dinner cruises, makeovers, and theater performances is reprehensible. The people who showed such poor judgment need to be held accountable and the taxpayer needs to be repaid.

“The waste, fraud, and abuse that went on in the Maryland school system is exactly what makes the American people angry about government spending. Many are struggling to make ends meet in this tough economy. Marylanders have had to cut back, so when they read about school officials spending their hard-earned tax dollars on dinner cruises and makeovers, they have a right to be angry.

“Marylanders deserve better and that’s why I’m calling for an expanded review of the Maryland Department of Education’s use of federal tax dollars. From my position on the Committee on Appropriations, I will demand answers about how a $500 makeover day and $4352 for dinner cruises came to be; find out if the waste, fraud, and abuse goes further; hold the offenders accountable; and make sure any wasted taxpayer dollars are repaid.”

Angie Johnson

Most Illegal Immigrant Families Collect Welfare

Surprise, surprise; Census Bureau data reveals that most U.S. families headed by illegal immigrants use taxpayer-funded welfare programs on behalf of their American-born anchor babies.Even before the recession, immigrant households with children used welfare programs at consistently higher rates than natives, according to the extensive census data collected and analyzed by a nonpartisanWashington D.C. group dedicated to researching legal and illegal immigration in the U.S. The results, published this month in a lengthy report, are hardly surprising.Basically, the majority of households across the country benefitting from publicly-funded welfare programs are headed by immigrants, both legal and illegal. States where immigrant households with children have the highest welfare use rates are Arizona (62%), Texas, California and New York with 61% each and Pennsylvania(59%).The study focused on eight major welfare programs that cost the government $517 billion the year they were examined. They include Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for the disabled, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), a nutritional program known as Women, Infants and Children (WIC), food stamps, free/reduced school lunch, public housing and health insurance for the poor (Medicaid).Food assistance and Medicaid are the programs most commonly used by illegal immigrants, mainly on behalf of their American-born children who get automatic citizenship. On the other hand, legal immigrant households take advantage of every available welfare program, according to the study, which attributes it to low education level and resulting low income.The highest rate of welfare recipients come from the Dominican Republic (82 %), Mexico and Guatemala (75%) and Ecuador (70%), according to the report, which says welfare use tends to be high for both new arrivals and established residents.

Confirmed: Obama’s Brother In Bed With Terrorists

It has been learned that the relationship between President Barack Obama’s half-brother Malik Obama and Sudan’s President Omar Al-Bashir is much closer thanpreviously thought. Malik is the Executive Secretary of the Islamic Da’wa Organization (IDO) as reported by all major Saudi press, including Okaz.

How significant is this?

Very significant. The IDO has been created by the Sudanese Government, which is considered by the U.S. State Department as a terrorist state. This places Malik Obama in bed with terrorists and working as an official with a terrorist state.

We have the evidence to prove it – meetings, photos, et. al.

Bashir is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on seven counts relating to crimes against humanity. As such, Bashir is the head of a country that the U.S. State Department has identified as a State Sponsor of terrorism, a designation issued in 1993.

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Naval Academy Sex Assault Trial Begins

Prosecutors say jury selection has begun in Annapolis for the military trial of a former U.S. Naval Academy teacher accused of sexually assaulting a female student.

An academy spokesman says the court-martial proceedings began Tuesday.

According to officials, forty-three-year-old Marine Maj. Mark Thompson is charged with one count of aggravated sexual assault and indecent acts; three counts of conduct unbecoming an officer; and two counts of fraternization.

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WICOMICO COUNTY PRESCRIPTION DRUG DROP OFF BOXES SUCCESSFUL


(Salisbury, MD) Drug Free Wicomico, Wicomico County Prescription Drug Task Force, Culver Enterprises and the Wicomico County Health Department are excited to announce that four hundred eighty-one pounds of prescription drugs have been collected in Wicomico County since September 2012.  “We realized there was a need for stationary sites where people could anonymously dispose of unused and expired medications all year long.  Due to the hard work and diligence of many, we were able to launch the Prescription Medication Disposal program on August 30, 2012,” says Lori Brewster, Health Officer for Wicomico County.   “This would not have occurred without the commitment of the Enforcement Agencies, Drug Free Wicomico, the Wicomico County Prescription Drug Task Force, Culver Enterprises, and the Wicomico County Health Department who are committed to reducing prescription drug abuse and increasing the safety of our citizens in Wicomico County.  Four-hundred eighty-one pounds of prescription drugs are off our streets due to this collaborative effort!”
Wicomico County has four Prescription Medication Disposal sites for the community to safely and anonymously dispose of expired and unused prescription medications.  Sites and times are as follows:  Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office (Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00); Fruitland Police (Monday-Friday 8:00-4:00); Delmar Police (Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00); Salisbury Police (Monday-Sunday/24 hours a day).  Personal information should be removed from the original container prior to dropping it off at one of the sites.  Prescriptions drugs, over-the- counter medications, vitamins, and pet medications are accepted.  No liquids, needles, thermometers or bio-hazard materials are allowed.    
Prescription medication abuse is a concern among communities across the United States.  Two-thirds of teens who report abuse of prescription medicine get them from friends, family and acquaintances.  Unintentional drug overdoses in the U.S. now outnumber traffic fatalities, and prescription drug abuse is the sad reason why.

Residents are encouraged to change their thinking about prescription drugs by monitoring, securing, and disposing of them:
Monitor:
  • *Start by noting how many pills are in each prescription bottle;
  • *Keep track of your refills;
  • *If your teen is prescribed a medicine, be sure to control it and monitor the dosages and refills;
  • *Make sure others, like grandparents, are aware of the risks. Encourage them to monitor their own medications;
  • *Talk to other families where your youth frequents about the importance of monitoring and safeguarding their medications.
Secure:
  • *Take prescription medications out of the medicine cabinet and put them in a locked cabinet and/or prescription lock box;
  • *Advise others of securing their medications as well.
Dispose:
  • *Discard expired or unused prescription and over-the-counter medicines at one of the four Wicomico County drop off locations;
  • *If throwing any medicines in the trash, dispose within undesirable substances, like kitty litter, coffee grounds, etc;
  • *Do not flush the medicine down the drain or toilet;
  • *Before disposing of prescription bottles, remove identifiable information from the prescription bottle to prevent unauthorized refills.
For more information or to get involved in the effort to reduce prescription drug use/abuse in Wicomico County, please contact the Wicomico County Health Department at (410) 219-7544.

Hook, Line And Sinker

Free Fishing Derby on June 1 at Salisbury City Park

(Salisbury, MD) Cast your rod at Salisbury City Park on Saturday, June 1 during the Annual Youth Fishing Derby. This free event is open to children 15 and under. Registration will begin Saturday morning at 8:30am (advanced registration is not necessary), and fishing starts promptly at 9:00am. Each child must bring their own rod and bait. Several catch and release contests are planned. Prizes and trophies will be awarded for the biggest fish, most fish caught, youngest angler, most unusual catch and more.

In preparation for the Derby, the Department of Natural Resources will help stock the pond at Salisbury City Park. Approximately 500 blue gills will join the pond’s current inhabitants including catfish, large-mouth bass, sunny and perch.

Food will be provided for all of the youth participants and door prizes will be raffled off at the end of the competition. For more information on this year’s fishing derby or the stocking of the pond please contact Program Director Katie Addis at 410-548-4900 x109 or emailkaddis@wicomicocounty.org.

Maciarello Makes Claim He Will Attempt To Get Stiffer Sentences For WCDC Assaults

Wicomico County States Attorney Matt Maciarello stated on WMDT that he is going to go after stiffer sentences on inmates assaulting the WCDC Staff.

However, (above) here is a case in which an inmate recently assaulted the staff. Her sentence, 10 days but here's the kicker. She got to spend them in jail on weekends. Nevertheless, it seems clear why.

I'll bet WMDT wishes they had this case in hand BEFORE they did the interview.

The Scorecard: 8,000 Wall Street Protesters Arrested, Zero Bankers

America really has become the “land of the thief, home of the slave.” While a minority of awake citizens desperately tries to shake their neighbors from their deep slumber, the masses continue to sit in front of the television, suck their thumbs and watch Desperate Housewives, while the oligarchs laugh incredulously at them all the way to the bank.

We all know that Attorney General Eric Holdercouldn’t find a guilty banker if it came up to him and sat on his lap, but these statistics are pretty amazing and a testament to how apathetic and lost of a culture we have become. This database of all the Occupy protestors arrested and whereit happened is pretty cool.

From the Huffington Post:

Here’s a fact that may make your blood boil: Nearly 8,000 Occupy Wall Streetprotesters have been arrested in association with the activist movement,while not one banker has been prosecuted for the actions that lead up to the country’s financial meltdown.

The website OccupyArrests.com has tracked 7,736 in 122 cities nationwide since the Occupy movement began in September 2011.

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WCSO Press Release 5-29-13

The Ravens Are Taking Over The Beach

Ravens Beach Bash Ocean City, Maryland

MOVE THOSE CHAINS! TO OCEAN CITY, MD.

This summer will mark the 2nd annual Ravens Beach Bash, presented by Miller Lite, May 30-June 1 in Ocean City, MD. Join Ravens Players, Cheerleaders, Playmakers, Poe, talent from 98Rock and Miller Lite as they turn Ocean City into Ravenstown for the weekend. 

Organized activities will include -- but are not limited to -- the Ocean City Purple Friday Caravan, live broadcasts with 98Rock, bar crawls, the Annual Ravens Roosts parade, a bonfire and tailgate party at the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel.

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There's a lot going on this weekend, so make sure you check out our schedule of events. These events are FREE and open to the public. You won't want to miss a thing!

THURSDAY, MAY 30

  • 6a.m. - 3p.m. | 98 Rock Live Broadcast 
    Clarion Resort 
    Fontainebleau Hotel
  • 3p.m. - 7p.m. | Miller Lite Welcome Party w/ 98 Rock Live Broadcast
  • 5p.m. - 8p.m. | 98Rock Tailgate at Clarion Hotel beach 
    Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel

FRIDAY, MAY 31st - PURPLE FRIDAY! 

  • 6a.m. - 10a.m. | 98 Rock's Morning Show's Bacon & Beer 
    Presented by Miller Lite
  • 8a.m. - 2p.m. | Purple Friday Caravan around Ocean City 
  • 1p.m. - 6p.m. | Playmakers and Miller Lite Bar Visits 
  • 3p.m. - 7p.m. | 98Rock Live Broadcast Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel
  • 7p.m. - 10p.m. | 98Rock Live Broadcast 
    Presented by Miller Lite

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  • 8a.m. - 2p.m. | 98Rock Live Broadcast Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel
  • 10a.m. - 12:30p.m. | Ravens Roost Parade 
    19th St. & Baltimore Ave. to 26th St.
  • Noon - 5p.m. | Ravens Beach Bash presented by Miller Lite  
    Clarion Resort Fountainbleau Hotel 
    • Ravens Flag Football Tournament, Beach Volleyball presented by M&T Bank and other beach games – sign up information available soon!
  • 2p.m. - 6p.m. | Playmakers and Miller Lite Bar Visits
  • 8p.m. - 10p.m. | Beach bonfire 
    Clarion Resort Fountainbleau Hotel
Players, talent, events and locations subject to change.

Should The U.S. Pull Out Of Chicago?

Body count: In the last six months, 292 killed (murdered) in Chicago compared to 221 killed in Iraq, and Chicago has some of the strictest gun laws in the entire US.

President: Barack Obama
Senator: Dick Durbin
Congressman: Jesse Jackson Jr.
Governor: Pat Quinn
House leader: Mike Madigan
Atty. Gen.: Lisa Madigan (daughter of Mike)
Mayor: Rahm Emanuel

The leadership in Illinois - All Democrats.
Thank you for the combat zone in Chicago.

Of course, they're all blaming each other.
Can’t blame Republicans; there aren't any!

Chicago school system rated one of the worst in the country.
Can’t blame Republicans; there aren't any!

State pension fund $78 Billion in debt, worst in country.
Can’t blame Republicans; there aren't any!

Cook County (Chicago) sales tax 10.25% highest in country.
Can’t blame Republicans; there aren't any!

This is the political culture that Obama comes from in Illinois.
And he is going to “fix” Washington politics for us???
George Ryan is no longer governor; he is in prison. Of course he was replaced by Rod Blagojevich who is... that's right, also in prison. And Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned recently. That’s because he is fighting being sent to…right again, prison!

The Land of Lincoln, where governors make our license plates!!!!

75 More Trash Removal Systems Headed To Help The Wicomico River

Mayor James Ireton Jr. is pleased to announce a demonstration tomorrow at 1pm at the corner of Church Street and Isabella Street. He will be introducing the installation of 74 additional innovative  stormwater management products for the Wicomico River. The  FloGuard Plus Catch Basin Inset Filters will be installed at various  locations throughout the City. They are designed to catch the trash and runoff headed for the Wicomico River.

In support of efforts to improve the health of the Wicomico River, these
insert filters will decrease the amount of contaminants in storm water runoff. In May 2012, 31 of the inserts were installed. Since then, some the filters have had to be replaced due to the amount of petroleum runoff they have captured. There will now be over 100 collections systems in place.

The Inlet inserts, are supplied and installed by KriStar/Americast
Enterprises, Inc. This insert project is made possible through a grant 
from Community Development Block Grant and the Federal HUD 
program. Attached are the geographic locations and physical 
descriptions of the trash collection systems.

OWE MARYLAND MY MARYLAND....OWE MALLEY

O'Malley's fans in the press and media have proclaimed the Governor has had another successful session. Let us review the gifts that O'Malley has provided for his fellow Marylanders during the past 6 ½ years:
Gas Tax hike
Sales Tax hike
Alcohol Sales Tax hike
Rain Tax
Flush Tax Increase
Toll Tax Increase
Surcharge fee for windmills
Surcharge fee for power company infrastructure
Hundred thousandaire tax
Millionaire tax
Hospital tax on beds
Corporation tax increase
Death certificate fee increase
Birth certificate fee increase
Tobacco tax increase
Vehicle title tax increase
More than 30 tax and fee increases confiscating 7 billion dollars from Maryland families
Record high debt to the point of placing Maryland on the Triple A Watch List
Gun bill
Convicted felons voting
New college for prison inmates
Early release policies for violent criminals
Mismanagement of the state's prison system
Amnesty for juvenile criminals
Driver's licenses for illegal aliens
Discounted college tuition for illegal aliens
Public benefits to attract more illegal aliens to Maryland
2 billion dollars in hidden taxes and costs to support 300,000 illegals in Maryland with more on the way
Increases from $50 million to more than $200 million dollars in costs for English language training
Same sex marriage
Stole taxpayers' money from state trust funds in order to balance a dishonest budget
Confiscated more than $1 billion dollars from the transportation trust fund
Used most of the gas tax revenue and transportation trust fund to subsidize busses, light rail, and subways creating a welfare mass transit system
Speed cameras
Created a big brother type state government with authority over local government with Plan Maryland and Smart Growth
Created an extremist environmental atmosphere, harming agriculture, farming, and small business
Lost 100,000 jobs, lost 10,000 small businesses, and lost more than 40,000 residents since the beginning of his term in office
Martin O'Malley, as President, will do to America what he has done to Maryland.

Experts: Gas Tax Shift Means Virginia Will Attract Thrifty Drivers

Transportation experts expect Virginia prices to stay low and Maryland's to climb under their new plans.

"Virginia will remain one of the cheapest places in the country to buy gasoline," said Townsend. "In the out years, Maryland will become one of the most expensive places in the country to buy gasoline and will likely surpass D.C. with some of the highest gas prices around."

D.C.'s prices currently top its neighbors', with gas costing an average of $3.74 per gallon on Tuesday. Maryland was at $3.52, and Virginia averaged $3.39.

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STATE POLICE MEMORIAL DAY INITIATIVES YIELD RESULTS

(PIKESVILLE, MD) – Troopers’ enforcement initiatives throughout the state yield significant results this Memorial Day weekend.

The Maryland State Police conducted traffic enforcement initiatives throughout the state during this unofficial start to the summer travel season. During this Memorial Day weekend, all 22 state police installations made their presence known. As troopers made numerous traffic stops focused on impaired or distracted drivers, aggressive and speeding motorists, as well as those who were not properly seat belted

During this four day weekend over 9,700 vehicles were stopped by troopers. Preliminary statistics revealed approximately 6,828 traffic citations were issued along with approximately 5,164 warnings. In addition, 102 motorists were arrested for impaired driving, 51 people were arrested for various drug offenses and 73 were arrested for various other criminal violations. Additional initiatives will continue throughout the summer travel season.

The Maryland State Police encourage motorists to plan ahead, be considerate, courteous and patient while traveling. Always reduce as many distractions as possible while driving. If you find yourself impaired, call a friend or family member, or use public transportation. If you see a driver you think is impaired or driving their vehicle in an unsafe manner, keep a safe distance and contact law enforcement.

The additional State Police patrols are in support of the Maryland Highway Safety Office and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration initiatives to reduce crashes on the roadways. The overtime funding for additional patrols was provided by grants from the Maryland Highway Safety Office.

Common Core Seminar

R E M I N D E R - R E M I N D E R 

Common Core is the nationalization of education in America, removing parental & local control and giving it to unelected bureaucrats & special interest groups.THIS MUST BE STOPPED. Kris Nielsen, author & national expert on Common Core, will be our guest speaker at upcoming WCTP meeting on Thursday May 30, 7 pm at Ocean Pines Community Center. Most people have never heard of Common Core. Bring a friend and get educated. If you think Obamacare is bad, Obamacore is worse because it affects our children.